On This Day

Historical Events in June 1964

  • Jun 1 Rolling Stones arrive in New York's Kennedy International Airport for 1st US tour, greeted by about 500 fans

Historic Event

Jun 1 Kenya becomes a republic with Jomo Kenyatta as its 1st President

  • Jun 2 "Folies Bergère" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances

Music History

Jun 3 Ringo Starr collapses from tonsillitis and pharyngitis, just before the Beatles embark on a World Tour

  • Jun 4 Beatles 1st (and only) "World Tour" begins with two ten-song shows at 4,400 seat KB Halle in Copenhagen, Denmark; British drummer Jimmie Nicol replaces Ringo Starr (recovering from tonsillitis) for the first five dates (10 concerts + a Dutch TV appearance)

Sports History

Jun 4 LA Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax tosses his 3rd career no-hitter; beats Phillies, 3-0 in Philadelphia

  • Jun 4 Maldives adopts constitution
  • Jun 4 Test Cricket debut of Geoff Boycott v Australia at Trent Bridge, 48
  • Jun 5 Rolling Stones 1st US concert tour (with Bobby Goldsboro & Bobby Vee) debuts in San Bernadino, California

Music Single

Jun 5 Davie Jones & King Bees release debut single "I Can't Help Thinking About Me"; group disbands but Davie Jones goes on to success as David Bowie

  • Jun 6 96th Belmont: Manuel Ycaza aboard Quadrangle wins in 2:28.6
  • Jun 6 The Beatles arrive in Netherlands
  • Jun 6 Under a temporary order, the rocket launches at Cuxhaven, Germany, are terminated, though they never resume
  • Jun 7 Beatles travel canals of Amsterdam, with a substitute for Ringo
  • Jun 8 "The Little Old Lady (from Pasadena)", recorded by 1960s American pop singers, Jan and Dean, is released
  • Jun 9 Lal Bahadur Shastri becomes Prime Minister of India after being selected by the ruling Congress Party after Jawaharlal Nehru passed away
  • Jun 10 Rolling Stones record their "12x5" album at Chess Studios in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 10 Southern filibuster on civil rights bill ends; cloture invoked
  • Jun 11 Chicago police break up Rolling Stones press conference on a traffic island in the middle of Michigan Avenue
  • Jun 11 Manfred Mann record Do Wah Diddy Diddy Dum Diddy Do
  • Jun 11 West Germany seeks talks with Czechoslovakia
  • Jun 13 Basil Heatley runs world record marathon (2:13:55)
  • Jun 14 Drummer Ringo Starr re-unites with the Beatles in Melbourne, Australia, after recovering from tonsillitis
  • Jun 15 Last French troops leave Algeria
  • Jun 16 Quake strikes Niigata, Japan
  • Jun 18 African Groundnut Council forms in Dakar

Music History

Jun 19 Bob Dylan completes UK tour

  • Jun 19 Cambuur Leeuwarden BVO soccer team forms in Leeuwarden

Historic Event

Jun 19 Luther Burbank Home and Gardens, home of the famous horticulturist, is designated a National Historical Landmark in Santa Rosa, California

  • Jun 20 US Open Men's Golf, Congressional CC: Ken Venturi wins his only major title, 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Tommy Jacobs
  • Jun 21 Byron De La Beckwith arrested for the murder of civil rights activist Medger Evers, found guilty 30 yr later

Baseball Record

Jun 21 Phillies pitcher Jim Bunning hurls a perfect game as Philadelphia beats the New York Mets, 6-0 on Fathers Day at Shea Stadium

  • Jun 21 Three civil rights workers, Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney, disappear after being released from a Mississippi jail, later found murdered by members of the Ku Klux Klan
  • Jun 21 UEFA European Championship Final, Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain: Marcelino scores the winner as Spain beats Soviet Union, 2-1
  • Jun 23 General Maxwell Taylor appointed US ambassador in South Vietnam
  • Jun 24 FTC rules health warnings must appear on all cigarette packages
  • Jun 24 In South Africa, the 90-Days Act commences, providing for any person to be detained, without trial, for 90 days; further, the person could be re-arrested under the same law for another 90 days
  • Jun 25 Prince A Taylor becomes first African American methodist bishop (NJ)
  • Jun 25 WMCA (NYC) plays Beatles' Hard Days Night Album (10 days prior to its scheduled release date), they decide to release it June 26th
  • Jun 26 Blacks & Whites riot over racial segregation in St Augustine
  • Jun 26 Moise Tsjombe forms government in Congo
  • Jun 26 14th Berlin International Film Festival: "Dry Summer" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 27 "Sie Liebt Dich (She Loves You)" by Die Beatles peaks at #97

Historic Event

Jun 28 Organization for Afro-American Unity formed in New York by Malcolm X