What Happened in 1964 (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 695

  • Aug 7 31st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago 28, All-Stars 17 (65,000)
  • Aug 7 Turkey begins air attack on Greek Cypriots
  • Aug 7 US Congress approves Gulf of Tonkin resolution
  • Aug 8 "110 in the Shade" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 330 performances
  • Aug 8 Dutch Opera forms in Amsterdam
  • Aug 8 Rolling Stones 1st Dutch concert
  • Aug 9 1st Rolling Stones concert in Netherlands
  • Aug 9 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational
  • Aug 9 Bunning continues pitching perfectly to NY Mets until 2 outs in 5th, when Joe Christopher beats out a bunt. He totals 15 innings
  • Aug 10 WJSP TV channel 28 in Columbus, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 11 Beatles' "A Hard Days Night" opens in NYC
  • Aug 11 Race riot in Paterson NJ
  • Aug 12 10th time Mantle switch-hits HR in a game, one goes 502 feet

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 12 Mickey Mantle switch-hits HR record 10th & final time in a game

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Aug 12 Race riot in Elizabeth, NJ
  • Aug 13 1st broadcast by Trans World Radio on Bonaire
  • Aug 14 Bo Belinsky is suspended after attacking sportswriter Braven Dyer
  • Aug 14 Egypt/Iraq/Jordan/Kuwait/Syria form common market
  • Aug 15 Fred Trueman takes 300th Test Cricket wicket (Neil Hawke)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 15 Mayor Daley declares "Ernie Banks Day" in Chicago

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • Aug 15 Phillies triple-play NY Mets
  • Aug 15 Race riot in Dixmoor (Chicago suburb) Ill
  • Aug 15 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 3½"
  • Aug 16 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open Invitational
  • Aug 16 St Louis Card Curt Flood gets 8 straight hits in a doubleheader
  • Aug 17 Boycott scores his 1st Test Cricket century, 113 v Aust at the Oval
  • Aug 18 Beatles arrive in SF, 2nd US visit
  • Aug 18 Charles Helu elected president of Lebanon
  • Aug 18 South Africa banned from Olympic Games because of apartheid policies
  • Aug 18 USSR launch 3 Kosmos satellites
  • Aug 19 Communication satellite Syncom 3 launched

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 20 US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Economic Opportunity Act, an anti-poverty measure totaling nearly $1 billion

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Aug 20 Rex Sellers bowls 5-1-17-0 v India in only Test Cricket innings

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 20 Yankee Phil Linz plays harmonica on bus despite Yogi Berra's orders

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • Aug 22 Guinee, Liberia & Ivory Coast form joint market
  • Aug 22 Supreme's "Where Did Our Love Go" reaches #1
  • Aug 23 Marilynn Smith wins Albuquerque Professional Amateur Golf Tournament
  • Aug 23 St Louis Cards are 11 games back in NL, & win World Series
  • Aug 24 2nd Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 6-4
  • Aug 25 Singapore limits imports from Netherlands due to Indonesian aggression
  • Aug 26 Italian Communist Party selects Luigi Longo as chairman
  • Aug 26 LBJ nominated at Democratic convention in Atlantic City, NJ
  • Aug 27 25th Venice Film Festival: "Red Desert" directed by Michelangelo Antonioni wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 28 Race riot in Philadelphia
  • Aug 28 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 28 US weather satellite Nimbus 1 launched
  • Aug 28 WEWS-TV Channel 5's "Upbeat" debuts in Cleveland
  • Aug 29 "Funny Thing Happened" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 965 performances

Film release premierFilm Release

Aug 29 Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" directed by Robert Stevenson and starring Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke is released

Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
Animator Walt Disney
Walt Disney
  • Aug 29 On Elston Howard Night, Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth's career strikeout record (1,330)
  • Aug 30 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Riverside Ladies Golf Open
  • Aug 31 Ground is broken for Anaheim Stadium, future home of Angels
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 3 US attorney general Robert F. Kennedy resigns

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
  • Sep 3 Wilderness Act signed into law by 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"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 24 Ringo Starr forms Brikley Building Company Ltd

