What Happened on June 3, 1964

Historical Events

Music History

Ringo Starr collapses from tonsillitis and pharyngitis, just before the Beatles embark on a World Tour

Famous Birthdays

  • Dorothee "Doro" Pesch, German heavy metal singer and songwriter (Warlock), known as the 'Metal Queen', born in Düsseldorf, West German
  • James Purefoy, English actor (Rome), born in Taunton, England
  • Kerry King, American heavy metal guitarist and songwriter (Slayer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nelson Liriano, Dominican MLB infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Born in 1964

Famous Deaths

  • Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Finnish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
1964 Highlights

About June 3, 1964

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 11 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Chapel Of Love - The Dixie Cups
  • UK #1 Song: You're My World - Cilla Black