What Happened on August 5, 1964

Historical Events

  • Beatles record a cover of Little Willie John's "Leave My Kitten Alone"; not released until 1995's "Anthology 1"
  • Congo rebellion: Christopher Gbenye and Pierre Mulele conquer Stanleyville
  • US begins bombing North Vietnam in response to the real and imagined attacks on US Navy ships in the Gulf of Tonkin
1964 History

Famous Birthdays

Adam YauchAdam Yauch (1964-2012)

American rap-rock vocalist (Beastie Boys -"(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)"), born in Brooklyn, New York

Born in 1964

Famous Weddings

Mel Brooks & Anne Bancroft

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

Famous Deaths

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

About August 5, 1964

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 9 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles