What Happened on July 2, 1964

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Architect Le Corbusier is made Grand Officiers of the Légion d'honneur

Music Recording

Cilla Black records Lennon/McCartney song "It's For You", Paul McCartney plays piano

Murder of Interest

Grand jury indicts Byron de la Beckwith in murder of Medger Evers

Event of Interest

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

1964 History

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
  • Doug Benson, American comedian (The LEGO Batman Movie), born in San Diego, California
  • Joe Magrane, American baseball player nicknamed "Maddog" (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Des Moines, Iowa

José CansecoJosé Canseco (58 years old)

Cuban-American MLB outfielder and designated hitter (AL MVP 1988), born in Havana, Cuba

  • Ozzie Canseco, Cuban-born American baseball player
Born in 1964

Famous Weddings

Mahalia Jackson

Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson (52) weds Sigmond Galloway

Famous Deaths

  • Glenn "Fireball" Roberts, American auto racer (Daytona 500 1962; NASCAR 33 wins), dies from injuries in May 24 crash at 35

About July 2, 1964

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Get Around - The Beach Boys
  • UK #1 Song: It's Over - Roy Orbison