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
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan for the 1st time

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Barb Broen-Ouellette, volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 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? 55 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio