On This Day

What Happened on November 2, 1963

Historical Events

  • "Tambourines to Glory" opens at Little Theater NYC for 24 performances

BattleCoup d'état

Ngô Đình Diệm, the President of South Vietnam, is overthrown and assassinated in a coup by the South Vietnamese Army

President of South Vietnam Ngô Đình Diệm
President of South Vietnam
Ngô Đình Diệm

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Dall, American rocker (Poison-Every Rose Has a Thorn), born in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Brian Kemp, American politician, Governor of Georgia (2019-), born in Athens, Georgia
  • Craig Saavedra, American filmmaker (Starry Night Entertainment), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Ines Diers, German swimmer (GDR Olympic gold 400m, 4x100m relay 1980), born in Rochlitz, Sachsen, Germany

Famous Deaths


MurderNgô Đình Diệm

Ngô Đình Diệm, President and authoritarian leader of South Vietnam (1954-63), assassinated in a coup at 62

President of South Vietnam Ngô Đình Diệm
President of South Vietnam
Ngô Đình Diệm

1963 Highlights

About November 2, 1963

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 1 month and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Scorpio