What Happened in 1964 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 695

  • 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
  • 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
Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Oct 16 Harold Wilson's Labour party wins British election

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,022

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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