On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1964

Historical Events

  • 89th Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 1:56.8
  • USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ

Famous Birthdays

  • Boyd Tinsley, American violinist and mandolin player (Dave Matthews Band, 1992-2018; Crystal Garden, 2015-), born in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • John Salley, NBA star (Detroit Pistons)
1964 Highlights

About May 16, 1964

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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