On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1964

Famous Birthdays

  • Dana Gould, American comedian and writer (The Simpsons 1989), born in Hopedale, Massachusetts
  • Oteil Burbridge, American bassist (Allman Brothers Band, 1997-2014; Dead & Company, 2015-present), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Pebbles [Perri Reid (née McKissack)], American pop singer ("Girlfriend"), minister, and gospel singer, born in Oakland, California
  • Salizhan Sharipov, Kyrgyzstani cosmonaut (STS-89), born in Uzgen, Kyrgyzstan

Famous Deaths

  • Maurice Schoemaker, Belgian composer (Fireworks), dies at 73
1964 Highlights

About August 24, 1964

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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