Historical Events in March 1964

  • Mar 2 Beatles begin filming "Hard Days Night", Harrison meets Patti Boyd
  • Mar 4 Jimmy Hoffa convicted of jury tampering
  • Mar 5 Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr, announces a baseball team is moving there
  • Mar 5 Emergency crisis proclaimed in Ceylon due to social unrest
  • Mar 6 Constantine succeeds Paul I as king of Greece

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Mar 6 Boxer Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam and its leader Elijah Muhammad renames him Muhammad Ali

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Mar 6 Tom O'Hara runs world record mile (3:56.4)
  • Mar 7 11th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Wake Forest, 80-59

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Mar 8 Malcolm X resigns from the Nation of Islam

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
  • Mar 9 1st Ford Mustang produced
  • Mar 9 Creighton's Paul Silas grabs Midwest record 27 rebounds against Okla
  • Mar 9 Supreme Court issues NY Times vs Sullivan decision, public officials must prove malice to claim libel & recover damages
  • Mar 10 US reconnaissance plane shot down over East Germany
  • Mar 10 Simon and Garfunkel record the first version of "The Sound of Silence" at Columbia Studios in New York City

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 11 21st Golden Globes: The Cardinal, Sidney Poitier, & Leslie Caron win

  • Mar 12 6th Grammy Awards: Days of Wine & Roses, Streisand wins 2
  • Mar 12 Jimmy Hoffa sentenced to 8 years
  • Mar 12 S. N. Behrman's play "But for Whom Charlie" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 12 WKAB TV channel 32 in Montgomery, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 13 Turkey threatens Cyprus with armed attack
  • Mar 14 "Girl Who Came to Supper" closes at Broadway NYC after 112 performances

MurderMurder of Interest

Mar 14 Dallas, Texas; Jack Ruby sentenced to death for Lee Harvey Oswald's murder

Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald Jack Ruby
Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald
Jack Ruby
  • Mar 15 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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Mar 16 LBJ asks Congress to pass Economic Opportunity Act as part of his War on Poverty

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Mar 16 KCOY TV channel 12 in Santa Maria, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 16 Paul Hornung & Alex Karras reinstated in NFL after 1 year suspension

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Mar 19 Sean Connery's 1st day of shooting on "Goldfinger"

  • Mar 20 ESRO established, European Space Research Organization
  • Mar 21 26th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Duke 98-83
  • Mar 21 Beatles' single "She Loves You" goes #1 in the US & stays #1 for 2 weeks
  • Mar 21 UCLA completes undefeated NCAA basketball season (30-0)
  • Mar 21 118th Grand National: Willie Robinson aboard Team Spirit
  • Mar 21 9th Eurovision Song Contest: Gigliola Cinquetti for Italy wins singing "Non ho l'eta" in Copenhagen

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Mar 22 Barbra Streisand appears on the cover of NY Times Magazine section

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Mar 22 Carol Mann wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open Invitational
  • Mar 23 UNCTAD 1 world conference opens in Geneva
  • Mar 24 Kennedy half-dollar issued

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Mar 25 Britain sets memorial for the late President John F. Kennedy

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Mar 25 Egypt ends state of siege (1952-64)
  • Mar 26 "Funny Girl" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1,348 performances
  • Mar 27 1st true Pirate Radio station, Radio Caroline (England)
  • Mar 27 Great Alaska Earthquake 9.2 magnitude and resulting tsunami kills 139, largest US earthquake, 2nd largest ever recorded
  • Mar 27 Great Train Robbers sentenced to a total of 307 years behind bars
  • Mar 27 UN troops arrive in Cyprus
  • Mar 28 1st pirate radio station near England (Radio Caroline)

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Mar 30 Astronaut John Glenn withdraws from Ohio senate race

Astronaut and Politician John Glenn
Astronaut and Politician
John Glenn
  • Mar 31 Pres Jango Goulart of Brazil chased out of office by military