On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1964

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Beatles record "Leave My Kitten Alone"
  • Congo rebellion: Christopher Gbenye/Pierre Mulele conquer Stanleyville
  • US begins bombing North Vietnam

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestAdam Yauch

MCA [Adam Yauch], rock vocalist (Beastie Boys-You Gotta Fight), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)

Rocker Adam Yauch
Adam Yauch

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Film director Mel Brooks (38) weds actress Anne Bancroft (32) at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
Actress Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft

Famous Deaths

  • Art Ross, Canadian hockey player and executive (b. 1886)
  • Moa Martinson, Swedish writer (My Mother Gets Married), dies at 73