January 1964 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland dissolved
  • Jan 2 Failed assassination attempt on president Nkrumah of Ghana
  • Jan 5 Pope Paul VI visits Jordan & Israel
  • Jan 6 Charlie Finlay announces he wants to move KC A's to Louisville
  • Jan 7 Bahamas becomes self-governing
  • Jan 7 Dick Weber rolls highest bowling game in air (Boeing 707)

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Jan 8 President Lyndon B. Johnson declares "War on Poverty"

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Jan 9 Anti-US rioting broke out in Panama Canal Zone
  • Jan 10 Battles between moslems & hindus in Calcutta
  • Jan 10 Panama severs diplomatic relations with US
  • Jan 10 US version of "That Was The Week That Was," premieres
  • Jan 11 Panama ends diplomatic relations with US
  • Jan 11 1st government report warning by US Surgeon General Luther Terry reports that smoking may be hazardous
  • Jan 12 Revolution overthrows Sultan of Zanzibar, 1 month after independence
  • Jan 13 Karol Wojtyla becomes archbishop of Krakow
  • Jan 13 Hindu-Muslim rioting breaks out in the Indian city of Calcutta - now Kolkata - resulting in the deaths of more than 100 people.
  • Jan 14 Bapu Nadkarni 32-27-5-0 v England, 21 maiden overs in a row

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Jan 14 Jacqueline Kennedy's 1st public appearance (TV) since US President JFK's assassination

  • Jan 15 Teamsters negotiate 1st national labor contract
  • Jan 16 AL owners vote 9-1 against Charlie Finley moving KC A's to Louisville
  • Jan 18 Plans for World Trade Center announced (NYC)
  • Jan 21 Carl T Rowan named director of US Information Agency
  • Jan 22 Kenneth Kaunda becomes premier of Northern Rhodesia (Zambia)
  • Jan 22 World's largest cheese (15,723 kg) manufactured in Wisconsin for New York's World Fair
  • Jan 23 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution ratified, barring poll tax in federal elections

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Jan 23 Arthur Miller's "After the Fall" premieres in NYC

Playwright Arthur Miller
Arthur Miller
  • Jan 24 Martin Kresses final comic strip of Eric the Viking
  • Jan 24 24th Amendment to US Constitution goes into effect & states voting rights could not be denied due to failure to pay taxes
  • Jan 25 Echo 2, US communications satellite launched
  • Jan 27 Barlow & Graeme Pollock complete 341 stand at Adelaide Oval
  • Jan 27 Margaret Chase Smith (Sen-R-Maine) tries for Republican Pres bid
  • Jan 29 Unmanned Apollo 1 Saturn launcher test attains Earth orbit
  • Jan 30 Military coup of Gen Nguyen Khanh in South Vietnam
  • Jan 30 Ranger 6 launched; makes perfect flight to Moon, but cameras fail
  • Jan 31 US report "Smoking & Health" connects smoking to lung cancer

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 2 Christopher John Gray, priest
  • Jan 12 Lynne Marie Thurik, Vancouver Wash, Miss Washington-America (1991)

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Jan 12 Jeff Bezos, American entrepreneur and founder of Amazon.com, born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Amazon Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos
Amazon Entrepreneur
Jeff Bezos
  • Jan 14 Shepard Smith, American news anchor

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Jan 17 Michelle Obama, 1st African-American US First Lady (2009-16), born in DeYoung, Illinois

US First Lady Michelle Obama
US First Lady
Michelle Obama
  • Jan 19 Janine Antoni, Bahamian artist
  • Jan 20 Kazushige Nojima, Japanese game scenario writer
  • Jan 22 Ann Rowe, Auburn Maine, Miss Maine-America (1991)
  • Jan 30 Cheryl Akemi Toma, Pearl City Hawaii, Miss Hawaii-America (1991)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 1 Bechara El Khoury, President of Lebanon (b. 1890)
  • Jan 6 Edgar Maass, German/US author (Verdun), dies at 67
  • Jan 8 Arnoldus JC Krafft, theologist (Atlas of Neth Antilles), dies at 71
  • Jan 8 Julius Raab, Austrian Chancellor (1953-61), dies at 72
  • Jan 9 Halide Edib Adevar/Salih, Turkish feminist (Handan), dies at about 80
  • Jan 10 A Marja, Dutch author (Man of Day & Night), dies at 46
  • Jan 17 Terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), dies at 57

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Jan 17 T. H. White, English author of the King Arthur novels, dies of heart failure at 57

Author T. H. White
T. H. White
  • Jan 30 Berthold Altaner, German church historian, dies at 80