On This Day

What Happened on October 10, 1964

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Sport awardNHL All-Star Game

18th NHL All-Star Game, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: All-Stars beat Toronto, 3-2; MVP: Jean Beliveau, Montreal, C

NHL Legend Jean Beliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Beliveau
  • XVIII Summer Olympic Games open in Tokyo, Japan

Famous Birthdays

  • Maxi Gnauck, German uneven parallel bars gymnast (Olympic gold 1980), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Quinton Flynn, American voice actor, born in Cleveland, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Bedřich Havlík, Czech composer, dies at 71
  • Eddie Cantor, comedian (Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater), dies at 72
  • Guru Dutt [Vasanth Padukone], Indian Bollywood actor, regarded as one of the greatest film directors of all time (Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool), dies from an accidental overdose at 39
  • Heinrich Neuhaus, Soviet pianist (The Art of Piano Playing), dies at 76
  • Konrad Bayer, Ausrian writer, commits suicide at 31
  • Russ Case, orchestra leader (Julius La Rosa Show), dies at 52