On This Day

What Happened on May 20, 1964

Historical Events

  • Buster Mathis beats future world heavyweight champion Joe Frazer on points at trials in Flushing, NY to qualify for US Olympic boxing team; Mathis injures thumb, replaced by Frazier who wins gold medal

Famous Birthdays

  • Earl Charles Spencer, English peer, brother of Princess Diana, born in London, England
  • Jeff Schwarz, American baseball pitcher (California Angels, Chicago White Sox)
  • Joseph Sinnott Edwards, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Paul W Richards, astronaut, born in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Rudy Lewis, American pop vocalist (The Drifters - "Up On The Roof"; "On Broadway), dies of a probable drug overdose at 27
1964 Highlights

About May 20, 1964

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 3 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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