On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1964

Historical Events

Historic Event

Civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer speaks at the US Democratic National Convention about her efforts to register to vote in Mississippi

  • Guinee, Liberia & Ivory Coast form joint market
  • Supreme's "Where Did Our Love Go" reaches #1

Famous Birthdays

  • Dean Evason, Canadian NHL player (Calgary Flames), born in Thompson, Manitoba

Mats Wilander

Mats Wilander, Swedish tennis player (7-time Grand Slam winner), born in Växjö, Sweden

1964 Highlights

About August 22, 1964

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo