On This Day

What Happened on January 22, 1964

Historical Events

  • Kenneth Kaunda becomes the first President of Northern Rhodesia (Zambia)
  • World's largest cheese (15,723 kg) manufactured in Wisconsin for New York's World Fair

Famous Birthdays

  • Maria Ellingsen, Icelandic actress (Katrina-Santa Barbara), born in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Stojko Vrankovic, Croatian NBA center (LA Clippers), born in Drni┼í, Croatia
  • Wayne Kirby, American baseball outfielder (Cleveland Indians, LA Dodgers), born in Williamsburg, Virginia

Famous Deaths

  • Marc Blitzstein, American composer (Cradle Will Rock), dies at 58
1964 Highlights

About January 22, 1964

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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