Historical Events in September 1964

Sports History

Sep 1 SF Giants reliever Masanori Murakami becomes the first Japanese-born player to appear in US MLB; on debut, the Osuki native throws a scoreless inning in a 4-1 loss v New York Mets

  • Sep 2 Indonesian paratroopers lands in Malaysia
  • Sep 3 2nd incident that year of race riots in Singapore between Chinese and Malay, 13 people killed, 106 injured

Historic Event

Sep 3 US attorney general Robert F. Kennedy resigns

Historic Event

Sep 3 Wilderness Act signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson

  • Sep 4 Eduardo Frei Montalva elected President of Chile
  • Sep 4 NASA launches its 1st Orbital Geophysical Observatory (OGO-1)
  • Sep 4 Scottish Forth Road Bridge opens (then the longest in Europe)
  • Sep 9 German DR government allows short visits to West Germany
  • Sep 9 John Osborne's "Inadmissible Evidence" premieres in London
  • Sep 10 Palestinian Liberation Army (PLA) forms

Music Recording

Sep 10 Rod Stewart records his 1st single "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl"

Music History

Sep 11 Beatles guitarist George Harrison forms Mornyork Ltd music publishing company

  • Sep 11 Gillette's 20 year contract with Madison Square Garden & ABC to televise fights for free ends as Dick Tiger defeats Don Fullmer at Cleve Auditorium
  • Sep 12 1st football game at Shea Stadium, Jets defeat Denver 30-6
  • Sep 12 Canyonlands National Park is designated as a National Park.

Film Premiere

Sep 12 Film that started Spaghetti Western genre "A Fistful of Dollars" premieres, directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood in his first leading role

  • Sep 12 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 4½"
  • 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

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 13 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Roy Emerson beats fellow Australian Fred Stolle 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 for his 3rd Grand Slam title of the year

US Open Women's Tennis

Sep 13 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Maria Bueno of Brazil wins her 3rd US singles title; dominates American Carole Graebner 6-1, 6-0

  • Sep 13 WKEF TV channel 22 in Dayton, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 14 President Lyndon Johnson presents Walter Lippmann with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Film & TV History

Sep 14 Walt Disney awarded Medal of Freedom at White House

  • Sep 14 WCVE TV channel 23 in Richmond, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 15 Final edition of socialist British newspaper "Daily Herald"
  • Sep 15 The Beatles play at Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio; police stop show during third song as some of the crowd climbed on the stage, after a 10 minute delay, and warning audience to stay seated, the concert resumed with the.
  • Sep 16 "Shindig" premieres on ABC-TV
  • Sep 17 "Bewitched" premieres on ABC TV
  • Sep 17 The Beatles are paid a then record $150,000 by baseball team owner Charles Finley for a concert at Municipal Stadium in Kansas, Missouri on a scheduled day off

Music Single

Sep 17 The Supremes release single "Baby Love"

Sports History

Sep 17 Yankee Mickey Mantle gets career hits #1999, 2000 & 2001 & his 450th HR in 6-2 victory over Los Angeles Angels at New York

Television Premiere

Sep 18 TV series "The Addams Family", starring John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy, and Jackie Coogan, premieres on ABC

  • Sep 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 20 20th America's Cup yachting: Eric Ridder skippered Constellation beats English challenger Sovereign for a 4-0 American series sweep off Newport, RI

Theater Premiere

Sep 20 Günter Grass' play "Die Plebejern proben den Aufstand," premieres in Berlin

  • Sep 20 Paramount Theater (NYC) presents The Beatles with Steve & Eydie
  • Sep 21 Malta becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
  • Sep 21 The North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the world's first Mach 3 bomber, makes its maiden flight from Palmdale, California
  • Sep 22 "Man from U.N.C.L.E." premieres starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum on NBC-TV: open channel D
  • Sep 22 Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's musical "Fiddler on the Roof" with Zero Mostel opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 3242 performances
  • Sep 24 "The Munsters" premieres on TV
  • Sep 24 1st Minuteman II ICBM was tested

Music History

Sep 24 Ringo Starr forms Brikley Building Company Ltd

  • Sep 24 Willi Stoph succeeds Otto Great as premier of German DR
  • Sep 25 Jens Otto Krag forms minority government in Denmark
  • Sep 26 Braves (25) & Phillies (18) set record by using 43 players in 9 inn

Television Debut

Sep 26 TV sitcom "Gilligan's Island", starring Bob Denver as Gilligan, debuts on CBS

  • Sep 27 Despite 3 HRs by Johnny Callison, Phils are 14-8 losers to Braves

Assassination

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

  • Sep 27 Phillies 7th straight loses sends them into 2nd place
  • Sep 28 53rd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (3-2)
  • Sep 28 Suriname governor A Currie resigns
  • Sep 29 Greece & Bulgaria close boundaries
  • Sep 30 "Oh What a Lovely War" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 125 performances