1964 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 361

  • Apr 10 Demolition begins on Polo Grounds to clear way for housing project
  • Apr 10 Iranian motor launch catches fire & sinks killing 113 (Persian Gulf)
  • Apr 13 Ian Smith becomes Prime Minister of Rhodesia
  • Apr 13 New Zealander Colin Bosher shears a record 565 sheep in 1 work day
  • Apr 14 Sandy Koufax throws his 9th complete game without allowing a walk
  • Apr 15 Chesapeake Bay Bridge opens (world's longest)
  • Apr 16 9 men sentenced 25-30 years for Britain's 1963 "Great Train Robbery"
  • Apr 17 Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2,368 base)
  • Apr 17 Jerrie Mock becomes 1st woman to fly solo around the world
  • 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 Rightist coup in Laos, Suvanna Phuma remains premier
  • Apr 20 86% of black students boycott Cleveland schools
  • Apr 22 World's Fair (Flushing Meadow, Corona Park, NY) opens
  • Apr 23 New York State Theater opens
  • Apr 24 Mexico becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • Apr 26 Tanganyika & Zanzibar form The United Republic of Tanganyika & Zanzibar
  • 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 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 4 "Another World" premieres on TV in the US
  • May 4 70 GATT-countries confer in Geneva
  • 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 12 Manlio Brosio chosen as sec-gen of NATO
  • May 14 Underground America Day is 1st observed
  • May 15 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 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 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 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 24 18th Tony Awards: Luther & Hello Dolly win
  • May 24 Longest HR (471') in Balt Memorial Stadium (Harmon Killebrew, Minn)
  • 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 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 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
  • May 31 Charles Schmid kills first Pied Piper victim

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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 Lal Bahadur Sjastri elected premier of India

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Jun 3 Ringo Starr collapses from tonsillitis & pharyngitis

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Jun 4 Maldives adopts constitution
  • Jun 6 Under a temporary order, the rocket launches at Cuxhaven, Germany, are terminated, though they never resume.
  • Jun 10 Southern filibuster on civil rights bill ends; cloture invoked
  • Jun 11 Manfred Mann record Do Wah Diddy Diddy Dum Diddy Do
  • Jun 11 West Germany seeks talks with Czechoslovakia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 15 Last French troops leave Algeria
  • Jun 16 Quake strikes Niigata, Japan
  • Jun 18 African Groundnut Council forms in Dakar
  • Jun 19 Civil Rights Act of 1964 passes 73-27
  • Jun 21 Beckwith arrested for murder of Medger Evers, found guilty 30 yr later
  • Jun 21 Three civil rights workers, Michael H Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James E Chane, disappeared after release from a Mississippi jail
  • 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 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 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
  • 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
  • Jul 6 Malawi (formerly Nyasaland) declares independence from UK
  • 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 14 Oriole Bob Johnson's 6th straight hit as a pinch hitter
  • 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 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 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 Bob Simpson out for 311 at Old Trafford

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 118 of 118

  • Oct 14 Olu Oguibe, American artist
  • Oct 15 Roberto Vittori, Italian astronaut

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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
  • Nov 2 Michael D'Asaro II, American fencer-sabre, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 2 Britta Lejon, Swedish politician
  • Nov 7 Gill Holland, American producer
  • Nov 14 Silken Laumann, Canadian rower (Oly-bronze, silver-92, 96), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nov 14 Bill Hemmer, American television news reporter
  • Nov 21 Liza Tarbuck, British entertainer
  • Nov 27 Robin Simone Givens, [Mrs Mike Tyson] (Darlene-Head of the Class), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 28 Cornelia Guest, debutante (Debutante's Guide to Life)
  • Dec 10 Bobby Flay, American celebrity chef and restaurateur
  • Dec 11 John Mark Karr, American who claimed involvement in JonBenét Ramsey case
  • Dec 26 Elizabeth Kostova, American author
  • Dec 31 Liz Masakayan, Quezon City Philippines, WPVA volley (Best of Beach-3rd-1994)

Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

Deaths 101 - 103 of 103

  • Dec 21 Carl Van Vechten, American writer and photographer (b. 1880)
  • Dec 29 Bernard von Brentano, German writer (Big Cats), dies at 63
  • Dec 31 Ólafur Thors, Prime Minister of Iceland (b. 1892)