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June 21, 1964

June 21, 1964, was a Sunday. It was 60 years and 21 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on June 21, 1964:

  • Civil rights activists James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner are murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi.
  • A late goal from Marcelino Martínez helps Spain to secure a 2-1 victory over the Soviet Union in the 1964 European Nations' Cup Final.
Birthdays

Born on June 21, 1964

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on June 21, 1964:

  • United States: "Chapel Of Love" by The Dixie Cups
  • United Kingdom: "You're My World" by Cilla Black

The Billboard Hot 100 on June 21, 1964

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Chapel Of Love - The Dixie Cups
  • A World Without Love - Peter And Gordon
  • I Get Around - The Beach Boys
  • Love Me With All Your Heart (Cuando Calienta El Sol) - The Ray Charles Singers
  • My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small
Play the top singles from 1964
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1964. Take a trip back to the days of The Beatles, The Supremes, Bobby Vinton, Cilla Black, Roy Orbison and The Beach Boys.
The Carpetbaggers

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "The Carpetbaggers".

Facts

This date occurred 21,936 days ago. Approximately 731 months have passed. It was the 173rd day of 1964, in week 25. The decade was the swinging sixties. People who were born on June 21, 1964, are now 60 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 1964 was a leap year, which means that it had an extra day in February. 244 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to June 21, 1964

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is June 21, 1964, and it's a Sunday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Cancer. People are currently enjoying their weekend. However, because it's a Sunday, some are dreading the week ahead.

The summer of 1964 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September. In America, the song "Chapel Of Love" by The Dixie Cups is at the top of the singles charts, while "You're My World" by Cilla Black is the number-one song in the UK. Lyndon Baines Johnson is the President of the United States, and the movie The Carpetbaggers is at the top of the box office.

Sir Alec Douglas-Home is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "The Jack Benny Program", "The Andy Griffith Show", and "Hazel". Because it's 1964, radio stations are playing hit songs from music artists such as The Beatles, Roy Orbison, The Animals, The Supremes and The Beach Boys.

In fashion, women are wearing miniskirts and "space age" attire with synthetic materials. The "Dolly Girl" look has also become popular. Meanwhile, men are beginning to transition into "surf rock" fashion, which has been made popular by bands such as The Beach Boys. "Greasers", who are influenced by rock 'n' roll fashion, have also become a popular subculture. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Herbert Hoover, Sam Cooke, T. S. Eliot, and Winston Churchill would all still be alive. Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Lassie", "Captain Pugwash", and "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends".

Children are playing with toys such as Chatter Telephone, Mouse Trap, the Easy-Bake Oven, and Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on June 21, 1964.

  • Beatlemania.

    Beatlemania

    In 1964, "Beatlemania" hit the United States. During this time, the word "Beatlemania" was often used to describe the fanaticism that surrounded the English rock group.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 1964?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1964?

    The best NBA players in 1964 were Oscar Robertson, Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Bob Pettit and Jerry West.
  • Who were the best football players?

    Who were the best football players?

    In 1964, the best soccer players were Pelé, Denis Law, Luis Suárez, Amancio, Eusébio, Paul Van Himst, Jimmy Greaves, Mario Corso, Lev Yashin, Gianni Rivera and Valery Voronin.
  • My Fair Lady.

    My Fair Lady

    "My Fair Lady" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1964.
  • Louis Armstrong - "Hello, Dolly!"

    Louis Armstrong - "Hello, Dolly!"

    "Hello, Dolly!" by Louis Armstrong would go on to win a Grammy for 1964's Song of the Year.
  • 1964 in music.

    1964 in music

    The Billboard Charts in 1964 were dominated by the likes of Bobby Vinton, The Beatles, The Supremes, The Dixie Cups, The Animals and Roy Orbison.
  • 1964 in movies.

    1964 in movies

    Movies released in 1964 included My Fair Lady, Goldfinger, Mary Poppins, The Carpetbaggers, From Russia with Love, A Fistful of Dollars, Fail Safe, Father Goose, A Shot in the Dark, A Hard Day's Night, The Last Man On Earth and The Night of the Iguana.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson.