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,023

  • May 23 Staci Greason, actress (Isabella Toscando-Days of Our Lives), born in Denver, Colorado
  • May 23 Ruth Metzler-Arnold, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • May 24 Adrian Moorhouse, British 100m breaststroker (Olympic-gold-1988)
  • May 24 Elizabeth McColgan, British running star (world record 5 km indoor)
  • May 24 Pat Verbeek, Sarnia Ont, NHL forward (Team Canada, NY Rangers)
  • May 25 David Shaw, St Thomas, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • May 25 Ivan Bella, Slovak cosmonaut
  • May 26 Kevin Kennedy, baseball manager (Texas Rangers)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 26 Lenny Kravitz, American musician who holds the record for most Grammy Awards for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance (1999-2002), born in Manhattan, New York

Musician Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz
  • May 27 Adam Carolla, American comedian and television personality
  • May 28 Armon Gilliam, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks, NJ Nets)
  • May 28 Beth Herr, tennis star, born in Middletown, Ohio
  • May 28 Leisa Sheridan, playmate (Jul, 1993), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • May 28 Mark MacKay, Brandon GER, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • May 28 Jeff Fenech, Australian boxer
  • May 28 Phil Vassar, American country music singer
  • May 30 Nhi Lan Le, Vietnam, US fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
  • May 30 Wynonna, [Christina Judd], Ashland Ky, singer (Judds-Why Not Me)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 30 Tom Morello, American guitarist (Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine), born in NYC, New York

Guitarist Tom Morello
Tom Morello
  • May 30 Andrea Montermini, Italian racing driver
  • May 31 Darryl "DMC" Matthews McDaniels, Hip Hop musician (Run-DMC), born in New York City
  • May 31 Scotti Hill, rock guitarist (Skid Row-Psycho Love), born in Manhasset, New York
  • May 31 Leonard Asper, Canadian businessman
  • May 31 Darryl McDaniels, American musician (Run-D.M.C.)
  • Jun 1 Rashid Patel, cricketer (Indian pace bowler, Lamba incident)
  • Jun 1 Mark Curry, American comedian and actor
  • Jun 2 Caroline Link, German film director and screenwriter
  • Jun 3 Nelson Liriano, Puerto Plata Dom Rep, infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Jun 3 Kerry King, American musician (Slayer)
  • Jun 3 Doro Pesch, German singer
  • Jun 3 James Purefoy, British actor
  • Jun 4 Chris Kavanagh, rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
  • Jun 4 Steve Searcy, baseball player
  • Jun 4 Eva Fampas, Greek guitarist
  • Jun 5 Laura Charameda, Marshall Mich, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 5 Mags, rocker (Fuzzbox-Into Rescue)
  • Jun 5 Karl Sanders, American musician (Nile)
  • Jun 6 Dee C Lee, [Diane Sealey], rocker (Style Council-You're Best Thing)
  • Jun 6 Sherry J Traylor, Mexico Missouri, Miss Missouri-America (1991)
  • Jun 6 Konnan, Mexican professional wrestler
  • Jun 7 Caroline Anne Hare, 5k/10k (Olympics-96), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Jun 7 Graeme Labrooy, cricketer (Sri Lankan pace bowler in 9 Tests 1986-91)
  • Jun 7 Judie Aronson, American actress
  • Jun 7 Gia Carides, Greek-Australian actress
  • Jun 8 Butch [Harry Lee] Reynolds Jr, 4X400m runner, born in Akron, Ohio
  • Jun 8 Nelli [Antoinette HC] Fiere-Cooman, Neth, runner (WR 60 m in 7.00)
  • Jun 9 Gloria Reuben, actress (Jeanie Boulet - ER), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jun 9 Wayman Tisdale, NBA center/forward (Phoenix Suns)
  • Jun 9 Hiroko Yakushimaru, Japanese actress and singer
  • Jun 10 Pete Jordan, Elmhurst IL, Nike golfer (1992 Fresno Open-2nd)
  • Jun 10 Jimmy Chamberlin, American musician (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  • Jun 10 Ben Daniels, British actor
  • Jun 11 Kim Gallagher, 800m runner (Olympic-silver-1984), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 11 Jean Alesi, French Formula One driver
  • Jun 12 Paula Marshall, Rockville MD, actress (Lindsay Sutton-Chicago Sons)
  • Jun 12 Peter Such, cricketer (England off-spinner 1993-)
  • Jun 12 Derek Higgins, Irish racing driver
  • Jun 13 Jennifer Gillom, WNBA center/forward (Phoenix Mercury/Oly-gold-1988)
  • Jun 13 Sarunas Marciulionis, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings)
  • Jun 13 Christian Wilhelm Berger, Romanian composer
  • Jun 14 Jamie Dukes, NFL center (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jun 14 Randall Thompson, Halifax Nova Scotia, boxer (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 14 Peter Gilliver, English lexicographer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 15 Courteney Cox, American actress (Monica Geller on Friends), born in Birmingham, Alabama

Actress Courteney Cox
Courteney Cox
  • Jun 15 Michael Laudrup, Danish footballer
  • Jun 17 Diane Murphy, actress (Tabitha Stevens-Bewitched)
  • Jun 17 Erin Murphy, actress (Tabitha Stevens-Bewitched)
  • Jun 17 Michael Gross, West Germany, swimmer (Olympic-2 world records-1984)
  • Jun 17 Steve Rhodes, cricketer (England wicket-keeper 1994-95)
  • Jun 17 Rinaldo Capello, Italian racing driver
  • Jun 18 Thanh Nguyen, Saigon Vietnam, 141 lbs US weightlifter (Olympics-1996)
  • Jun 18 Uday Hussein, Iraqi leader (d. 2003)
  • Jun 19 David Freedman, cricketer (NSW left-arm Chinese bowler since 1990)
  • Jun 19 Boris Johnson, British politician
  • Jun 19 Brian Vander Ark, American musician
  • Jun 20 Najee Mustafaa, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jun 20 Paul David Goydos, PGA golfer (1994 BC Open-7th), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jun 20 Pierfrancesco Chili, Italian motorcycle racer
  • Jun 21 Doug Savant, actor (Matt Fielding-Melrose Place), born in Burbank, California
  • Jun 21 Kari Kennell, Colorado, playmate (Feb, 1988)/actress (Eric's Revenge)
  • Jun 21 Sammi Davis-Voss, Kidderminster England, actress (Hope & Glory)
  • Jun 21 David Morrissey, British actor
  • Jun 22 Amy Brenneman, New London Ct, actress (Janice-NYPD Blue)
  • Jun 22 Greg Anderson, NBA forward/center (San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks)
  • Jun 22 Kevin Sargeant, rocker (Thrashing Doves-Reprobate's Hymm)
  • Jun 22 Mark Royals, NFL punter (New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions)
  • Jun 22 Mike Edwards, British rock vocalist (Jesus Jones-Devil you Know)
  • Jun 22 Nico Jalink, Dutch soccer player (Sparta, NAC)
  • Jun 22 Tommy Cunningham, rocker (Wet Wet Wet-Wishing I Was)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 22 Dan Brown, American author of thriller fiction (The Da Vinci Code), born in Exeter, New Hampshire

Author Dan Brown
Dan Brown
  • Jun 23 Joey Allen, Ft Wayne Indiana, rock guitarist (Warrant-Cherry Pie)
  • Jun 23 Trent Bushey, Haverhill Mass, actor (David Rampal-All My Children)
  • Jun 23 Yun Lou, Chinese gymnast
  • Jun 23 Joss Whedon, American director, screenwriter and producer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Avengers), born in New York City
  • Jun 24 Gary Suter, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks, USA), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Jun 25 Dell Curry, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
  • Jun 25 Phil Emery, cricketer (NSW wicket-keeper, Australia 1994)
  • Jun 25 Emma Suárez, Spanish actress
  • Jun 25 Greg Raymer, Professional poker player
  • Jun 26 Alison Wyeth, Isle West Middlesex England, 1.5k/5k runner

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Famous Deaths

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