Historical Events in July 1964

Historic Event

Jul 2 Architect Le Corbusier is made Grand Officiers of the Légion d'honneur

Music Recording

Jul 2 Cilla Black records Lennon/McCartney song "It's For You", Paul McCartney plays piano

Murder of Interest

Jul 2 Grand jury indicts Byron de la Beckwith in murder of Medger Evers

Historic Event

Jul 2 US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act into law

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 3 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle 6-4, 12-10, 4-6, 6-3; Emerson's 1st of 2 straight Wimbledon titles

  • Jul 4 Beachboys' "I Get Around" reaches #1

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 4 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Brazilian Maria Bueno earns a 3rd Wimbledon singles title with a 6-4, 7-9, 6-3 win over Margaret Smith of Australia

  • Jul 6 Malawi (formerly Nyasaland) declares independence from UK
  • Jul 6 The Beatles' film "A Hard Day's Night" premieres at The Pavilion in London, England
  • Jul 7 35th MLB All Star Game, Shea Stadium, New York: NL wins 7-4 on the back of Johnny Callison's 3-run 9th inning homer

British Golf Open

Jul 10 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Tony Lema wins his only major title, 5 strokes clear of runner-up and fellow American Jack Nicklaus

  • Jul 10 Jesús Alou is the first SF Giant in 40 years to get 6 hits in a game in a 10-3 win over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field
  • Jul 10 Moïse Tshombé, leader of the Confederation of Tribal Associations of Katanga, becomes Prime Minister of the Congo
  • Jul 10 The Beatles release "A Hard Day's Night", their 3rd studio album

US Women's Golf Open

Jul 12 US Open Women's Golf, San Diego CC: Mickey Wright wins her 4th Open in a playoff with Ruth Jessen

Sports History

Jul 14 51st Tour de France: Jacques Anquetil of France wins 4th consecutive Tour and is first to claim 5 titles

  • Jul 14 MLB Baltimore 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

Historic Event

Jul 17 ANC leader Nelson Mandela, recently sentenced to life imprisonment, is awarded the Joliot Curie Gold Medal for Peace

  • 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 18 Race riot in Harlem (NYC); riots spread to Bedford-Stuyvesant (Brooklyn)
  • Jul 19 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Columbus CC: Bobby Nichols wins his only major title by 3 strokes from 'Big-2' Jack Nicklaus & Arnold Palmer; leads wire-to-wire
  • Jul 19 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 20 1st surfin' record to go #1-Jan & Dean's "Surf City"

Music History

Jul 20 Dmitri Shostakovich 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 Egyptian munition ship "Star of Alexandria" explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage

Baseball Record

Jul 23 Kansas City A's Bert Campaneris HRs on 1st pitch he sees from Twins' Jim Kaat, adds a 2nd HR later, also off of Kaat (in Minnesota)

  • Jul 24 -27) race riot in Rochester, New York, 4 killed
  • Jul 25 Australian cricket captain and opening batsman Bob Simpson hits 311 v England in the drawn 4th Test in Manchester
  • Jul 25 Beatles' album "A Hard Day's Night" goes #1, stays #1 for 14 weeks
  • Jul 25 Meredith Wilson's musical "Here's Love", based on thefil "Miracle on 34th Street". closes at Shubert Theater, NYC. after 338 performances
  • Jul 25 Race riot in Rochester, NY
  • Jul 26 Teamsters President and US union leader Jimmy Hoffa convicted of fraud and conspiracy
  • Jul 26 Train from Povoa de Varzin, Portugal derails near Oporto, 94 die
  • Jul 28 England all out 611 in reply to Australia's 8-656 Match a draw
  • Jul 28 Ranger 7 launched toward the Moon; sends 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