On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 1964

Historical Events

  • Beatles 1st NYC concerts, two shows at Carnegie Hall

Event of interestEvent of Interest

End of Richie Benaud's 63-Test Cricket career

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • Fighting breaks out between Turks and Greeks over dispute islands in Cyprus and 16 are killed; the UN responds the following month by sending a peacekeeping force
  • US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
  • US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen

Famous Birthdays

  • Maurice Douglass, NFL safety (NY Giants), born in Muncie, Indiana
  • Michel Petit, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Quebec, Canada
  • Milton Small, West Indian cricket fast bowler (2 Tests, 4 wickets), born in Saint Philip Parish, Barbados
  • Raphael Sbarge, American actor (Risky Business, My Science Project, Werewolf), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Gerald Gardner, British occultist and Wiccan (founding the tradition of Gardnerian Wicca), dies at 79
1964 Highlights

About February 12, 1964

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 8 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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