What Happened on April 17, 1964

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Cafe Crown" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • "High Spirits" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 375 performances
  • 1st game at Shea Stadium, NY Mets lose to Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3
  • Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2,368 base)
  • Jerrie Mock becomes 1st woman to fly solo around the world

Famous Birthdays

  • Ken Daneyko, Windsor, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils)
  • Lela Rochon, American actress
  • Maynard James Keenan, American singer (Tool and A Perfect Circle)
  • Raye Hollit, American Gladiator (Zap)