What Happened on April 23, 1964

Historical Events

  • Houston Colt 45s Ken Johnson becomes 1st major league pitcher to lose a 9 inning no-hitter, Reds win 1-0

Theater Premiere

James Baldwin's stage drama "Blues for Mister Charlie", directed by Burgess Meredith, opens at the ANTA Playhouse, NYC; runs for 148 performances

  • New York State Theater opens
1964 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Frischman, American actor (Arvid Engen-Head of the Class), born in Whippany, New Jersey
  • Gen [Simon Matthews], British pop drummer (Jesus Jones - "Right Here, Right Now"), born in Wiltshire, England
  • Gianandrea Noseda, Italian conductor (National Symphony (D.C.), 2017-27; Zurich Opera, 2021-28; BBC Philharmonic, 2002-11), born in Sesto San Giovanni, Italy
Born in 1964

Famous Deaths

Karl Polanyi (1886-1964)

Austro-Hungarian economic anthropologist (The Great Transformation), dies at 77

About April 23, 1964

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: A World Without Love - Peter & Gordon