On This Day

What Happened on March 6, 1964

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
1964 Highlights

About March 6, 1964

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 10 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces