May 2nd, 1963, was a Thursday. It was day 122 of 1963. The decade was the Swinging Sixties.
59 years, 10 months and 25 days have passed since May 2nd, 1963.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.
People who were born on this exact date.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 2nd, 1963.
These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "How the West Was Won" was at the top of the Box Office on May 2nd, 1963.
Let's take a stroll down memory lane!
The date is May 2nd, 1963, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 1963 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.
In America, the song I Will Follow Him by Little Peggy March is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, From Me To You by The Beatles is the number one hit song. John Fitzgerald Kennedy is currently the President of the United States, and the movie How the West Was Won is at the top of the Box Office.
In the United Kingdom, Harold Macmillan is the current Prime Minister. In fashion, many of the trends from the late 1950s are still popular. Women are wearing tailored skirts, short boxy jackets and shift dresses. Trousers are also becoming popular amongst women. Meanwhile, men are wearing polo shirts, argyle socks, sweater vests, loafers and harrington jackets. Because it's 1963, radio stations are playing hit songs from music artists such as The Chiffons, Paul & Paula, The Four Seasons, Little Stevie Wonder, Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs and The Singing Nun.
If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Ernie Davis, John F. Kennedy, Herbert Hoover and Sam Cooke would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "The Danny Thomas Show", "Perry Mason" and "Danger Man". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Lassie", "The Rifleman", "Mister Ed" and "Top Cat".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Fisher Price Little People, Matchbox toy cars, Tonka trucks and Mouse Trap.
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on May 2nd, 1963.
The best NBA players in 1963 were Bill Russell, Bob Pettit, Elgin Baylor, Oscar Robertson, Jerry West and Wilt Chamberlain.
In 1963, the best soccer players were Pelé, Lev Yashin, Gianni Rivera, Jimmy Greaves, Denis Law, Eusébio, Karl-Heinz Schnellinger, Uwe Seeler, Bobby Charlton, Giovanni Trapattoni and Luis Suárez.
The movie "Tom Jones" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1963.
"Days of Wine and Roses" by Henry Mancini would go on to win a Grammy for 1963's Song of the Year.
The Billboard Charts in 1963 were dominated by the likes of The Chiffons, Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs, Paul & Paula, Little Peggy March, Kyu Sakamoto, Little Stevie Wonder and The Singing Nun.
Movies released in 1963 included Cleopatra, How the West Was Won, "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World", Tom Jones, The Sword in the Stone, Irma la Douce, The Great Escape, Son of Flubber, The Birds, Dr. No and The V.I.P.s.
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1963. It was during August of 1963 that King delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
During this time, an unknown serial killer was murdering single women in the Boston area. The press nicknamed him the "Boston Strangler" and the "Phantom Fiend" due to his ability to get into women's apartments without any signs of forced entry. Between June of 1962 and January of 1964, 13 women were murdered. Later, the crimes were attributed to a criminal called Albert DeSalvo.
During this period, the fast food industry was growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. As a result, things such as jukeboxes and carhops also started to decline.
During this time, the United States was slowly escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War. In May of 1961, President John F. Kennedy ordered helicopters and 400 Green Berets into South Vietnam. Covert operations against the communist forces in the north were also authorized. By 1963, the number of US military personnel in the country had grown to 10,000.
During the first half of the 1960s, rotary phones were still the most common type of landline phone. Although push-button telephones did begin to appear at the end of 1963, they were relatively uncommon.
During the 1950s and early 1960s, a popular youth subculture called "greasers" emerged. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants, and denim or leather jackets.
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Television shows that people were watching in May, 1963.
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.
Sitcom about a live-in maid called Hazel Burke.
Adventure crime drama.
The Andy Griffith Show
Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.
British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.
American crime drama.
The Twilight Zone
TV series about disturbing or unusual events.
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
American sitcom about a teenager who strives for beautiful women, fancy cars and money.
American Western series.
American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.
77 Sunset Strip
Private detective drama series.
Legal drama series.
American western series.
Western drama series.
The Danny Thomas Show
American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.
What's My Line?
Panel game show.
The Ed Sullivan Show
1963 saw the introduction of cars such as the Buick Riviera, the Rover P6, the Honda S500, the Vauxhall Viva, the Chevrolet Corvette (C2) and the Mercedes-Benz 600.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1963.
Davey and Goliath
The Dick Tracy Show
King Leonardo and His Short Subjects
The Bugs Bunny Show
My Three Sons
Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends
Dennis the Menace
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
Noggin the Nog
The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole
Leave It to Beaver
Heckle and Jeckle
The Gumby Show
Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Tom and Jerry
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1963.
Etch A Sketch
Matchbox toy cars
Fisher Price Little People
The Hula Hoop
Metal House robots
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1963.
This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.
If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out May 2nd, 1969, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 2nd.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on May 2nd, 1963.
Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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