On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 1964

Article: Nelson Mandela Begins 27 Years in Jail

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela

Famous Birthdays

  • Derek Higgins, Irish racing driver, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Lorraine Downes, New Zealand beauty queen (Miss Universe 1983), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Paula Marshall, American actress (Lindsay Sutton-Chicago Sons), born in Rockville, Maryland
  • Peter Such, English cricketer (England off-spinner 1993-), born in Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
1964 Highlights

About June 12, 1964

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini