On This Day

What Happened on January 13, 1964

Historical Events

Australian Men's Tennis Open

Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson retains title; beats fellow Australian Fred Stolle 6-3, 6-4, 6-2

  • Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Australian Margaret Smith beats doubles partner Lesley Turner 6-3, 6-2 for her 5th Australian singles crown
  • Hindu-Muslim rioting breaks out in the Indian city of Calcutta - now Kolkata - resulting in the deaths of more than 100 people.

Historic Event

John Paul II [Karol Wojtyla] becomes archbishop of Krakow

Famous Birthdays

  • Penelope Ann Miller, American actress (Awakenings; Chaplin; Kindergarten Cop), born in Los Angeles, California
1964 Highlights

About January 13, 1964

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 58 years and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn