June 1964 in History

Events in History


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Jun 1 Kenya becomes a republic with Jomo Kenyatta as its 1st President

Founding Father of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta
Founding Father of Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta
  • Jun 2 Lal Bahadur Sjastri elected premier of India

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Jun 3 Ringo Starr collapses from tonsillitis & pharyngitis

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Jun 4 Maldives adopts constitution
  • Jun 6 Under a temporary order, the rocket launches at Cuxhaven, Germany, are terminated, though they never resume.
  • Jun 10 Southern filibuster on civil rights bill ends; cloture invoked
  • Jun 11 Manfred Mann record Do Wah Diddy Diddy Dum Diddy Do
  • 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 15 Last French troops leave Algeria
  • Jun 16 Quake strikes Niigata, Japan
  • Jun 18 African Groundnut Council forms in Dakar
  • Jun 19 Civil Rights Act of 1964 passes 73-27
  • Jun 21 Beckwith arrested for murder of Medger Evers, found guilty 30 yr later
  • Jun 21 Three civil rights workers, Michael H Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James E Chane, disappeared after release from a Mississippi jail
  • 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 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

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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 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

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 6 Sherry J Traylor, Mexico Missouri, Miss Missouri-America (1991)
  • Jun 14 Peter Gilliver, English lexicographer
  • Jun 18 Uday Hussein, Iraqi leader (d. 2003)

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Jun 19 Boris Johnson, British Conservative politician, (Foreign Secretary, 2016-present; Mayor of London 2008-2016), born in New York City

British Politician Boris Johnson
British Politician
Boris Johnson

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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
Author
Dan Brown
  • Jun 25 Greg Raymer, Professional poker player
  • Jun 26 Zeng Jinlian, Hunan China, became tallest woman known (2.46 m, 8'1")

Deaths in History

  • Jun 3 Frans Eemil Sillanp√§√§, Finnish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
  • Jun 4 Samuil Marshak, Russian poet (b. 1887)
  • 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 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