On This Day

What Happened on March 20, 1964

Historical Events

  • ESRO established, European Space Research Organization

Famous Birthdays

  • Natacha Atlas, Belgian singer
  • Ruth Davidon, rower (Olympic 6th 1996), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Famous Deaths


Person of interestBrendan Behan

Brendan Behan, Irish author and poet (Borstal Boy, The Hostage), dies at 41

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan
  • Jean Rogister, Belgian virtuoso violist and composer, dies at 84
1964 Highlights

About March 20, 1964

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 8 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces