On This Day

What Happened on February 25, 1964

Historical Events

  • Austrian chancellor Alfons Gorbach resigns

Sport defeatBoxing 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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston

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? 56 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces