On This Day

What Happened on October 25, 1964

Historical Events

  • "The Wrong Way Run", Viking Jim Marshall runs 66 yards in wrong direction for a safety (NFL's #1 blooper)
  • Dutchman Anton Geesink is 1st non-Japanese Olympic judo gold medal winner

Event of interestEvent of Interest

English driver John Surtees finishes 2nd behind American Dan Gurney in season ending Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez to clinch his first F1 World Drivers Championship; edges Graham Hill by 1 point

Auto Racer Graham Hill
Auto Racer
Graham Hill

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Rolling Stones appear on "The Ed Sullivan Show" for the 1st time

TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Johan de Kock, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC), born in Sliedrecht, Netherlands
  • Kevin Michael Richardson, American voice actor (Joker-The Batman), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Melinda McGraw, American actress (Macenzie-Pursuit Of Happiness), born in Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Michael Boatman, American actor (Carter-Spin City), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Nicholas Bernard Thorp, English musician (Curiosity Killed the Cat), born in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey
  • Nicole [Hohloch], German singer (won 1982 Eurovision Song Contest), born in Saarbrücken, Germany
  • Pat Swilling, American NFL defensive end and linebacker (Oakland Raiders), born in Toccoa, Georgia

Famous Deaths

  • Belle Montrose, actress (Mrs Harrison-Hathaways), dies at 78
1964 Highlights

About October 25, 1964

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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