On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1964

Day of the Week: Friday

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

  • Alison Wyeth, Isle 1.5k/5k runner, born in West Middlesex, England
  • Pamela Wright, Scottish golfer (US Open 9-hole record with 30 1994), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Zeng Jinlian, tallest woman known (2.46 m, 8'1"), born in Hunan, China (d. 1982)

Famous Deaths

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