July 1964 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 2 Grand jury indicts Beckwith in murder of Medger Evers

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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
  • Jul 6 Malawi (formerly Nyasaland) declares independence from UK
  • 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 14 Oriole Bob Johnson's 6th straight hit as a pinch hitter
  • 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

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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 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 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 Bob Simpson out for 311 at Old Trafford
  • Jul 25 Race riot in Rochester NY
  • 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 US Ranger 7 takes 4,316 pictures before crashing on Moon

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 2 Charles Robinson, American wrestling referee
  • Jul 3 Joanne Harris, British author
  • Jul 5 Mark H Lascells, grandson of English princess Mary
  • Jul 8 Maryalice Demler, N Tonawanda NY, Miss NY-America (1991)
  • Jul 11 Kyrill, Prince of Preslav, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • Jul 18 Wendy Williams, radio host
  • Jul 19 André A. Jackson, founder African Diamond Producers Association
  • Jul 20 Terri Irwin, American naturalist; widow of Steve Irwin
  • Jul 22 Don Van Natta, Jr., American journalist
  • Jul 23 Ed Forchion, American marijuana activist
  • Jul 24 Banana Yoshimoto, Japanese author
  • Jul 26 Anne Provoost, Belgian author (In the Shadow of the Ark)
  • Jul 26 Ralf Metzenmacher, German painter and designer

Weddings in History

  • Jul 31 George Lascelles marries Patricia Tuckwell

Deaths in History

  • Jul 11 Maurice Thorez, sec-general French communist party, dies at 64
  • Jul 23 Jan PML de Vries, Dutch germanist/folklorist, dies at 74
  • Jul 24 Erwin F Finlay-Freundlich, British astronomer, dies