What Happened on September 4, 1964

Historical Events

  • Eduardo Frei Montalva elected President of Chile
  • NASA launches its 1st Orbital Geophysical Observatory (OGO-1)
  • Scottish Forth Road Bridge opens (then the longest in Europe)
1964 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Weiner, American politician (Rep-NY 1999-2011) and sex offender, born in New York City
  • René Pape, German opera singer (bass), born in Dresden, East Germany
  • Tomas Sandström, Swedish ice hockey right wing (Stanley Cup 1997 Detroit Red Wings; NHL All-Star 1988, 91; NY Rangers, LA Kings), born in Jakobstad, Finland
Born in 1964

Famous Deaths

  • Werner Bergengruen, Baltic German writer (Der Großtyrann und das Gericht), dies at 71

About September 4, 1964

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 59 years and 24 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: You Really Got Me - The Kinks