On This Day

What Happened on December 22, 1964

Historical Events

  • American comedian Lenny Bruce is convicted of obscenity

Football Awards

Ballon d'Or: Manchester United striker Denis Law wins award for best European football player; beats Inter midfielder Luis Suárez and Real Madrid winger Amancio Amaro; first Scotsman to win the award

  • First flight of the US aircraft Lockheed SR-71, reaches 3,530 kph (record for a jet)

Famous Birthdays

  • Mike Jackson, US pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Houston, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Bonifacio Gil Garcia, Spanish composer and folklorist, dies at 66
1964 Highlights

About December 22, 1964

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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