On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1964

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Byron De La Beckwith arrested for the murder of civil rights activist Medger Evers, found guilty 30 yr later
  • Phillies Jim Bunning pitches perfect game (Mets) on Fathers day, in 2nd game of DH, Mets get 3 hits, 3 being fewest hits in NL DH
  • 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, 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, Kidderminster England, actress (Hope & Glory)

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