February 1964 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 1 Indiana Governor Mathew Walsh tries to ban "Louie Louie" for obscenity
  • Feb 1 Afobaka Dam is completed on the Suriname River
  • Feb 2 GI Joe, debuts as a popular American boy's toy
  • Feb 3 Black & Puerto Rican students boycott NYC public schools
  • Feb 4 FAA begins 6 month test of reactions to sonic booms over Oklahoma City
  • Feb 6 France & Great-Britain sign accord over building channel tunnel
  • Feb 7 Baskin-Robbins introduces Beatle Nut ice cream
  • Feb 8 Peter Shaffer's "Royal Hunt of the Sun" premieres in London
  • Feb 8 US Rep Martha Griffiths address gets civil rights protection for women being added to the 1964 Civil Rights Act
  • Feb 9 GI Joe character created
  • Feb 9 Hanumant Singh scores 105 India v England on debut at Delhi
  • Feb 10 Australian destroyer HMAS Voyager sinks after colliding with aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne, killing 82
  • Feb 11 Greek & Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus
  • Feb 11 Taiwan drops diplomatic relations with France
  • Feb 12 US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
  • Feb 12 US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen
  • Feb 12 Fighting breaks out between Turks and Greeks over dispute islands in Cyprus and 16 are killed; the UN responds the following month by sending a peacekeeping force
  • Feb 17 US House of Representatives accept Law on the civil rights
  • Feb 17 US Supreme Court rules - 1 man 1 vote (Westberry v Sanders)
  • Feb 18 Muriel Resnik's "Any Wednesday" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 18 Papandreou government takes power in Greece
  • Feb 23 Charlie Finley signs a 4 year lease to keep A's in Kansas City
  • Feb 23 6th Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins (154.334)
  • Feb 24 "My Heart Skips a Beat" single released by Buck Owens (Billboard no. 1 U.S. Hot Country Singles 1964)
  • Feb 25 Austrian chancellor Alfons Gorbach resigns
  • Feb 27 The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 29 LBJ reveals US secretly developed the A-11 jet fighter

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 8 Trinny Woodall, British fashion guru
  • Feb 10 Mir Aimal Kansi, Quetta Pakistan, murderer (FBI Most Wanted)
  • Feb 10 Arthur Lenk, Israeli diplomat
  • Feb 11 Ken Shamrock, American martial artist
  • Feb 11 Sarah Palin, American politician
  • Feb 13 Ylva Johansson, Swedish politician
  • Feb 19 Dmitri Lipskerov, Russian writer
  • Feb 21 Mark E Kelly, Lt USN/astronaut, born in Orange, New Jersey
  • Feb 21 Jane Tomlinson, British cancer campaigner (d. 2007)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 21 Scott Kelly, American astronaut, born in Orange, New Jersey

Astronaut Scott Kelly
Astronaut
Scott Kelly
  • Feb 29 James RB Ogilvy, son of English princess Alexandra

Deaths in History

  • Feb 3 Sir Albert Richardson, English architect (b. 1880)
  • Feb 4 Siegfried T Bok, neurobiologist/anatomist (Cybernetica), dies at 71
  • Feb 6 Sophocles Venizelos, premier of Greece (1944, 50-51), dies at 69

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 6 Emilio Aguinaldo, 1st President of the Philippines (1899-1901), dies of coronary thrombosis at 94

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • Feb 7 Hermann A J Kees, German egyptologist, dies at 77
  • Feb 8 Tom Terriss, English director (His Buddy's Wife, Sumuru), dies at 91
  • Feb 10 Eugen Sänger, Austrian aerospace engineer (b. 1905)
  • Feb 13 Werner Heyde, German psyhiatrist (b. 1902)
  • Feb 15 Robert L. Thornton, American businessman and politician (b. 1880)
  • Feb 18 Joseph-Armand Bombardier, Quebec inventor and industrialist (b. 1907)
  • Feb 24 Alexander Archipenko, Ukr sculptor/water colors painter, dies at 76
  • Feb 25 Alexander Archipenko, sculptor, dies
  • Feb 25 Grace Metalious, American writer (b. 1924)
  • Feb 27 Orry-Kelly, Australian costume designer (b. 1897)
  • Feb 28 Dirk HW Filarski, painter/lithographer (Bergen School), dies at 78
  • Feb 29 Victor van Straelen, Flemish biologist/paleontologist, dies at 74