On This Day

What Happened on March 6, 1964

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Boxing legend Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam and changes his name to "Muhammad Ali", calling his former title a "slave name"

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Constantine succeeds Paul I as king of Greece
  • Tom O'Hara runs world record mile (3:56.4)

Famous Birthdays

  • Madonna Wayne Gacy [Stephen Bier Jr.], American musician (Marilyn Manson band), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Reniet Vrieze, rock singer/guitarist (Pilgrims-White Men)

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 4th divorce from entertainer Eddie Fisher

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Van Sloan, American actor (Frankenstein, Dracula), dies at 81
  • King Paul I, King of Greece (1947-64), dies at 62