On This Day

What Happened on April 14, 1964

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sandy Koufax throws his 9th complete game without allowing a walk

Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax

Famous Birthdays

  • Allen James, 50K walker (Olympics 24th-92, 96), born in Sacramento, California
  • Greg Battle, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Jim Grabb, tennis star, born in Tucson, Arizona

Famous Deaths

  • Earle Hodgins, actor (Guestward Ho!), dies at 64
  • Herb McGirr, New Zealand cricketer (2 Tests for NZ, 51 runs), dies at 72

Person of interestRachel Carson

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

Marine Biologist and Writer Rachel Carson
Marine Biologist and Writer
Rachel Carson
  • 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? 56 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries