On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 1964

Famous Birthdays

  • Joan E Higginbotham, American engineer and NASA astronaut, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Johnny Thomas, American NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers), born in Houston, Texas
  • Kevin Elster, American baseball infielder (Texas Rangers), born in San Pedro, California
  • Nate McMillan, American NBA guard and head coach (Indiana Pacers 2016-19; Portland, Seattle; NBA steals leader 1994), born in Raleigh, North Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • Flannery O'Connor, writer (Good Man is Hard to Find), dies at 39
1964 Highlights

About August 3, 1964

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo