Historical Events in 1964 (Part 3)

Events 401 - 600 of 695

  • Aug 7 31st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago 28, All-Stars 17 (65,000)
  • Aug 7 Turkey begins air attack on Greek Cypriots
  • Aug 7 US Congress approves Gulf of Tonkin resolution
  • Aug 8 "110 in the Shade" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 330 performances
  • Aug 8 Dutch Opera forms in Amsterdam
  • Aug 8 Rolling Stones 1st Dutch concert
  • Aug 9 1st Rolling Stones concert in Netherlands
  • Aug 9 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational
  • Aug 9 Bunning continues pitching perfectly to NY Mets until 2 outs in 5th, when Joe Christopher beats out a bunt. He totals 15 innings
  • Aug 10 WJSP TV channel 28 in Columbus, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 11 Beatles' "A Hard Days Night" opens in NYC
  • Aug 11 Race riot in Paterson NJ
  • Aug 12 10th time Mantle switch-hits HR in a game, one goes 502 feet

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 12 Mickey Mantle switch-hits HR record 10th & final time in a game

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Aug 12 Race riot in Elizabeth, NJ
  • Aug 13 1st broadcast by Trans World Radio on Bonaire
  • Aug 14 Bo Belinsky is suspended after attacking sportswriter Braven Dyer
  • Aug 14 Egypt/Iraq/Jordan/Kuwait/Syria form common market
  • Aug 15 Fred Trueman takes 300th Test Cricket wicket (Neil Hawke)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 15 Mayor Daley declares "Ernie Banks Day" in Chicago

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • Aug 15 Phillies triple-play NY Mets
  • Aug 15 Race riot in Dixmoor (Chicago suburb) Ill
  • Aug 15 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 3½"
  • Aug 16 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open Invitational
  • Aug 16 St Louis Card Curt Flood gets 8 straight hits in a doubleheader
  • Aug 17 Boycott scores his 1st Test Cricket century, 113 v Aust at the Oval
  • Aug 18 Beatles arrive in SF, 2nd US visit
  • Aug 18 Charles Helu elected president of Lebanon
  • Aug 18 South Africa banned from Olympic Games because of apartheid policies
  • Aug 18 USSR launch 3 Kosmos satellites
  • Aug 19 Communication satellite Syncom 3 launched

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 20 US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Economic Opportunity Act, an anti-poverty measure totaling nearly $1 billion

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Aug 20 Rex Sellers bowls 5-1-17-0 v India in only Test Cricket innings

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 20 Yankee Phil Linz plays harmonica on bus despite Yogi Berra's orders

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • Aug 22 Guinee, Liberia & Ivory Coast form joint market
  • Aug 22 Supreme's "Where Did Our Love Go" reaches #1
  • Aug 23 Marilynn Smith wins Albuquerque Professional Amateur Golf Tournament
  • Aug 23 St Louis Cards are 11 games back in NL, & win World Series
  • Aug 24 2nd Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 6-4
  • Aug 25 Singapore limits imports from Netherlands due to Indonesian aggression
  • Aug 26 Italian Communist Party selects Luigi Longo as chairman
  • Aug 26 LBJ nominated at Democratic convention in Atlantic City, NJ
  • Aug 27 25th Venice Film Festival: "Red Desert" directed by Michelangelo Antonioni wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 28 Race riot in Philadelphia
  • Aug 28 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 28 US weather satellite Nimbus 1 launched
  • Aug 28 WEWS-TV Channel 5's "Upbeat" debuts in Cleveland
  • Aug 29 "Funny Thing Happened" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 965 performances

Film release premierFilm Release

Aug 29 Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" directed by Robert Stevenson and starring Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke is released

Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
Animator Walt Disney
Walt Disney
  • Aug 29 On Elston Howard Night, Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth's career strikeout record (1,330)
  • Aug 30 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Riverside Ladies Golf Open
  • Aug 31 Ground is broken for Anaheim Stadium, future home of Angels
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 3 US attorney general Robert F. Kennedy resigns

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
  • Sep 3 Wilderness Act signed into law by 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"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • Oct 1 1st official broadcast of Trans World Radio on Bonaire
  • Oct 1 2nd Dutch televisienet begins broadcastings
  • Oct 1 Free Speech Movement launched at University of California, Berkley
  • Oct 1 San Francisco cable cars declared a national landmark
  • Oct 1 WSJU TV channel 18 in Carolina, PR begins broadcasting
  • Oct 1 WTSJ TV channel 18 in San Juan, PR (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 1 WWAY TV channel 3 in Wilmington, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 2 Phillies tie major league record with season's 3rd triple play (Reds)
  • Oct 3 Yankees clinch their 5th straight pennant, & 29th in club's history
  • Oct 4 -7] Hurricane Hilda, kills 38 in La, Miss & Ga

