On This Day

Historical Events in June 1964

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

Founding Father of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta
Founding Father of Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta
  • Jun 2 "Folies Bergère" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
  • Jun 2 Rolling Stones 1st US concert tour debuts in Lynn, Massachusetts

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Jun 3 Ringo Starr collapses from tonsillitis and pharyngitis

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Jun 3 Rolling Stones begin 1st US tour (with Bobby Goldsboro & Bobby Vee)
  • Jun 4 Beatles "World Tour" begins in Copenhagen Denmark

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

Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax
  • Jun 4 Maldives adopts constitution
  • Jun 4 Test Cricket debut of Geoff Boycott v Australia at Trent Bridge, 48

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

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
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
  • 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
  • Jun 10 Southern filibuster on civil rights bill ends; cloture invoked
  • Jun 11 Chicago police break up Rolling Stones press conference
  • Jun 11 Manfred Mann record Do Wah Diddy Diddy Dum Diddy Do
  • Jun 11 Queen Elizabeth orders Beatles to her birthday party, they attend
  • Jun 11 West Germany seeks talks with Czechoslovakia

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Jun 12 Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa

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  • Jun 13 Basil Heatley runs world record marathon (2:13:55)
  • Jun 15 Last French troops leave Algeria
  • Jun 16 Quake strikes Niigata, Japan
  • Jun 18 African Groundnut Council forms in Dakar

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Jun 19 Bob Dylan completes UK tour

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • Jun 19 Cambuur Leeuwarden BVO soccer team forms in Leeuwarden
  • Jun 19 Civil Rights Act of 1964 passes 73-27

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

Horticulturist Luther Burbank
Horticulturist
Luther Burbank
  • 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
  • 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

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

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
  • Jun 29 1st draft of Star Trek's pilot "Cage" released
  • Jun 29 Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed after 83-day filibuster in the US Senate
  • Jun 30 Centaur 3 launch vehicle fails to make Earth orbit
  • Jun 30 Last UN troops leave Congo