What Happened in 1964 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 695

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

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

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

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


Sep 27th 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 28th 53rd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (3-2)
  • Sep 28th Suriname governor A Currie resigns
  • Sep 29th Greece & Bulgaria close boundaries
  • Sep 30th "Oh What a Lovely War" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 125 performances
  • Oct 1st 1st official broadcast of Trans World Radio on Bonaire
  • Oct 1st 2nd Dutch televisienet begins broadcastings
  • Oct 1st Free Speech Movement launched at University of California, Berkley
  • Oct 1st San Francisco cable cars declared a national landmark
  • Oct 1st WSJU TV channel 18 in Carolina, PR begins broadcasting
  • Oct 1st WTSJ TV channel 18 in San Juan, PR (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 1st WWAY TV channel 3 in Wilmington, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 2nd Phillies tie major league record with season's 3rd triple play (Reds)
  • Oct 3rd Yankees clinch their 5th straight pennant, & 29th in club's history
  • Oct 4th -7] Hurricane Hilda, kills 38 in La, Miss & Ga

Sport awardGolf Major

Oct 4th 10th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 8th Ringo Starr takes & passes his driving test

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 14th 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 14th Martin Walser's "Der Schwarze Schwan," premieres in Stuttgart
  • Oct 14th Philips begins experimenting with color TV

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 17th Yanks fire Manager Yogi Berra

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

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 21st 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 22nd EMI rejects audition by "High Numbers"; they go on to become The Who

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Music release#1 in the Charts

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

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Nov 1st George Blanda of Houston throws NFL record 37 passes in 68 attempts
  • Nov 1st KC Chief Len Dawson passes for 6 touchdowns vs Denver (49-39)
  • Nov 1st Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Las Cruces Ladies' Golf Open
  • Nov 1st Vietcong-assault on airport Bien Hoa at Saigon
  • Nov 2nd CBS purchases 80% of Yanks for $11,200,000, later buys remaining 20%
  • Nov 2nd Faisal succeeds Saud as king of Saudi Arabia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 3rd LBJ (D) soundly defeats Barry Goldwater (R) for US President

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Nov 3rd Philadelphia voters approve $25 million to build a new sports stadium
  • Nov 5th US launches Mariner 3 toward Mars; no data returned
  • Nov 6th WEIQ TV channel 42 in Mobile, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 7th NL keeps Braves in Milwaukee in 1965, may move to Atlanta in 1966

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,024

  • Jun 26th Alison Wyeth, Isle West Middlesex England, 1.5k/5k runner
  • Jun 26th Pamela Wright, Scotland, LPGA golfer (1995 Jamie Farr Toledo-3rd)
  • Jun 26th Zeng Jinlian, Hunan China, became tallest woman known (2.46 m, 8'1")
  • Jun 27th Chuck Person, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Jun 27th Stephan Brenninkmeijer, Dutch film producer and director
  • Jun 28th Bryan Barker, NFL punter (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Jun 28th Stephanie Maynor, Chester England, golfer (1995 PING Welch's-13th)
  • Jun 28th Susan Mascarin, tennis star, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 29th Pepper Johnson, NFL linebacker (NY Giants, Cleveland Browns)
  • Jun 29th Stedman Pearson, Essex, rock vocalist (Five Star-Silk & Steel)
  • Jun 29th Wendy Kilbourne, actress (Devon-Midnight Caller) [1964 Approx]
  • Jul 1st Mike Twardoski, baseball player
  • Jul 1st Poi Burton, rocker (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen)
  • Jul 1st Theresa Lynn, actress (Orgasm Girl-Private Parts), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Jul 2nd Dave Parsons, rocker (Transvision Vamp, Sham 69-That's Life)
  • Jul 2nd DeAnne Hemmens, sprint kayak (Olympics-96), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 2nd Joe Magrane, baseball player
  • Jul 2nd Jose Canseco, outfielder (Oak A's, Red Sox, 1988 AL MVP), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Jul 2nd Shannon Ritter, jockey
  • Jul 2nd Ozzie Canseco, Cuban-born American baseball player
  • Jul 2nd Charles Robinson, American wrestling referee
  • Jul 3rd Gary Ryan, rocker (Blackhearts)
  • Jul 3rd Joe Hamorski, Peru IN, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Greater Greenville-9th)
  • Jul 3rd Louis Clark, NFL receiver (Seattle)/WLAF coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Jul 3rd Pia Reyes, Manila Philipines, playmate (Nov, 1988)
  • Jul 3rd Warren Newson, Newnan GA, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
  • Jul 3rd Joanne Harris, British author
  • Jul 3rd Yeardley Smith, French-born American actress
  • Jul 4th Kevin Sutherland, Nike golfer (1992 Hawkeye Open-2nd), born in Sacramento, California
  • Jul 4th Mark Allen Slaughter, Las Vegas, guitarist (Slaughter-Stick it Live)
  • Jul 4th Cle Kooiman, American soccer player
  • Jul 4th Mark Whiting, American filmmaker and actor
  • Jul 5th Mark H Lascells, grandson of English princess Mary
  • Jul 5th Salim Raza, UAE cricket all-rounder (1996 World Cup)
  • Jul 6th Lillie Leatherwood, Northport Ala, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • Jul 8th Alexei Gusarov, Moscow Russia, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
  • Jul 8th Maryalice Demler, N Tonawanda NY, Miss NY-America (1991)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 9th Courtney Love, American muscian (Hole) and actress (People vs Larry Flynt), born in San Francisco, California

