October 1964 in History

Events in History

  • 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 3 Yankees clinch their 5th straight pennant, & 29th in club's history
  • Oct 4 -7] Hurricane Hilda, kills 38 in La, Miss & Ga
  • 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 Phils bomb Reds 10-0 as both teams finish one game behind St Louis
  • Oct 5 San Francisco Fire Department Museum dedicated
  • Oct 8 Gilroy Roberts becomes first US chief engraver to retire (than die)

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Oct 8 Ringo Starr passes his driving test

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Oct 12 1st time 3 people in space
  • Oct 12 Launch of Voskhod 1, first 3 man crew (Komarov, Feokistov, Yegorov)
  • Oct 13 At Plesman airport, Curacao, 125.5 mm rainfalls (record)
  • Oct 13 Voskhod 1 crew returns

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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

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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 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 20 Mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ

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

  • Oct 22 US performs underground nuclear test at Hattiesburg, Miss
  • Oct 23 Time Magazine uses term "op art" for 1st time
  • 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 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 26 Eric Edgar Cooke becomes last person in Western Australia to be executed.
  • Oct 27 Congo rebel leader Christopher Gbenye holds 60 Americans & 800 Belgians
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 1 Jonathan Sarfati, Australian-born chess player, scientist, and author
  • Oct 5 Malik Saidullaev Chechen businessman
  • Oct 5 Warren E. Miller, Maryland politician
  • Oct 7 Dan Savage, American sex-columnist and author
  • Oct 13 Niè Hǎishèng, Chinese astronaut
  • Oct 14 Olu Oguibe, American artist
  • Oct 15 Roberto Vittori, Italian astronaut

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Oct 15 Jack Ma, Chinese entrepreneur and founder of Alibaba Group, born in Hangzhou

Alibaba Entrepreneur Jack Ma
Alibaba Entrepreneur
Jack Ma
  • Oct 20 Kamala Harris, American lawyer and politician (1st African- American, Asian-American attorney general of California, born in Oakland, California
  • Oct 30 Sandra H Magnus, Belleville Il, PhD/astronaut
  • Oct 30 Howard Lederer, American poker player

Deaths in History

  • Oct 6 Richard Scheibe, German sculptor (Adler mit Hakenkreuz), dies at 85
  • Oct 7 Eugen Varga, Hungarian/Russian economist/politician, dies at 84
  • Oct 8 Charles Hodge, NYU professor (Answers for Americans), dies at 69
  • Oct 10 Konrad Bayer, writer, dies
  • Oct 12 J Howard Frazer, USTA pres, dies in office
  • Oct 19 Nettie Palmer, Australian poet and essayist (b. 1885)

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Oct 20 Herbert Hoover, 31st President of US (1929-33), dies in NY at 90

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Oct 20 Miles WL Killearn of Killearn, baron/diplomat (Egypt), dies at 84
  • Oct 26 Agnes Miegel, writer, dies
  • Oct 27 Willi Bredel, German writer, dies at 63
  • Oct 28 Reginald Horace Blyth, Zen teacher/scholar, dies in Japan at 66
  • Oct 31 Theodore C Freeman, astronaut, dies at 34 in a T-38 jet air crash