What Happened on February 1, 1964

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Stop the World, I Want to..." closes at Shubert NYC after 556 performances
  • Afobaka Dam is completed on the Suriname River
  • Indiana Governor Mathew Walsh tries to ban "Louie Louie" for obscenity
  • The Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand," their first #1 hit, stays #1 for 7 weeks

Famous Birthdays

  • Dwayne Rudolph Goettel, musician
  • Jani Lane, [John Kennedy Oswald] heavy metal musician and singer (Warrant-Cherry Pie)
  • Kaitlin Hopkins, American actress (Kelsey-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • Linus Roache, English actor
  • Mario Pelchat, Quebec singer
  • Sharon Bruneau, actress (Sensuous Muscle), born in Toronto, Ontario