On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1964

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

ANC leader Nelson Mandela, recently sentenced to life imprisonment, is awarded the Joliot Curie Gold Medal for Peace

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Don Campbell sets record for turbine vehicle, 690.91 kph (429.31 mph)
  • Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Craig Morgan [Greer], American singer (My Kind of Livin'), born in Kingston Springs, Tennessee
  • Heather Langenkamp, American actress (Marie-Just the 10 of Us), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
1964 Highlights

About July 17, 1964

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 4 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer