What Happened on May 2, 1963

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Children's crusade begins in Birmingham, Alabama. More than 600 African American school children arrested for marching against segregation, organised by James Bevel and the SCLC

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Tochi, American actor (Dr Alan Poe-St Elsewhere, Renegades), born in Los Angeles, California
Born in 1963

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Crawford, English cricket all-rounder (12 Tests; Surrey, South Australia, Otago), dies at 76
  • Tomás Vačkář, Czech composer, dies at 17
  • Van Wyck Brooks, American literary historian and writer (Ordeal of Mark Twain), dies at 77
1963 Highlights

About May 2, 1963

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy March
  • UK #1 Song: From Me To You - The Beatles