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

Sports History

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
Born in 1964

Famous Deaths

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

About August 16, 1964

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes
  • UK #1 Song: Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann