Historical Events in April 1964

  • Apr 1 10°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in April

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Apr 1 John Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Apr 1 Robert Lowell's "Benito Cereno" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 2 Josef Klaus, Chancellor of Austria (1966-70), dies at 90
  • Apr 2 Military coup in Brazil by Gen Castello Branco, President Goulart ousted
  • Apr 2 USSR launches Zond 1 to Venus; no data returned
  • Apr 3 Beatles hold top 6 spots on Sydney Australia record charts
  • Apr 3 US & Panama agree to resume diplomatic relations
  • Apr 4 "Anyone Can Whistle" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • Apr 4 Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks
  • Apr 5 1st driverless trains run on London Underground
  • Apr 5 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open
  • Apr 6 Egypt & Belgium restore diplomatic relations
  • Apr 7 IBM announces the System/360.
  • Apr 8 Unmanned Gemini 1 launched
  • Apr 10 Demolition begins on Polo Grounds to clear way for housing project
  • Apr 10 Iranian motor launch catches fire & sinks killing 113 (Persian Gulf)
  • Apr 11 "Anyone Can Whistle" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 9 performances

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Apr 12 28th Masters Golf Tournament: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 276

  • Apr 12 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Baton Rouge Ladies' Golf Open Invitational

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Apr 13 36th Academy Awards: "Tom Jones", Best Film, Sidney Poitier & Patricia Neal win Best Actor/Actress

  • Apr 13 Ian Smith becomes Prime Minister of Rhodesia
  • Apr 13 New Zealander Colin Bosher shears a record 565 sheep in 1 work day
  • Apr 14 Sandy Koufax throws his 9th complete game without allowing a walk
  • Apr 15 Chesapeake Bay Bridge opens (world's longest)
  • Apr 16 9 men sentenced 25-30 years for Britain's 1963 "Great Train Robbery"
  • Apr 17 "Cafe Crown" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • Apr 17 "High Spirits" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 375 performances
  • Apr 17 1st game at Shea Stadium, NY Mets lose to Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3
  • Apr 17 Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2,368 base)
  • Apr 17 Jerrie Mock becomes 1st woman to fly solo around the world
  • Apr 18 "Cafe Crown" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • Apr 18 "Foxy" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • Apr 18 Artisans strike in Belgium ends
  • Apr 18 Sandy Koufax is 1st to strike out the side on 9 pitches
  • Apr 18 Van Joe Orton's "Entertaining Mr Sloane"
  • Apr 19 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Invitational
  • Apr 19 Rightist coup in Laos, Suvanna Phuma remains premier
  • Apr 19 Roger Sessions' opera "Montezuma" premieres in West Berlin
  • Apr 20 68th Boston Marathon won by Aurele Vandendriessche of Belgium in 2:19:59
  • Apr 20 86% of black students boycott Cleveland schools
  • Apr 21 Pirates & Cubs combine for 9 HRs, Pirates win 8-5
  • Apr 22 World's Fair (Flushing Meadow, Corona Park, NY) opens

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Apr 23 James Baldwin's "Blues for Mr Charlie" premieres in NYC

  • Apr 23 New York State Theater opens
  • Apr 23 Houston Colt 45s Ken Johnson becomes 1st major league pitcher to lose a 9 inning no-hitter, Reds win 1-0
  • Apr 24 Mexico becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • Apr 25 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 3
  • Apr 25 11th National Film Awards (India): "Shehar Aur Sapna" wins the Golden Lotus
  • Apr 26 18th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 1
  • Apr 26 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • Apr 26 Tanganyika & Zanzibar form The United Republic of Tanganyika & Zanzibar
  • Apr 27 John Lennon's "In His Own Write" is published in US
  • Apr 28 Japan joins the OECD
  • Apr 29 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site