Sport awardGolf Major

Oct 4 10th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills

LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills
  • Oct 4 3 cars of a commuter train derails in South Africa killing 81
  • Oct 4 Italian Autostrada del Sol opens at Milan-Naples
  • Oct 4 Patriots' Gino Cappelletti kicks 6-of-6 field goals against Broncos
  • Oct 4 Phils bomb Reds 10-0 as both teams finish one game behind St Louis
  • Oct 5 KIXE TV channel 9 in Redding, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 5 San Francisco Fire Department Museum dedicated
  • Oct 6 "Cambridge Circus" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • Oct 7 NY Yankees make 14th appearance in last 16 & 29th in 61 World Series
  • Oct 8 Gilroy Roberts becomes first US chief engraver to retire (than die)
  • Oct 8 Ringo Starr passes his driving test
  • Oct 10 18th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-2 at Toronto
  • Oct 10 18th modern Olympic games opens in Tokyo
  • Oct 11 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Hillside House Ladies' Golf Open
  • Oct 12 1st time 3 people in space
  • Oct 12 KCSM TV channel 60 in San Mateo-SF, CA (PBS) begins
  • Oct 12 Launch of Voskhod 1, first 3 man crew (Komarov, Feokistov, Yegorov)
  • Oct 12 WSBK TV channel 38 in Boston, MA (IND/ABC/CBS/NBC) begin
  • Oct 12 WUCM TV channel 19 in University Center, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 13 At Plesman airport, Curacao, 125.5 mm rainfalls (record)
  • Oct 13 Voskhod 1 crew returns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 14 Martin Luther King Jr. announced as winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Oct 14 Martin Walser's "Der Schwarze Schwan," premieres in Stuttgart
  • Oct 14 Philips begins experimenting with color TV

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 14 Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit HRs runs on back-to-back pitches

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 14 Premier Nikita Khrushchev replaced by Leonid Brezhnev as General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev
  • Oct 15 Craig Breedlove sets auto speed record of 846.97 kph
  • Oct 15 St Louis Cardinals beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 61st World Series
  • Oct 15 NY Yankees appears in 14 & win 9 of last 16 World Series
  • Oct 16 China becomes world's 5th nuclear power
  • Oct 16 Harold Wilson's Labour party wins British election
  • Oct 16 Indians' directors vote to keep franchise in Cleveland, rejecting bids by Seattle, Oakland & Dallas
  • Oct 17 Yanks fire Manager Yogi Berra
  • Oct 18 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
  • Oct 20 "Golden Boy" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 569 performances
  • Oct 20 Mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
  • Oct 20 Riot at Rolling Stones show in Paris (150 arrested)
  • Oct 21 Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:12:11.2)
  • Oct 21 Braves ask NL to allow them to leave Milwaukee for Atlanta

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 21 Film version of "My Fair Lady" directed by George Cukor and starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn premieres in New York (Best Picture 1965)

  • Oct 22 EMI rejects audition by "High Numbers"; they go on to become The Who

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 22 French philosopher/author Jean-Paul Sartre refuses Nobel prize

  • Oct 22 US performs underground nuclear test at Hattiesburg, Miss
  • Oct 23 Japanese beat Russian for 1st Olympic Gold in woman's volleyball
  • Oct 23 Time Magazine uses term "op art" for 1st time
  • Oct 24 "Cambridge Circus" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • Oct 24 18th Olympic games close at Tokyo, Japan
  • Oct 24 Belgian paratroops liberate 1,000 white hostages in Stanleyville
  • Oct 24 Dr Kenneth David Kaunda becomes president of Zambia
  • Oct 24 Zambia (formerly Northern Rhodesia) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • Oct 24 Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla scores 166 on Cricket debut v Australia
  • Oct 24 Test Cricket debut of Asif Iqbal, Majid Khan & Khalid Ibadulla v Aust
  • Oct 25 Anton Geesink is 1st non-Japanese Olympic judo gold medal winner
  • Oct 25 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Ladies' Golf Open
  • Oct 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 25 "The Wrong Way Run", Viking Jim Marshall runs 66 yards in wrong direction for a safety (NFL's #1 blooper)
  • Oct 25 Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan for the 1st time
  • Oct 25 15th Formula One WDC: John Surtees wins by one point
  • Oct 26 Eric Edgar Cooke becomes last person in Western Australia to be executed.
  • Oct 27 "Ben Franklin in Paris" opens at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 215 performances
  • Oct 27 Congo rebel leader Christopher Gbenye holds 60 Americans & 800 Belgians
  • Oct 29 Bobby Simpson completes cricket century in each innings v Pakistan
  • Oct 29 Star of India & other jewels are stolen in NY
  • Oct 29 Town of Karmi'el founded in Galilee
  • Oct 29 The United Republic of Tanganyika & Zanzibar renamed The United Republic of Tanzania
  • Oct 30 Tran Van Huong appointed premier of South Vietnam

Music release#1 in the Charts

Oct 31 Barbra Streisand's "People" album goes #1 for 5 weeks

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Nov 1 George Blanda of Houston throws NFL record 37 passes in 68 attempts
  • Nov 1 KC Chief Len Dawson passes for 6 touchdowns vs Denver (49-39)
  • Nov 1 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Las Cruces Ladies' Golf Open
  • Nov 1 Vietcong-assault on airport Bien Hoa at Saigon
  • Nov 2 CBS purchases 80% of Yanks for $11,200,000, later buys remaining 20%
  • Nov 2 Faisal succeeds Saud as king of Saudi Arabia
  • Nov 3 LBJ (D) soundly defeats Barry Goldwater (R) for US President
  • Nov 3 Philadelphia voters approve $25 million to build a new sports stadium
  • Nov 5 US launches Mariner 3 toward Mars; no data returned
  • Nov 6 WEIQ TV channel 42 in Mobile, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 7 NL keeps Braves in Milwaukee in 1965, may move to Atlanta in 1966