On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1964

Historical Events

  • 68th Boston Marathon won for second straight year by Aurele Vandendriessche of Belgium in 2:19:59
  • 86% of black students boycott Cleveland schools

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Serkis, English actor (Gollum in Lord of the Rings), born in London, England
  • Crispin Glover, American actor (Back to the Future, River's Edge), born in New York
  • John Carney, American football placekicker (San Diego Chargers), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Paul Nobes, Australian cricketer (prolific opening batsman for Victoria & SA), born in Heidelberg West, Victoria, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Eddie Dyer, American baseball player, dies at 64
1964 Highlights

About April 20, 1964

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus