On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1964

Historical Events

  • Mildred Sampson of New Zealand runs female world marathon record 3:19:33 in Auckland, New Zealand
  • St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Curt Flood gets 8 straight hits in a doubleheader split against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium

Famous Birthdays

  • Jimmy Arias, tennis player (US Davis Cup team), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Nigel Redman, English rugby union lock (20 caps; Bath), born in Cardiff, Wales

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Pennick, American actor (Lady From Louisiana), dies at 68
1964 Highlights

About August 16, 1964

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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