What Happened in July 1964

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Recording

Jul 2 Cilla Black records Beatle's "Its For You", Paul McCartney plays piano

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Jul 2 Grand jury indicts Beckwith in murder of Medger Evers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 2 US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs Civil Rights Act & Voting Rights Act into law

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 78th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Stolle (64 12-10 46 63)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 71st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maria Bueno beats Margaret Court (64 79 63)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • Jul 4 Beachboys' "I Get Around" reaches #1
  • Jul 6 Beatles' film "Hard Day's Night" premieres in London
  • Jul 6 Malawi (formerly Nyasaland) declares independence from UK
  • Jul 7 35th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-4 at Shea Stadium, New York
  • Jul 7 All star MVP: John Callison (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Jul 10 Jesus Alou is 1st Giant in 40 years to get 6 hits in a game
  • Jul 10 Moise Tsjombe becomes premier of Congo
  • Jul 10 Moïse-Kapenda Tshombé, leader of the Confederation of Tribal Associations of Katanga, becomes the Prime Minister of the Congo
  • Jul 10 93rd British Golf Open: Tony Lema shoots a 279 at St Andrews

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 12 19th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Jul 14 Oriole Bob Johnson's 6th straight hit as a pinch hitter
  • Jul 14 51st Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil of France
  • Jul 15 Barry M Goldwater (Sen-R-Az) nominated for president by Republicans
  • Jul 16 Republican convention selects Barry Goldwater as presidential candidate
  • Jul 17 Don Campbell sets record for turbine vehicle, 690.91 kph (429.31 mph)
  • Jul 17 Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 17 ANC leader Nelson Mandela, recently sentenced to life imprisonment, is awarded the Joliot Curie Gold Medal for Peace

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Jul 18 Race riot in Harlem (NYC); riots spread to Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bkln)
  • Jul 19 46th PGA Championship: Bobby Nichols shoots a 271 at Columbus CC Ohio
  • Jul 19 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Yankee Women's Golf Open
  • Jul 19 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 20 1st surfin' record to go #1-Jan & Dean's "Surf City"
  • Jul 20 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 10th String quartet
  • Jul 21 Arnold Long takes 11 catches in the match for Surrey v Sussex
  • Jul 21 Mildred Simpson runs female world record marathon (3:19:33)
  • Jul 21 Last Dutch whaling ship Willem Barents Sea sold to Japan
  • Jul 21 Race riots in Singapore between Chinese and Malay groups, 23 killed, 454 injured
  • Jul 23 As' Bert Campaneris HRs on 1st pitch, hits a 2nd HR on 2nd at bat
  • Jul 23 Egyptian munition ship "Star of Alexandria" explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage
  • Jul 24 -27) race riot in Rochester, New York, 4 killed
  • Jul 25 "Here's Love" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 338 performances
  • Jul 25 Beatles' album "A Hard Day's Night" goes #1 & stays #1 for 14 weeks
  • Jul 25 Bob Simpson out for 311 at Old Trafford
  • Jul 25 Race riot in Rochester NY
  • Jul 26 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Open
  • Jul 26 Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa convicted of fraud & conspiracy
  • Jul 26 Train from Povoa de Varzin, Portugal derails near Oporto, 94 die
  • Jul 26 US union leader James Hoffa sentenced for fraud
  • Jul 28 England all out 611 in reply to Australia's 8-656 Match a draw
  • Jul 28 Ranger 7 launched toward the Moon; sent back 4308 TV pictures
  • Jul 30 US naval fire on Hon Ngu/Hon Mo, North Vietnam
  • Jul 31 Al Parker glides 644 miles without a motor
  • Jul 31 Rolling Stone concert in Ireland halts after 12 minutes due to riot
  • Jul 31 US Ranger 7 takes 4,316 pictures before crashing on Moon

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Mike Twardoski, baseball player
  • Jul 1 Poi Burton, rocker (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen)
  • Jul 1 Theresa Lynn, American actress (Orgasm Girl-Private Parts), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Jul 2 Dave Parsons, rocker (Transvision Vamp, Sham 69-That's Life)
  • Jul 2 DeAnne Hemmens, sprint kayak (Olympics-96), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 2 Joe Magrane, baseball player
  • Jul 2 Jose Canseco, outfielder (Oak A's, Red Sox, 1988 AL MVP), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Jul 2 Shannon Ritter, jockey
  • Jul 2 Ozzie Canseco, Cuban-born American baseball player
  • Jul 2 Charles Robinson, American wrestling referee
  • Jul 3 Gary Ryan, rocker (Blackhearts)
  • Jul 3 Joe Hamorski, Peru IN, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Greater Greenville-9th)
  • Jul 3 Louis Clark, NFL receiver (Seattle)/WLAF coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Jul 3 Pia Reyes, Manila Philipines, playmate (Nov, 1988)
  • Jul 3 Warren Newson, Newnan GA, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
  • Jul 3 Joanne Harris, British author
  • Jul 3 Yeardley Smith, French-born American actress
  • Jul 4 Kevin Sutherland, Nike golfer (1992 Hawkeye Open-2nd), born in Sacramento, California
  • Jul 4 Mark Allen Slaughter, Las Vegas, guitarist (Slaughter-Stick it Live)
  • Jul 4 Cle Kooiman, American soccer player
  • Jul 4 Mark Whiting, American filmmaker and actor
  • Jul 5 Mark H Lascells, grandson of English princess Mary
  • Jul 5 Salim Raza, UAE cricket all-rounder (1996 World Cup)
  • Jul 6 Lillie Leatherwood, Northport Ala, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • Jul 8 Alexei Gusarov, Moscow Russia, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
  • Jul 8 Maryalice Demler, N Tonawanda NY, Miss NY-America (1991)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 9 Courtney Love, American muscian (Hole) and actress (People vs Larry Flynt), born in San Francisco, California

