On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1963

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

LA Dodgers' Sandy Koufax strikes out World Series record 15 NY Yankees in Game 1 of the Baseball World Series at Yankee Stadium; Dodgers win, 5-2 and sweep series, 4-0

Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax

Event of interestEvent of Interest

West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer condemns western grain shipments to USSR

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestMaria Ressa

Maria Ressa, Filipino-American journalist (co-founder of Rappler), born in Manila, Philippines

Journalist and Author Maria Ressa
Journalist and Author
Maria Ressa

Famous Deaths

  • Herb Joesting, College Football Hall of Fame halfback/fullback (Uni of Minnesota; Chicago Bears), dies from heart failure at 58
1963 Highlights

About October 2, 1963

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra