What Happened in October 1964

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 1st official broadcast of Trans World Radio on Bonaire
  • Oct 1 2nd Dutch televisienet begins broadcastings
  • Oct 1 Free Speech Movement launched at University of California, Berkley
  • Oct 1 San Francisco cable cars declared a national landmark
  • Oct 1 WSJU TV channel 18 in Carolina, PR begins broadcasting
  • Oct 1 WTSJ TV channel 18 in San Juan, PR (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 1 WWAY TV channel 3 in Wilmington, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 2 Phillies tie major league record with season's 3rd triple play (Reds)
  • Oct 3 Yankees clinch their 5th straight pennant, & 29th in club's history
  • Oct 4 -7] Hurricane Hilda, kills 38 in La, Miss & Ga

Sport awardGolf Major

Oct 4 10th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills

LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills
  • Oct 4 3 cars of a commuter train derails in South Africa killing 81
  • Oct 4 Italian Autostrada del Sol opens at Milan-Naples
  • Oct 4 Patriots' Gino Cappelletti kicks 6-of-6 field goals against Broncos
  • Oct 4 Phils bomb Reds 10-0 as both teams finish one game behind St Louis
  • Oct 5 KIXE TV channel 9 in Redding, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 5 San Francisco Fire Department Museum dedicated
  • Oct 6 "Cambridge Circus" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • Oct 7 NY Yankees make 14th appearance in last 16 & 29th in 61 World Series
  • Oct 8 Gilroy Roberts becomes first US chief engraver to retire (than die)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 8 Ringo Starr passes his driving test

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Oct 10 18th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-2 at Toronto
  • Oct 10 18th modern Olympic games opens in Tokyo
  • Oct 11 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Hillside House Ladies' Golf Open
  • Oct 12 1st time 3 people in space
  • Oct 12 KCSM TV channel 60 in San Mateo-SF, CA (PBS) begins
  • Oct 12 Launch of Voskhod 1, first 3 man crew (Komarov, Feokistov, Yegorov)
  • Oct 12 WSBK TV channel 38 in Boston, MA (IND/ABC/CBS/NBC) begin
  • Oct 12 WUCM TV channel 19 in University Center, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 13 At Plesman airport, Curacao, 125.5 mm rainfalls (record)
  • Oct 13 Voskhod 1 crew returns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 14 Martin Luther King Jr. announced as winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Oct 14 Martin Walser's "Der Schwarze Schwan," premieres in Stuttgart
  • Oct 14 Philips begins experimenting with color TV

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 14 Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit HRs runs on back-to-back pitches

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 14 Premier Nikita Khrushchev replaced by Leonid Brezhnev as General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev
  • Oct 15 Craig Breedlove sets auto speed record of 846.97 kph
  • Oct 15 St Louis Cardinals beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 61st World Series
  • Oct 15 NY Yankees appears in 14 & win 9 of last 16 World Series
  • Oct 16 China becomes world's 5th nuclear power
  • Oct 16 Harold Wilson's Labour party wins British election
  • Oct 16 Indians' directors vote to keep franchise in Cleveland, rejecting bids by Seattle, Oakland & Dallas

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 17 Yanks fire Manager Yogi Berra

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • Oct 18 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
  • Oct 20 "Golden Boy" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 569 performances
  • Oct 20 Mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
  • Oct 20 Riot at Rolling Stones show in Paris (150 arrested)
  • Oct 21 Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:12:11.2)
  • Oct 21 Braves ask NL to allow them to leave Milwaukee for Atlanta

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 21 Film version of "My Fair Lady" directed by George Cukor and starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn premieres in New York (Best Picture 1965)

  • Oct 22 EMI rejects audition by "High Numbers"; they go on to become The Who

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 22 French philosopher/author Jean-Paul Sartre refuses Nobel prize

  • Oct 22 US performs underground nuclear test at Hattiesburg, Miss
  • Oct 23 Japanese beat Russian for 1st Olympic Gold in woman's volleyball
  • Oct 23 Time Magazine uses term "op art" for 1st time
  • Oct 24 "Cambridge Circus" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • Oct 24 18th Olympic games close at Tokyo, Japan
  • Oct 24 Belgian paratroops liberate 1,000 white hostages in Stanleyville
  • Oct 24 Dr Kenneth David Kaunda becomes president of Zambia
  • Oct 24 Zambia (formerly Northern Rhodesia) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • Oct 24 Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla scores 166 on Cricket debut v Australia
  • Oct 24 Test Cricket debut of Asif Iqbal, Majid Khan & Khalid Ibadulla v Aust
  • Oct 25 Anton Geesink is 1st non-Japanese Olympic judo gold medal winner
  • Oct 25 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Ladies' Golf Open
  • Oct 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 25 "The Wrong Way Run", Viking Jim Marshall runs 66 yards in wrong direction for a safety (NFL's #1 blooper)
  • Oct 25 Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan for the 1st time
  • Oct 25 15th Formula One WDC: John Surtees wins by one point
  • Oct 26 Eric Edgar Cooke becomes last person in Western Australia to be executed.
  • Oct 27 "Ben Franklin in Paris" opens at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 215 performances
  • Oct 27 Congo rebel leader Christopher Gbenye holds 60 Americans & 800 Belgians
  • Oct 29 Bobby Simpson completes cricket century in each innings v Pakistan
  • Oct 29 Star of India & other jewels are stolen in NY
  • Oct 29 Town of Karmi'el founded in Galilee
  • Oct 29 The United Republic of Tanganyika & Zanzibar renamed The United Republic of Tanzania
  • Oct 30 Tran Van Huong appointed premier of South Vietnam

Music release#1 in the Charts

Oct 31 Barbra Streisand's "People" album goes #1 for 5 weeks

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Kristi Atkinson, Van Nuys Ca, WP volleyballer (Best of Beach-6th-1994)
  • Oct 1 Marcia Pankratz, Wakefield Mass, field hockey forward (Oly-88, 96)
  • Oct 1 Roberto Kelly, Panama, outfielder (NY Yanks, Cincinnati Reds, Minnesota Twins)
  • Oct 1 Harry Hill, British comedian
  • Oct 1 Max Matsuura, Japanese record producer
  • Oct 1 Jonathan Sarfati, Australian-born chess player, scientist, and author
  • Oct 2 Michael Brooks, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • Oct 2 Sheila Echols, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1988), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Oct 2 Sherry Arnett, playmate (Jan, 1986), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 3 Clive Owen, British actor
  • Oct 4 David Brain, cricketer (Zimbabwe lefty seamer 1993-)
  • Oct 4 Mark McLemore, infielder (Texas Rangers), born in San Diego, California
  • Oct 4 Matthew Cetlinski, US 400m freestyle swimmer
  • Oct 4 Yvonne Murray, athlete
  • Oct 5 Denean Howard, Sherman Tx, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-silver-1988)
  • Oct 5 Terry Mathews, Alexandria LA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • Oct 5 Malik Saidullaev Chechen businessman
  • Oct 5 Warren E. Miller, Maryland politician
  • Oct 6 Pam Kometani, LPGA golfer (1992 Welch's Classic-27th), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Oct 6 Thomas "Tom" Hunter, US 50M FREESTYLE swimmer (world record)
  • Oct 7 Rich Delucia, pitcher (SF Giants), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 7 Sam Brown, English singer/songwriter (Stop!)
  • Oct 7 Stuart Hendley, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Manitoba Open), born in Houston, Texas
  • Oct 7 Dan Savage, American sex-columnist and author
  • Oct 7 Paul Stewart, English footballer
  • Oct 8 CeCe Winans, American singer
  • Oct 9 Martin Jaite, Argentina, tennis star
  • Oct 9 Guillermo del Toro, Mexican film director
  • Oct 10 Maxi Gnauck, German DR, uneven parallel bars (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • Oct 10 Quinton Flynn, American voice actor
  • Oct 11 Michael J. Nelson, American actor
  • Oct 12 Darrick Heath, Hempstead NY, team handball left back (Olympics-1996)
  • Oct 12 Fanie De Villers, cricketer (great South African pace bowler 1993- )
  • Oct 12 Jo Ann Willette, actress (Constance-Just 10 of Us, Real Genius)
  • Oct 13 Chris Gwynn, outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 13 Niè Hǎishèng, Chinese astronaut
  • Oct 13 Christopher Judge, American actor
  • Oct 14 Joe Girardi, Peoria IL, catcher (NY Yankees)
  • Oct 14 Pieter Axe, soccer player (FC Utrecht/SC Heerenveen)
  • Oct 14 Olu Oguibe, American artist
  • Oct 15 Roberto Vittori, Italian astronaut

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 15 Jack Ma, Chinese entrepreneur and founder of Alibaba Group, born in Hangzhou

Alibaba Entrepreneur Jack Ma
Alibaba Entrepreneur
Jack Ma
  • Oct 16 Kay Cockerill, LPGA golfer (1995 Friendly's Classic-32nd), born in San Jose, California
  • Oct 18 Etsuko Inoue, Japan, tennis star
  • Oct 18 George Ferris, cricketer (Leewards fast bowler)
  • Oct 19 Webster Slaughter, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • Oct 19 Jorge Luis Gonzales, Cuban-born American boxer
  • Oct 19 Ty Pennington [Gary Tygert Burton], American television host (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Oct 20 Kamala Harris, American lawyer and politician (1st African- American, Asian-American attorney general of California, born in Oakland, California
  • Oct 21 Jon Carin, American musician (Pink Floyd, The Who)
  • Oct 22 Toby Mac, American singer and songwriter
  • Oct 24 Griffin O'Neal, actor (April Fools Day, Wraith)
  • Oct 24 Patrick Hunter, NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Oct 25 Barb Broen-Ouellette, volleyballer (Olympics-96), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Oct 25 Johan de Kock, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)
  • Oct 25 Melinda McGraw, Nicosa Cyprus, actress (Macenzie-Pursuit Of Happiness)
  • Oct 25 Michael Boatman, Colo Springs Colo, actor (Carter-Spin City)
  • Oct 25 Nicholas Bernard Thorp, English musician (Curiosity Killed the Cat), born in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey
  • Oct 25 Pat Swilling, NFL defensive end/linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • Oct 25 Nicole [Hohloch], German singer, won 1982 Eurovision Song Contest, born in Saarbrücken
  • Oct 25 Kevin Michael Richardson, American actor
  • Oct 26 Lawson Duncan, tennis star, born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • Oct 26 Vencie Glenn, NFL safety (NY Giants)
  • Oct 27 Jill Hetherington, Brampton Ontario, tennis player (Olympics-96)
  • Oct 27 Mark Taylor, cricketer (genius Australian captain since 1994)
  • Oct 27 Mary Meagher-Plant, 100m butterfly swimmer (Oly-3 gold/silv/br-84, 88)
  • Oct 28 Lenny Harris, infielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Miami, Florida
  • Oct 28 Paul Wylie, figure skater (Olympic-silver)
  • Oct 29 Greg Montgomery, punter (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Oct 29 Jackie Pereira, Perth Australia, field hockey center/forward (Oly-96)
  • Oct 29 May Allison, marathoner (Olympics-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 30 Sandra H Magnus, Belleville Il, PhD/astronaut
  • Oct 30 Howard Lederer, American poker player
  • Oct 31 Amanda Sandrelli, actress (The Key), born in Rome, Italy
  • Oct 31 Marco van Basten, Dutch soccer star (Ajax, AC Milan)
  • Oct 31 Colm Ó Cíosóig, Irish drummer (My Bloody Valentine, Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions)
  • Oct 31 Marty Wright, American professional wrestler
  • Oct 31 Darryl Worley, American country singer

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 14 Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts weds Shirley Shepherd

Drummer Charlie Watts
Charlie Watts

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 27 Singers Sonny & Cher wed, Cher wore bell-bottoms

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 1 Ernst Toch, composer (Melodie Lehre), dies at 76
  • Oct 6 F T Mann, cricketer (father of F G, 281 runs in 5 Tests 1922-23), dies
  • Oct 6 Richard Scheibe, German sculptor (Adler mit Hakenkreuz), dies at 85
  • Oct 7 Eugen Varga, Hungarian/Russian economist/politician, dies at 84
  • Oct 8 Charles Hodge, NYU professor (Answers for Americans), dies at 69
  • Oct 10 Eddie Cantor, comedian (Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater), dies at 72
  • Oct 10 Frantisek Picha, composer, dies at 71
  • Oct 10 Konrad Bayer, writer, dies
  • Oct 10 Russ Case, orchestra leader (Julius La Rosa Show), dies at 52
  • Oct 10 Heinrich Neuhaus, Soviet pianist (b. 1888)
  • Oct 12 J Howard Frazer, USTA pres, dies in office
  • Oct 15 Cole Porter, composer (Still of the Night), dies at 73
  • Oct 19 Maurice Gosfield, actor (Doberman-Phil Silvers Show), dies at 51
  • Oct 19 Nettie Palmer, Australian poet and essayist (b. 1885)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 20 Herbert Hoover, 31st President of US (1929-33), dies in NY at 90

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Oct 20 Miles WL Killearn of Killearn, baron/diplomat (Egypt), dies at 84
  • Oct 25 Belle Montrose, actress (Mrs Harrison-Hathaways), dies at 78
  • Oct 26 Agnes Miegel, writer, dies
  • Oct 27 Sammee Tong, actor (Bachelor Father, Mickey), dies at 63
  • Oct 27 Willi Bredel, German writer, dies at 63
  • Oct 28 Reginald Horace Blyth, Zen teacher/scholar, dies in Japan at 66
  • Oct 31 Theodore C Freeman, astronaut, dies at 34 in a T-38 jet air crash