August 1964 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 1 ALM (Antillian Airlines) begins operation
  • Aug 2 Dutch government gives Indonesia export guarantees
  • Aug 2 North Vietnam fires on a US destroyer in Gulf of Tonkin
  • Aug 2 Race riot in Jersey City NJ
  • Aug 4 Civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James E Chaney, bodies discovered in an earthen Mississippi dam
  • Aug 4 North Vietnam torpedos US ships Gulf of Tonkin
  • Aug 5 Congo rebellion: Christopher Gbenye/Pierre Mulele conquer Stanleyville
  • Aug 5 US begins bombing North Vietnam
  • Aug 6 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Ecclesiam Suam
  • Aug 6 Prometheus, the world's oldest tree, is cut down in Nevada US
  • Aug 7 Turkey begins air attack on Greek Cypriots
  • Aug 7 US Congress approves Gulf of Tonkin resolution
  • Aug 11 Race riot in Paterson NJ
  • Aug 12 10th time Mantle switch-hits HR in a game, one goes 502 feet
  • Aug 12 Race riot in Elizabeth, NJ
  • Aug 13 1st broadcast by Trans World Radio on Bonaire
  • Aug 14 Egypt/Iraq/Jordan/Kuwait/Syria form common market
  • Aug 15 Race riot in Dixmoor (Chicago suburb) Ill
  • Aug 16 St Louis Card Curt Flood gets 8 straight hits in a doubleheader
  • Aug 18 Charles Helu elected president of Lebanon
  • Aug 18 USSR launch 3 Kosmos satellites
  • Aug 19 Communication satellite Syncom 3 launched

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 20 US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Economic Opportunity Act, an anti-poverty measure totaling nearly $1 billion

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Aug 22 Guinee, Liberia & Ivory Coast form joint market
  • Aug 22 Supreme's "Where Did Our Love Go" reaches #1
  • Aug 24 2nd Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 6-4
  • Aug 25 Singapore limits imports from Netherlands due to Indonesian aggression
  • Aug 26 Italian Communist Party selects Luigi Longo as chairman
  • Aug 26 LBJ nominated at Democratic convention in Atlantic City, NJ
  • Aug 28 Race riot in Philadelphia
  • Aug 28 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 28 US weather satellite Nimbus 1 launched
  • Aug 31 Ground is broken for Anaheim Stadium, future home of Angels

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 1 Rob Camilletti, Cher's boyfriend
  • Aug 3 Joan E Higginbotham, astronaut, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 4 Gary King, British radio presenter
  • Aug 7 John Birmingham, Australian author
  • Aug 8 Anastasia Ashman, American writer
  • Aug 9 Hoda Kotb, American television news anchor
  • Aug 11 Jim Lee, Korean-born comic book artist
  • Aug 14 Brannon Braga, American scriptwriter
  • Aug 15 Melinda French Gates, American wife of Bill Gates
  • Aug 23 Kong Hee, Singaporean, Founder and Senior Pastor of the City Harvest movement in Asia
  • Aug 24 Salizhan Sharkirovich Sharipov, Kirhizia, astronaut (STS-89)
  • Aug 25 Timothy Nicholson, journalist
  • Aug 25 Maxim Kontsevich, Russian mathematician
  • Aug 25 Vassilios Kotronias, Greek chess grandmaster
  • Aug 30 Gavin Fisher, British engineer
  • Aug 31 Raymond P. Hammond, American poet and editor

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 29 46th US Vice President Dick Cheney (23) weds Lynne Ann Vincent (23) at the First Presbyterian Church of Casper in Wyoming

46th US Vice-President Dick Cheney
46th US Vice-President
Dick Cheney

Deaths in History

  • Aug 3 Flannery O'Connor, writer (Good Man is Hard to Find), dies at 39
  • Aug 5 Moa Martinson, Swedish writer (My Mother Gets Married), dies at 73
  • Aug 13 Peter Anthony Allen is the last person executed (for murder) in England and United Kingdom at Walton Prison, Liverpool
  • Aug 21 Palmiro Togliatti, founder (Communist Italian Party)/min of Just, dies