On This Day

What Happened on February 6, 1964

Historical Events

  • "Rugantino" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 28 performances
  • France & Great-Britain sign accord over building channel tunnel
  • WCIU TV channel 26 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russian director & screenwriter (The Return), born in Novosibirsk, USSR
  • Gordon Downie, Canadian rock singer-songwriter & musician (The Tragically Hip), born in Amherstview, Ontario (d. 2017)
  • Skip Ewing, American country vocalist (Coast of Colorado), born in Redlands, California

Famous Deaths


Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • Sophocles Venizelos, premier of Greece (1944, 50-51), dies at 69
  • W L Cornford, England cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests v NZ 1930), dies
1964 Highlights

About February 6, 1964

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius