On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1963

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent 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

Civil Rights Activist James Bevel
Civil Rights Activist
James Bevel

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Crawford, English cricket all-rounder (12 Tests; Surrey, South Aust, Otago), dies at 76
  • Tomas Vackar, composer, dies at 17
  • Van Wyck Brooks, American historian (Ordeal of Mark Twain), dies at 77
1963 Highlights

About May 2, 1963

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus