What Happened on July 2, 1964

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


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Architect Le Corbusier is made Grand Officiers of the L├ęgion d'honneur

Architect and City Planner Le Corbusier
Architect and City Planner
Le Corbusier

Music releaseMusic Recording

Cilla Black records Beatle's "Its For You", Paul McCartney plays piano

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Grand jury indicts Beckwith in murder of Medger Evers

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US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act into law

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Robinson, American wrestling referee
  • Dave Parsons, rocker (Transvision Vamp, Sham 69-That's Life)
  • DeAnne Hemmens, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • Joe Magrane, baseball player
  • Jose Canseco, outfielder (Oak A's, Red Sox, 1988 AL MVP), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Ozzie Canseco, Cuban-born American baseball player
  • Shannon Ritter, jockey

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson (52) weds Sigmond Galloway

Gospel Singer Mahalia Jackson
Gospel Singer
Mahalia Jackson

Famous Deaths

  • Glenn "Fireball" Roberts, biggest NASCAR money winner, dies in crash