What Happened on January 17, 1964

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Rourke British rock bassist (The Smiths - "This Charming Man"; "Ask"), born in Manchester, England (d. 2023)
  • Jeff Tabaka, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Barberton, Ohio

Michelle ObamaMichelle Obama (59 years old)

1st African-American US First Lady (2009-16), born in DeYoung, Illinois

Born in 1964

Famous Deaths

T. H. WhiteT. H. White (1906-1964)

English novelist (England Have My Bones) and author of the King Arthur novels, dies of heart failure at 57

1964 Highlights

About January 17, 1964

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: There! I've Said It Again - Bobby Vinton
  • UK #1 Song: Glad All Over - Dave Clark Five