Timelines for year 1964
Doubled for Elvis Presley in several of his movies, including Kissin' Cousins (1964), in which there was an error in one of the scenes where you can see it's Lance when it's supposed to be Elvis.
Was diagnosed with arthritis in his pitching elbow in August of 1964. Took anti-inflammation drugs and cortisone shots and soaked his elbow in ice water after every game he pitched for the remainder of his career.
When Backus was doing radio plays, one of his characters "Hubert Updyke III" would become the basis for "Thurston Howell III" in "Gilligan's Island" (1964).
He not only played Thurston Howell III in "Gilligan's Island" (1964), once he also did a double-role, portraying a man, that impersonated Thurston Howell III, but was a criminal, in "Gilligan's Island: Will the Real Mr. Howell Please Stand Up? (#2.26)" (1966), The man later falls off a yacht, while drinking wine from a lady's slipper.
Suffered from Parkinson's disease in later years and had to be carried into "Gilligan's Island" (1964) creator Sherwood Schwartz's 70th-birthday party in 1987 because he couldn't manage the steps into Schwartz's house.
Was the first choice to play Abner Kravitz in "Bewitched" (1964), but turned it down, as he was already working on "Gilligan's Island" (1964).
At the recommendation of Gower Champion, she was picked to be Carol Channing's standby in the original 1964 Broadway production of "Hello Dolly!" Channing, unfortunately, was known for never missing a performance. Jo Anne later played the title role on the road.
He graduated from East Carolina University in 1964 with a degree in Marketing.
Won a role in Bikini Beach (1964) in a KRLA radio station contest.
Current husband, Ted Hartley, was a regular on the "Peyton Place" (1964) television series. In 1989, they bought RKO Pictures, which they run today. The studio's recent hit was Mighty Joe Young (1998).
Has won three Tony Awards: two in 1964 for "Hello, Dolly!," as Best Composer and Lyricist and for his music and lyrics as part of a Best Musical win; and one 20 years later, in 1984, for Best Score, both music and lyrics, for "La Cage aux Folles." He was also Tony-nominated five other times: twice in 1962, as Best Composer and his music and lyrics as part of a Best Musical nomination for "Milk and Honey;" twice in 1966, as Best Composer and Lyricist and his music and lyrics as part of a Best Musical nomination for "Mame;" and once in 1979, as Best Score, both music and lyrics, for "The Grand Tour."
Had a No. 1 1964 hit with "Oh, Pretty Woman".
Husband Martin Colbert was a land developer. They married during her first season of "Daniel Boone" (1964). She and her husband once lived on a 60-foot powerboat dubbed "Don Juan," which was docked at the Playa del Rey Marina in California.
He was Abner Kravitz on "Bewitched" (1964) where Darrin Stevens was played by Dick York and Dick Sargent. He also starred opposite Gary Cooper in Sergeant York (1941).
Is a childhood fan of "Jonny Quest" (1964).
Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964.
Was the Yankees general manager from 1964 to 1966.
McKinsey's character, Iris Cory Carrington Delaney Bancroft, on "Another World" (1964) proved so popular that she was made the star of the soap's spin-off series, "Texas" (1980). McKinsey remains the only star on daytime television to be given star billing in a soap opera.
Was nominated four times for a Daytime Emmy but never won for her role as Iris Carrington (1970-1979) on "Another World" (1964).
The youngest member of Run-D.M.C., he was born less than a month after the youngest member of the Beastie Boys, Adam Horovitz (aka "Ad-Rock"). Coincidentally, all three members of Run-D.M.C. and the Beastie Boys were born on corresponding years, with Darryl McDaniels (aka "DMC") & Adam Yauch (aka "MCA") having been born in 1964 and "Jam Master Jay" Jason Mizell & Mike D Diamond having been born in 1965.