On This Day

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)
  • During funeral service held for soul singer Sam Cooke, fans cause damage to funeral home
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Beebe, NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Pierre Nkurunziza, President of Burundi (2005-20), born in Ngozi, Burundi (d. 2020)
  • Robson Green, English actor and singer
1964 Highlights

About December 18, 1964

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius