What Happened on August 29, 1964

Historical Events

Theatrical Finale

James Baldwin's stage drama "Blues for Mister Charlie", directed by Burgess Meredith, closes at the ANTA Playhouse, NYC, after 148 performances

Baseball Record

On Elston Howard Night, NY Yankees Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth's career strikeout record (1,330)

Musical Finale

Stephen Sondheim's musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", starring Zero Mostel, and Jack Gilford, closes at Alvin Theater, NYC, after 965 performances and 6 Tony Awards


Famous Birthdays

  • Jordi Arrese, Spanish tennis player, born in Barcelona, Spain

Famous Weddings

Dick Cheney

46th US Vice President Dick Cheney (23) weds Lynne Ann Vincent (23) at the First Presbyterian Church of Casper in Wyoming

1964 Highlights

About August 29, 1964

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 58 years and 5 months
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