On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1964

Historical Events

  • 1st official broadcast of Trans World Radio on Bonaire
  • 2nd Dutch televisienet begins broadcastings
  • Free Speech Movement launched at University of California, Berkley
  • San Francisco cable cars declared a national landmark
  • WSJU TV channel 18 in Carolina, PR begins broadcasting
  • WTSJ TV channel 18 in San Juan, PR (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • WWAY TV channel 3 in Wilmington, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Harry Hill, British comedian
  • Jonathan Sarfati, New Zealand chess player, scientist, and author (FIDE Master), born in Ararat, Australia
  • Max Matsuura, Japanese record producer and broadcaster, born in Yokohama, Japan
  • Roberto Kelly, Panamanian baseball outfielder and coach (NY Yankees; MLB All Star 1992-93), born in Panama City, Panama

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Toch, Austrian composer (Geographical Fugue), music theorist (Melodielehre), and Pulitzer Prize winner (1956), dies at 76
1964 Highlights

About October 1, 1964

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 9 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra