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, cricketer (fast bowler for Vic, SA & Glamorgan)
  • Klari MacAskill, kayaker (Olympics-5-92, 96), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Liz Masakayan, Quezon City Philippines, WPVA volley (Best of Beach-3rd-1994)
  • Lowri Turner, British TV presenter
  • Michael McDonald, American actor-comedian
  • Winston Benjamin, cricketer (WI righty quick 1987-95)

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