What Happened on August 27, 1964

Historical Events

  • 25th Venice Film Festival: "Red Desert" directed by Michelangelo Antonioni wins Golden Lion

Film Premiere

Walt Disney's musical film "Mary Poppins" directed by Robert Stevenson, starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, with songs by Richard and Robert Sherman, premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, California; wins 5 Academy Awards

Famous Birthdays

  • Frankie Thorn, American actress

Famous Deaths

  • Aleksey Semyonovich Zhivotov, Russian composer, dies at 59
  • Gracie Allen, American actress and comedienne (Burns & Allen), dies at 62
1964 Highlights

About August 27, 1964

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes
  • UK #1 Song: Have I The Right - Honeycombs