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Singer-Songwriter
Courtney Love
  • Jul 9 Ronnie Grandison, NBA forward (NY Knicks)
  • Jul 9 Scott Rachal Verplank, PGA golfer (1985 Western Open), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 10 Felipe Martinez, jockey
  • Jul 10 Urban Meyer, American football coach
  • Jul 10 Wilfried Peeters, Belgian cyclist
  • Jul 11 Earl Jones, Inkster Mich, 800m runner (Olympic-bronze-1984)
  • Jul 11 Craig Charles, English actor
  • Jul 11 Kyrill, Prince of Preslav, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • Jul 12 Judi Evans Luciano, Montebello, actress (Paulina Cory-Another World)
  • Jul 12 Gaby Roslin, English television presenter
  • Jul 13 Utpal Chatterjee, cricketer (Bengal slow left-arm bowler)
  • Jul 14 Barbara Chiu, Canton China, Canada table tennis player (Oly-33-92, 96)
  • Jul 14 Brett J Ogle, Paddington Austral, PGA golfer (1993 AT&T Pebble Beach)
  • Jul 14 Jack Kay Jr, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Singapore Open), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 15 Shari Headley, American actress (All My Children, Coming to America), born in Queens, New York
  • Jul 15 Leonard Stabb, actor (Hunter Guthrie-One Life to Live, Guiding Light)
  • Jul 16 Miguel Indurain, Spanish cyclist (Tour de France winner 1991-95)
  • Jul 17 Heather Langenkamp, actress (Marie-Just the 10 of Us)
  • Jul 18 Susan Marie Snyder, actress (Julie-As the World Turns)
  • Jul 18 Wendy Williams, radio host
  • Jul 19 Alexandra Curtis, model/daughter of Christine Kaufmann
  • Jul 19 Gina Procaccio, Drexel Hills Pennsylvania, 5k runner
  • Jul 19 Teresa Edwards, Cairo GA, basketball forward (Oly-gold-1984, 88,92,96)
  • Jul 19 André A. Jackson, founder African Diamond Producers Association
  • Jul 20 Murray Craven, Medicine Hat, NHL left wing (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Jul 20 Chris Cornell, American musician (Soundgarden, Audioslave)
  • Jul 20 Terri Irwin, American naturalist; widow of Steve Irwin
  • Jul 20 Kool G Rap, American musician
  • Jul 20 Dean Winters, American actor
  • Jul 21 Susan Swift, actress (Chisholms), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jul 22 Bonnie Langford, English actress (Wombling Free)
  • Jul 22 David Spade, comedian (SNL, Tommy Boy, Black Sheep)
  • Jul 22 Rafael Addison, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • Jul 22 John Leguizamo, Bogotá, Colombia, Colombian American actor (Mambo Mouth, Whispers in the Dark)
  • Jul 22 Adam Godley, British actor
  • Jul 22 Don Van Natta, Jr., American journalist
  • Jul 23 Greg Best, Equestrian athlete (Olympic-silver-88, 92), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Jul 23 Ed Forchion, American marijuana activist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 24 Barry Bonds, American football left fielder (Pirates, SF Giants, 7X MVP), born in Riverside, California

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • Jul 24 Erminia Russo, Kelowna BC, volleyball player (Olympics-96)
  • Jul 24 Teri Schroeder, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13-1993), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Jul 24 Banana Yoshimoto, Japanese author
  • Jul 25 Jose Bautista, Bani Dom Rep, pitcher (SF Giants)
  • Jul 25 Tony Granato, Downers Grove, NHL left wing (LA Kings)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 26 Sandra Bullock, actress (Speed, Net, Love & War), born in Washington, D.C.

  • Jul 26 Anne Provoost, Belgian author (In the Shadow of the Ark)
  • Jul 26 Ralf Metzenmacher, German painter and designer
  • Jul 26 Danny Woodburn, American actor
  • Jul 27 Rex Brown, American musician (Pantera)
  • Jul 28 Bruce Wilkerson, NFL tackle (Jaguars, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Jul 28 Dave Alexander, NFL center (NY Jets)
  • Jul 28 Lori Loughlin, American actress (Full House, Summerland), born in Queens, New York
  • Jul 29 Lisa Peluso, actress (Search for Tomorrow, Ava-Loving), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 30 Vivica A. Fox, American actress
  • Jul 30 Jürgen Klinsmann, German footballer and manager
  • Jul 30 Alek Keshishian, Lebanese-born American film director
  • Jul 31 Jim Corr, Irish singer and musician (The Corrs)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 2 Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson (52) weds Sigmond Galloway

Gospel Singer Mahalia Jackson
Gospel Singer
Mahalia Jackson
  • Jul 31 George Lascelles marries Patricia Tuckwell

Famous Divorces

  • Jul 28 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) divorces academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) after 32 days of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Pierre Monteux, French/US conductor (Concert Bldg Orch), dies at 89
  • Jul 2 Glenn "Fireball" Roberts, biggest NASCAR money winner, dies in crash
  • Jul 11 Maurice Thorez, sec-general French communist party, dies at 64
  • Jul 12 William Solomon, South African cricketer (Test 1898-99), dies
  • Jul 19 Carol Veazie, actress (Maude-Norby), dies at 69
  • Jul 23 Jan PML de Vries, Dutch germanist/folklorist, dies at 74
  • Jul 24 Erwin F Finlay-Freundlich, British astronomer, dies
  • Jul 26 Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, British politician, naval officer and racing driver (b. 1884)
  • Jul 29 Vean Gregg, American baseball player (b. 1885)
  • Jul 31 Jim Reeves, US country singer, dies in air crash at 39