On This Day

What Happened in June 1964

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Rolling Stones arrive in New York's Kennedy International Airport for 1st US tour, greeted by about 500 fans

Historic Event

Jun 1 Kenya becomes a republic with Jomo Kenyatta as its 1st President

  • Jun 2 "Folies Bergère" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances

Music History

Jun 3 Ringo Starr collapses from tonsillitis and pharyngitis, just before the Beatles embark on a World Tour

  • Jun 4 Beatles 1st (and only) "World Tour" begins with two ten-song shows at 4,400 seat KB Halle in Copenhagen, Denmark; British drummer Jimmie Nicol replaces Ringo Starr (recovering from tonsillitis) for the first five dates (10 concerts + a Dutch TV appearance)

Sports History

Jun 4 LA Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax tosses his 3rd career no-hitter; beats Phillies, 3-0 in Philadelphia

  • Jun 4 Maldives adopts constitution
  • Jun 4 Test Cricket debut of Geoff Boycott v Australia at Trent Bridge, 48
  • Jun 5 Rolling Stones 1st US concert tour (with Bobby Goldsboro & Bobby Vee) debuts in San Bernadino, California

Music Single

Jun 5 Davie Jones & King Bees release debut single "I Can't Help Thinking About Me"; group disbands but Davie Jones goes on to success as David Bowie

  • Jun 6 96th Belmont: Manuel Ycaza aboard Quadrangle wins in 2:28.6
  • Jun 6 The Beatles arrive in Netherlands
  • Jun 6 Under a temporary order, the rocket launches at Cuxhaven, Germany, are terminated, though they never resume
  • Jun 7 Beatles travel canals of Amsterdam, with a substitute for Ringo
  • Jun 8 "The Little Old Lady (from Pasadena)", recorded by 1960s American pop singers, Jan and Dean, is released
  • Jun 9 Lal Bahadur Shastri becomes Prime Minister of India after being selected by the ruling Congress Party after Jawaharlal Nehru passed away
  • Jun 10 Rolling Stones record their "12x5" album at Chess Studios in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 10 Southern filibuster on civil rights bill ends; cloture invoked
  • Jun 11 Chicago police break up Rolling Stones press conference on a traffic island in the middle of Michigan Avenue
  • Jun 11 Manfred Mann record Do Wah Diddy Diddy Dum Diddy Do
  • Jun 11 West Germany seeks talks with Czechoslovakia
  • Jun 13 Basil Heatley runs world record marathon (2:13:55)
  • Jun 14 Drummer Ringo Starr re-unites with the Beatles in Melbourne, Australia, after recovering from tonsillitis
  • Jun 15 Last French troops leave Algeria
  • Jun 16 Quake strikes Niigata, Japan
  • Jun 18 African Groundnut Council forms in Dakar

Music History

Jun 19 Bob Dylan completes UK tour

  • Jun 19 Cambuur Leeuwarden BVO soccer team forms in Leeuwarden

Historic Event

Jun 19 Luther Burbank Home and Gardens, home of the famous horticulturist, is designated a National Historical Landmark in Santa Rosa, California

  • Jun 20 US Open Men's Golf, Congressional CC: Ken Venturi wins his only major title, 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Tommy Jacobs
  • Jun 21 Byron De La Beckwith arrested for the murder of civil rights activist Medger Evers, found guilty 30 yr later

Baseball Record

Jun 21 Phillies pitcher Jim Bunning hurls a perfect game as Philadelphia beats the New York Mets, 6-0 on Fathers Day at Shea Stadium

  • Jun 21 Three civil rights workers, Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney, disappear after being released from a Mississippi jail, later found murdered by members of the Ku Klux Klan
  • Jun 21 UEFA European Championship Final, Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain: Marcelino scores the winner as Spain beats Soviet Union, 2-1
  • Jun 23 General Maxwell Taylor appointed US ambassador in South Vietnam
  • Jun 24 FTC rules health warnings must appear on all cigarette packages
  • Jun 24 In South Africa, the 90-Days Act commences, providing for any person to be detained, without trial, for 90 days; further, the person could be re-arrested under the same law for another 90 days
  • Jun 25 Prince A Taylor becomes first African American methodist bishop (NJ)
  • Jun 25 WMCA (NYC) plays Beatles' Hard Days Night Album (10 days prior to its scheduled release date), they decide to release it June 26th
  • Jun 26 Blacks & Whites riot over racial segregation in St Augustine
  • Jun 26 Moise Tsjombe forms government in Congo
  • Jun 26 14th Berlin International Film Festival: "Dry Summer" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 27 "Sie Liebt Dich (She Loves You)" by Die Beatles peaks at #97

Historic Event

Jun 28 Organization for Afro-American Unity formed in New York by Malcolm X

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 2 Caroline Link, German film director and screenwriter
  • Jun 3 Nelson Liriano, Dominican MLB infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
  • Jun 3 Kerry King, American heavy metal guitarist and songwriter (Slayer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 3 Dorothee "Doro" Pesch, German heavy metal singer and songwriter (Warlock), known as the 'Metal Queen', born in Düsseldorf, West German
  • Jun 3 James Purefoy, English actor (Rome), born in Taunton, England
  • Jun 4 Chris Kavanagh, British rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik - "Love Missile F-111"), born in Woolwich, London, England
  • Jun 4 Steve Searcy, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Jun 5 Laura Charameda, American cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Marshall, Michigan
  • Jun 5 Magz [Maggie Dunne], English musician (Fuzzbox), born in Solihull, England
  • Jun 5 Karl Sanders, American heavy metal guitarist and singer (Nile), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Jun 5 Rick Riordan, American author (Percy Jackson & the Olympians), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Jun 6 Konnan, Mexican professional wrestler
  • Jun 6 Paul "Guru" Josh, British musician (Infinity), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • Jun 7 Caroline Anne Hare, 5k/10k (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Jun 7 Graeme Labrooy, Sri Lankan cricket fast bowler (9 Tests, 27 wickets; 44 ODIs; chairman of selectors; international match referee), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Jun 7 Judie Aronson, American actress
  • Jun 7 Gia Carides, Greek-Australian actress
  • Jun 7 Andris Vecumnieks, Latvian contemporary classical composer (Concertino Art-I-Shock), conductor, teacher, and musicologist, born in Riga, Latvian SSR
  • Jun 8 Butch [Harry Lee] Reynolds Jr, 4X400m runner, born in Akron, Ohio
  • Jun 8 Nelli [Antoinette HC] Fiere-Cooman, Neth, runner (WR 60 m in 7.00)
  • Jun 8 Harry Lee "Butch" Reynolds, American 400m runner (world record - 43.29 seconds, 1988-99), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Jun 9 Gloria Reuben, Canadian actress (Jeanie Boulet-ER), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jun 9 Wayman Tisdale, American NBA player (Phoenix Suns) and smooth jazz bassist, born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2009)
  • Jun 9 Hiroko Yakushimaru, Japanese actress (Sailor Suit and Machine Gun), and singer, born in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Jun 10 Vincent Perez, Swiss actor (The Crow-City of Angels), born in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Jun 10 Jimmy Chamberlin, American musician (The Smashing Pumpkins), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • Jun 10 Ben Daniels, British actor (The Crown), born in Nuneaton, England
  • Jun 10 Gary Wallis, British session and touring drummer, percussionist, and musical director (Pink Floyd; 10cc; Il Divo; Mike + The Mechanics; Tom Jones; Jean-Michel Jarre; and Schiller), born in Westminster, London, England
  • Jun 11 Kim Gallagher, American athlete (Olympic silver 1984; bronze 1988), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 11 Jean Alesi, French Formula One driver, born in Avignon, Vaucluse, France
  • Jun 11 Antti Sarpila, Finnish swing jazz clarinetist, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Jun 12 Paula Marshall, American actress (Lindsay Sutton-Chicago Sons), born in Rockville, Maryland
  • Jun 12 Peter Such, English cricketer (England off-spinner 1993-), born in Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
  • Jun 12 Derek Higgins, Irish racing driver, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jun 12 Lorraine Downes, New Zealand beauty queen (Miss Universe 1983), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jun 13 Jennifer Gillom, American WNBA center and forward (Phoenix Mercury/Olympic gold 1988), born in Abbeville, Mississippi
  • Jun 13 Šarūnas Marčiulionis, Lithuanian NBA guard (Sacramento Kings), born in Kaunas, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
  • Jun 13 Christian Wilhelm Berger, Romanian composer and organist, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • Jun 13 Kathy Burke, English actress and playwright (Absolutely Fabulous, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), born in London, England
  • Jun 14 Jamie Dukes, American NFL center (Arizona Cardinals), born in Schenectady, New York
  • Jun 14 Peter Gilliver, English lexicographer, born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England

Courteney Cox

Jun 15 Courteney Cox, American actress (Monica Geller on Friends), born in Birmingham, Alabama

  • Jun 15 Michael Laudrup, Danish footballer
  • Jun 16 Danny Burstein, American stage actor (Moulin Rouge!), born in Mt Kisco, New York
  • Jun 17 Diane Murphy, American actress (Tabitha Stevens in Bewitched), born in Encino, California
  • Jun 17 Erin Murphy, American actress (Tabitha Stevens in Bewitched), born in Encino, California
  • Jun 17 Michael Gross, German swimmer (3 Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Jun 17 Steve Rhodes, English cricketer (England wicket-keeper 1994-95), born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England
  • Jun 17 Rinaldo Capello, Italian racing driver, born in Asti, Italy
  • Jun 18 Thanh Nguyen, American 141 lbs US weightlifter (Olympics 1996), born in Saigon, Vietnam
  • Jun 18 Uday Hussein, Iraqi leader (d. 2003)
  • Jun 19 David Freedman, cricketer (NSW left-arm Chinese bowler since 1990)

Boris Johnson

Jun 19 Boris Johnson, British Conservative politician, (Prime Minister, 2019-present; Mayor of London, 2008-2016), born in NYC, New York

  • Jun 20 Najee Mustafaa, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jun 20 Paul Goydos, American golfer (4th 59 in PGA history 2010), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jun 20 Michael Landon Jr., American actor (Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie), born in Encino, California
  • Jun 20 Pierfrancesco Chili, Italian motorcycle racer
  • Jun 20 Carlos Lee, Panamanian baseball player
  • Jun 20 Andy Coen, American college football coach (Lehigh University Mountain Hawks 2006-18; record 85-64), born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey (d. 2022)
  • Jun 21 Doug Savant, American actor (Matt Fielding-Melrose Place), born in Burbank, California
  • Jun 21 Kari Kennell, American actress (Eric's Revenge) and Playboy playmate (Feb, 1988), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Jun 21 Sammi Davis-Voss, English actress (Hope & Glory), born in Kidderminster England
  • Jun 21 David Morrissey, British actor (State of Play; The Walking Dead), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jun 22 Amy Brenneman, actress (Janice-NYPD Blue), born in New London, Connecticut
  • Jun 22 Greg Anderson, NBA forward/center (San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks)
  • Jun 22 Kevin Sargeant, rocker (Thrashing Doves - "Reprobate's Hymn")
  • Jun 22 Mark Royals, NFL punter (New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions)
  • Jun 22 Mike Edwards, British rock vocalist (Jesus Jones - "Devil You Know")
  • Jun 22 Nico Jalink, Dutch soccer player (Sparta, NAC)
  • Jun 22 Tommy Cunningham, rocker (Wet Wet Wet-Wishing I Was)

Dan Brown

Jun 22 Dan Brown, American author of thriller fiction (The Da Vinci Code), born in Exeter, New Hampshire

