On This Day

What Happened on September 4, 1964

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Eduardo Frei Montalva elected President of Chile
  • NASA launches its 1st Orbital Geophysical Observatory (OGO-1)
  • Scottish Forth Road Bridge opens (then the longest in Europe)

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Weiner, American politician (Rep-NY 1999-2011) and sex offender, born in New York City, New York
  • RenĂ© Pape, German opera singer (bass), born in Dresden, East Germany
  • Tomas Sandstrom, Swedish NHL forward (Anaheim, Team Sweden 1998), born in Jakobstad, Finland

Famous Deaths

  • W Bergengruen, writer, dies at 71