What Happened in June 1964

Historical Events

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Jun 1 Kenya becomes a republic and Jomo Kenyatta its President

Founding Father of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta
Founding Father of Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta
  • Jun 2 "Folies Bergère" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
  • Jun 2 Lal Bahadur Sjastri elected premier of India
  • Jun 2 Rolling Stones 1st US concert tour debuts in Lynn, Mass

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Jun 3 Ringo Starr collapses from tonsillitis & pharyngitis

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Jun 3 Rolling Stones begin 1st US tour (with Bobby Goldsboro & Bobby Vee)
  • Jun 4 Beatles "World Tour" begins in Copenhagen Denmark
  • Jun 4 LA Dodger Sandy Koufax 3rd no-hitter beats Phil Phillies, 3-0
  • Jun 4 Maldives adopts constitution
  • Jun 4 Test Cricket debut of Geoff Boycott v Australia at Trent Bridge, 48

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Jun 5 Davie Jones & King Bees debut "I Can't Help Thinking About Me"; group disbands but Davie Jones goes on to success as David Bowie

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
David Bowie
  • Jun 6 96th Belmont: Manuel Ycaza aboard Quadrangle wins in 2:28.6
  • Jun 6 Beatles arrive in Netherlands
  • Jun 6 Under a temporary order, the rocket launches at Cuxhaven, Germany, are terminated, though they never resume.
  • Jun 7 Beatles travel canals of Amsterdam

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Jun 9 Jack Nicklaus wins British Open golf tournament

  • Jun 10 Rolling Stones record their 12x5 album at Chess Studios in Chicago
  • Jun 10 Southern filibuster on civil rights bill ends; cloture invoked
  • Jun 11 Chicago police break up Rolling Stones press conference
  • Jun 11 Manfred Mann record Do Wah Diddy Diddy Dum Diddy Do
  • Jun 11 Queen Elizabeth orders Beatles to her birthday party, they attend
  • Jun 11 West Germany seeks talks with Czechoslovakia

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Jun 12 Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Jun 13 Basil Heatley runs world record marathon (2:13:55)
  • Jun 14 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Jun 15 Last French troops leave Algeria
  • Jun 16 Quake strikes Niigata, Japan
  • Jun 18 African Groundnut Council forms in Dakar

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Jun 19 Bob Dylan completes UK tour

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
  • Jun 19 Cambuur Leeuwarden BVO soccer team forms in Leeuwarden
  • Jun 19 Civil Rights Act of 1964 passes 73-27
  • Jun 20 64th US Golf Open: Ken Venturi shoots a 278 at Congressional CC MD
  • Jun 21 Beckwith arrested for murder of Medger Evers, found guilty 30 yr later
  • Jun 21 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Lady Carling Eastern Golf Open
  • Jun 21 Phillies Jim Bunning pitches perfect game (Mets) on Fathers day, in 2nd game of DH, Mets get 3 hits, 3 being fewest hits in NL DH
  • Jun 21 Three civil rights workers, Michael H Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James E Chane, disappeared after release from a Mississippi jail
  • Jun 21 UEFA European Championship: Spain defeat Soviet Union 2-1 in Madrid
  • Jun 23 Gen Maxwell Taylor appointed US ambassador in South Vietnam
  • Jun 24 FTC rules health warnings must appear on all cigarette packages
  • Jun 24 In South Africa, the 90-Days Act commences, providing for any person to be detained, without trial, for 90 days; further, the person could be re-arrested under the same law for another 90 days
  • Jun 25 Prince A Taylor becomes 1st black methodist bishop (NJ)
  • Jun 25 WMCA (NYC) plays Beatles' Hard Days Night Album (10 days prior to its scheduled release date), they decide to release it June 26th
  • Jun 26 Beatles release "A Hard Day's Night" album
  • Jun 26 Blacks & Whites riot over racial segregation in St Augustine
  • Jun 26 Moise Tsjombe forms government in Congo
  • Jun 26 14th Berlin International Film Festival: "Dry Summer" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 27 "New Phil Silvers Show" last airs on CBS-TV
  • Jun 27 "Sie Liebt Dich (She Loves You)" by Die Beatles peaks at #97
  • Jun 27 Jan & Dean release "Little Old Lady From Pasadena"
  • Jun 28 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waldemar Golf Open

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Jun 28 Organization for Afro-American Unity formed in New York by Malcolm X

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
  • Jun 29 1st draft of Star Trek's pilot "Cage" released
  • Jun 29 Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed after 83-day filibuster in the US Senate
  • Jun 30 Centaur 3 launch vehicle fails to make Earth orbit
  • Jun 30 Last UN troops leave Congo

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Rashid Patel, cricketer (Indian pace bowler, Lamba incident)
  • Jun 1 Mark Curry, American comedian and actor
  • Jun 2 Caroline Link, German film director and screenwriter
  • Jun 3 Nelson Liriano, Puerto Plata Dom Rep, infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Jun 3 Kerry King, American musician (Slayer)
  • Jun 3 Doro Pesch, German singer
  • Jun 3 James Purefoy, British actor
  • Jun 4 Chris Kavanagh, rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
  • Jun 4 Steve Searcy, baseball player
  • Jun 4 Eva Fampas, Greek guitarist
  • Jun 5 Laura Charameda, Marshall Mich, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 5 Mags, rocker (Fuzzbox-Into Rescue)
  • Jun 5 Karl Sanders, American musician (Nile)
  • Jun 6 Dee C Lee, [Diane Sealey], rocker (Style Council-You're Best Thing)
  • Jun 6 Sherry J Traylor, Mexico Missouri, Miss Missouri-America (1991)
  • Jun 6 Konnan, Mexican professional wrestler
  • Jun 7 Caroline Anne Hare, 5k/10k (Olympics-96), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Jun 7 Graeme Labrooy, cricketer (Sri Lankan pace bowler in 9 Tests 1986-91)
  • Jun 7 Judie Aronson, American actress
  • Jun 7 Gia Carides, Greek-Australian actress
  • Jun 8 Butch [Harry Lee] Reynolds Jr, 4X400m runner, born in Akron, Ohio
  • Jun 8 Nelli [Antoinette HC] Fiere-Cooman, Neth, runner (WR 60 m in 7.00)
  • Jun 9 Gloria Reuben, actress (Jeanie Boulet - ER), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jun 9 Wayman Tisdale, NBA center/forward (Phoenix Suns)
  • Jun 9 Hiroko Yakushimaru, Japanese actress and singer
  • Jun 10 Pete Jordan, Elmhurst IL, Nike golfer (1992 Fresno Open-2nd)
  • Jun 10 Jimmy Chamberlin, American musician (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  • Jun 10 Ben Daniels, British actor
  • Jun 11 Kim Gallagher, 800m runner (Olympic-silver-1984), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 11 Jean Alesi, French Formula One driver
  • Jun 12 Paula Marshall, Rockville MD, actress (Lindsay Sutton-Chicago Sons)
  • Jun 12 Peter Such, cricketer (England off-spinner 1993-)
  • Jun 12 Derek Higgins, Irish racing driver
  • Jun 13 Jennifer Gillom, WNBA center/forward (Phoenix Mercury/Oly-gold-1988)
  • Jun 13 Sarunas Marciulionis, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings)
  • Jun 13 Christian Wilhelm Berger, Romanian composer
  • Jun 14 Jamie Dukes, NFL center (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jun 14 Randall Thompson, Halifax Nova Scotia, boxer (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 14 Peter Gilliver, English lexicographer

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Jun 15 Courteney Cox, American actress (Monica Geller on Friends), born in Birmingham, Alabama

Actress Courteney Cox
Courteney Cox
  • Jun 15 Michael Laudrup, Danish footballer
  • Jun 17 Diane Murphy, actress (Tabitha Stevens-Bewitched)
  • Jun 17 Erin Murphy, actress (Tabitha Stevens-Bewitched)
  • Jun 17 Michael Gross, West Germany, swimmer (Olympic-2 world records-1984)
  • Jun 17 Steve Rhodes, cricketer (England wicket-keeper 1994-95)
  • Jun 17 Rinaldo Capello, Italian racing driver
  • Jun 18 Thanh Nguyen, Saigon Vietnam, 141 lbs US weightlifter (Olympics-1996)
  • Jun 18 Uday Hussein, Iraqi leader (d. 2003)
  • Jun 19 David Freedman, cricketer (NSW left-arm Chinese bowler since 1990)
  • Jun 19 Boris Johnson, British politician
  • Jun 19 Brian Vander Ark, American musician
  • Jun 20 Najee Mustafaa, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jun 20 Paul David Goydos, PGA golfer (1994 BC Open-7th), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jun 20 Pierfrancesco Chili, Italian motorcycle racer
  • Jun 21 Doug Savant, actor (Matt Fielding-Melrose Place), born in Burbank, California
  • Jun 21 Kari Kennell, Colorado, playmate (Feb, 1988)/actress (Eric's Revenge)
  • Jun 21 Sammi Davis-Voss, Kidderminster England, actress (Hope & Glory)
  • Jun 21 David Morrissey, British actor
  • Jun 22 Amy Brenneman, New London Ct, actress (Janice-NYPD Blue)
  • Jun 22 Greg Anderson, NBA forward/center (San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks)
  • Jun 22 Kevin Sargeant, rocker (Thrashing Doves-Reprobate's Hymm)
  • Jun 22 Mark Royals, NFL punter (New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions)
  • Jun 22 Mike Edwards, British rock vocalist (Jesus Jones-Devil you Know)
  • Jun 22 Nico Jalink, Dutch soccer player (Sparta, NAC)
  • Jun 22 Tommy Cunningham, rocker (Wet Wet Wet-Wishing I Was)

