On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1964

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Ecclesiam Suam

Pope Paul VI
Paul VI
  • Prometheus, the world's oldest tree (at least 4862 years old), is accidently cut down in Nevada, US

Famous Birthdays

  • John Mooney, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Lisa Boyle, actress (Showgirls), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Moosie Drier, actor (Laugh-in), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Robert Mimbs, CFL running back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)

Famous Deaths

  • Cedric Hardwicke, British stage actor (Rope, Suspicion, Peter Pan, Richard III), dies at 71