On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 1964

Nelson Mandela Begins 27 Years in Jail

Historical Events

Historic Event

Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa

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? 57 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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