On This Day

What Happened on March 6, 1964

Historical Events

Sports History

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)

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")

Famous Divorces

Elizabeth Taylor

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? 57 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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