What Happened on January 29, 1964

Historical Events

  • 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, American NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Anna Ryder Richardson, British interior designer and television presenter
  • John Gallagher, New Zealand rugby union fullback (18 Tests; World Cup 1987; Wellington), born in London, England
  • John Habyan, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Roddy Frame, Scottish singer-songwriter (Aztec Camera-Stray), born in East Kilbride, Scotland

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Ladd, American actor (Shane, Carpetbaggers), dies from an overdose at 50
1964 Highlights

About January 29, 1964

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 7 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: Needles And Pins - Searchers