On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1964

Historical Events

  • "Cambridge Circus" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • Belgian paratroops liberate 1,000 white hostages in Stanleyville
  • Test cricket debut of Pakistani standouts Asif Iqbal, Majid Khan and Khalid Ibadulla in drawn 1st Test vs Australia in Karachi; Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla scores 166 on debut
  • Zambia (formerly Northern Rhodesia) gains independence from Britain (National Day) with Kenneth Kaunda becoming President
1964 Highlights

About October 24, 1964

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 11 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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