On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1964

Day of the Week: Saturday

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 cricketers Asif Iqbal, Majid Khan and Khalid Ibadulla vs Australia. Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla scores 166 on debut.
  • Zambia (formerly Northern Rhodesia) gains independence from Britain (National Day) with Kenneth Kaunda becoming President

Famous Birthdays

  • Griffin O'Neal, actor (April Fools Day, Wraith)
  • Patrick Hunter, NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals)