On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 1964

Historical Events

  • Bodies of civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James E. Chaney discovered in an earthen Mississippi dam
  • North Vietnam torpedoes US ships in the 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 jazz harpist and pianist Alice Macleod

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane
1964 Highlights

About August 4, 1964

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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