What Happened on July 2, 1964

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Recording

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Robinson, American wrestling referee
  • Dave Parsons, rocker (Transvision Vamp, Sham 69-That's Life)
  • DeAnne Hemmens, sprint kayak (Olympics-96), born in San Francisco, California
  • Joe Magrane, baseball player
  • Jose Canseco, outfielder (Oak A's, Red Sox, 1988 AL MVP), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Ozzie Canseco, Cuban-born American baseball player
  • Shannon Ritter, jockey

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson (52) weds Sigmond Galloway

Gospel Singer Mahalia Jackson
Gospel Singer
Mahalia Jackson

Famous Deaths

  • Glenn "Fireball" Roberts, biggest NASCAR money winner, dies in crash