On This Day

What Happened on November 16, 1964

Historical Events

  • Radio CJCX Sydney Nova Scotia (Canada) starts shortwave transmission
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Diana Krall, Canadian jazz pianist and singer, born in Nanaimo, British Columbia

Person of interestDwight Gooden

Dwight Gooden, American baseball pitcher (4 x MLB All-Star; NL Cy Young Award, Triple Crown 1985 NY Mets; no-hitter 1996 NY Yankees), born in Tampa, Florida

Baseball Pitcher Dwight Gooden
Baseball Pitcher
Dwight Gooden
  • Harry J. Lennix, American actor
  • Maeve Quinlan, American actress
  • Monica Bandini, Italian racing cyclist (World C'ship gold women's team time trial 1988), born in Faenza, Italy (d. 2021)

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Hay Malotte, composer, dies at 69
  • John Emery, American actor (Ship Ahoy, Kronos, Mademoiselle Fifi), dies at 59
  • Piet Moeskops, Dutch track cyclist (world sprint champion 1921-24, 26), dies at 71
1964 Highlights

About November 16, 1964

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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