On This Day

What Happened on June 29, 1964

Historical Events

  • 1st draft of Star Trek's pilot "Cage" released

Historic Event

Civil Rights Act of 1964 passes after an 83-day filibuster in the US Senate

Famous Birthdays

  • Pepper Johnson, American NFL linebacker (NY Giants, Cleveland Browns), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Stedman Pearson, English pop vocalist (Five Star - "Rain OR Shine"; "The Slightest Touch"), born in Islington, London
  • Wendy Kilbourne, American actress (Devon-Midnight Caller), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Eric Dolphy, American jazz saxophone, bass clarinet, and flute player, dies of insulin shock at 36
  • Milenko Živković, Yugoslavian composer, dies at 63
1964 Highlights

About June 29, 1964

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 57 years and 5 months
Leap Year: Yes

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