On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1964

Historical Events

  • Fred Trueman takes 300th Test Cricket wicket (Neil Hawke)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mayor Daley declares "Ernie Banks Day" in Chicago

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • Phillies triple-play NY Mets
  • Race riot in Dixmoor (Chicago suburb) Ill
  • Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 3½"

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestMelinda Gates

Melinda Gates, American philanthropist and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, born in Dallas, Texas

Philanthropist Melinda Gates
Melinda Gates

1964 Highlights

About August 15, 1964

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo