On This Day

What Happened on September 3, 1964

Historical Events

  • 2nd incident that year of race riots in Singapore between Chinese and Malay, 13 people killed, 106 injured

Historic Event

US attorney general Robert F. Kennedy resigns

Historic Event

Wilderness Act signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Curry, Internet entrepreneur
  • Ernest Givins, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 1990, 92; Houston Oilers), born in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Holt McCallany, American actor (Mindhunter), born in New York City
  • Junaid Jamshed, Pakistani singer (Vital Signs 1), born in Karachi, West Pakistan (d. 2016)
  • Spike Feresten, American television writer (Seinfeild), born in Fall River, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Marx, Austrian composer, dies at 82
  • Stewart Holbrook, American author (b. 1893)
1964 Highlights

About September 3, 1964

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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