On This Day

What Happened on April 13, 1964

Historical Events

Academy Awards

36th Academy Awards: "Tom Jones" (Best Film), Patricia Neal (Hud) and Sidney Poitier (Lilies Of The Field) win; Poitier first Black actor in a leading role to win a competitive Oscar

  • Ian Smith becomes Prime Minister of Rhodesia
  • New Zealander Colin Bosher shears a record 565 sheep in 1 work day

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill D'Angelo, American heavy metal guitarist (Femme Fatale), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico (d. 2005)
  • Caroline Rhea, Canadian comedian and actress, born in Westmount, Quebec

Davis Love III

Davis Love III, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1997; 21 PGA Tour titles), born in Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Doug Strange, American baseball infielder (Seattle Mariners), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • José Rijo, Dominican baseball pitcher (NY Yankees, Cincinnati Reds), born in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic
  • Page Hannah, American actress (Fame - "Kate Riley"), born in Chicago, Illinois
1964 Highlights

About April 13, 1964

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries