What Happened on June 29, 1964

Historical Events

Event of Interest

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

  • NBC approves Gene Roddenberry's script for pilot episode of "Star Trek" titled "The Cage"

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
Born in 1964

Famous Deaths

  • Eric Dolphy, American jazz saxophone, bass clarinet, and flute player, dies of insulin shock at 36
  • Milenko Živković, Serbian composer, conductor, and pedagogue, dies at 63

About June 29, 1964

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Get Around - The Beach Boys
  • UK #1 Song: It's Over - Roy Orbison