What Happened on May 28, 1964

Historical Events

Music History

Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 9th String quartet

  • Palestine National Congress forms the PLO in Jerusalem
  • Unmanned Apollo 2 Saturn test launched into Earth orbit

Famous Birthdays

  • Armon Gilliam, American NBA forward, 1987-2000 (Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks, NJ Nets, and 3 other teams), and college coach, 2001-05 (Penn State), born in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • Beth Herr, American tennis star, born in Middletown, Ohio
  • Jeff Fenech, Australian boxer

Famous Deaths

  • John Finley Williamson, American choral conductor (Westminster Choir College, 1920-58), dies at 76
1964 Highlights

About May 28, 1964

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 3 months and 27 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