On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1964

Historical Events

  • "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off..." 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", also by The Beatles

Famous Birthdays

  • Dwayne Goettel, Canadian keyboardist and industrial-electronic music composer (Skinny Puppy), born in High Level, Alberta (d. 1995)
  • Jani Lane [John Oswald], American heavy metal rock songwriter, and singer (Warrant - "Cherry Pie"), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2011)
  • 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, Quebec
  • Sharon Bruneau, Canadian actress (Sensuous Muscle), born in Toronto, Ontario
1964 Highlights

About February 1, 1964

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius