On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1964

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

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

  • Paul Hornung & Alex Karras reinstated in NFL after 1 year suspension

Famous Birthdays

  • Gore Verbinski, American movie director ( Pirates of the Caribbean films; Rango), born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee
  • 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? 57 years and 10 months
Leap Year: Yes

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