On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1964

Historical Events

  • Italian Communist Party selects Luigi Longo as chairman

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

LBJ nominated at Democratic convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Jurasin, American CFL defensive end (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Wakefield, Michigan
  • Chad Kreuter, American MLB catcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Marin County, California
  • Daphne Caruana Galizia, Maltese journalist (Panama Papers), born in Sliema, Malta (d. 2017)
  • Dave Boyes, Canadian rower (Olympics 1996), born in St Catharines, Ontario,
  • Karla Karch-Gailus, Canadian basketball guard (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Famous Divorces

Broken heartPerson of Interest

American actress Jayne Mansfield and Hungarian-American bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay's Mexican divorce is recognized by the state of California

1964 Highlights

About August 26, 1964

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 57 years and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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