Historical Events in 1964 (Part 4)

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  • Nov 1 Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson passes for 435 yards and 6 TDs in 49-39 win over Denver Broncos at Municipal Stadium
  • Nov 1 Vietcong-assault on airport Bien Hoa at Saigon
  • Nov 2 Columbia Broadcasting System buys 80% share in the New York Yankees Baseball Club for $11.2 million; later purchases club outright

Historic Event

Nov 2 Faisal succeeds Saud as king of Saudi Arabia

  • Nov 3 For 1st time since 1800, residents of Washington, D.C. permitted to vote

Election of Interest

Nov 3 Lyndon B. Johnson is elected President of the United States in a landslide, with Hubert Humphrey as his vice president, defeating Republican candidate Barry Goldwater

  • Nov 3 Philadelphia voters narrowly approve $25 million to build a new multi-purpose stadium that would become Veterans Stadium, home to MLB Phillies and NFL Eagles
  • Nov 5 US launches Mariner 3 toward Mars; no data returned
  • Nov 6 WEIQ TV channel 42 in Mobile, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 7 NL keeps Braves in Milwaukee in 1965, may move to Atlanta in 1966
  • Nov 8 IMF grants Great Britain credit of $1 billion
  • Nov 8 KUPK TV channel 13 in Garden City, KS (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 9 "Comedy in Music-Opus 2" opens at John Golden NYC for 192 performances

Election of Interest

Nov 9 Eisaku Satō becomes Prime Minister of Japan after Hayato Ikeda resigns due to ill health

  • Nov 10 "Something More!" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 15 performances
  • Nov 10 Braves sign a 25-year lease to play in the new Atlanta stadium
  • Nov 11 Murray Schisgal's "Luv" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 12 Jean becomes Grand Duke of Luxembourg
  • Nov 12 Paula Murphy sets female land speed record 226.37 MPH
  • Nov 13 Bob Petit (St Louis Hawks) becomes 1st NBAer to score 20,000 points

Historic Event

Nov 13 Pope Paul VI gives tiara to poor

  • Nov 14 "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 199 performances
  • Nov 14 "Folies Bergere" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 191 performances

NHL Record

Nov 14 Detroit Red Wings Gordie Howe sets NHL record 627th career goal

  • Nov 14 Lionel Bart's musical "Oliver!", based on Charles Dickens' 1838 novel "Oliver Twist", and featuring Clive Revill, Danny Sewell, and Davey Jones, closes at Imperial Theater, NYC, after 774 performances and 3 Tony Award wins
  • Nov 15 Ajax soccer star Johan Cruijff debuts against GVAV
  • Nov 15 KBYU TV channel 11 in Provo, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting

Sports History

Nov 15 Mickey Wright shoots a 62, lowest golf score for a woman pro at the Tall City Open, Midland, Texas

  • Nov 15 Sudan Premier Ibrahim Abbud resigns
  • Nov 16 Radio CJCX Sydney Nova Scotia (Canada) starts shortwave transmission
  • Nov 16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 17 British Labour Party installs weapon embargo against South Africa

Sports History

Nov 18 Baltimore Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson wins American League MVP

Historic Event

Nov 18 J. Edgar Hoover describes Martin Luther King Jr. as a "most notorious liar"

Music History

Nov 20 Dmitri Shostakovich's 9th/10th String Quartet premieres in Moscow

  • Nov 21 "Something More!" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 15 performances
  • Nov 21 "Zizi" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • Nov 21 Pope Paul VI signs 3rd sitting of 2nd Vatican council
  • Nov 21 Verrazano-Narrows suspension bridge opens in New York City, then the world's longest
  • Nov 22 WITF TV channel 33 in Harrisburg-Hershey, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 23 "Bajour" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 232 performances
  • Nov 23 Beatles release single "I Feel Fine" & "She's a Woman"
  • Nov 24 30th Heisman Trophy Award: John Huarte, Notre Dame (QB)
  • Nov 24 British rock band begins a 22-week Tuesday night residency at the influential Marquee Club in London, England
  • Nov 24 Cards' 3rd baseman Ken Boyer is voted NL MVP
  • Nov 24 Rebellion ends in Zaire
  • Nov 26 29th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 21-14 in Birmingham
  • Nov 28 1965 NFL Draft: Tucker Frederickson from Auburn University first pick by New York Giants
  • Nov 28 CFL Grey Cup, CNE Stadium, Toronto: BC Lions defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 34-24; BC's Bill Munsey scores 2 touchdowns in the 3rd quarter, one on offence and another on defence
  • Nov 28 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
  • Nov 28 Mariner 4 launched; 1st probe to fly by Mars
  • Nov 29 Roman Catholic Church in US replaces Latin with English
  • Nov 30 USSR launches Zond 2 towards Mars; no data returned
  • Dec 1 After just 3 seasons in MLB the Houston Colt .45s change name of the team to Astros; owners say move signals a step into the future for the franchise and the city of Houston
  • Dec 1 Martin Luther King Jr. speaks to J. Edgar Hoover about his slander campaign
  • Dec 3 KHQL (now KCAN) TV channel 8 in Albion, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 3 Police arrests 800 sit-in students at University of California at Berkeley
  • Dec 4 Baseball approves a free-agent draft
  • Dec 4 Commissioner's office given full powers in baseball disputes
  • Dec 4 Test Cricket debut of Ian Chappell, v Pakistan MCG, 11, 0-49, 0-31
  • Dec 4 The Beatles release "Beatles For Sale", their fourth studio album
  • Dec 5 Captain Roger Donlon is awarded the first Medal of Honor of the Vietnam War for successfully repelling a large Viet Cong attack
  • Dec 6 "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" 1st airs on TV
  • Dec 6 KTVR TV channel 13 in La Grande, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting

