On This Day

What Happened on December 22, 1964

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • American comedian Lenny Bruce is convicted of obscenity
  • Ballon d'Or: Manchester United striker Denis Law wins award for best European football player; beats Inter midfielder Luis Su├írez 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