On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1964

Historical Events

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Peter Shaffer's musical "Royal Hunt of the Sun" premieres in London

Playwright Peter Shaffer
Peter Shaffer
  • US Rep Martha Griffiths address gets civil rights protection for women being added to the 1964 Civil Rights Act

Famous Birthdays

  • Dennis Gibson, NFL inside linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
  • Trinny Woodall, British fashion guru

Famous Deaths

  • Tom Terriss, English director (His Buddy's Wife, Sumuru), dies at 91
1964 Highlights

About February 8, 1964

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 8 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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