What Happened on October 24, 1964

Historical Events

  • "Cambridge Circus" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • Belgian paratroopers, with American Air Force support, liberate hundreds of hostages held by rebels in Stanleyville, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • 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 History

Famous Weddings

Harry Nilsson

Aspiring American songwriter Harry Nilsson (23) weds Sandi McTaggart (21) in Los Angeles, California; divorce in 1967

About October 24, 1964

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 7 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann
  • UK #1 Song: (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me - Sandie Shaw