On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1964

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardPGA Championship

PGA Championship Men's Golf, Columbus CC: Bobby Nichols wins his only major title by 3 strokes from 'Big-2' Jack Nicklaus & Arnold Palmer; leads wire-to-wire

  • USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexandra Curtis, American actress, model and daughter of Christine Kaufmann
  • AndrĂ© A. Jackson, founder African Diamond Producers Association
  • Gina Procaccio, American long and middle distance runner, born in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
  • Teresa Edwards, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1984, 88,92,96), born in Cairo, Georgia

Famous Deaths

  • Carol Veazie, actress (Maude-Norby), dies at 69