What Happened on March 6, 1964

Historical Events

Muhammad Ali

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

  • Constantine succeeds Paul I as king of Greece
  • Tom O'Hara runs world record mile (3:56.4)
1964 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Madonna Wayne Gacy [Stephen Bier, Jr.], American musician (Marilyn Manson), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Reniet Vrieze, Dutch rock singer and guitarist (Pilgrims - "White Men")
Born in 1964

Famous Divorces

Elizabeth Taylor

English-American actress Elizabeth Taylor's 4th divorce from American entertainer Eddie Fisher, after nearly 5 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

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

About March 6, 1964

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: Anyone Who Had A Heart - Cilla Black