On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1964

Historical Events

  • 10th time Mantle switch-hits HR in a game, one goes 502 feet

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Mickey Mantle switch-hits HR record 10th & final time in a game

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Race riot in Elizabeth, NJ

Famous Deaths

  • Ian Fleming, English author (James Bond novels), dies at 56
1964 Highlights

About August 12, 1964

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 3 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo