On This Day

June 1964 in History

Events in History


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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

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Jun 3 Ringo Starr collapses from tonsillitis and pharyngitis

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Jun 4 Maldives adopts constitution
  • Jun 6 Under a temporary order, the rocket launches at Cuxhaven, Germany, are terminated, though they never resume
  • 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 Southern filibuster on civil rights bill ends; cloture invoked
  • Jun 11 Manfred Mann record Do Wah Diddy Diddy Dum Diddy Do
  • Jun 11 West Germany seeks talks with Czechoslovakia

Nelson Mandela Begins 27 Years in JailNelson Mandela Begins 27 Years in Jail

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

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Nelson Mandela and Diana, Princess of Wales, share a fun moment in March 1997
Nelson Mandela and Diana, Princess of Wales, share a fun moment in March 1997
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  • Jun 15 Last French troops leave Algeria
  • Jun 16 Quake strikes Niigata, Japan
  • Jun 18 African Groundnut Council forms in Dakar
  • 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 21 Byron De La Beckwith arrested for the murder of civil rights activist Medger Evers, found guilty 30 yr later
  • 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 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 26 Blacks & Whites riot over racial segregation in St Augustine
  • Jun 26 Moise Tsjombe forms government in Congo

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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 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

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 14 Peter Gilliver, English lexicographer, born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England
  • Jun 18 Uday Hussein, Iraqi leader (d. 2003)

Person of interestBoris Johnson

Jun 19 Boris Johnson, British Conservative politician, (Prime Minister, 2019-present; Mayor of London, 2008-2016), born in NYC, New York

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson

Person of interestDan Brown

Jun 22 Dan Brown, American author of thriller fiction (The Da Vinci Code), born in Exeter, New Hampshire

Author Dan Brown
Author
Dan Brown
  • Jun 25 Greg Raymer, American professional poker player, born in Minot, North Dakota
  • Jun 26 Zeng Jinlian, tallest woman known (2.46 m, 8'1"), born in Hunan, China (d. 1982)
  • Jun 28 Tommy Lynn Sells, American serial killer, born in Oakland, California (d. 2014)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 3 Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Finnish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
  • Jun 4 Samuil Marshak, Russian-Soviet writer, translator and children's poem poet, dies at 76
  • Jun 9 [William Maxwell] Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, Canadian British newspaper owner (Leatherhead), dies at 85
  • Jun 11 Frank D. Smith, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame administrator (Beaches/Greater Toronto Hockey League), dies at 70
  • Jun 21 Andrew Goodman, US civil rights activist, murdered at 20
  • Jun 21 James Chaney, US civil rights activist, murdered at 21
  • Jun 21 Michael Schwerner, American civil rights activist, murdered at 21
  • Jun 22 Havank [HF van der Kallen], detective writer (Shade), dies at 60
  • Jun 25 Gerrit T Rietveld, Dutch architect (Sonsbeekpaviljoen), dies at 76
  • Jun 26 Léo Dandurand, American-Canadian hockey executive, dies at 74