What Happened in September 1964

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Masanori Murakami is 1st Japanese player in majors (NY Mets)
  • Sep 2 Indonesian paratroopers lands in Malaysia
  • Sep 2 Norman Manley scores 2-consecutive holes-in-one at Del Valley, Cal

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Sep 3 US attorney general Robert F. Kennedy resigns

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy

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Sep 3 Wilderness Act signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Sep 3 2nd incident that year of race riots in Singapore between Chinese and Malay, 13 people killed, 106 injured
  • Sep 4 Eduardo Frei Montalva elected President of Chile
  • Sep 4 Scottish Forth Road Bridge opens (then the longest in Europe)
  • Sep 4 NASA launches its 1st Orbital Geophysical Observatory (OGO-1)
  • Sep 7 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Valhalla Golf Open
  • Sep 9 German DR government allows short visits to West Germany
  • Sep 9 John Osborne's "Inadmissable Evidence" premieres in London
  • Sep 10 Palestinian Liberation Army (PLA) forms
  • Sep 10 Rod Steward records his 1st single "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl"

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Sep 11 George Harrison forms Mornyork Ltd music publishing company

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Sep 11 Gillette's 20 year contract with Madison Square Garden & ABC to televise fights for free ends as Dick Tiger defeats Don Fullmer at Cleve Auditorium
  • Sep 12 1st football game at Shea Stadium, Jets defeat Denver 30-6
  • Sep 12 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 4½"
  • Sep 12 Canyonlands National Park is designated as a National Park.
  • Sep 13 3rd sitting of 2nd Vatican council opens in Rome
  • Sep 13 Mary Mills wins LPGA Eugene Ladies' Golf Open
  • Sep 13 St Louis is 1st NL to score runs in every game since 1923, win 15-2
  • Sep 13 WKEF TV channel 22 in Dayton, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 13 84th U.S. Men's National Championship: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (6-4, 6-2, 6-4)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 13 78th U.S. Women's National Championship: Maria Bueno beats Carole Caldwell Graebner (6-1, 6-0)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • Sep 14 WCVE TV channel 23 in Richmond, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting

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Sep 14 Walt Disney awarded Medal of Freedom at White House

Animator Walt Disney
Walt Disney
  • Sep 15 Beatles play at Public Auditorium in Cleveland
  • Sep 15 Final edition of socialist British newspaper "Daily Herald"
  • Sep 16 "Shindig" premieres on ABC-TV
  • Sep 17 "Bewitched" premieres on ABC TV
  • Sep 17 Beatles are paid a then record $150,000 for a concert (Kansas)

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Sep 17 Mickey Mantle gets hits #1999, 2000 & 2001 & his 450th HR

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Sep 17 Supremes release "Baby Love"
  • Sep 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 18 "The Addams Family", starring John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy, and Jackie Coogan, premieres on ABC

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Sep 20 Günter Grass' play "Die Plebejern proben den Aufstand," premieres in Berlin

Writer and playwright Günter Grass
Writer and playwright
Günter Grass
  • Sep 20 Paramount Theater (NYC) presented the Beatles with Steve & Eydie
  • Sep 21 Constellation (US) beats Sovereign (England) in 20th America's Cup
  • Sep 21 Reds Chico Ruiz steals home, beats Phillies 1-0. Phillies start a 10 game losing streak that gives Cards the pennant
  • Sep 21 Malta becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
  • Sep 21 The North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the world's first Mach 3 bomber, made its maiden flight from Palmdale, California.
  • Sep 22 "Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 3242 performances
  • Sep 22 "Man from U.N.C.L.E." premieres on NBC-TV: open channel D
  • Sep 23 "Fiddler on the Roof" with Zero Mostel premieres in NYC
  • Sep 24 "The Munsters" premieres on TV
  • Sep 24 1st Minuteman II ICBM was tested

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Sep 24 Ringo Starr forms Brikley Building Company Ltd

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Sep 24 Willi Stoph succeeds Otto Great as premier of German DR
  • Sep 25 Jens Otto Krag forms minority government in Denmark
  • Sep 26 Braves (25) & Phillies (18) set record by using 43 players in 9 inn

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Sep 26 "Gilligan's Island", starring Bob Denver as Gilligan, debuts on CBS

Actor Bob Denver
Bob Denver
  • Sep 27 Despite 3 HRs by Johnny Callison, Phils are 14-8 losers to Braves
  • Sep 27 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Visalia Ladies' Golf Open
  • Sep 27 Phillies 7th straight loses sends them into 2nd place


Sep 27 Findings of the Warren Commission into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy released, finds Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone

Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald
Ex-soldier, drifter
Lee Harvey Oswald
35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Sep 28 53rd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (3-2)
  • Sep 28 Suriname governor A Currie resigns
  • Sep 29 Greece & Bulgaria close boundaries
  • Sep 30 "Oh What a Lovely War" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 125 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Brian Bellows, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Sep 1 Cécilia Rhode, Swedish model
  • Sep 1 Ray D'Arcy, Irish DJ and TV presenter
  • Sep 2 Keanu Reeves, Beirut, actor (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Speed)
  • Sep 3 Ernest Givins, NFL wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Sep 3 Glenn Joyner, Ferntree Gully VIC, Australian golfer
  • Sep 3 Toshiyuki Sakai, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • Sep 3 Adam Curry, Internet entrepreneur
  • Sep 3 Spike Feresten, American television writer
  • Sep 3 Junaid Jamshed, Pakistani singer
  • Sep 3 Holt McCallany, American actor
  • Sep 4 Guy Donald Boros, PGA golfer (1994 Deposit Guaranty-3rd), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Sep 4 Tomas Sandstrom, NHL forward (Anaheim, Team Sweden 1998)
  • Sep 4 René Pape, German bass
  • Sep 5 Frank Farina, Australian footballer
  • Sep 6 Rosie Perez, Bkln, actress (Do the Right Thing, White Men Can't Jump)
  • Sep 8 Steffan Peters, equestrian dressage (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Sep 8 Michael Johns, American business executive
  • Sep 8 Scott Levy, American professional wrestler
  • Sep 8 Joachim Nielsen, Norwegian musician (d. 2000)
  • Sep 9 Skip [Jules I] Kendall, PGA golfer (1993 Intl-8th), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Sep 9 Willie Broughton, NFL defensive tackle (NO Saints)
  • Sep 10 Karl Wilson, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • Sep 10 Peter Vogler, Australian baseball outfielder (Olympics-1996)
  • Sep 10 Tim Harris, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
  • Sep 10 John E. Sununu, American politician
  • Sep 11 Ellis Burks, Vicksburg MS, outfielder (Colorado Rockies)
  • Sep 11 Eric Thomas, NFL cornerback (Denver Broncos)
  • Sep 11 Jean-Phil LeMoine, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
  • Sep 11 Roxanne Biggs-Dawson, actress (B'Elanna Torres-Star Trek Voyager)
  • Sep 11 Victor Wooten, American musician
  • Sep 12 Dieter Hecking, German footballer
  • Sep 13 Peter Remie, soccer player (NAC)
  • Sep 14 Faith Ford, Louisiana, actress (Another World, Corky-Murphy Brown)
  • Sep 14 Kurt Gouveia, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Sep 15 Andrew Landenberger, Australian tornado sailor (Oly-bronze-92, 96)
  • Sep 15 Ryoko Kikuchi, Zama City, Kanagawa, Japanese cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-11) and reporter
  • Sep 15 Róbert Fico, Slovak Prime minister
  • Sep 15 Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, former guitarist for horror punk band The Misfits
  • Sep 16 David Michael Sabo, Perth Amboy NJ, rocker (Skid Row-Psycho Love)
  • Sep 16 Molly Shannon, American actress
  • Sep 16 Mary Coustas, Austalian entertainer
  • Sep 16 Rossy de Palma, Spanish actress
  • Sep 17 Christian Conrad, actor (Charley Hannah, High Mountain Rangers)
  • Sep 17 Karen Straker, horse show jumper
  • Sep 18 Holly Robinson, actress (21 Jump Street), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 18 Marco Masini, Italian entertainer
  • Sep 19 Kim Richards, LI NY, actress (Nanny & Prof, James at 15)
  • Sep 19 Trisha Yearwood, Monticello GA, country singer (Sweetest Gift)
  • Sep 19 Patrick Marber, British playwright
  • Sep 19 Bob Papa, American sportscaster
  • Sep 20 Crispin Glover, actor (Back to the Future)
  • Sep 21 Danny Hoekman, soccer player (NEC)
  • Sep 21 Danny Villa, NFL guard (KC Chiefs)
  • Sep 21 Jorge Drexler, Uruguayan singer and composer
  • Sep 22 Marq Torien, rocker (Bullet Boys-For Love of Money)
  • Sep 23 Diane Dixon, American 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1988), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 23 Leon Meijs, soccer player (Willem II)
  • Sep 23 Clayton Blackmore, Welsh footballer
  • Sep 23 Koshi Inaba, Japanese singer (B'z)
  • Sep 24 Gene Watkins, Waco Texas, American actor (James Walsh-As the World Turns)
  • Sep 24 Rafael Palmeiro, 1st baseman (Baltimore Orioles), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Sep 25 Bryan Tooley, Eugene Ore, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • Sep 25 Anita Barone, American actress
  • Sep 25 Joey Saputo, Canadian businessman and sports executive
  • Sep 25 Gary Ayles, British racing driver
  • Sep 25 Maria Doyle Kennedy, Irish actress and singer
  • Sep 26 Bobby Joe Edmonds, NFL running back (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Sep 26 Dave Martinez, outfielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Manhattan, NYC
  • Sep 26 Gerrie Slagboom, Dutch soccer player: Dordrecht '90
  • Sep 26 Robin Hood, Mishawaka IN, LPGA golfer (1989 Planters Pat Bradley)
  • Sep 26 Ty Miller, Granada Hills California, actor (The Kid-Young Riders)
  • Sep 26 Nicki French, English singer
  • Sep 27 Stephan Jenkins, American singer (Third Eye Blind)

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Sep 28 Janeane Garofalo, American comedienne (SNL, Truth about Cats & Dogs), born in Newton, New Jersey

Stand-Up Comedian Janeane Garofalo
Stand-Up Comedian
Janeane Garofalo
  • Sep 28 Susan Walters, Georgia, actress (Lorna-Loving, Mary Beth-Dear John)
  • Sep 28 Paul Jewell, English football manager
  • Sep 29 Brad Lohaus, NBA forward/center (NY Knicks)
  • Sep 29 John Tucker, Windsor, NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Sep 29 Julie Peterson, Havre de Grace Md, playmate (Feb, 1987)
  • Sep 30 Michael McKay, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Sep 30 Stephen N Frick, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 30 Trey Anastasio, American musician (Phish)
  • Sep 30 Monica Bellucci, Citta di Castello Italy, actress (Dracula)

Famous Weddings

  • Sep 18 Greek king Constantine II marries Danish princess Anne-Marie

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 19 Author Peter Benchley (24) weds Winifred B. Wesson

Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley
Jaws Novelist
Peter Benchley
  • Sep 24 Actress Jayne Mansfield (31) weds film producer and director Matt Cimber in Mulege, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 George Georgescu, composer, dies at 76
  • Sep 2 Francisco H Craveiro Lopes, Portuguese gen/pres (1951-58), dies at 70
  • Sep 2 Morris Ankrum, actor (Kronos, Earth vs Flying Saucers), dies at 67
  • Sep 2 Glenn Albert Black, American archaeologist (b. 1900)
  • Sep 2 Alvin York, American soldier (b. 1887)
  • Sep 3 Joseph Marx, Austrian composer, dies at 82
  • Sep 3 Stewart Holbrook, American author (b. 1893)
  • Sep 4 W Bergengruen, writer, dies at 71
  • Sep 9 Charles O'Neill, Canadian composer, dies at 82
  • Sep 14 Mary Howe, American composer and pianist (Sand), dies at 82
  • Sep 15 Robert Dower, cricketer (Test for South Africa), dies
  • Sep 16 Leo Weismantel, German writer (Das Totenliebespar), dies at 76
  • Sep 18 Sean O'Casey, Irish playwright (The Plough and the Stars), dies at 84
  • Sep 18 Clive Bell, English art critic (b. 1881)
  • Sep 21 Jim Koethe, Dallas Times Herald reporter, killed by karate chop
  • Sep 26 Calvin Thomas, actor (Judge Hunter-One Man's Family), dies at 79
  • Sep 26 Ida Moore, actress (Mr Music, Johnny Belinda), dies at 82
  • Sep 28 George Dyson, composer, dies at 81
  • Sep 28 Harpo [Arthur] Marx, comedian (Marx Bros), dies at 75
  • Sep 28 Nacio Herb Brown, dies
  • Sep 29 Robert Burton, actor (Dr Gordon-Kings Row), dies at 69