Historical Events in September 1964

  • Sep 1 Masanori Murakami is 1st Japanese player in majors (NY Mets)
  • Sep 2 Indonesian paratroopers lands in Malaysia
  • Sep 2 Norman Manley scores 2-consecutive holes-in-one at Del Valley, Cal

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Sep 3 US attorney general Robert F. Kennedy resigns

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy

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Sep 3 Wilderness Act signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Sep 3 2nd incident that year of race riots in Singapore between Chinese and Malay, 13 people killed, 106 injured
  • Sep 4 Eduardo Frei Montalva elected President of Chile
  • Sep 4 Scottish Forth Road Bridge opens (then the longest in Europe)
  • Sep 4 NASA launches its 1st Orbital Geophysical Observatory (OGO-1)
  • Sep 7 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Valhalla Golf Open
  • Sep 9 German DR government allows short visits to West Germany
  • Sep 9 John Osborne's "Inadmissable Evidence" premieres in London
  • Sep 10 Palestinian Liberation Army (PLA) forms
  • Sep 10 Rod Steward records his 1st single "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl"

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Sep 11 George Harrison forms Mornyork Ltd music publishing company

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Sep 11 Gillette's 20 year contract with Madison Square Garden & ABC to televise fights for free ends as Dick Tiger defeats Don Fullmer at Cleve Auditorium
  • Sep 12 1st football game at Shea Stadium, Jets defeat Denver 30-6
  • Sep 12 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 4½"
  • Sep 12 Canyonlands National Park is designated as a National Park.
  • Sep 13 3rd sitting of 2nd Vatican council opens in Rome
  • Sep 13 Mary Mills wins LPGA Eugene Ladies' Golf Open
  • Sep 13 St Louis is 1st NL to score runs in every game since 1923, win 15-2
  • Sep 13 WKEF TV channel 22 in Dayton, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 13 84th U.S. Men's National Championship: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (6-4, 6-2, 6-4)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 13 78th U.S. Women's National Championship: Maria Bueno beats Carole Caldwell Graebner (6-1, 6-0)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • Sep 14 WCVE TV channel 23 in Richmond, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting

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Sep 14 Walt Disney awarded Medal of Freedom at White House

Animator Walt Disney
Walt Disney
  • Sep 15 Beatles play at Public Auditorium in Cleveland
  • Sep 15 Final edition of socialist British newspaper "Daily Herald"
  • Sep 16 "Shindig" premieres on ABC-TV
  • Sep 17 "Bewitched" premieres on ABC TV
  • Sep 17 Beatles are paid a then record $150,000 for a concert (Kansas)

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Sep 17 Mickey Mantle gets hits #1999, 2000 & 2001 & his 450th HR

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Sep 17 Supremes release "Baby Love"
  • Sep 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 18 "The Addams Family", starring John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy, and Jackie Coogan, premieres on ABC

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Sep 20 Günter Grass' play "Die Plebejern proben den Aufstand," premieres in Berlin

Writer and playwright Günter Grass
Writer and playwright
Günter Grass
  • Sep 20 Paramount Theater (NYC) presented the Beatles with Steve & Eydie
  • Sep 21 Constellation (US) beats Sovereign (England) in 20th America's Cup
  • Sep 21 Reds Chico Ruiz steals home, beats Phillies 1-0. Phillies start a 10 game losing streak that gives Cards the pennant
  • Sep 21 Malta becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
  • Sep 21 The North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the world's first Mach 3 bomber, made its maiden flight from Palmdale, California.
  • Sep 22 "Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 3242 performances
  • Sep 22 "Man from U.N.C.L.E." premieres on NBC-TV: open channel D
  • Sep 23 "Fiddler on the Roof" with Zero Mostel premieres in NYC
  • Sep 24 "The Munsters" premieres on TV
  • Sep 24 1st Minuteman II ICBM was tested

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Sep 24 Ringo Starr forms Brikley Building Company Ltd

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • 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