What Happened on February 16, 1964

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Robert Emmett Dolan and Johnny Mercer's musical "Foxy", starring Bert Lahr, opens at Ziegfeld Theate,r NYC; runs for 72 performances, with Lahr winning a Tony Award

The Beatles on Ed Sullivan

The Beatles' 2nd appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show", live from Deauville Hotel in Miami, Florida; broadcast draws about 70 million television viewers

Famous Birthdays

  • Bebeto [José Roberto Gama de Oliveira], Brazilian footballer, born in Salvador, Brazil
  • Ching-Wan [Sean] Lau, Hong Kong actor (Life Without Principle), born in Hong Kong
  • Christopher Eccleston, English actor (Ninth Doctor in Doctor Who), born in Salford, England
  • Mark Price, American NBA guard (Cleveland Caveliers) and coach, born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Born in 1964

About February 16, 1964

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: Diane - Bachelors