On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1964

Historical Events

  • "Stop the World, I Want to..." closes at Shubert NYC after 556 performances
  • Afobaka Dam is completed on the Suriname River
  • French sisters Christine Goitschel (gold) and Marielle Goitschel (silver) become first female siblings to win Olympic gold and silver in the same event when they dominate the slalom in Innsbruck
  • Indiana Governor Mathew Walsh tries to ban "Louie Louie" for obscenity
  • The Beatles' 1st #1 hit "I Want to Hold Your Hand," topped the Hot 100, stays #1 for 7 weeks before being replaced by "She Loves You"

Famous Birthdays

  • Dwayne Goettel, Canadian musician
  • Jani Lane, American musician & singer (Warrant-Cherry Pie), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Kaitlin Hopkins, American actress (Kelsey-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • Linus Roache, English actor, born in Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Mario Pelchat, Canadian francophone singer, born in Dolbeau-Mistassini, Canada
  • Sharon Bruneau, Canadian actress (Sensuous Muscle), born in Toronto, Ontario
1964 Highlights

About February 1, 1964

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius