Historical Events for Year 1964

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Jan 1st - Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland dissolved
Jan 1st - KNMT TV channel 12 in Walker, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
Jan 1st - KTVS TV channel 3 in Sterling, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
Jan 1st - 50th Rose Bowl: #3 Illinois beats Washington, 17-7
Jan 1st - 30th Sugar Bowl: #8 Alabama beats #7 Mississippi, 12-7
Jan 1st - 30th Orange Bowl: #6 Nebraska beats #5 Auburn, 13-7
Jan 2nd - Failed assassination attempt on president Nkrumah of Ghana
Jan 3rd - Jack Paar Show, shows a clip of the Beatles singing "She Loves You"
Jan 5th - Pope Paul VI visits Jordan & Israel
Jan 5th - San Diego Chargers win AFL-championship
Jan 6th - Charlie Finlay announces he wants to move KC A's to Louisville
Jan 6th - Rolling Stones' 1st tour as headline act (with Ronettes)
Jan 7th - Bahamas becomes self-governing
Jan 7th - Dick Weber rolls highest bowling game in air (Boeing 707)
Jan 8th - President Lyndon B. Johnson declares "War on Poverty"
Jan 9th - Anti-US rioting broke out in Panama Canal Zone
36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson Jan 10th - Battles between moslems & hindus in Calcutta
Jan 10th - Panama severs diplomatic relations with US
Jan 10th - US version of "That Was The Week That Was," premieres
Jan 10th - "Introducing the Beatles", released 1st Beatles album released in the US
Jan 11th - "She Loves Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 302 perfs
Jan 11th - Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand" is #80 in US (Cashbox)
Jan 11th - Panama ends diplomatic relations with US
Jan 11th - 1st government report warning by US Surgeon General Luther Terry reports that smoking may be hazardous
Jan 12th - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-17
Jan 12th - Revolution overthrows Sultan of Zanzibar, 1 month after independence
Jan 13th - Karol Wojtyla becomes archbishop of Krakow
Jan 13th - Hindu-Muslim rioting breaks out in the Indian city of Calcutta - now Kolkata - resulting in the deaths of more than 100 people.
Jan 13th - 52nd Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Lesley Turner (6-3, 6-2)
Tennis Player Roy EmersonTennis Player Roy Emerson Jan 13th - 52nd Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (6-3, 6-4, 6-2)
Jan 14th - 14th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-107 at Boston
Jan 14th - Bapu Nadkarni 32-27-5-0 v England, 21 maiden overs in a row
Jan 14th - Jacqueline Kennedy's 1st public appearance (TV) since President Kennedy's assassination
Jan 15th - Baseball agrees to hold a free-agent draft in NYC
Jan 15th - Teamsters negotiate 1st national labor contract
Jan 16th - "Hello, Dolly!" opens at St James Theater NYC for 2,844 performances
Jan 16th - AL owners vote 9-1 against Charlie Finley moving KC A's to Louisville
Jan 18th - Beatles 1st appear on Billboard Chart (I Want to Hold Your Hand-#35)
Jan 18th - Plans for World Trade Center announced (NYC)
US First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy OnassisUS First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Jan 19th - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 27-24
Jan 19th - KFME TV channel 13 in Fargo, ND (PBS) begins broadcasting
Jan 20th - "Meet The Beatles" album released in US
Jan 21st - Carl T Rowan named director of US Information Agency
Jan 22nd - Kenneth Kaunda becomes premier of Northern Rhodesia (Zambia)
Jan 22nd - World's largest cheese (15,723 kg) manufactured in Wisconsin for New York's World Fair
Jan 23rd - 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution ratified, barring poll tax in federal elections
Jan 23rd - Arthur Miller's "After the Fall" premieres in NYC
Jan 24th - CBS purchases 1964 & 1965 NFL TV rights for $28.2 million
Jan 24th - Martin Kresses final comic strip of Eric the Viking
Jan 24th - 24th Amendment to US Constitution goes into effect & states voting rights could not be denied due to failure to pay taxes
Playwright Arthur MillerPlaywright Arthur Miller Jan 25th - Beatles 1st US #1, "I Want to Hold your Hand" (Cashbox)
Jan 25th - Echo 2, US communications satellite launched
Jan 27th - Barlow & Graeme Pollock complete 341 stand at Adelaide Oval
Jan 27th - Margaret Chase Smith (Sen-R-Maine) tries for Republican Pres bid
Jan 29th - 9th Winter Olympic games open in Innsbruck, Austria
Jan 29th - Beatles record in German "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand" & "Sie Liebt Dich"
Jan 29th - Most lopsided high-school basketball score 211-29 (Louisiana)
Jan 29th - NBC purchases AFL 5 year (1965-69) TV rights for $36 million
Jan 29th - Stanley Kubrick's film "Dr Strangelove" starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott premieres
Jan 29th - Unmanned Apollo 1 Saturn launcher test attains Earth orbit
Jan 30th - Military coup of Gen Nguyen Khanh in South Vietnam
Film Director Stanley KubrickFilm Director Stanley Kubrick Jan 30th - Ranger 6 launched; makes perfect flight to Moon, but cameras fail
Jan 31st - US report "Smoking & Health" connects smoking to lung cancer
Feb 1st - "Stop the World, I Want to..." closes at Shubert NYC after 556 perf
Feb 1st - Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand," 1st #1 hit, stays #1 for 7 weeks
Feb 1st - Indiana Governor Mathew Walsh tries to ban "Louie Louie" for obscenity
Feb 1st - Suriname River dammed
Feb 2nd - GI Joe, debuts as a popular American boy's toy
Feb 2nd - Sjoukje Dijkstra (Neth) wins Olympic gold for figure skating
Feb 2nd - Red Faber, Burleigh Grimes, Tim Keefe, Heinie Manush, John Montgomery Ward, & Miller Huggins are selected to Hall of Fame
Feb 3rd - "Meet the Beatles" album goes Gold
Feb 3rd - Black & Puerto Rican students boycott NYC public schools
Feb 4th - FAA begins 6 month test of reactions to sonic booms over Oklahoma City
Feb 6th - "Rugantino" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 28 performances
Feb 6th - France & Great-Britain sign accord over building channel tunnel
Feb 6th - WCIU TV channel 26 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
Feb 7th - Baskin-Robbins introduces Beatle Nut ice cream
Feb 7th - Beatles land at NY's JFK airport, for 1st US tour
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad AliHeavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali Feb 7th - Cassius Clay converts to Islam, and is renamed Muhammad Ali
Feb 7th - Roger Sessions' 5th Symphony premieres
Feb 8th - Peter Shaffer's "Royal Hunt of the Sun" premieres in London
Feb 8th - Rep Martha Griffiths address gets civil rights protection for women being added to the 1964 Civil Rights Act
Feb 9th - 1st appearance of Beatles on "Ed Sullivan Show" (73.7 million viewers)
Feb 9th - 9th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria
Feb 9th - GI Joe character created
Feb 9th - Hanumant Singh scores 105 India v England on debut at Delhi
Feb 9th - NYC news anchor Jim Jenson's 1st appearance on WCBS-TV
Feb 10th - Australian destroyer HMAS Voyager sinks after colliding with aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne, killing 82
Feb 10th - WBGU TV channel 27 in Bowling Green, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
Feb 11th - Beatles 1st live appearance in US; Washington, D.C. Coliseum
Feb 11th - Greek & Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus
Feb 11th - Taiwan drops diplomatic relations with France
Feb 12th - Beatles 1st NYC concert (Carnegie Hall)
Cricketer and Commentator Richie BenaudCricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud Feb 12th - End of Richie Benaud's 63-Test Cricket career
Feb 12th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
Feb 12th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen
Feb 12th - Fighting breaks out between Turks and Greeks over dispute islands in Cyprus and 16 are killed; the UN responds the following month by sending a peacekeeping force
Feb 15th - Beatles' "Meet the Beatles!," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 11 weeks
Feb 15th - Bill Bradley scores 51 points for Princeton
Feb 16th - "Foxy" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 72 performances
Feb 16th - Beatles' 2nd appearance on "Ed Sullivan Show"
Feb 17th - 101st member elected to baseball's hall of fame (Luke Appling)
Feb 17th - US House of Representatives accept Law on the civil rights
Feb 17th - US Supreme Court rules - 1 man 1 vote (Westberry v Sanders)
Feb 17th - WMEM TV channel 10 in Presque Isle, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting
Basketball Player/US Senator Bill BradleyBasketball Player/US Senator Bill Bradley Feb 18th - Muriel Resnik's "Any Wednesday" premieres in NYC
Feb 18th - Papandreou government takes power in Greece
Feb 19th - UK flies ½ ton of The Beatles wigs to the US
Feb 21st - UK flies 24,000 rolls of Beatles wallpaper to US
Feb 22nd - Beatles arrive back in England after their 1st US visit
Feb 23rd - Charlie Finley signs a 4 year lease to keep A's in Kansas City
Feb 23rd - 6th Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins (154.334)
Feb 25th - Austrian chancellor Alfons Gorbach resigns
Feb 25th - Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) TKOs Sonny Liston in 7 for his first world heavyweight championship title
Feb 27th - "What Makes Sammy Run?" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 540 perfs
Feb 27th - The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.
Feb 29th - "Rugantino" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 28 performances
Feb 29th - Frank Rugani sets badminton shuttlecock distance record, 24.3 m
Feb 29th - LBJ reveals US secretly developed the A-11 jet fighter
Feb 29th - NC high school basketball teams play to 56-54 score in 13 overtime
Mar 2nd - Beatles begin filming "Hard Days Night", Harrison meets Patti Boyd
Mar 4th - Jimmy Hoffa convicted of jury tampering
Mar 5th - Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr, announces a baseball team is moving there
Mar 5th - Emergency crisis proclaimed in Ceylon due to social unrest
Mar 6th - Constantine succeeds Paul I as king of Greece
Mar 6th - Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam and its leader Elijah Muhammad renames him Muhammad Ali
Mar 6th - Tom O'Hara runs world record mile (3:56.4)
Mar 7th - 11th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Wake Forest, 80-59
African American Activist Malcolm XAfrican American Activist Malcolm X Mar 8th - Malcolm X resigns from the Nation of Islam
Mar 9th - 1st Ford Mustang produced
Mar 9th - Creighton's Paul Silas grabs Midwest record 27 rebounds against Okla
Mar 9th - Supreme Court issues NY Times vs Sullivan decision, public officials must prove malice to claim libel & recover damages
Mar 10th - US reconnaissance plane shot down over East Germany
Mar 11th - 21st Golden Globes: The Cardinal, Sidney Poitier, & Leslie Caron win
Mar 12th - 6th Grammy Awards: Days of Wine & Roses, Striesand wins 2
Mar 12th - Jimmy Hoffa sentenced to 8 years
Mar 12th - S. N. Behrman's play "But for Whom Charlie" premieres in NYC
Mar 12th - WKAB TV channel 32 in Montgomery, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
Mar 13th - Turkey threatens Cyprus with armed attack
Mar 14th - "Girl Who Came to Supper" closes at Broadway NYC after 112 perfs
Mar 14th - Dallas, Texas; Jack Ruby sentenced to death for Lee Harvey Oswald's murder
Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald Jack RubyKiller of Lee Harvey Oswald Jack Ruby Mar 15th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Mar 16th - LBJ asks Congress to pass Economic Opportunity Act as part of his War on Poverty
Mar 16th - KCOY TV channel 12 in Santa Maria, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
Mar 16th - Paul Hornung & Alex Karras reinstated in NFL after 1 year suspension
Mar 19th - Sean Connery's 1st day of shooting on "Goldfinger"
Mar 20th - ESRO established, European Space Research Organization
Mar 21st - 26th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Duke 98-83
Mar 21st - Beatles' "She Loves You" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
Mar 21st - UCLA completes undefeated NCAA basketball season (30-0)

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