On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1964

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Civil Rights Activist Fannie Lou Hamer
Civil Rights Activist
Fannie Lou Hamer
  • 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

Person of interestMats Wilander

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

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander

1964 Highlights

About August 22, 1964

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo