What Happened on October 8, 1964

Historical Events

  • Gilroy Roberts becomes first US chief engraver to retire (than die)

Music History

Ringo Starr passes his driving test

Famous Birthdays

  • (Priscilla) "CeCe" Winans (Love), American 23-time Dove and 12-time Grammy Award-winning gospel singer, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Alan Igglesden, English cricket fast bowler (3 Tests, 6 wickets; 4 ODIs; Kent CCC), born in Farnborough, England (d. 2021)

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Hodge, NYU professor (Answers for Americans), dies at 69
1964 Highlights

About October 8, 1964

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison And The Candy Men
  • UK #1 Song: Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison