On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1964

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • After just 3 seasons in MLB the Houston Colt .45s change name of the team to Astros; owners say move signals a step into the future for the franchise and the city of Houston

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Martin Luther King Jr. speaks to J. Edgar Hoover about his slander campaign

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.

Famous Birthdays

  • Salvatore Schillaci [Totò], Italian soccer striker (16 caps; Messina, Juventus), born in Palermo, Italy

Famous Deaths

  • J. B. S. Haldane, British-Indian geneticist (primordial soup theory), dies at 72