Historic Event

Dec 6 President Antonio Segni of Italy resigns

Music History

Dec 7 George Harrison changes his company's name from Mornyork to Harrisongs

Music Recording

Dec 9 John Coltrane's Quartet records their greatest work "A Love Supreme" at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Nobel Prize

Dec 10 Dorothy Hodgkin is the first British woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work on penicillin and vitamin B12

Nobel Prize

Dec 10 Nobel Peace Prize presented to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Oslo, Norway

Historic Event

Dec 11 "Time" magazine calls Susan Sontag "one of Manhattan's brightest intellectuals" in a review of her groundbreaking essay "Notes on Camp"

United Nations Speech

Dec 11 Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. An unknown terrorist fires a mortar shell at the building during the speech.

  • Dec 12 Cleveland Browns' Frank Ryan sets club record of 5 TD passes

Film & TV History

Dec 12 Shooting starts for "Star Trek" pilot "The Cage" (Menagerie)

  • Dec 13 In El Paso, Texas, LBJ & Mexican President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz set off an explosion diverting Rio Grande, to reshape US-Mexico border
  • Dec 14 Michael Brown meets Renee Fladen, then writes "Walk Away Renee"
  • Dec 15 Canada's House of Commons votes 163 to 78 to approve the red Maple Leaf Flag
  • Dec 16 US performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean

Film Premiere

Dec 17 "Goldfinger", 3rd James Bond film, starring Sean Connery and Honor Blackman premieres in London

  • Dec 18 "I Had a BaIl" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 199 performances
  • Dec 18 "The Pink Panther" cartoon series premieres (Pink Phink)
  • Dec 18 During funeral service held for soul singer Sam Cooke, fans cause damage to funeral home
  • Dec 18 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 19 "Gertrud", Danish film directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, starring Nina Pens Rode, Bendt Rothe and Ebbe Rode, is released in France
  • Dec 20 Levi Eshkol forms 12th Israeli government
  • Dec 22 American comedian Lenny Bruce is convicted of obscenity

Ballon d'Or

Dec 22 Ballon d'Or: Manchester United striker Denis Law wins award for best European football player; beats Inter midfielder Luis Suárez and Real Madrid winger Amancio Amaro; first Scotsman to win the award

  • Dec 22 First flight of the US aircraft Lockheed SR-71, reaches 3,530 kph (record for a jet)
  • Dec 23 India & Ceylon hit by cyclone, about 4,850 killed
  • Dec 24 Shooting begins on "The Cage" the pilot for Star Trek
  • Dec 25 George Harrison's girlfriend Pattie Boyd attacked by female Beatle fans
  • Dec 26 AFL Championship, War Memorial Stadium, Buffalo: Buffalo Bills beat San Diego Chargers 20-7; defending champions can't overcome 1st quarter injury to star RB Keith Lincoln
  • Dec 26 Beatles' "I Feel Fine" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
  • Dec 26 Moors Murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley claim last victim

TV Show Appearance

Dec 27 1st appearance of The Supremes on "The Ed Sullivan Show", singing "Come See About Me"

  • Dec 27 National Football League Championship, Cleveland Stadium: Cleveland Browns shutout Baltimore Colts, 27-0; last championship win by a major-league pro sports team from Cleveland until 2016 NBA Cavaliers
  • Dec 28 Premier of Dmitri Shostakovich's cantata "The Execution of Stepan Razin"

Film & TV History

Dec 28 Principal filming on film "Doctor Zhivago" begins

Historic Event

Dec 30 Edward Albee's "Tiny Alice" premieres in NYC

  • Dec 31 Donald Campbell (UK) sets world water speed record (276.33 mph)
  • Dec 31 Indonesia proclaims expelled from the UN