On This Day

What Happened on July 20, 1964

Historical Events

  • 1st surfin' record to go #1-Jan & Dean's "Surf City"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 10th String quartet


Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Cornell, American musician (Soundgarden; Audioslave), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2017)
  • Dean Winters, American actor
  • Murray Craven, Medicine Hat, NHL left wing (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Terri Irwin, American naturalist; widow of Steve Irwin

Famous Deaths

  • Anna Vyrubova, Russian lady-in-waiting, the best friend and confidante of Tsaritsa Alexandra Fyodorovna, dies at 80
1964 Highlights

About July 20, 1964

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 4 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer