On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1964

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

  • 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? 57 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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