On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1963

Day of the Week: Monday

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

Famous Deaths

  • Sabu [Dastagir], Indian actor (The Thief of Bagdad, Elephant Boy, Drum), dies of a heart attack at 39
  • Thomas J. Hicks, British-born runner (b. 1875)