What Happened on April 18, 1964

Historical Events

  • "Foxy" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • Albert Hague and Marty Brill's musical "Cafe Crown", starring Theodore Bikel, closes at Martin Beck Theater, NYC, after 3 performances
  • Artisans strike in Belgium ends

Baseball Record

LA Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax strikes out the side on 9 pitches, for major league best third time in his career


Famous Birthdays

  • Bez [Mark Berry], English percussionist and dancer (Happy Mondays), born in Bolton, Lancashire
  • Niall Ferguson, British historian (Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World, Civilisation: the West and the Rest), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Rithy Panh, Cambodian film director (Rice People), born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Famous Deaths

  • Albe Vidaković, Croatian composer, dies at 49
  • Ben Hecht, American novelist, screenwriter and playwright (The Front Page), dies at 71
1964 Highlights

About April 18, 1964

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 9 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: A World Without Love - Peter & Gordon