What Happened on July 17, 1964

Historical Events

Event of Interest

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
1964 History

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
Born in 1964

About July 17, 1964

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 2 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Rag Doll - The 4 Seasons Featuring the "Sound of Frankie Valli"
  • UK #1 Song: A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles