What happened this day in history August 4, 1964

What are the important events that happened on August 4, 1964? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 4, 1964: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 4, 1964 is the 217th day of the year 1964 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 149 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 22, 1964 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectadecaheptagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $1,834.50. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Dragon is the mythical animal and Wood is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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August 4, 1964 Historical Events

  • 1964
    American civil rights movement: civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney are found dead in Mississippi after disappearing on June 21.
  • 1964
    Gulf of Tonkin Incident: U.S. destroyers USS Maddox and USS Turner Joy report coming under attack in the Gulf of Tonkin.

Who were born on August 4, 1964?

  • 1964
    Andrew Bartlett, Australian politician and activist
  • 1964
    Gary King, British radio presenter

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