On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1964

Historical Events

  • 30th Orange Bowl: #6 Nebraska beats #5 Auburn, 13-7
  • 30th Sugar Bowl: #8 Alabama beats #7 Mississippi, 12-7
  • 50th Rose Bowl: #3 Illinois beats Washington, 17-7
  • Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland dissolved
  • KNMT TV channel 12 in Walker, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • KTVS TV channel 3 in Sterling, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting

Television Premiere

Top of the Pops, British pop music television program premieres; acts performing include Dusty Springfield; The Rolling Stones; Dave Clark Five: The Hollies; Swinging Blue; and The Beatles

Famous Birthdays

  • DeDee Pfeiffer, actress (Cybill)
  • Juliana Donald, American actress

Famous Deaths

  • Alf Hall, South African cricket fast bowler (7 Tests, 40 wickets), dies at 67
  • Bechara El Khoury, President of Lebanon, dies at 73
  • Otto Olsson, Swedish organist (Gustaf Vasa Church, 1907-56), composer, and teacher (Royal Swedish Academy, 1908-45), dies at 84
  • Rika Hopper, Dutch actress (Comedia, Anastasia), dies at ~86
1964 Highlights

About January 1, 1964

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 58 years and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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