On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1964

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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