Events in History in 1964 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 320 of 320

  • Aug 12 Race riot in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • Aug 13 1st broadcast by Trans World Radio on Bonaire
  • Aug 14 Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait and Syria form common market
  • Aug 15 Race riot in Dixmoor, Illinois - a suburb of Chicago
  • Aug 18 Charles Helu elected president of Lebanon
  • Aug 18 USSR launch 3 Kosmos satellites
  • Aug 19 Communication satellite Syncom 3 launched

Historic Event

Aug 20 US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Economic Opportunity Act, an anti-poverty measure totaling nearly $1 billion

Historic Event

Aug 22 Civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer speaks at the US Democratic National Convention about her efforts to register to vote in Mississippi

  • Aug 22 Guinee, Liberia & Ivory Coast form joint market
  • 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, New Jersey
  • 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 30 Electric designer Norman Manley records back-to-back holes-in-one on the 7th & 8th holes at Del Valle in Saugus, California; Guinness BWR' best
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Sep 14 President Lyndon Johnson presents Walter Lippmann with the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Sep 15 Final edition of socialist British newspaper "Daily Herald"
  • Sep 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Theater Premiere

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

  • 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 24 "The Munsters" premieres on TV
  • Sep 24 1st Minuteman II ICBM was tested
  • Sep 24 Willi Stoph succeeds Otto Great as premier of German DR
  • Sep 25 Jens Otto Krag forms minority government in Denmark

Assassination

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

  • 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 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 5 San Francisco Fire Department Museum dedicated
  • Oct 8 Gilroy Roberts becomes first US chief engraver to retire (than die)
  • Oct 12 Launch of Voskhod 1, first time 3 people in space (Komarov, Feokistov, Yegorov)
  • Oct 13 At Plesman airport, Curacao, 125.5 mm rainfalls (record)
  • Oct 13 Soviet spacecraft Voskhod 1 successfully returns to earth with record three crew

Nobel Prize

Oct 14 Martin Luther King Jr. announced as winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

Historic Event

Oct 14 Martin Walser's "Der Schwarze Schwan," premieres in Stuttgart

Appointment of Interest

Oct 14 Premier Nikita Khrushchev replaced by Leonid Brezhnev as General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party

  • Oct 16 China becomes world's 5th nuclear power

Election of Interest

Oct 16 Harold Wilson's Labour party wins British election

  • 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

Historic Event

Oct 21 Society Hill Towers, a complex of three 31-story skyscrapers designed by I.M. Pei and Associates, inaugurated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nobel Prize

Oct 22 French philosopher and author Jean-Paul Sartre refuses Nobel prize

  • Oct 22 US performs underground nuclear test at Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Oct 23 Time Magazine uses term "op art" for 1st time
  • Oct 24 Belgian paratroopers, with American Air Force support, liberate hundreds of hostages held by rebels in Stanleyville, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Oct 24 Zambia (formerly Northern Rhodesia) gains independence from Britain (National Day) with Kenneth Kaunda becoming President
  • Oct 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 26 Eric Edgar Cooke becomes last person in Western Australia to be executed.
  • Oct 27 Congo rebel leader Christopher Gbenye holds 60 Americans & 800 Belgians
  • Oct 29 Star of India & other jewels are stolen in NY
  • Oct 29 The United Republic of Tanganyika & Zanzibar renamed The United Republic of Tanzania
  • Oct 29 Town of Karmi'el founded in Galilee
  • Oct 30 Tran Van Huong appointed premier of South Vietnam

Windmill Girls Get Dressed And Leave Town

Oct 31 London's notorious Windmill Theatre closes after 32 years of "Revudeville" programs featuring vaudeville, comic, and nude tableaux vivants

  • Nov 1 Vietcong-assault on airport Bien Hoa at Saigon

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
  • 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 5 US launches Mariner 3 toward Mars; no data returned
  • Nov 8 IMF grants Great Britain credit of $1 billion

Election of Interest

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

  • 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

Historic Event

Nov 13 Pope Paul VI gives tiara to poor

  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 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 24 Rebellion ends in Zaire
  • 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 Martin Luther King Jr. speaks to J. Edgar Hoover about his slander campaign
  • Dec 3 Police arrests 800 sit-in students at University of California at Berkeley
  • 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

Historic Event

Dec 6 President Antonio Segni of Italy resigns

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

  • 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 13 In El Paso, Texas, LBJ & Mexican President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz set off an explosion diverting Rio Grande, to reshape US-Mexico border
  • 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
  • Dec 18 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 20 Levi Eshkol forms 12th Israeli government
  • 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 26 Moors Murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley claim last victim

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