What Happened on August 20, 1964

Historical Events

  • Rex Sellers bowls 5-1-17-0 v India in only Test Cricket innings

Historic Event

US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Economic Opportunity Act, an anti-poverty measure totaling nearly $1 billion

Sports History

Yankee Phil Linz plays harmonica on bus despite Yogi Berra's orders

Famous Birthdays

  • Giuseppe Giannini, Italian soccer player (Rome A Team), born in Rome, Italy
  • Miljenko "Dino" Dvornik, Croatian singer known as "the Croatian King of Funk", born in Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia (d. 2008)
1964 Highlights

About August 20, 1964

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 5 months and 10 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