On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1964

Historical Events

  • 1st game at Shea Stadium, NY Mets lose to Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3
  • Albert Hague and Marty Brill's musical "Cafe Crown", starring Theodore Bikel, opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC; runs for 3 performances
  • 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; 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? 57 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries