What Happened in March 1964

Historical Events

  • Mar 2 Beatles begin filming "Hard Days Night", Harrison meets Patti Boyd
  • Mar 4 Jimmy Hoffa convicted of jury tampering
  • Mar 5 Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr, announces a baseball team is moving there
  • Mar 5 Emergency crisis proclaimed in Ceylon due to social unrest
  • Mar 6 Constantine succeeds Paul I as king of Greece

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Mar 6 Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam and its leader Elijah Muhammad renames him Muhammad Ali

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Mar 6 Tom O'Hara runs world record mile (3:56.4)
  • Mar 7 11th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Wake Forest, 80-59

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Mar 8 Malcolm X resigns from the Nation of Islam

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
  • Mar 9 1st Ford Mustang produced
  • Mar 9 Creighton's Paul Silas grabs Midwest record 27 rebounds against Okla
  • Mar 9 Supreme Court issues NY Times vs Sullivan decision, public officials must prove malice to claim libel & recover damages
  • Mar 10 US reconnaissance plane shot down over East Germany
  • Mar 10 Simon and Garfunkel record the first version of "The Sound of Silence" at Columbia Studios in New York City
  • Mar 11 21st Golden Globes: The Cardinal, Sidney Poitier, & Leslie Caron win
  • Mar 12 6th Grammy Awards: Days of Wine & Roses, Streisand wins 2
  • Mar 12 Jimmy Hoffa sentenced to 8 years
  • Mar 12 S. N. Behrman's play "But for Whom Charlie" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 12 WKAB TV channel 32 in Montgomery, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 13 Turkey threatens Cyprus with armed attack
  • Mar 14 "Girl Who Came to Supper" closes at Broadway NYC after 112 performances

MurderMurder of Interest

Mar 14 Dallas, Texas; Jack Ruby sentenced to death for Lee Harvey Oswald's murder

Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald Jack Ruby
Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald
Jack Ruby
  • Mar 15 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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Mar 16 LBJ asks Congress to pass Economic Opportunity Act as part of his War on Poverty

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Mar 16 KCOY TV channel 12 in Santa Maria, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 16 Paul Hornung & Alex Karras reinstated in NFL after 1 year suspension

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Mar 19 Sean Connery's 1st day of shooting on "Goldfinger"

  • Mar 20 ESRO established, European Space Research Organization
  • Mar 21 26th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Duke 98-83
  • Mar 21 Beatles' "She Loves You" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
  • Mar 21 UCLA completes undefeated NCAA basketball season (30-0)
  • Mar 21 118th Grand National: Willie Robinson aboard Team Spirit
  • Mar 21 9th Eurovision Song Contest: Gigliola Cinquetti for Italy wins singing "Non ho l'eta" in Copenhagen

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Mar 22 Barbra Streisand appears on the cover of NY Times Magazine section

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Mar 22 Carol Mann wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open Invitational
  • Mar 23 UNCTAD 1 world conference opens in Geneva
  • Mar 24 Kennedy half-dollar issued

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Mar 25 Britain sets memorial for the late President John F. Kennedy

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Mar 25 Egypt ends state of siege (1952-64)
  • Mar 26 "Funny Girl" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1,348 performances
  • Mar 27 1st true Pirate Radio station, Radio Caroline (England)
  • Mar 27 Earthquake strikes Alaska, 8.4 on Richter scale, 118 die
  • Mar 27 Great Train Robbers sentenced to a total of 307 years behind bars
  • Mar 27 UN troops arrive in Cyprus
  • Mar 28 1st pirate radio station near England (Radio Caroline)
  • Mar 28 9.2 earthquake shakes Prince William Sound, Alaska
  • Mar 30 Astronaut John Glenn withdraws from Ohio senate race
  • Mar 31 Pres Jango Goulart of Brazil chased out of office by military

