On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1964

Historical Events

Assassination Attempt

Failed assassination attempt on President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana

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? 57 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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