Historical Events in 1964 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 695

  • 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

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Apr 27 John Lennon's "In His Own Write" is published in US

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Apr 28 Japan joins the OECD
  • Apr 29 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 1 1st BASIC program runs on a computer (Dartmouth)
  • May 2 90th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 2:00
  • May 2 Beatles' "Beatles' 2nd Album" goes #1 & stays #1 for for 5 weeks
  • May 2 Mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champ
  • May 2 First ascent of Shishapangma the fourteenth highest mountain in the world and the lowest of the Eight-thousanders.
  • May 3 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Clifford Ann Creed Golf Invitational
  • May 4 "Another World" premieres on TV in the US
  • May 4 70 GATT-countries confer in Geneva
  • May 4 KIII TV channel 3 in Corpus Christi, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • May 4 Pulitzer prize awarded to Richard Hofstadter (Anti-intellectualism)
  • May 5 Separatists riot in Quebec
  • May 6 Joe Orton's "Entertaining Mr Sloan" premieres in London

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May 9 Khrushchev visits Egypt

Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev
  • May 9 Peter & Gordon release "World Without Love"
  • May 10 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Squirt Ladies' Golf Open Invitational
  • May 12 Manlio Brosio chosen as sec-gen of NATO
  • May 14 Underground America Day is 1st observed
  • May 14 17th Cannes Film Festival: "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" directed by Jacques Demy wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • May 15 Sporting Portugal win 4th European Cup Winner's Cup against MTK Budapest of Hungry 1-0 at Antwerp (replay)
  • May 15 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 16 89th Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 1:56.8
  • May 16 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • May 16 Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ
  • May 17 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open Invitational
  • May 17 Phillies triple play Houston Colt .45s
  • May 18 David Frost interviews Paul McCartney on BBC
  • May 18 US Supreme Court rules it unconstitutional to deprive naturalized citizens of citizenship if they return to home country for more than 3 years
  • May 19 US diplomats find at least 40 secret microphones in Moscow embassy
  • May 20 Buster Mathis defeats Joe Fraizer to qualify for US Olympic team
  • May 21 1st nuclear-powered lighthouse begins operations (Chesapeake Bay)
  • May 21 Fire in Belgian resort kills 19
  • May 21 US begin intelligence flights above Laos

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May 22 LBJ presents "Great Society"

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • May 23 Dale Greig runs female marathon world record (3:27:45)
  • May 24 18th Tony Awards: Luther & Hello Dolly win
  • May 24 Beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan Show
  • May 24 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open Invitational
  • May 24 Longest HR (471') in Balt Memorial Stadium (Harmon Killebrew, Minn)
  • May 24 Panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

May 25 16th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore win

  • May 25 Frank Gilroy's "Subject is Roses" premieres in NYC
  • May 25 Ground is broken for a new stadium in St Louis
  • May 25 US Supreme Court rules closing schools to avoid desegregation is unconstitutional
  • May 26 "Fade Out-Fade In" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 199 performances
  • May 27 9th European Cup: Internazionale beats Real Madrid 3-1 at Vienna
  • May 28 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 9th String quartet
  • May 28 Jawaharlal Nehru cremated in New Dehli
  • May 28 Palestine National Congress forms the PLO in Jerusalem
  • May 28 Unmanned Apollo 2 Saturn test launched into Earth orbit
  • May 30 "Beyond the Fringe" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 673 performances
  • May 30 Beatles 1961 record of "Cry for a Shadow" is #1 in Australia
  • May 30 Beatles' "Love Me Do" single goes #1
  • May 30 Giants sweep Mets 5-3 & 8-6 in 23 inn, records include elapsed time of 9:50, 47 strikeouts, 7:22 for 2nd game & NY's 22 K's in 2nd games

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May 30 Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins in 3:23:35.813 (237.137 km/h)

Racing Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • May 30 63rd Men's French Championships: Manuel Santana beats Nicola Pietrangeli (6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 7-5)

Sport awardTennis Open

May 30 63rd Women's French Championships: Margaret Court beats Maria Bueno (5-7, 6-1, 6-2)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • May 31 Charles Schmid kills first Pied Piper victim
  • May 31 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • May 31 SF Giants beat NY Mets, 8-6, in 23 innings (2nd game) (7 hrs 32 mins)

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Jun 1 Kenya becomes a republic and Jomo Kenyatta its President

Founding Father of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta
Founding Father of Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta
  • Jun 2 "Folies Bergère" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
  • Jun 2 Lal Bahadur Sjastri elected premier of India
  • Jun 2 Rolling Stones 1st US concert tour debuts in Lynn, Mass

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Jun 3 Ringo Starr collapses from tonsillitis & pharyngitis

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Jun 3 Rolling Stones begin 1st US tour (with Bobby Goldsboro & Bobby Vee)
  • Jun 4 Beatles "World Tour" begins in Copenhagen Denmark
  • Jun 4 LA Dodger Sandy Koufax 3rd no-hitter beats Phil Phillies, 3-0
  • Jun 4 Maldives adopts constitution
  • Jun 4 Test Cricket debut of Geoff Boycott v Australia at Trent Bridge, 48

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Jun 5 Davie Jones & King Bees debut "I Can't Help Thinking About Me"; group disbands but Davie Jones goes on to success as David Bowie

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
David Bowie
  • Jun 6 96th Belmont: Manuel Ycaza aboard Quadrangle wins in 2:28.6
  • Jun 6 Beatles arrive in Netherlands
  • Jun 6 Under a temporary order, the rocket launches at Cuxhaven, Germany, are terminated, though they never resume.
  • Jun 7 Beatles travel canals of Amsterdam

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Jun 9 Jack Nicklaus wins British Open golf tournament

  • Jun 10 Rolling Stones record their 12x5 album at Chess Studios in Chicago
  • Jun 10 Southern filibuster on civil rights bill ends; cloture invoked
  • Jun 11 Chicago police break up Rolling Stones press conference
  • Jun 11 Manfred Mann record Do Wah Diddy Diddy Dum Diddy Do
  • Jun 11 Queen Elizabeth orders Beatles to her birthday party, they attend
  • Jun 11 West Germany seeks talks with Czechoslovakia

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Jun 12 Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Jun 13 Basil Heatley runs world record marathon (2:13:55)
  • Jun 14 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Jun 15 Last French troops leave Algeria
  • Jun 16 Quake strikes Niigata, Japan
  • Jun 18 African Groundnut Council forms in Dakar

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Jun 19 Bob Dylan completes UK tour

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
  • Jun 19 Cambuur Leeuwarden BVO soccer team forms in Leeuwarden
  • Jun 19 Civil Rights Act of 1964 passes 73-27
  • Jun 20 64th US Golf Open: Ken Venturi shoots a 278 at Congressional CC MD
  • Jun 21 Beckwith arrested for murder of Medger Evers, found guilty 30 yr later
  • Jun 21 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Lady Carling Eastern Golf Open
  • Jun 21 Phillies Jim Bunning pitches perfect game (Mets) on Fathers day, in 2nd game of DH, Mets get 3 hits, 3 being fewest hits in NL DH
  • Jun 21 Three civil rights workers, Michael H Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James E Chane, disappeared after release from a Mississippi jail
  • Jun 21 UEFA European Championship: Spain defeat Soviet Union 2-1 in Madrid
  • Jun 23 Gen Maxwell Taylor appointed US ambassador in South Vietnam
  • Jun 24 FTC rules health warnings must appear on all cigarette packages
  • Jun 24 In South Africa, the 90-Days Act commences, providing for any person to be detained, without trial, for 90 days; further, the person could be re-arrested under the same law for another 90 days
  • Jun 25 Prince A Taylor becomes 1st black methodist bishop (NJ)
  • Jun 25 WMCA (NYC) plays Beatles' Hard Days Night Album (10 days prior to its scheduled release date), they decide to release it June 26th
  • Jun 26 Beatles release "A Hard Day's Night" album
  • Jun 26 Blacks & Whites riot over racial segregation in St Augustine
  • Jun 26 Moise Tsjombe forms government in Congo
  • Jun 26 14th Berlin International Film Festival: "Dry Summer" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 27 "New Phil Silvers Show" last airs on CBS-TV
  • Jun 27 "Sie Liebt Dich (She Loves You)" by Die Beatles peaks at #97
  • Jun 27 Jan & Dean release "Little Old Lady From Pasadena"
  • Jun 28 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waldemar Golf Open

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Jun 28 Organization for Afro-American Unity formed in New York by Malcolm X

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
  • Jun 29 1st draft of Star Trek's pilot "Cage" released
  • Jun 29 Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed after 83-day filibuster in the US Senate
  • Jun 30 Centaur 3 launch vehicle fails to make Earth orbit
  • Jun 30 Last UN troops leave Congo

Music releaseMusic Recording

Jul 2 Cilla Black records Beatle's "Its For You", Paul McCartney plays piano

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • Jul 2 Grand jury indicts Beckwith in murder of Medger Evers
  • Jul 2 US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs Civil Rights Act & Voting Rights Act into law

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 78th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Stolle (64 12-10 46 63)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • Jul 4 71st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maria Bueno beats Margaret Court (64 79 63)
  • Jul 4 Beachboys' "I Get Around" reaches #1
  • Jul 6 Beatles' film "Hard Day's Night" premieres in London
  • Jul 6 Malawi (formerly Nyasaland) declares independence from UK
  • Jul 7 35th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-4 at Shea Stadium, New York
  • Jul 7 All star MVP: John Callison (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Jul 10 Jesus Alou is 1st Giant in 40 years to get 6 hits in a game
  • Jul 10 Moise Tsjombe becomes premier of Congo
  • Jul 10 Moïse-Kapenda Tshombé, leader of the Confederation of Tribal Associations of Katanga, becomes the Prime Minister of the Congo
  • Jul 10 93rd British Golf Open: Tony Lema shoots a 279 at St Andrews

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 12 19th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Jul 14 Oriole Bob Johnson's 6th straight hit as a pinch hitter
  • Jul 14 51st Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil of France
  • Jul 15 Barry M Goldwater (Sen-R-Az) nominated for president by Republicans
  • Jul 16 Republican convention selects Barry Goldwater as presidential candidate
  • Jul 17 Don Campbell sets record for turbine vehicle, 690.91 kph (429.31 mph)
  • Jul 17 Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 17 ANC leader Nelson Mandela, recently sentenced to life imprisonment, is awarded the Joliot Curie Gold Medal for Peace
  • Jul 18 Race riot in Harlem (NYC); riots spread to Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bkln)
  • Jul 19 46th PGA Championship: Bobby Nichols shoots a 271 at Columbus CC Ohio
  • Jul 19 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Yankee Women's Golf Open
  • Jul 19 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 20 1st surfin' record to go #1-Jan & Dean's "Surf City"
  • Jul 20 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 10th String quartet
  • Jul 21 Arnold Long takes 11 catches in the match for Surrey v Sussex
  • Jul 21 Mildred Simpson runs female world record marathon (3:19:33)
  • Jul 21 Last Dutch whaling ship Willem Barents Sea sold to Japan
  • Jul 21 Race riots in Singapore between Chinese and Malay groups, 23 killed, 454 injured
  • Jul 23 As' Bert Campaneris HRs on 1st pitch, hits a 2nd HR on 2nd at bat
  • Jul 23 Egyptian munition ship "Star of Alexandria" explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage
  • Jul 24 -27) race riot in Rochester, New York, 4 killed
  • Jul 25 "Here's Love" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 338 performances
  • Jul 25 Beatles' album "A Hard Day's Night" goes #1 & stays #1 for 14 weeks
  • Jul 25 Bob Simpson out for 311 at Old Trafford
  • Jul 25 Race riot in Rochester NY
  • Jul 26 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Open
  • Jul 26 Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa convicted of fraud & conspiracy
  • Jul 26 Train from Povoa de Varzin, Portugal derails near Oporto, 94 die
  • Jul 26 US union leader James Hoffa sentenced for fraud
  • Jul 28 England all out 611 in reply to Australia's 8-656 Match a draw
  • Jul 28 Ranger 7 launched toward the Moon; sent back 4308 TV pictures
  • Jul 30 US naval fire on Hon Ngu/Hon Mo, North Vietnam
  • Jul 31 Al Parker glides 644 miles without a motor
  • Jul 31 Rolling Stone concert in Ireland halts after 12 minutes due to riot
  • Jul 31 US Ranger 7 takes 4,316 pictures before crashing on Moon
  • Aug 1 ALM (Antillian Airlines) begins operation
  • Aug 1 Beatles' single "A Hard Day's Night" goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
  • Aug 2 Dutch government gives Indonesia export guarantees
  • Aug 2 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open
  • Aug 2 North Vietnam fires on a US destroyer in Gulf of Tonkin
  • Aug 2 Race riot in Jersey City NJ
  • Aug 4 Civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James E Chaney, bodies discovered in an earthen Mississippi dam
  • Aug 4 North Vietnam torpedos US ships Gulf of Tonkin
  • Aug 5 Beatles record "Leave My Kitten Alone"
  • Aug 5 Congo rebellion: Christopher Gbenye/Pierre Mulele conquer Stanleyville
  • Aug 5 Ford Frick says he will not run for another term as Commissioner of Baseball
  • Aug 5 US begins bombing North Vietnam
  • Aug 6 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Ecclesiam Suam
  • Aug 6 Prometheus, the world's oldest tree, is cut down in Nevada US