What Happened on March 26, 1964

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Jule Styne and Bob Merrill's musical "Funny Girl", starring Barbra Streisand as Fanny Brice, opens at Winter Garden Theater, New York City; runs for 1,348 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Ab Plugboer, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht) and manager, born in Edam, Netherlands
  • Barry "Baz" Warne, British rock guitarist and singer (The Stranglers, 2000 - present), born in Sunderland, England
  • Martin Donnelly, Irish racecar driver, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Ulf Samuelsson, Swedish American NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, NY Rangers), born in Fagersta, Sweden

Famous Deaths

  • Hedwig Kohn, Prussian-born Jewish physics pioneer, dies at 77
1964 Highlights

About March 26, 1964

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: She Loves You - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: Little Children - Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas