On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1964

Historical Events

  • KCOY TV channel 12 in Santa Maria, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

LBJ asks Congress to pass Economic Opportunity Act as part of his War on Poverty

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Paul Hornung & Alex Karras reinstated in NFL after 1 year suspension

Famous Birthdays

  • Gore Verbinski, American movie director
  • Pascal Richard, Swiss cyclist
  • Patty Griffin, American singer and songwriter (Downtown Church), born in Old Town, Maine

Famous Deaths

  • Nicholas Joy, French actor (Gentleman's Agreement, Desk Set, Boss Lady), dies at 80
1964 Highlights

About March 16, 1964

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 10 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces