What Happened on November 2, 1963

Day of the Week: Saturday

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
  • Only 1st-class cricket game played in Uganda, MCC v E African XI

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Dall, American rocker (Poison-Every Rose Has a Thorn), born in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Craig Saavedra, American filmmaker (Starry Night Entertainment), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Ines Diers, German 400m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1980), born in Rochlitz, Germany
  • Susie Scott, playmate (May, 1983), born in San Diego, California

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

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