On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 1964

Historical Events

  • Race riot in Philadelphia
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • US weather satellite Nimbus 1 launched
  • WEWS-TV Channel 5's "Upbeat" debuts in Cleveland

Famous Birthdays

  • Lee Janzen, American golfer (US Open 1993, 98), born in Austin, Minnesota

Famous Deaths

  • Lumsden Hare, Irish actor (Oregon Trail, Desert Fox, Young Bess), dies at 89
1964 Highlights

About August 28, 1964

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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