On This Day

What Happened on July 23, 1964

Historical Events

  • Egyptian munition ship "Star of Alexandria" explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage
  • Kansas City A's Bert Campaneris HRs on 1st pitch he sees from Twins' Jim Kaat, adds a 2nd HR later, also off of Kaat (in Minnesota)

Famous Birthdays

  • Ed Forchion, American marijuana activist (NJWeedman), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Greg Best, American equestrian athlete (Olympic silver 1988, 92), born in Lynchburg, Virginia

Famous Deaths

  • Jan de Vries, Dutch scholar of Germanic linguistics and Germanic mythology, dies at 74
1964 Highlights

About July 23, 1964

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 4 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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