June 1964 calendar

June 1964

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in June 1964.
The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Alec Douglas-Home (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on June 1964: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1964?


  • 02 Jun 1964 Follies Bergere opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
  • 03 Jun 1964 Ringo Starr collapses from tonsillitis and pharyngitis
  • 04 Jun 1964 Maldives adopts constitution
  • 05 Jun 1964 DSV Alvin is commissioned.
  • 06 Jun 1964 96th Belmont: Manuel Ycaza aboard Quadrangle wins in 2:28.6
  • 07 Jun 1964 The Beatles travel the canals of Amsterdam.
  • 09 Jun 1964 Jack Nicklaus wins British Open golf tournament
  • 10 Jun 1964 Rolling Stones record their 12x5 album at Chess Studios in Chicago
  • 11 Jun 1964 Chicago police break up Rolling Stones press conference
  • 12 Jun 1964 Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa
  • 13 Jun 1964 Basil Heatley runs world record marathon
  • 14 Jun 1964 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • 15 Jun 1964 Last French troops leave Algeria
  • 16 Jun 1964 Amnesty granted to 3,000 political prisoners
  • 18 Jun 1964 African Groundnut Council forms in Dakar
  • 19 Jun 1964 Bob Dylan completes UK tour
  • 20 Jun 1964 64th US Golf Open: Ken Venturi shoots a 278 at Congressional Country Club - Maryland
  • 21 Jun 1964 3 civil rights workers-Michael H Schwerner Andrew Goodman and James E Chaney-disappeared after release from a Mississippi jail
  • 23 Jun 1964 Gen Maxwell Taylor appointed US ambassador in South Vietnam
  • 24 Jun 1964 FTC rules health warnings must appear on all cigarette packages
  • 25 Jun 1964 Prince A Taylor becomes 1st black Methodist Bishop
  • 26 Jun 1964 Blacks and Whites riot over racial segregation in St. Augustine
  • 27 Jun 1964 New Phil Silvers Show, last airs on CBS-TV
  • 28 Jun 1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waldemar Golf Open
  • 29 Jun 1964 US Civil Rights Act of 1964 passes after 83-day filibuster in Senate.
  • 30 Jun 1964 Centaur 3 launch vehicle fails to make Earth orbit
  • 01 Jun 1964 Kenya becomes a republic with Jomo Kenyatta as its first President.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in June 1964?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Chapel Of Love
  2. - A World Without Love
  3. - Love Me Do
  4. - I Get Around
  5. - My Guy

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - You're My World
  2. - It's Over
  3. - No Particular Place To Go
  4. - Someone, Someone
  5. - Juliet


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 1964?

The Green Felt Jungle by Ed Reid and Ovid Demaris

The Green Felt Jungle


The Green Felt Jungle, the first book to explore the Las Vegas mirage, where unrestrained tourists can legally and innocently gamble.

When The Cheering Stopped by Gene Smith

When The Cheering Stopped


The remarkable story of Woodrow Wilson’s final years in the White House, and his subsequent years there. His wife played a crucial role when the country was without a president.

Candy by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg



The now-classic Candy was banned upon its first publication. It is a hilarious romp about Candy Christian, an all-American girl with wide eyes and lusciousness. Candy, a satire on Voltaire's Candide, chronicles her adventures meeting mystics and sexual analysts as …

Von Ryan'S Express by David Westheimer

Von Ryan'S Express


Unwittingly, an Air Force colonel delivers a group British and American officers to the Germans and plans an escape

The Naked Society by Vance Packard

The Naked Society


The Naked Society, originally published 1964, was the first book to address how then-new technologies like hidden microphones, hidden cameras, modern filing system, and the polygraph lie detector could be used.