On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1964

Historical Events

  • ALM (Antillian Airlines) begins operation
  • Beatles' single "A Hard Day's Night" goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
  • Dan 'Big Daddy' Garlits becomes first drag racer to run the 1/4 mile at over 200mph (201.34mph at Island Dragway, New Jersey)

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Duritz, American rock singer-songwriter, and keyboardist (Counting Crows - "Mr. Jones"; "Accidentally in Love"), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Andrew Wilson, Australian canoeist (Olympics-16-92, 96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Nick Christian Sayer, British rock guitarist (Transvision Vamp - "Velveteen"; "Baby I Don't Care"), born in England
  • Rob Camilletti, American actor (Born on the Fourth of July), born in Queens, New York
  • Traci Phillips, American sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
1964 Highlights

About August 1, 1964

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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