On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 1964

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Bodies of civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James E Chaney discovered in an earthen Mississippi dam
  • North Vietnam torpedos US ships Gulf of Tonkin

Famous Birthdays

  • B J Surhoff, infielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Clyde Simmons, NFL defensive end (Az Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Gary King, British radio presenter

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane (35) weds Alice Macleod

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane