On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1964

Historical Events

  • Separatists riot in Quebec

Famous Birthdays

  • Heike Henkel, German world record indoor high jumper (Olympic gold 1992), born in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein
  • Lorraine McIntosh, Scottish pop singer (Deacon Blues) and actress, born in Cumnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland

Famous Weddings

Roy Campanella

Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella (41) weds long-time friend Roxie Joynes

1964 Highlights

About May 5, 1964

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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