  • Jun 22 Dicky Barrett, American rock and ska singer (Mighty Mighty Bosstones), and TV announcer (Jimmy Kimmel Live!, 2004-2022), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Jun 23 Joey Allen [Cagle], American glam-metal rock guitarist (Warrant, 1987-94, 2004–present) - "Cherry Pie"), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Jun 23 Trent Bushey, American actor (David Rampal-All My Children), born in New Hampshire
  • Jun 23 Yun Lou, Chinese gymnast
  • Jun 23 Joss Whedon, American director, screenwriter and producer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Avengers), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 24 Gary Suter, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks, USA), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Jun 25 Dell Curry, American basketball guard and broadcaster (NBA Sixth Man of The Year 1994; Charlotte Hornets all-time points leader [9,839]), born in Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Jun 25 Phil Emery, Australian cricketer (NSW wicket-keeper, Australia 1994), born in St Ives, New South Wales, Australia
  • Jun 25 Emma Suárez, Spanish actress (El Perro del Hortelano), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Jun 25 Greg Raymer, American professional poker player, born in Minot, North Dakota
  • Jun 25 John McCrea, American singer and musician (Cake), born in Sacramento, California
  • Jun 25 Johnny Herbert, British race car driver (Le Mans 24 Hours, 1991), television announcer (Sky Sports F1), born in Brentwood, Essex, England
  • Jun 26 Pamela Wright, Scottish golfer (US Open 9-hole record with 30 1994), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jun 26 Zeng Jinlian, Chinese tallest woman ever recorded (2.46 m, 8'1"), born in Hunan, China (d. 1982)
  • Jun 27 Chuck Person, American NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs), born in Brantley, Alabama
  • Jun 27 Stephan Brenninkmeijer, Dutch film producer and director, born in Doorwerth, Netherlands
  • Jun 27 James Sanders, American classical, and jazz violinist, and educator, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 27 Michel Bénébig, New Caledonian jazz Hammond B3 organ, and accordion player, born in Nouméa City, New Calédonia
  • Jun 28 Bryan Barker, NFL punter (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Jacksonville Beach, Florida
  • Jun 28 Susan Mascarin, American tennis player, born in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan
  • Jun 28 Tommy Lynn Sells, American serial killer, born in Oakland, California (d. 2014)
  • Jun 29 Pepper Johnson, American NFL linebacker (NY Giants, Cleveland Browns), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 29 Stedman Pearson, English pop vocalist (Five Star - "Rain OR Shine"; "The Slightest Touch"), born in Islington, London
  • Jun 29 Wendy Kilbourne, American actress (Devon-Midnight Caller), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Weddings

Ernest Borgnine

Jun 27 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) weds Academy Award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) in Beverly Hills, California; divorce 1964

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Rutkowski Bronislaw, Belarusian organist, pedagogue, and composer, dies at 66
  • Jun 3 Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Finnish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
  • Jun 4 Samuil Marshak, Russian-Soviet writer, translator and children's poem poet, dies at 76
  • Jun 6 Robert Warwick, American actor (Konga, Zorro, Lady Godiva), dies at 85
  • Jun 7 Charlie Llewellyn, South African cricketer (544 runs in 15 Tests for South Africa), dies at 87
  • Jun 9 [William Maxwell] Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, Canadian British newspaper owner (Leatherhead), dies at 85
  • Jun 10 Louis Gruenberg, Russian-American composer (Daniel Jazz), dies at 79
  • Jun 11 Frank D. Smith, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame administrator (Beaches/Greater Toronto Hockey League), dies at 70
  • Jun 14 [Hei]ko E Arnoldi, actor and director (3 Drops of Water), dies at 81
  • Jun 18 Alexander Shamil'yevich Melik-Pashayev, Georgian conductor and composer (Bol’shoy Theatre, 1931-62), dies at 58
  • Jun 19 Hans Moser, Austrian actor (Hello Service Man, Once Upon a Time), dies at 83
  • Jun 20 Edgar Barrier, American actor (Phantom of the Opera, Macbeth, Rocky, Cornered), dies from a heart attack at 57
  • Jun 21 Andrew Goodman, US civil rights activist, murdered at 20
  • Jun 21 James Chaney, US civil rights activist, murdered at 21
  • Jun 21 Michael Schwerner, American civil rights activist, murdered at 21
  • Jun 22 Havank [HF van der Kallen], detective writer (Shade), dies at 60
  • Jun 25 Gerrit T. Rietveld, Dutch architect (Sonsbeekpaviljoen), dies at 76
  • Jun 26 Léo Dandurand, American-Canadian hockey executive, dies at 74
  • Jun 27 Daniel Lazarus, French composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 28 King Calder, actor (Lt Grey-Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 64
  • Jun 29 Milenko Živković, Yugoslavian composer, dies at 63
  • Jun 29 Eric Dolphy, American jazz saxophone, bass clarinet, and flute player, dies of insulin shock at 36