On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1964

Historical Events

  • 10°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in April

Event of interestEvent of Interest

John Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Robert Lowell's "Benito Cereno" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Erik Breukink, Dutch road cyclist (Tour de France 1990 3rd) and manager (Rabobank), born in Rheden, Netherlands
  • John Morris, British cricketer (England right-hand batsman v India 1990), born in Crewe, Cheshire, England
  • Kevin Duckworth, American basketball center (NBA All Star 1989, 91; Portland Trail Blazers), born in Harvey, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • Scott Stevens, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman (13 x NHL All Star; Stanley Cup 1995, 2000, 03; Con Smythe Trophy 2000; NJ Devils), born in Kitchener, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Božidar Kunc, Croatian composer, dies at 60
1964 Highlights

About April 1, 1964

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries