On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1963

Historical Events

Baseball 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

Historic Event

West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer condemns western grain shipments to USSR


Famous Birthdays

  • Keith Bradshaw, Australian cricket administrator (Secretary & Chief Executive Marylebone Cricket Club; CEO South Australian Cricket), born in Hobart, Australia (d. 2021)

Maria Ressa

Maria Ressa, Filipino-American journalist (co-founder of Rappler, 2021 Nobel Peace Prize), born in Manila, Philippines


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? 58 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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