On This Day

What Happened on September 2, 1964

Historical Events

  • Indonesian paratroopers lands in Malaysia

Famous Birthdays

Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves, Canadian actor (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure; The Matrix), and rock bassist (Dogstar), born in Beirut, Lebanon

Famous Deaths

  • Alvin York, American World War I soldier who led a famed attack on a German machine gun nest (Medal of Honor), dies at 76
  • Francisco Craveiro Lopes, 12th President of Portugal (1951-58), dies at 70
  • Glenn Albert Black, American archaeologist, dies at 64
  • Morris Ankrum, American actor (Kronos, Earth vs Flying Saucers), dies at 67
1964 Highlights

About September 2, 1964

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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