What Happened on August 5, 1964

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Beatles record "Leave My Kitten Alone"
  • Congo rebellion: Christopher Gbenye/Pierre Mulele conquer Stanleyville
  • Ford Frick says he will not run for another term as Commissioner of Baseball
  • US begins bombing North Vietnam

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

MCA [Adam Yauch], rock vocalist (Beastie Boys-You Gotta Fight), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)

Rocker Adam Yauch
Adam Yauch

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Film director Mel Brooks (38) weds actress Anne Bancroft (32) at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
Actress Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft

Famous Deaths

  • Art Ross, Canadian hockey player and executive (b. 1886)
  • Moa Martinson, Swedish writer (My Mother Gets Married), dies at 73