On This Day

What Happened on November 2, 1963

Historical Events

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

Coup d'état

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

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

AssassinationNgô Đình Diệm

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

1963 Highlights

About November 2, 1963

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

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