On This Day

What Happened on February 2, 1963

Historical Events

  • Helen Shapiro begins tour (Beatles are part of undercard)

Famous Birthdays

  • Eva Cassidy, American singer, born in Washington D.C (d. 1996)
  • Philip Laats, Belgian judoka
  • Stephen McGann, actor (Catherine the Great), born in Liverpool, England

Famous Weddings

Francis Ford Coppola

Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola (23) weds documentary filmmaker Eleanor Jessie Neil (26) in Las Vegas, Nevada

Famous Deaths

  • Herman Bouber, Dutch actor and playwright (Sailor's Wives), dies at 77
  • William Gaxton, American actor (Destry, Convoy), dies at 72
1963 Highlights

About February 2, 1963

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius