On This Day

What Happened on September 24, 1964

Historical Events

  • "The Munsters" premieres on TV
  • 1st Minuteman II ICBM was tested

Music History

Ringo Starr forms Brikley Building Company Ltd

  • Willi Stoph succeeds Otto Great as premier of German DR

Famous Birthdays

  • Gene Watkins, American actor (James Walsh-As the World Turns), born in Waco, Texas
  • Rafael Palmeiro, 1st baseman (Baltimore Orioles), born in Havana, Cuba

Famous Weddings

Jayne Mansfield

American actress Jayne Mansfield (31) weds American film producer and director Matt Cimber (28) in Mulege, Baja California Sur, Mexico; divorce in 1966

1964 Highlights

About September 24, 1964

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 9 months and 3 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: I'm Into Something Good - Herman's Hermits