What Happened on February 25, 1964

Historical Events

  • Austrian chancellor Alfons Gorbach resigns

Boxing Title Fight

Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay] wins his first world heavyweight boxing title when Sonny Liston fails to come out for round 7 at the Convention Center, Miami Beach

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Majkowski, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)
  • Lee Evans, English comedian
  • Steve Nevius, film editor (Eden, Fall Time, Damascus)

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Archipenko, Ukrainian-American sculptor and water colors painter, dies at 76
  • Grace Metalious, American writer (b. 1924)
1964 Highlights

About February 25, 1964

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: Anyone Who Had A Heart - Cilla Black