On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1964

Historical Events


MurderAssassination Attempt

Failed assassination attempt on President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana

First President of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah
First President of Ghana
Kwame Nkrumah

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher John Gray, English Anglican priest who was murdered in front of his own vicarage, born in Portsmouth, England (d. 1996) [1] [2]
  • Pernell Whitaker, American boxer (Olympic gold 1984, 4-division world champion), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2019)
  • Rumesh Ratnayake, Sri Lankan cricket fast bowler (23 Tests, 73 wickets; 70 ODIs), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
1964 Highlights

About January 2, 1964

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn