September 1964 in History

Events in History

  • 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 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 12 1st football game at Shea Stadium, Jets defeat Denver 30-6
  • Sep 12 Canyonlands National Park is designated as a National Park.
  • Sep 13 3rd sitting of 2nd Vatican council opens in Rome
  • Sep 13 St Louis is 1st NL to score runs in every game since 1923, win 15-2

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Sep 14 Walt Disney awarded Medal of Freedom at White House

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney

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Sep 14 President Lyndon Johnson presents Walter Lippmann with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Writer and Political Commentator Walter Lippmann
Writer and Political Commentator
Walter Lippmann
  • Sep 15 Final edition of socialist British newspaper "Daily Herald"
  • Sep 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

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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 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 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

MurderAssassination

Sep 27 Findings of the Warren Commission into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy released, finds Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone

Former Soldier and Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald
Former Soldier and Assassin
Lee Harvey Oswald
35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Sep 28 Suriname governor A Currie resigns
  • Sep 29 Greece & Bulgaria close boundaries

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 3 Adam Curry, Internet entrepreneur
  • Sep 4 René Pape, German bass
  • Sep 8 Michael Johns, American business executive
  • Sep 10 John E. Sununu, American politician
  • Sep 15 Ryoko Kikuchi, Zama City, Kanagawa, Japanese cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-11) and reporter
  • Sep 15 Róbert Fico, Slovak Prime minister
  • Sep 16 Mary Coustas, Austalian entertainer
  • Sep 18 Marco Masini, Italian entertainer
  • Sep 19 Patrick Marber, British playwright
  • Sep 25 Gary Ayles, British racing driver
  • Sep 30 Stephen N Frick, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Weddings in History

  • Sep 18 Greek king Constantine II marries Danish princess Anne-Marie

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 19 Author Peter Benchley (24) weds Winifred B. Wesson

Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley
Jaws Novelist
Peter Benchley

Deaths in History

  • Sep 2 Francisco H Craveiro Lopes, Portuguese gen/pres (1951-58), dies at 70
  • Sep 2 Glenn Albert Black, American archaeologist, dies at 64
  • Sep 2 Alvin York, American World War I soldier who led a famed attack on a German machine gun nest (Medal of Honor), dies at 76
  • Sep 3 Stewart Holbrook, American author (b. 1893)
  • Sep 4 W Bergengruen, writer, dies at 71
  • Sep 16 Leo Weismantel, German writer (Das Totenliebespar), dies at 76
  • Sep 18 Sean O'Casey, Irish playwright (The Plough and the Stars), dies at 84
  • Sep 18 Clive Bell, English art critic (b. 1881)
  • Sep 21 Jim Koethe, Dallas Times Herald reporter, killed by karate chop
  • Sep 28 Nacio Herb Brown, dies