1964 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 359

  • Jul 26 Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa convicted of fraud & conspiracy
  • Jul 26 Train from Povoa de Varzin, Portugal derails near Oporto, 94 die
  • Jul 26 US union leader James Hoffa sentenced for fraud
  • Jul 28 England all out 611 in reply to Australia's 8-656 Match a draw
  • Jul 28 Ranger 7 launched toward the Moon; sent back 4308 TV pictures
  • Jul 30 US naval fire on Hon Ngu/Hon Mo, North Vietnam
  • Jul 31 Al Parker glides 644 miles without a motor
  • Jul 31 US Ranger 7 takes 4,316 pictures before crashing on Moon
  • Aug 1 ALM (Antillian Airlines) begins operation
  • Aug 2 Dutch government gives Indonesia export guarantees
  • Aug 2 North Vietnam fires on a US destroyer in Gulf of Tonkin
  • Aug 2 Race riot in Jersey City NJ
  • Aug 4 Civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James E Chaney, bodies discovered in an earthen Mississippi dam
  • Aug 4 North Vietnam torpedos US ships Gulf of Tonkin
  • Aug 5 Congo rebellion: Christopher Gbenye/Pierre Mulele conquer Stanleyville
  • Aug 5 US begins bombing North Vietnam
  • Aug 6 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Ecclesiam Suam
  • Aug 6 Prometheus, the world's oldest tree, is cut down in Nevada US
  • Aug 7 Turkey begins air attack on Greek Cypriots
  • Aug 7 US Congress approves Gulf of Tonkin resolution
  • Aug 11 Race riot in Paterson NJ
  • Aug 12 10th time Mantle switch-hits HR in a game, one goes 502 feet
  • Aug 12 Race riot in Elizabeth, NJ
  • Aug 13 1st broadcast by Trans World Radio on Bonaire
  • Aug 14 Egypt/Iraq/Jordan/Kuwait/Syria form common market
  • Aug 15 Race riot in Dixmoor (Chicago suburb) Ill
  • Aug 16 St Louis Card Curt Flood gets 8 straight hits in a doubleheader
  • Aug 18 Charles Helu elected president of Lebanon
  • 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 22 Guinee, Liberia & Ivory Coast form joint market
  • Aug 22 Supreme's "Where Did Our Love Go" reaches #1
  • 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 28 Race riot in Philadelphia
  • Aug 28 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 28 US weather satellite Nimbus 1 launched
  • Aug 31 Ground is broken for Anaheim Stadium, future home of Angels
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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

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 Suriname governor A Currie resigns
  • Sep 29 Greece & Bulgaria close boundaries
  • 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)
  • Oct 8 Ringo Starr passes his driving test
  • 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
Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • Oct 15 Craig Breedlove sets auto speed record of 846.97 kph
  • Oct 16 China becomes world's 5th nuclear power

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Oct 16 Harold Wilson's Labour party wins British election

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson
  • 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

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