What Happened on July 23, 1964

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • As' Bert Campaneris HRs on 1st pitch, hits a 2nd HR on 2nd at bat
  • Egyptian munition ship "Star of Alexandria" explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage

Famous Birthdays

  • Ed Forchion, American marijuana activist
  • Greg Best, Equestrian athlete (Olympic-silver-88, 92), born in Lynchburg, Virginia

Famous Deaths

  • Jan PML de Vries, Dutch germanist/folklorist, dies at 74