What Happened on October 12, 1964

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st time 3 people in space
  • 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 3 man crew (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

Famous Birthdays

  • Fanie De Villiers, South African cricketer (great South African pace bowler), born in Vereeniging, Transvaal Province, South Africa
  • JoAnn Willette, American actress (Constance-Just 10 of Us, Real Genius), born in Lewiston, Maine

Famous Deaths

  • J Howard Frazer, USTA pres, dies in office