What Happened on August 2, 1964

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Dutch government gives Indonesia export guarantees
  • North Vietnam fires on a US destroyer in the Gulf of Tonkin incident which would eventually escalate US involvement in the Vietnam War
  • Race riot in Jersey City, New Jersey

Famous Birthdays

  • John Cullen, Puslinch, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Mary-Louise Parker, Ft Jackson SC, actress (Fried Green Tomatoes)

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Kirkwood, actor (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 69
  • Jose Maria Castro, composer, dies at 71