On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1964

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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 Meagher-Plant, American 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic 3 gold/silv/br-84, 88), born in Louisville, Kentucky

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Singers Sonny & Cher 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