On This Day

What Happened on September 21, 1964

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Constellation (US) beats Sovereign (England) in 20th America's Cup
  • Malta becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
  • Reds Chico Ruiz steals home, beats Phillies 1-0. Phillies start a 10 game losing streak that gives Cards the pennant
  • The North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the world's first Mach 3 bomber, makes its maiden flight from Palmdale, California

Famous Birthdays

  • Danny Hoekman, soccer player (NEC)
  • Danny Villa, NFL guard (KC Chiefs)
  • Jorge Drexler, Uruguayan singer and composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jim Koethe, Dallas Times Herald reporter, killed by karate chop