On This Day

What Happened on April 13, 1964

Historical Events

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

36th Academy Awards: "Tom Jones", Best Film, Patricia Neal and Sidney Poitier win Best Actor/Actress, Poitier first black actor to win

  • 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, heavy metal rocker (Femme Fatale) (d. 2005)
  • Caroline Rhea, Canadian comedian and actress, born in Westmount, Quebec, Canada
  • 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 (Kate Riley-Fame), born in Chicago, Illinois
1964 Highlights

About April 13, 1964

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries