On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1963

Famous Birthdays

  • David Cone, American baseball pitcher (perfect game 1999; AL Cy Young Award 1994; 5 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1992, 96, 98–2000), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Edgar Martínez, American Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman and DH (7 × MLB All-Star; 5 × Silver Slugger Award; AL batting champion 1992, 95; Seattle Mariners), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Dick Powell [Richard Ewing Powell], American singer, actor, producer and director (Cry Danger, Dick Powell Theater), dies from cancer at 58
  • Jack Carson, Canadian-American actor (Star is Born, Mildred Pierce), dies at 52
1963 Highlights

About January 2, 1963

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn