On This Day

What Happened on April 14, 1964

Historical Events

Sports History

LA Dodgers' future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax throws his 9th complete game without allowing a walk in 4-0 Opening Day win over St. Louis Cardinals

Famous Birthdays

  • Allen James, 50K walker (Olympics 24th-92, 96), born in Sacramento, California
  • Greg Battle, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Jim Grabb, American professional tennis player, 1986-97 (Grand Slam wins: French Open Doubles, 1989; US Open Doubles, 1992), born in Tucson, Arizona

Famous Deaths

  • Earle Hodgins, American fast-talking film and television character actor (Guestward Ho!), dies at 70
  • Herb McGirr, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (played in NZ's 1st Test series; 2 Tests, 1 x 50; Wellington), dies at 72

Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson, American marine biologist, conservationist and author (Silent Spring), dies at 56

  • Tatyana Afanasyeva, Russian-Dutch mathematician and physicist (fields of statistical mechanics and statistical thermodynamics), dies at 87
1964 Highlights

About April 14, 1964

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 7 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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