On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1964

Historical Events

  • "Golden Boy" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 569 performances
  • Ann Packer of Great Britain runs a world record 2:01.1 to win the women's 800m gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
  • Mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
  • Riot at Rolling Stones show in Paris (150 arrested)
  • Tamara Press of the Soviet Union wins her second gold medal in 2 days by taking out the women's shot put at the Tokyo Olympics; Press' second consecutive Olympic shot put title

Famous Birthdays

  • Kamala Harris, American lawyer and politician, 1st African-American, Asian-American attorney general of California, born in Oakland, California

Famous Deaths

Person of interestHerbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover, 31st President of US (1929-33), dies in NY at 90

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Miles WL Killearn of Killearn, baron/diplomat (Egypt), dies at 84
1964 Highlights

About October 20, 1964

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra