On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1964

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Donald Campbell (UK) sets world water speed record (276.33 mph)
  • Indonesia proclaims expelled from the UN

Famous Birthdays

  • Denis Hickey, Australian cricketer (fast bowler for Vic, SA & Glamorgan), born in Mooroopna, Australia
  • Klari MacAskill, Canadian kayaker (Olympics-5-92, 96), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Liz Masakayan, Filipino WPVA volleyball player (Best of Beach-3rd-1994), born in Quezon City, Philippines
  • Lowri Turner, British TV presenter, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Michael McDonald, American actor-comedian, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Winston Benjamin, Antiguan cricketer (WI righty quick 1987-95), born in All Saints, Antigua and Barbuda

Famous Deaths

  • Bobby Byrne, baseball player (b. 1884)
  • Gertrude Michael, American actress (Cleopatra, Menace, Club Havana, caged), dies from undisclosed causes at 53
  • ├ôlafur Thors, Icelandic Prime Minister (5 times between 1942-63), dies at 72