What Happened on October 24, 1964

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Cambridge Circus" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • 18th Olympic games close at Tokyo, Japan
  • Belgian paratroops liberate 1,000 white hostages in Stanleyville
  • Dr Kenneth David Kaunda becomes president of Zambia
  • Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla scores 166 on Cricket debut v Australia
  • Test Cricket debut of Asif Iqbal, Majid Khan & Khalid Ibadulla v Aust
  • Zambia (formerly Northern Rhodesia) gains independence from Britain (National Day)

Famous Birthdays

  • Griffin O'Neal, actor (April Fools Day, Wraith)
  • Patrick Hunter, NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals)