What Happened on May 25, 1964

Historical Events

The Subject Was Roses

Frank Gilroy's dramatic play "The Subject Was Roses", starring Jack Albertson and Martin Sheen, opens at Royale Theatre, NYC; runs for 832 performances; wins Pulitzer Prize, and 2 Tony Awards

  • Ground is broken for new Busch Memorial Stadium in St Louis; opens in 1966, demolished in 2005
  • US Supreme Court rules closing schools to avoid desegregation is unconstitutional
1964 History

Famous Birthdays

  • David Shaw, Canadian NHL defenseman, 1982-98 (Quebec Nordiques, New York Rangers, and 4 other teams), born in St. Thomas, Ontario
  • Ivan Bella, Slovak cosmonaut who was the 1st Slovak citizen to fly in space, born in Brezno, Czechoslovakia
  • Ray Stevenson, Northern Irish actor (King Arthur, Rome), born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland (d. 2023)
Born in 1964

Famous Deaths

  • Vasily Andreyevich Zolotaryov, Russian composer (Rhapsodie hébraïque; Prince Lake), and teacher, dies at 92

About May 25, 1964

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 59 years and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Love Me Do - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: You're My World - Cilla Black