On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1963

Historical Events

  • 1964 NFL Draft: Dave Parks from Texas Tech first pick by San Francisco 49ers
  • First Dutch rocket launched, reaches height of 10 km
  • MLB Rules Committee bans oversized catcher's mitts; rule effective only in 1965

Famous Birthdays

  • Ann Patchett, American novelist (Bel Canto), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Rich Sutter, Canadian NHL right wing and broadcaster (Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues; Rogers Sportsnet), born in Viking, Alberta, Canada

Famous Deaths

  • Sabu [Dastagir], Indian actor (The Thief of Bagdad, Elephant Boy, Drum), dies of a heart attack at 39
1963 Highlights

About December 2, 1963

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Sagittarius