On This Day

What Happened on September 4, 1964

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
  • René 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

  • Werner Bergengruen, Baltic German writer (Der Großtyrann und das Gericht), dies at 71
1964 Highlights

About September 4, 1964

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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