On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1964

Historical Events

  • 1st BASIC program runs on a computer (Dartmouth)

Famous Birthdays

  • Ruth Picardie, journalist
  • Sarah Armstrong-Jones, daughter of princess Margaret & Lord Snowdon

Yvonne van Gennip

Yvonne van Gennip, Dutch speed skater (Olympic gold 1,500m, 3,000m, 5,000m 1988), born in Haarlem, Netherlands


1964 Highlights

About May 1, 1964

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 6 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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