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May 2nd, 1963.

May 2nd, 1963, was a Thursday. It was day 122 of 1963. The decade was the 1960s.

58 years, 5 months and 15 days have passed since May 2nd, 1963.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Born on May 2nd, 1963.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 2nd, 1963.

  • United States: I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy March
  • United Kingdom: From Me To You - The Beatles
Play the top hits from 1963.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1963. Take a trip back to the days of Cliff Richard, The Shadows, Frank Ifield, Gerry & The Pacemakers and The Searchers.
How the West Was Won

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "How the West Was Won" was at the top of the box office on May 2nd, 1963.

Take me back to 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 "The Danny Thomas Show", "Wagon Train", "77 Sunset Strip" and "Route 66". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Leave It to Beaver", "My Three Sons" and "Mister Ed".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Crater Critters, Troll doll, Ken (doll) and Rock-a-Stack.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 2nd, 1963.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1963?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1963?

    The best NBA players in 1963 were Bill Russell, Bob Pettit, Elgin Baylor, Oscar Robertson, Jerry West and Wilt Chamberlain.

  • Who were the best football players in 1963?

    Who were the best football players in 1963?

    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.

  • Tom Jones.

    Tom Jones.

    The movie "Tom Jones" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1963.

  • Henry Mancini - "Days of Wine and Roses"

    Henry Mancini - "Days of Wine and Roses"

    "Days of Wine and Roses" by Henry Mancini would go on to win a Grammy for 1963's Song of the Year.

  • 1963 in music.

    1963 in music.

    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.

  • 1963 in movies.

    1963 in movies.

    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.

  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr.

    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.

  • The Boston Strangler is on the loose.

    The Boston Strangler is on the loose.

    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.

  • Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    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.

  • The USA is escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War.

    The USA is escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War.

    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.

  • Rotary phones.

    Rotary phones.

    During the first half of the 1960s, rotary phones were still the most common type of landline phone. Although push-button telephones did exist at this time, they were relatively uncommon.

  • Greasers.

    Greasers.

    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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 58 years, 5 months and 15 days have passed since May 2nd, 1963.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 1963.
  • Leap Year: 1963 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 2nd, 1963, will be 58 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1963 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 2nd, 1963.

  • April 11th, 1963: The Beatles release their song "From Me to You". Later, it went on to become their first #1 hit single.
  • April 22nd, 1963: Liberal Party leader Lester B. Pearson becomes the new Prime Minister of Canada.
  • This date: May 2nd, 1963
  • May 18th, 1963: American Football player Ernie Davis dies from leukemia at the age of 23.
  • May 22nd, 1963: Football: A.C. Milan win the European Cup after they defeat Benfica 2-1 at Wembley Stadium in London.
  • May 25th, 1963: FA Cup Final 1963: Manchester United defeat Leicester City 3-1.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 2nd, 1963, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1963 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 2nd, 1963 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Hazel - Sitcom about a live-in maid called Hazel Burke.
  • Route 66 - Adventure crime drama.
  • The Andy Griffith Show - Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.
  • Danger Man - British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.
  • The Untouchables - 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.
  • Bonanza - American Western series.
  • Rawhide - American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.
  • 77 Sunset Strip - Private detective drama series.
  • Perry Mason - Legal drama series.
  • Wagon Train - American western series.
  • Gunsmoke - 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 - Variety show.

Cars in 1963.

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.

Cars in 1963.

Kid's TV shows on May 2nd, 1963.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1963.

  • Davey and Goliath
  • Mister Ed
  • King Leonardo and His Short Subjects
  • The Bugs Bunny Show
  • The Flintstones
  • My Three Sons
  • The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends
  • Dennis the Menace
  • The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
  • The Rifleman
  • Leave It to Beaver
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • The Gumby Show
  • Mighty Mouse Playhouse
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Lassie
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

Popular toys and games in 1963.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1963.

  • Mouse Trap
  • Tammy (doll)
  • Chatter Telephone
  • Rock-a-Stack
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch
  • Astrobase
  • Troll doll
  • Crater Critters

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out May 2nd, 1969 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 2nd.

Manfred von Richthofen

Pilot. Deceased
Born on May 2nd, 1892
He was not alive on this date.

Dwayne Johnson

Wrestler / Actor.
Born on May 2nd, 1972
He was born exactly 9 years after this date.

David Beckham

Soccer player.
Born on May 2nd, 1975
He was born exactly 12 years after this date.

Lily Allen

Singer.
Born on May 2nd, 1985
She was born exactly 22 years after this date.

US President.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on May 2nd, 1963.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 2nd, 1963.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 2nd, 1963 was most likely conceived around the 23rd of July, 1962.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 2nd, 1963 is close to the 9th of February, 1964.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 2nd, 1963.

  • A total of 21,353 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,050 weeks have passed.
  • 1,844,899,200 seconds have passed since the May 2nd, 1963.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,152,382,400 times.
  • Since May 2nd, 1963, the earth has travelled approximately 951,967,987,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 307,483,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 158,661,331 steps. That's about 70,516 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,138,790 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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