What Happened on December 31, 1964

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 right armed fast bowler 1987-95), born in All Saints, Antigua and Barbuda
Born in 1964

Famous Deaths

  • 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

About December 31, 1964

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 8 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Feel Fine - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: I Feel Fine - The Beatles