On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1964

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Recording

John Coltrane's Quartet records their greatest work "A Love Supreme" at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane

Famous Birthdays

  • Josie Cichockyj, British wheelchair athlete (wheelchair racing [WR 5,000m], basketball, tennis, table tennis), born in Huddersfield, England (d. 2014)
  • Paul Landers, German guitarist (Rammstein), born in Berlin
  • Petr Briza, hockey goalie (Team Czech Rep), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia

Famous Deaths

  • Edith Sitwell, English poet and author (Wheels), dies at 77
1964 Highlights

About December 9, 1964

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 11 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius