On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1964

Historical Events

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

Film release premierFilm Premier

Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" directed by Robert Stevenson, starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke premieres in Los Angeles

Actress and Singer Julie Andrews
Actress and Singer
Julie Andrews
Animator Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Actor Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke

Famous Birthdays

  • Frankie Thorn, American actress

Famous Deaths

  • Alexey Semyonovich Zhivotov, 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? 56 years, 10 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo