On This Day

What Happened on May 20, 1964

Historical Events

  • Buster Mathis defeats Joe Fraizer to qualify for US Olympic team

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 rocker (Drifters), dies at 27
1964 Highlights

About May 20, 1964

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus