What Happened on February 12, 1964

Historical Events

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

Cricket History

End of Richie Benaud's 63-Test cricket career in drawn 5th Test v South Africa in Sydney

  • 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

Sports History

US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming

  • US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen
1964 History

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
Born in 1964

Famous Deaths

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

About February 12, 1964

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: Needles And Pins - Searchers