What Happened on May 5, 1964

Historical Events

  • Separatists riot in Quebec

Famous Birthdays

  • Heike Henkel, German world record indoor high jumper (Olympic gold 1992), born in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein
  • Lorraine McIntosh, Scottish pop singer (Deacon Blues) and actress, born in Cumnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland
Born in 1964

Famous Weddings

Roy Campanella

Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella (41) weds long-time friend Roxie Joynes

Famous Deaths

  • Howard Zahniser, American environmental activist (father of Wilderness Act), dies of heart failure at 58
1964 Highlights

About May 5, 1964

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hello, Dolly! - Louis Armstrong And The All Stars
  • UK #1 Song: Don't Throw Your Love Away - Searchers