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Jun 22 Dan Brown, American author of thriller fiction (The Da Vinci Code), born in Exeter, New Hampshire

Author Dan Brown
Dan Brown
  • Jun 23 Joey Allen, Ft Wayne Indiana, rock guitarist (Warrant-Cherry Pie)
  • Jun 23 Trent Bushey, Haverhill Mass, actor (David Rampal-All My Children)
  • Jun 23 Yun Lou, Chinese gymnast
  • Jun 23 Joss Whedon, American director, screenwriter and producer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Avengers), born in New York City
  • Jun 24 Gary Suter, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks, USA), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Jun 25 Dell Curry, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
  • Jun 25 Phil Emery, cricketer (NSW wicket-keeper, Australia 1994)
  • Jun 25 Emma Suárez, Spanish actress
  • Jun 25 Greg Raymer, Professional poker player
  • Jun 26 Alison Wyeth, Isle 1.5k/5k runner, born in West Middlesex, England
  • Jun 26 Pamela Wright, Scotland, LPGA golfer (1995 Jamie Farr Toledo-3rd)
  • Jun 26 Zeng Jinlian, Hunan China, became tallest woman known (2.46 m, 8'1")
  • Jun 27 Chuck Person, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Jun 27 Stephan Brenninkmeijer, Dutch film producer and director
  • Jun 28 Bryan Barker, NFL punter (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Jun 28 Stephanie Maynor, Chester England, golfer (1995 PING Welch's-13th)
  • Jun 28 Susan Mascarin, tennis star, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 29 Pepper Johnson, NFL linebacker (NY Giants, Cleveland Browns)
  • Jun 29 Stedman Pearson, Essex, rock vocalist (Five Star-Silk & Steel)
  • Jun 29 Wendy Kilbourne, actress (Devon-Midnight Caller) [1964 Approx]

Famous Weddings

  • Jun 27 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) weds academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) in Beverly Hills, California

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Rutkowski Bronislaw, composer, dies at 66
  • Jun 3 Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Finnish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
  • Jun 4 Samuil Marshak, Russian poet (b. 1887)
  • Jun 6 Robert Warwick, actor (Konga, Zorro, Lady Godiva), dies at 85
  • Jun 7 Charlie Llewellyn, cricketer (544 runs in 15 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Jun 9 Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook/newspaper owner (Leatherhead), dies
  • Jun 9 W Maxwell Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook, Engl Min of Info, dies at 85
  • Jun 10 Louis Gruenberg, composer, dies at 79
  • Jun 14 [Hei]ko E Arnoldi, actor/director (3 Drops of Water), dies at 81
  • Jun 18 Alexander Shamil'yevich Melik-Pashayev, composer, dies at 58
  • Jun 20 Edgar Barrier, actor (Cobra Woman, Rocky, Macbeth), dies at 57
  • Jun 21 Andrew Goodman, US civil rights activist, murdered at 20
  • Jun 21 James Chaney, US civil rights activist, murdered at 21
  • Jun 21 Michael Schwerner, US civil rights activist, murder at 21
  • Jun 22 Havank, [HF van der Kallen], detective writer (Shade), dies at 60
  • Jun 25 Gerrit T Rietveld, Dutch architect (Sonsbeekpaviljoen), dies at 76
  • Jun 26 Leo Dandurand, American-born Canadian sports executive (b. 1889)
  • Jun 27 Daniel Lazarus, French composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 28 King Calder, actor (Lt Grey-Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 64
  • Jun 29 Milenko Zivkovic, composer, dies at 63
  • Jun 29 Eric Dolphy, American jazz musician (b. 1928)