What Happened on October 1, 1964

Day of the Week: Thursday

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, Australian-born chess player, scientist, and author
  • Kristi Atkinson, Van Nuys Ca, WP volleyballer (Best of Beach-6th-1994)
  • Marcia Pankratz, field hockey forward (Olympics 1988, 96), born in Wakefield, Massachusetts
  • Max Matsuura, Japanese record producer
  • Roberto Kelly, Panama, outfielder (NY Yanks, Cincinnati Reds, Minnesota Twins)

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Toch, composer (Melodie Lehre), dies at 76