On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1964

Historical Events

  • "Ben Franklin in Paris" opens at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 215 performances
  • Congo rebel leader Christopher Gbenye holds 60 Americans & 800 Belgians

Famous Birthdays

  • Jill Hetherington, Canadian tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Brampton, Canada
  • Mark Taylor, Australian cricketer (genius Australian captain since 1994), born in Leeton, Australia
  • Mary T. Meagher, American swimmer (3 x Olympic gold 100/200m butterfly, 4x100m medley 1984; WR 100/200m butterfly 1981), born in Louisville, Kentucky

Famous Weddings


American singers Sonny Bono (29) & Cher (18) wed, Cher wore bell-bottoms

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop

Famous Deaths

  • Sammee Tong, actor (Bachelor Father, Mickey), dies at 63
  • Willi Bredel, German writer, dies at 63
1964 Highlights

About October 27, 1964

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 57 years and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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