What Happened on October 10, 1964

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 18th modern Olympic games opens in Tokyo
  • 18th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-2 at Toronto

Famous Birthdays

  • Maxi Gnauck, German DR, uneven parallel bars (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Quinton Flynn, American voice actor

Famous Deaths

  • Eddie Cantor, comedian (Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater), dies at 72
  • Frantisek Picha, composer, dies at 71
  • 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, writer, dies
  • Russ Case, orchestra leader (Julius La Rosa Show), dies at 52