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Jennifer McCarters, Sevierville Tn, singer (McCarters-The Gift)
  • Mar 1 Paul Le Guen, French football manager
  • Mar 1 Clinton Gregory, Martinsville, Virginia, American country and bluegrass singer-songwriter (Play, Ruby, Play)
  • Mar 3 Arturo Huerta, Mexico, Canadian walker (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 3 Atif Rauf, cricketer (Pakistani Test batsman v New Zealand 1994)
  • Mar 3 Laura Martinez-Herring, Sinaloa Mexico, Miss USA (1985)/(Gen Hospital)
  • Mar 3 Lisa Ann Poggi, actress (Jolie-Loving), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Mar 3 Raúl Alcalá, Mexican cyclist
  • Mar 3 Duncan Phillips, Australian drummer (Newsboys)
  • Mar 4 Emilia Eberle, Romania, gymnist (Oly-silver-80)
  • Mar 4 Linda French, Oak Park Ill, badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 4 Tom Lampkin, catcher (SF Giants), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Mar 5 Reggie Williams, NBA forward/guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • Mar 6 Cher Butler, Garland Tx, playmate (August, 1985)
  • Mar 6 Reniet Vrieze, rock singer/guitarist (Pilgrims-White Men)
  • Mar 6 Madonna Wayne Gacy, American musician
  • Mar 7 Amy Baltus, Bloomington IND, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-13th-1992)
  • Mar 7 Jeff Criswell, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • Mar 7 Bret Easton Ellis, American writer
  • Mar 7 Wanda Sykes, American actress and comedienne
  • Mar 8 Cheryl "Salt" James, singer (Salt-N-Pepa)
  • Mar 8 Peter Ged Gill, drummer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-2 Tribes) [or 1/8]
  • Mar 8 Lance McCullers, American baseball player
  • Mar 9 Phil Housley, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils, Team USA Oly-98), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Mar 9 Juliette Binoche, actress (Unbearable Lightness), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 9 Herbert Fandel, German football referee
  • Mar 10 Cynthia Brimhall, Ogden Utah, playmate (Oct, 1985)

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Mar 10 Prince Edward [Edward Anthony Richard Louis], Prince of Britain and son of Elizabeth II, born in Buckingham Palace, London

Earl of Wessex Prince Edward
Earl of Wessex
Prince Edward
  • Mar 10 Greg Campbell, cricketer (Aussie pace-bowler 1989-90)
  • Mar 10 Neneh Cherry, Swedish singer-songwriter and rapper (Money Love), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Mar 10 David Faber, American television reporter
  • Mar 11 Raimo Helminen, Tampere FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland, Oly-Br-98)
  • Mar 11 Shane Richie, British actor
  • Mar 12 Tony Terry, rock producer (Tony Terry)
  • Mar 13 Will Clark, American MLB first baseman (San Francisco Giants), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mar 14 Donald Evans, NFL defensive end/tackle (NY Jets)
  • Mar 14 Richard Migliore, jockey
  • Mar 15 Alison Johnson, Tustin CA, WPVA volleyball player (US Open-4th-1993)
  • Mar 15 Rockwell, [Kennedy Gordy], Det MI, rock vocalist (Someone Watching Me)
  • Mar 15 Ron Hall, NFL tight end (Detroit Lions)
  • Mar 15 Davide Pinato, Italian footballer
  • Mar 16 Patty Griffin, American singer and songwriter
  • Mar 16 Gore Verbinski, American movie director
  • Mar 16 Pascal Richard, Swiss cyclist
  • Mar 17 Alex Shoumidoub, NHL goaltender (Belarus, Oly-98)
  • Mar 17 Don Griffin, NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns)
  • Mar 17 Rob Lowe, actor (St Elmo's Fire, Hotel NH, Class), born in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Mar 17 Ron Warren Jr, jockey (Bay Meadows)
  • Mar 17 Lee Dixon, English footballer
  • Mar 17 Jacques Songo'o, Cameroonian footballer
  • Mar 18 Bonnie Blair, Champaign Ill, speed skater (Oly-5 gold/brz-88, 92, 94)
  • Mar 18 Christina Ferguson, Phoenix Az, playmate (Apr, 1983)
  • Mar 18 Courtney Pine, British jazz saxophonist
  • Mar 18 Rozalla, Zambian singer
  • Mar 18 Alex Caffi, Italian racecar driver
  • Mar 18 Paul Elliott, English footballer
  • Mar 19 Yoko Kanno, Japanese composer
  • Mar 19 Jake Weber, British actor
  • Mar 20 Ruth Davidon, Balt MD, rower (Olympics-6th-96)
  • Mar 20 Natacha Atlas, Belgian singer
  • Mar 21 Ahmed Radhi, Iraqi international football star
  • Mar 21 Jesper Skibby, Danish professional cyclist
  • Mar 22 Jeffrey Wagner, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Mar 23 John Pinette, American comedian, (d. 2014)
  • Mar 24 Hans Schwaier, West Germany, tennis star
  • Mar 25 Alex Solls, American jockey, born in Panama City, Panama
  • Mar 25 Eric Woods, California, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Xerox BC Open)
  • Mar 25 Ken Wregget, Brandon, NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins)
  • Mar 26 Ab Plugboer, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • Mar 26 Ulf Samuelsson, Fagersta SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, NY Rangers)
  • Mar 26 Martin Donnelly, Irish racecar driver
  • Mar 26 Baz Warne, English Guitarist (The Stranglers)

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Mar 29 Elle MacPherson, Austrailian supermodel and actress (Sirens), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Supermodel Elle MacPherson
Elle MacPherson
  • Mar 29 Jill Goodacre Connick, model (Victoria Secrets), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Mar 29 Michael A. Jackson, Maryland politician
  • Mar 30 Corey Millen, Cloquet, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
  • Mar 30 Dave Ellett, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mar 30 Tracy Chapman, US singer/songwriter (Freedom Now, I Got a Fast Car)
  • Mar 30 Vlado Bozinovski, Australian former footballer
  • Mar 30 Ian Ziering, American actor ("Beverly Hills 90210"), born in West Orange, New Jersey
  • Mar 31 Dave Wyman, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
  • Mar 31 David Diaz-Infante, NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Mar 31 Erik Turner, rock guitarist (Warrant-Cherry Pie), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Mar 31 Isabelle Ferrari, Italy, (Italy's Miss Teenager)
  • Mar 31 Rod Jones, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)

Famous Weddings

  • Mar 15 Actress Elizabeth Taylor (32) marries for the 5th time to actor Richard Burton (38)

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Mar 6 Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 4th divorce from entertainer Eddie Fisher

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 Sergius Kagen, composer, dies at 54
  • Mar 6 King Paul I, of Greece (1947-64), dies at 62
  • Mar 7 Franz Alexander, Hungarian/US psycho analyst, dies at 73
  • Mar 9 Johanna W "Mina" Bakker, Dutch actress (Boefje), dies at 87
  • Mar 9 Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, Prussian general/politician, dies at 93
  • Mar 13 Catherine "Kitty" Genovese, stabbed to death in Queens; almost 40 witnesses but no rescuers
  • Mar 15 Paul Cavanagh, actor (Black Arrow, Woman in Green), dies at 75
  • Mar 16 Nicholas Joy, actor (Boss Lady), dies at 80
  • Mar 18 Norbert Wiener, US mathematician (cybernetics), dies at 69
  • Mar 18 Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official (b. 1870)

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Mar 20 Brendan Behan, Irish writer/poet, dies at 41

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan
  • Mar 20 Jean Rogister, composer, dies at 84
  • Mar 22 Addison Richards, actor (Col-Pentagon), dies at 76
  • Mar 23 Peter Lorre, actor (Casino Royale), dies at 59
  • Mar 23 Vassily Vainonen, Russian ballet choreographer (Gayaneh), dies at 66
  • Mar 24 Peter Lorre, Hungarian/US actor (Maltese Falcon, Raven), dies at 59
  • Mar 29 Ted Collins, pianist (Kate Smith Evening Hour), dies at 63
  • Mar 30 Willem CN Andriessen, Dutch composer/pianist (Beethoven), dies at 76