On This Day

Events in History in 1964 (Part 2)

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  • 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 the Gulf of Tonkin incident which would eventually escalate US involvement in the Vietnam War
  • Aug 2 Race riot in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Aug 4 Bodies of civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James E. Chaney discovered in an earthen Mississippi dam
  • Aug 4 North Vietnam torpedoes US ships in the Gulf of Tonkin
  • Aug 5 Congo rebellion: Christopher Gbenye/Pierre Mulele conquer Stanleyville
  • Aug 5 US begins bombing North Vietnam

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Aug 6 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Ecclesiam Suam

Pope Paul VI
Pope
Paul VI
  • Aug 6 Prometheus, the world's oldest tree aged at least 4,862 years old, is accidentally cut down in Nevada, USA
  • 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 and 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Civil Rights Activist Fannie Lou Hamer
Civil Rights Activist
Fannie Lou Hamer
  • 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 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
  • Aug 31 Ground is broken for Anaheim Stadium, future home of Angels
  • Sep 2 Indonesian paratroopers lands in Malaysia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 "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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 14 President Lyndon Johnson presents Walter Lippmann with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Writer and Political Commentator Walter Lippmann
Writer and Political Commentator
Walter Lippmann
  • Sep 15 Final edition of socialist British newspaper "Daily Herald"
  • Sep 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Music releaseTheater Premiere

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, makes 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Former Soldier and Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald
Former Soldier and Assassin
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 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 8 Ringo Starr passes his driving test
  • 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 Voskhod 1 crew returns

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

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

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

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

Nobel prizeNobel 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 paratroops liberate 1,000 white hostages in Stanleyville
  • 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 Town of Karmi'el founded in Galilee
  • Oct 29 The United Republic of Tanganyika & Zanzibar renamed The United Republic of Tanzania
  • Oct 30 Tran Van Huong appointed premier of South Vietnam

Windmill Girls Get Dressed And Leave TownWindmill Girls Get Dressed And Leave Town

Oct 31 London's notorious Windmill Theatre closes

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A queue forms in the 1960s for another Revudeville at the Windmill theatre
A queue forms in the 1960s for another Revudeville at the Windmill theatre
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  • Nov 1 Vietcong-assault on airport Bien Hoa at Saigon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 2 Faisal succeeds Saud as king of Saudi Arabia

  • Nov 3 Lyndon B. Johnson is elected President of the United States in a landslide, defeating Republican candidate Barry Goldwater
  • Nov 3 For 1st time since 1800, residents of Washington, D.C. permitted to vote
  • Nov 5 US launches Mariner 3 toward Mars; no data returned
  • Nov 8 IMF grants Great Britain credit of $1 billion
  • Nov 9 Eisaku Sato becomes premier of Japan
  • 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 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 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 2 Ringo Starr's tonsils are removed
  • 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
  • Dec 6 President Antonio Segni of Italy resigns
  • Dec 10 Nobel Peace Prize presented to Dr Martin Luther King Jr. in Oslo

Nobel prizeNobel 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

United Nations <b>Speech</b>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.

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Author Susan Sontag
Author
Susan Sontag
  • 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 1st time 4 people in space
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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