On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1964

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, Canadian-American NHL defenseman (NJ Devils), born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • Lela Rochon, American actress (Robin Stokes-Waiting to Exhale), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Maynard James Keenan, American singer (Tool and A Perfect Circle), born in Ravenna, Ohio
  • Raye Hollitt, American bodybuilder (American Gladiators), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
1964 Highlights

About April 17, 1964

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 7 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries