On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1964

Historical Events

Historic Event

President Lyndon B. Johnson declares "War on Poverty"

Famous Birthdays

  • Marc Quinn, English artist (Alison Lapper Pregnant), born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Arnoldus JC Krafft, theologist (Atlas of Netherlands Antilles), dies at 71
  • Julius Raab, Austrian Chancellor (1953-61), dies at 72
1964 Highlights

About January 8, 1964

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: There! I've Said It Again - Bobby Vinton
  • UK #1 Song: I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles