On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1964

Historical Events

  • 1st nuclear-powered lighthouse begins operations (Chesapeake Bay)
  • Fire in Belgian resort kills 19
  • US begin intelligence flights above Laos

Famous Birthdays

  • Annabel Schofield, Llanelli Wales, actress (Laurel Ellis-Dallas)
  • Carolyn Lawrence, American actress
  • Danny Bailey, English footballer
  • Nancy Daus, American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
  • Tommy Albelin, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames), born in Stockholm, Sweden

Famous Deaths

  • James Franck, German-born physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1882)
1964 Highlights

About May 21, 1964

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini