On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1964

Historical Events

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Ecclesiam Suam

Pope Paul VI
Paul VI
  • Prometheus, the world's oldest tree aged at least 4,862 years old, is accidentally cut down in Nevada, USA

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
1964 Highlights

About August 6, 1964

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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