    Lyndon B. Johnson

    US President Lyndon B. Johnson was named Time Person of the Year in 1964.
  • Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins

    The fast food industry was steadily growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. Consequently, things such as jukeboxes and carhops also started to decline.
  • The USA is escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War.

    The USA is escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War

    The United States was slowly escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War. In May 1961, President John F. Kennedy ordered helicopters and 400 Green Berets into South Vietnam. Covert operations against the communist forces in the north were also authorized. By 1963, the number of US military personnel in the country had grown to 10,000.
  • Rotary phones.

    Rotary phones

    Rotary phones were still the most common type of landline phone. Although push-button telephones did begin to appear at the end of 1963, they were relatively uncommon.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around June 21, 1964.

  • May 27, 1964: Football: Internazionale win the European Cup after they defeat Real Madrid 3-1.
  • June 12, 1964: Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage.
  • June 16, 1964: Moors murders: 12-year-old Keith Bennett is murdered by Ian Brady.
  • June 19, 1964: The last episode of The Twilight Zone is aired.
  • This date: June 21, 1964
  • July 16, 1964: A race riot breaks out in Harlem following the police shooting of a 15-year-old African American teenager called James Powell.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 21, 1964, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1964 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 21, 1964 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in June 1964

People in June 1964 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from June 1964.

My Favorite Martian
My Favorite Martian
The Farmer's Daughter
The Farmer's Daughter
Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
Hazel
Hazel
The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Danger Man
Danger Man
Bonanza
Bonanza
Rawhide
Rawhide
Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Wagon Train
Wagon Train
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show

Cars in 1964

1964 saw the introduction of cars such as the Chevrolet Chevelle, the Ford Mustang, the Opel Diplomat, the Ford Corsair, the Reliant Rebel, and the Buick Sport Wagon.

Cars in 1964.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in June 1964

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long
Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long
The Patty Duke Show
The Patty Duke Show
The Mighty Hercules
The Mighty Hercules

Top Cat
Top Cat
Davey and Goliath
Davey and Goliath
Mister Ed
Mister Ed
The Dick Tracy Show
The Dick Tracy Show
The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show
The Flintstones
The Flintstones
My Three Sons
My Three Sons
Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse
Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse
Toys

Toys in 1964

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Motorific (slot car toys)
Motorific (slot car toys)
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
Army men
Army men
G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
Johnny Seven OMA (toy gun)
Johnny Seven OMA (toy gun)
Hamilton Invaders
Hamilton Invaders
The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven
Big Loo
Big Loo
Mouse Trap
Mouse Trap
Tammy (doll)
Tammy (doll)
Chatter Telephone
Chatter Telephone
Rock-a-Stack
Rock-a-Stack

Were you born on June 21, 1964?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1964.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out June 21, 1970, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on June 21.

Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto

Pakistan Prime Minister Deceased
Born on June 21, 1953
She turned 11 on this day in 1964.

Lloyd Avery II

Lloyd Avery II

Actor Deceased
Born on June 21, 1969
He was born exactly 5 years after this date.

Prince William

Prince William

Duke of Cambridge
Born on June 21, 1982
He was born exactly 18 years after this date.

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden

American whistleblower
Born on June 21, 1983
He was born exactly 19 years after this date.

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey

Singer
Born on June 21, 1985
She was born exactly 21 years after this date.

Cheick Tioté

Cheick Tioté

Ivorian footballer Deceased
Born on June 21, 1986
He was born exactly 22 years after this date.

Rebecca Black

Rebecca Black

Singer
Born on June 21, 1997
She was born exactly 33 years after this date.

Julio Foolio

Julio Foolio

Rapper Deceased
Born on June 21, 1998
He was born exactly 34 years after this date.

USA

US President

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on June 21, 1964.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Sir Alec Douglas-Home was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on June 21, 1964 was most likely conceived around September 29, 1963.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 21, 1964 is close to March 14, 1965.

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Stats for June 21, 1964

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about June 21, 1964:

  • 21,936 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,133 weeks have passed.
  • 1,895,270,400 seconds have passed since June 21, 1964.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,211,148,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 977,959,526,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 315,878,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 162,993,254 steps. That's roughly 72,441 miles.
  • 22,743,245 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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