What Happened on September 12, 1964

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st football game at Shea Stadium, Jets defeat Denver 30-6
  • Canyonlands National Park is designated as a National Park.
  • Film that started Spaghetti Western genre "A Fistful of Dollars" premieres, directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood in his first leading role
  • Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 4½"

Famous Birthdays

  • Dieter Hecking, German football player and manager, born in Castrop-Rauxel, West Germany