On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1964

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

Historic Event

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

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
1964 Highlights

About December 1, 1964

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 57 years and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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