What Happened on March 6, 1964

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Boxer Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam and its leader Elijah Muhammad renames him Muhammad Ali

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Cher Butler, playmate (August, 1985), born in Garland, Texas
  • Madonna Wayne Gacy, American musician
  • 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, of Greece (1947-64), dies at 62