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Courtney Love
  • Jul 9th Ronnie Grandison, NBA forward (NY Knicks)
  • Jul 9th Scott Rachal Verplank, PGA golfer (1985 Western Open), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 10th Felipe Martinez, jockey
  • Jul 10th Urban Meyer, American football coach
  • Jul 10th Wilfried Peeters, Belgian cyclist
  • Jul 11th Earl Jones, Inkster Mich, 800m runner (Olympic-bronze-1984)
  • Jul 11th Craig Charles, English actor
  • Jul 11th Kyrill, Prince of Preslav, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • Jul 12th Judi Evans Luciano, Montebello, actress (Paulina Cory-Another World)
  • Jul 12th Gaby Roslin, English television presenter
  • Jul 13th Utpal Chatterjee, cricketer (Bengal slow left-arm bowler)
  • Jul 14th Barbara Chiu, Canton China, Canada table tennis player (Oly-33-92, 96)
  • Jul 14th Brett J Ogle, Paddington Austral, PGA golfer (1993 AT&T Pebble Beach)
  • Jul 14th Jack Kay Jr, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Singapore Open), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 15th Shari Headley, American actress (All My Children, Coming to America), born in Queens, New York
  • Jul 15th Leonard Stabb, actor (Hunter Guthrie-One Life to Live, Guiding Light)
  • Jul 16th Miguel Indurain, Spanish cyclist (Tour de France winner 1991-95)
  • Jul 17th Heather Langenkamp, actress (Marie-Just the 10 of Us)
  • Jul 18th Susan Marie Snyder, actress (Julie-As the World Turns)
  • Jul 18th Wendy Williams, radio host
  • Jul 19th Alexandra Curtis, model/daughter of Christine Kaufmann
  • Jul 19th Gina Procaccio, Drexel Hills Pennsylvania, 5k runner
  • Jul 19th Teresa Edwards, Cairo GA, basketball forward (Oly-gold-1984, 88,92,96)
  • Jul 19th André A. Jackson, founder African Diamond Producers Association
  • Jul 20th Murray Craven, Medicine Hat, NHL left wing (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Jul 20th Chris Cornell, American musician (Soundgarden, Audioslave)
  • Jul 20th Terri Irwin, American naturalist; widow of Steve Irwin
  • Jul 20th Kool G Rap, American musician
  • Jul 20th Dean Winters, American actor
  • Jul 21st Susan Swift, actress (Chisholms), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jul 22nd Bonnie Langford, English actress (Wombling Free)
  • Jul 22nd David Spade, comedian (SNL, Tommy Boy, Black Sheep)
  • Jul 22nd Rafael Addison, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • Jul 22nd John Leguizamo, Bogotá, Colombia, Colombian American actor (Mambo Mouth, Whispers in the Dark)
  • Jul 22nd Adam Godley, British actor
  • Jul 22nd Don Van Natta, Jr., American journalist
  • Jul 23rd Greg Best, Equestrian athlete (Olympic-silver-88, 92), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Jul 23rd Ed Forchion, American marijuana activist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 24th Barry Bonds, American football left fielder (Pirates, SF Giants, 7X MVP), born in Riverside, California

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • Jul 24th Erminia Russo, Kelowna BC, volleyball player (Olympics-96)
  • Jul 24th Teri Schroeder, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13-1993), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Jul 24th Banana Yoshimoto, Japanese author
  • Jul 25th Jose Bautista, Bani Dom Rep, pitcher (SF Giants)
  • Jul 25th Tony Granato, Downers Grove, NHL left wing (LA Kings)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 26th Sandra Bullock, actress (Speed, Net, Love & War), born in Washington, D.C.

  • Jul 26th Anne Provoost, Belgian author (In the Shadow of the Ark)
  • Jul 26th Ralf Metzenmacher, German painter and designer
  • Jul 26th Danny Woodburn, American actor
  • Jul 27th Rex Brown, American musician (Pantera)
  • Jul 28th Bruce Wilkerson, NFL tackle (Jaguars, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Jul 28th Dave Alexander, NFL center (NY Jets)
  • Jul 28th Lori Loughlin, American actress (Full House, Summerland), born in Queens, New York
  • Jul 29th Lisa Peluso, actress (Search for Tomorrow, Ava-Loving), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 30th Vivica A. Fox, American actress
  • Jul 30th Jürgen Klinsmann, German footballer and manager
  • Jul 30th Alek Keshishian, Lebanese-born American film director
  • Jul 31st Jim Corr, Irish singer and musician (The Corrs)
  • Aug 1st Andrew Wilson, Australian canoeist (Olympics-16-92, 96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Aug 1st Nick Christian Sayer, rocker (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen)
  • Aug 1st Rob Camilletti, Cher's boyfriend
  • Aug 1st Adam Duritz, American musician (Counting Crows)
  • Aug 2nd John Cullen, Puslinch, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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