What Happened on December 18, 1964

Historical Events

  • "I Had a BaIl" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 199 performances
  • "The Pink Panther" cartoon series premieres (Pink Phink)

Music History

During funeral service held for soul singer Sam Cooke, fans cause damage to funeral home

Film & TV History

Filming is completed for "Star Trek" pilot "The Cage"; cast includes Jeffrey Hunter, Susan Oliver, Leonard Nimoy, and Majel Barret; although it never airs, some footage re-used in "Menagerie" episode of the series

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 History

Famous Birthdays

Steve AustinSteve Austin (58 years old)

American pro wrestler (6 x WWF Heavyweight C'ship; 4 x WWF Tag-Team C'ship; 2 x WWF Intercontinental C'ship; 3 x Royal Rumble; King of the Ring 1996) and broadcaster (The Steve Austin Show), born in Austin, Texas

  • Pierre Nkurunziza, President of Burundi (2005-20), born in Ngozi, Burundi (d. 2020)
  • Robson Green, British actor (Soldier Soldier) and singer-songwriter (Robson & Jerome), born in Hexham, England
Born in 1964

About December 18, 1964

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Come See About Me - The Supremes
  • UK #1 Song: I Feel Fine - The Beatles