On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1964

Historical Events

The Beatles on Ed Sullivan

1st appearance of the Beatles on "The Ed Sullivan Show", from New York, draws 73.7 million television viewers

  • GI Joe character created
  • Hanumant Singh scores 105 India v England on debut at Delhi
  • IX Winter Olympic Games close in Innsbruck, Austria
  • NYC news anchor Jim Jenson's 1st appearance on WCBS-TV

Famous Birthdays

  • Rachel Bolan [James Southworth], American musician and songwriter (Skid Row), born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Willie Bryant, American jazz singer, band leader, and disc jockey (Sugar Hill Times), dies of a heart attack at 55
1964 Highlights

About February 9, 1964

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 57 years and 10 months
Leap Year: Yes

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