What Happened on July 23, 1964

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Egyptian munition ship "Star of Alexandria" explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage
  • Kansas City As' Bert Campaneris HRs on 1st pitch, hits a 2nd HR on 2nd at bat

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