What Happened on June 21, 1964

Historical Events

Murder of Interest

Byron de la Beckwith arrested for the murder of civil rights activist Medger Evers, found guilty 30 yr later

Baseball Record

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

  • 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
  • UEFA European Championship Final, Santiago BernabĂ©u, Madrid, Spain: Marcelino scores the winner as Spain beats Soviet Union, 2-1

Famous Birthdays

  • David Morrissey, British actor (State of Play; The Walking Dead), born in Liverpool, England
  • Doug Savant, American actor (Matt Fielding-Melrose Place), born in Burbank, California
  • Kari Kennell, American actress (Eric's Revenge) and Playboy playmate (Feb, 1988), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Sammi Davis-Voss, English actress (Hope & Glory), born in Kidderminster England

Famous Deaths

  • Andrew Goodman, US civil rights activist, murdered at 20
  • James Chaney, US civil rights activist, murdered at 21
  • Michael Schwerner, American civil rights activist, murdered at 21
1964 Highlights

About June 21, 1964

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: A World Without Love - Peter And Gordon
  • UK #1 Song: It's Over - Roy Orbison