What Happened on September 1, 1964

Historical Events

Sports History

SF Giants reliever Masanori Murakami becomes the first Japanese-born player to appear in US MLB; on debut, the Osuki native throws a scoreless inning in a 4-1 loss v New York Mets

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Bellows, Canadian ice hockey left wing (1,188 NHL games; NHL All Star 1984, 88, 92; Minnesota North Stars, Montreal Canadiens), born in St. Catharines, Ontario
  • C├ęcilia Rhode, Swedish model
  • David West, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1988-98 (Minnesota Twins, Philadelphia Phillies, and 3 other teams), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2022)
  • Ray D'Arcy, Irish DJ and TV presenter
Born in 1964

Famous Deaths

  • George Georgescu, Romanian conductor and composer, dies at 76
  • Otto Emanuel Olsson, Swedish organist and composer, dies at 84
1964 Highlights

About September 1, 1964

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: House Of The Rising Sun - The Animals
  • UK #1 Song: Have I The Right - Honeycombs