On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1964

Historical Events

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

Sports History

Mayor Daley declares "Ernie Banks Day" in Chicago

  • 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

Melinda Gates

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

1964 Highlights

About August 15, 1964

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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