On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 1964

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"Dr Strangelove", directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, premieres

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
Actor George C. Scott
George C. Scott
  • Beatles record in German "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand" & "Sie Liebt Dich"
  • IX Winter Olympic Games open in Innsbruck, Austria
  • Most lopsided high-school basketball score 211-29 (Louisiana)
  • NBC purchases AFL 5 year (1965-69) TV rights for $36 million
  • Unmanned Apollo 1 Saturn launcher test attains Earth orbit

Famous Birthdays

  • Andre Reed, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
  • Anna Ryder Richardson, British interior designer and television presenter
  • John Gallagher, rugby league player
  • John Habyan, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Roddy Frame, rock vocalist/guitarist (Aztec Camera-Stray)

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Ladd, American actor (Shane, Carpetbaggers), dies from an overdose at 50