On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1964

Historical Events

  • 14th Berlin International Film Festival: "Dry Summer" wins the Golden Bear
  • Blacks & Whites riot over racial segregation in St Augustine
  • Moise Tsjombe forms government in Congo

Famous Birthdays

  • Pamela Wright, Scottish golfer (US Open 9-hole record with 30 1994), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Zeng Jinlian, Chinese tallest woman ever recorded (2.46 m, 8'1"), born in Hunan, China (d. 1982)

Famous Deaths

  • Léo Dandurand, American-Canadian hockey executive, dies at 74
1964 Highlights

About June 26, 1964

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 1 month and 13 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