On This Day

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"
  • Congo rebellion: Christopher Gbenye/Pierre Mulele conquer Stanleyville
  • US begins bombing North Vietnam

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestAdam Yauch

MCA [Adam Yauch], American rap-rock vocalist (Beastie Boys -"(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)"), 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
1964 Highlights

About August 5, 1964

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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