What Happened on October 12, 1964

Historical Events

  • American Don Schollander swims an Olympic record 53.4s to beat Briton Robert McGregor by 0.1s and win the 100m freestyle gold medal in Tokyo; first of Schollander's 4 gold medals at the Games
  • KCSM TV channel 60 in San Mateo-SF, CA (PBS) begins
  • Launch of Voskhod 1, first time 3 people in space (Komarov, Feokistov, Yegorov)
  • WSBK TV channel 38 in Boston, MA (IND/ABC/CBS/NBC) begin
  • WUCM TV channel 19 in University Center, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Fanie De Villiers, South African cricket fast bowler (18 Tests, 85 wickets, BB 6/23, 2 x 50s; Northern Transvaal), born in Vereeniging, South Africa
  • JoAnn Willette, American actress (Constance-Just 10 of Us, Real Genius), born in Lewiston, Maine
Born in 1964

Famous Deaths

  • J Howard Frazer, USTA pres, dies in office

About October 12, 1964

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann
  • UK #1 Song: Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison