On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1964

Historical Events


Music ConcertThe Beatles on Ed Sullivan

1st appearance of the Beatles on the "Ed Sullivan Show" draws 73.7 million viewers

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The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
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  • 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? 56 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius