1964 in History



January 1 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland dissolved
January 1 KNMT TV channel 12 in Walker, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
January 1 KTVS TV channel 3 in Sterling, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
January 2 Ayub Khan elected president of Pakistan
January 2 Failed assassination attempt on president Nkrumah of Ghana
January 3 Jack Paar Show, shows a clip of the Beatles singing "She Loves You"
January 5 Pope Paul VI visits Jordan and Israel
January 5 San Diego Chargers win AFL-championship
January 6 Charlie Finlay announces he wants to move Kansas City A's to Louisville
January 6 Rolling Stones' 1st tour as headline act (with Ronettes)
January 7 Bahamas becomes self-governing
January 7 Dick Weber rolls highest bowling game in air (Boeing 707)
January 8 European Parliament accept Mansholt Plan
January 8 President Lyndon B Johnson declares "War on Poverty"
January 9 Anti-U.S. rioting broke out in Panama Canal Zone
January 10 Battles between moslems and hindus in Calcutta
January 10 Panama severs diplomatic relations with U.S.
January 10 U.S. version of "That Was The Week That Was," premieres
January 11 1st government report warning smoking may be hazardous to one's health
January 11 Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand" is #80 in U.S. (Cashbox)
January 11 Panama ends diplomatic relations with U.S.
January 11 "She Loves Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City after 302 performances
January 11 U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry reports that smoking may be hazardous
January 12 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-17
January 12 Revolution overthrows Sultan of Zanzibar, 1 month after independence
January 13 Karol Wojtyla becomes archbishop of Krakow
January 14 14th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-107 at Boston
January 14 Bapu Nadkarni 32-27-5-0 vs. England, 21 maiden overs in a row
January 14 Jacqueline Kennedy's 1st public appearance (TV) since assassination
January 15 Baseball agrees to hold a free-agent draft in New York City
January 15 Teamsters negotiate 1st national labor contract
January 16 AL owners vote 9-1 against Charlie Finley moving Kansas City A's to Louisville
January 16 "Hello, Dolly!" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 2,844 performances
January 18 Beatles 1st appear on Billboard Chart (I Want to Hold Your Hand-#35)
January 18 Plans for World Trade Center announced (New York City)
January 19 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 27-24
January 19 KFME TV channel 13 in Fargo, ND (PBS) begins broadcasting
January 20 "Meet The Beatles" album released in US
January 21 Carl T. Rowan named director of U.S. Information Agency
January 22 Kenneth Kaunda becomes premier of North-Rhodesia (Zambia)
January 22 World's largest cheese (15,723 kg) manufactured, Wisconsin
January 23 24th Amendment ratified, barring poll tax in federal elections
January 23 Arthur Miller's "After the Fall," premieres in New York City
January 24 24th Amendment to U.S. Constitution goes into effect and states voting rights could not be denied due to failure to pay taxes
January 24 CBS purchases 1964 and 1965 NFL TV rights for $28.2 million
January 24 Martin Kresses final comic strip of Eric the Viking
January 25 Beatles 1st U.S. #1, "I Want to Hold your Hand" (Cashbox)
January 25 Echo 2, U.S. communications satellite launched
January 27 Barlow and Graeme Pollock complete 341 stand at Adelaide Oval
January 27 "Introducing the Beatles" album released in US
January 27 Margaret Chase Smith, Senator-R-Maine, tries for Republican President bid
January 29 9th Winter Olympic games open in Innsbruck, Austria
January 29 Beatles record in German "Komm, Gib Mir Diene Hand" and "Sie Leibt Dich"
January 29 Most lopsided high-school basketball score 211-29 (Louisiana)
January 29 NBC purchases AFL 5 year (1965-69) TV rights for $36 million
January 29 Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove," premieres
January 29 Unmanned Apollo 1 Saturn launcher test attains Earth orbit
January 30 Military coup of General Nguyen Khanh in South Vietnam
January 30 Ranger 6 launched; makes perfect flight to Moon, but cameras fail
January 31 U.S. report "Smoking and Health" connects smoking to lung cancer
February 1 Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand," 1st #1 hit, stays #1 for 7 weeks
February 1 Indiana Governor Mathew Walsh tries to ban "Louie Louie" for obscenity
February 1 "Stop the World, I Want to..." closes at Shubert New York City after 556 perf
February 1 Suriname River dammed
February 2 GI Joe, debuts as a popular American boy's toy
February 2 Red Faber, Burleigh Grimes, Tim Keefe, Heinie Manush, John Montgomery Ward, and Miller Huggins are selected to Hall of Fame
February 2 Sjoukje Dijkstra (Netherlands) wins Olympic gold for figure skating
February 3 Black and Puerto Rican students boycott New York City public schools
February 3 "Meet the Beatles" album goes Gold
February 4 Amendment 24 outlaws poll tax
February 4 FAA begins 6 month test of reactions to sonic booms over Oklahoma City
February 6 France and Great Britain sign accord over building channel tunnel
February 6 "Rugantino" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 28 performances
February 6 WCIU TV channel 26 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
February 7 Baskin-Robbins introduces Beatle Nut ice cream
February 7 Beatles land at New York's JFK airport, for 1st U.S. tour
February 7 Roger Sessions' 5th Symphony, premieres
February 8 Peter Shaffer's "Royal Hunt of the Sun," premieres in London
February 8 Rep Martha Griffiths address gets civil rights protection for women being added to the 1964 Civil Rights Act
February 9 1st appearance of Beatles on "Ed Sullivan Show" (73.7 million viewers)
February 9 9th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria
February 9 GI Joe character created
February 9 Hanumant Singh scores 105 India vs. England on debut at Delhi
February 9 New York City news anchor Jim Jenson's 1st appearance on WCBS-TV
February 10 Australian destroyer "Voyager" sinks in collision, killing 82
February 10 Destroyer Voyager sinks off Australia after colliding with aircraft carrier Melbourne
February 10 WBGU TV channel 27 in Bowling Green, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
February 11 Beatles 1st live appearance in U.S.; Washington D.C. Coliseum
February 11 Greek and Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus
February 11 Taiwan drops diplomatic relations with France
February 12 Beatles 1st New York City concert at Carnegie Hall
February 12 End of Richie Benaud's 63-Test Cricket career
February 12 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
February 12 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen
February 15 Beatles' "Meet the Beatles!," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 11 weeks
February 15 Bill Bradley scores 51 points for Princeton
February 16 Beatles' 2nd appearance on "Ed Sullivan Show"
February 16 "Foxy" opens at Ziegfeld Theater New York City for 72 performances
February 17 101st member elected to baseball's hall of fame (Luke Appling)
February 17 U.S. House of Representatives accept Law on the civil rights
February 17 U.S. Supreme Court rules - 1 man 1 vote (Westberry vs. Sanders)
February 17 WMEM TV channel 10 in Presque Isle, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting
February 18 Muriel Resnik's "Any Wednesday," premieres in New York City
February 18 Papandreou Government takes power in Greece
February 21 U.K. flies 24,000 rolls of Beatle wallpaper to U.S.
February 22 Beatles arrive back in England after their 1st U.S. visit
February 23 Charlie Finley signs a 4 year lease to keep A's in Kansas City
February 25 Austrian chancellor Alfons Gorbach resigns
February 25 Cassius Clay TKOs Sonny Liston in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
February 27 "What Makes Sammy Run?" opens at 84th St. Theater New York City for 540 performances
February 29 Frank Rugani sets badminton shuttlecock distance record, 24.3 m
February 29 Lyndon Baines Johnson reveals U.S. secretly developed the A-11 jet fighter
February 29 North Carolina high school basketball teams play to 56-54 score in 13 overtime
February 29 "Rugantino" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 28 performances
March 2 Beatles begin filming "Hard Days Night," Harrison meets Patti Boyd
March 4 Jimmy Hoffa convicted of jury tampering
March 5 Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., announces a baseball team is moving there
March 5 Emergency crisis proclaimed in Ceylon due to social unrest
March 6 Constantine succeeds Paul I as king of Greece
March 6 Elijah Muhammad renames Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali
March 6 Liz Taylor's 4th divorce (Eddie Fisher)
March 6 Tom O'Hara runs world record mile (3:56.4)
March 8 Malcolm X leaves Black Muslim Movement
March 9 1st Ford Mustang produced
March 9 Creighton's Paul Silas grabs Midwest record 27 rebounds against Okla
March 9 Supreme Court issues New York Times vs. Sullivan decision, public officials must prove malice to claim libel and recover damages
March 10 U.S. reconnaissance plane shot down over East Germany
March 12 6th Grammy Awards: Days of Wine and Roses, Striesand wins 2
March 12 Jimmy Hoffa sentenced to 8 years
March 12 Malcolm X resigns from Nation of Islam
March 12 SN Behrmann's "But for Whom Charlie," premieres in New York City
March 12 WKAB TV channel 32 in Montgomery, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
March 13 Turkey threatens Cyprus with armed attack
March 14 Dallas jury sentences Jack Ruby to death in Lee Harvey Oswald murder
March 14 "Girl Who Came to Supper" closes at Broadway New York City after 112 performances
March 15 Liz Taylor's 5th marriage (Richard Burton)
March 15 Lyndon Baines Johnson asks for a War on Poverty
March 15 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
March 16 KCOY TV channel 12 in Santa Maria, California (CBS) begins broadcasting
March 16 Paul Hornung and Alex Karras reinstated in NFL after 1 year suspension
March 19 Sean Connery's 1st day of shooting on "Goldfinger"
March 20 ESRO established, European Space Research Organization
March 21 26th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Duke 98-83
March 21 Beatles' "She Loves You," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 2 weeks
March 21 UCLA completes undefeated NCAA basketball season (30-0)
March 22 Barbra Streisand appears on the cover of New York Times Magazine section
March 22 Carol Mann wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open Invitational
March 23 UNCTAD 1 world conference opens in Geneva
March 24 Kennedy half-dollar issued
March 25 Britain sets memorial for the late President John F. Kennedy
March 25 Egypt ends state of siege (1952-64)
March 26 "Funny Girl" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 1,348 performances
March 27 Earthquake strikes Alaska, 8.4 on Richter scale, 118 die
March 27 Great Train Robbers sentenced to a total of 307 years behind bars
March 27 U.N. troops arrive on Cyprus
March 28 9.2 earthquake shakes Prince William Sound, Alaska
March 30 Astronaut John Glenn withdraws from Ohio senate race
March 31 President Jango Goulart of Brazil chased out of office by military
April 1 10 degrees F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in April
April 1 John Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years
April 1 Robert Lowell's "Benito Cereno," premieres in New York City
April 2 Josef Klaus succeeds Alfons Gorbach as chancellor of Austria
April 2 Military coup in Brazil by General Castello Branco, President Goulart ousted
April 2 U.S.S.R. launches Zond 1 to Venus; no data returned
April 3 Beatles hold top 6 spots on Sydney Australia record charts
April 3 U.S. and Panama agree to resume diplomatic relations
April 4 "Anyone Can Whistle" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 9 performances
April 4 Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 5 weeks
April 5 1st driverless trains run on London Underground
April 5 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA St. Petersburg Women's Golf Open
April 6 Egypt and Belgium restore diplomatic relations
April 8 Unmanned Gemini 1 launched
April 10 Demolition begins on Polo Grounds to clear way for housing project
April 10 Iranian motor launch catches fire and sinks killing 113 (Persian Gulf)
April 11 "Anyone Can Whistle" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 9 performances
April 12 28th Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 276
April 12 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Baton Rouge Ladies' Golf Open Invitational
April 13 36th Academy Awards - "Tom Jones," Sidney Poitier and Patricia Neal win
April 13 Ian D. Smith becomes premier of Rhodesia
April 13 New Zealand Colin Bosher shears a record 565 sheep in 1 work day
April 14 Sandy Koufax throws his 9th complete game without allowing a walk
April 15 Chesapeake Bay Bridge opens (world's longest)
April 15 Ian Smith becomes premier of Rhodesia
April 16 9 men sentenced 25-30 years for Britain's 1963 "Great Train Robbery"
April 16 Geraldine Mock of U.S. is 1st woman to fly solo round the world
April 17 1st game at Shea Stadium, New York Mets lose to Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3
April 17 "Cafe Crown" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 3 performances
April 17 Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2368 base)
April 17 "High Spirits" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 375 performances
April 17 Jerrie Mock becomes 1st woman to fly solo around the world
April 18 Artisans strike in Belgium ends
April 18 "Cafe Crown" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 3 performances
April 18 "Foxy" closes at Ziegfeld Theater New York City after 72 performances
April 18 Sandy Koufax is 1st to strike out the side on 9 pitches
April 18 Van Joe Orton's "Entertaining Mr. Sloane"
April 19 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Invitational
April 19 Rightist coup in Laos, Suvanna Phuma remains premier
April 19 Roger Sessions' opera "Montezuma," premieres in West-Berlin
April 20 68th Boston Marathon won by Aurele Vandendriessche of Belgium in 2:19:59
April 20 86% of black students boycott Cleveland schools
April 21 Pirates and Cubs combine for 9 home runs, Pirates win 8-5
April 22 Tanganyika and Zanzibar form republic Tanzania
April 22 World's Fair (Flushing Meadow, Corona Park, New York) opens
April 23 Houston Colt 45s Ken Johnson becomes 1st major league pitcher to lose a 9 inning no-hitter, Reds win 1-0
April 23 James Baldwin's "Blues for Mr. Charlie," premieres in New York City
April 23 New York State Theater opens
April 25 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 3
April 26 18th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat San Francisco Warriors, 4 games to 1
April 26 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
April 26 Tanganyika and Zanzibar form United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar
April 27 John Lennon's "In His Own Write" is published in U.S.
April 28 Japan joins OECO
April 29 Princess Irene marries Spanish prince Carel Hugo de Bourbon Parma
April 29 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
May 1 1st BASIC program runs on a computer (Dartmouth)
May 2 90th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 2:00
May 2 Beatles' "Beatles' 2nd Album" goes #1 and stays #1 for for 5 weeks
May 2 Mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champ
May 3 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Clifford Ann Creed Golf Invitational
May 4 70 GATT-countries confer in Geneva
May 4 "Another World" and "As the World Turns" premieres on TV
May 4 KIII TV channel 3 in Corpus Christi, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
May 4 Pulitzer prize awarded to Richard Hofstadter (Anti-intellectualism)
May 5 Separatists riot in Quebec
May 6 Joe Orton's "Entertaining Mr. Sloan," premieres in London
May 9 Khrushchev visits Egypt
May 9 Peter and Gordon release "World Without Love"
May 10 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Squirt Ladies' Golf Open Invitational
May 12 Manlio Brosio chosen as Secretary-General of NATO
May 14 Underground America Day is 1st observed
May 15 Sporting Portugal wins 4th Europe Cup II at Antwerp
May 15 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
May 16 90th Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 1:56.8
May 16 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
May 16 Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ
May 17 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open Invitational
May 18 David Frost interviews Paul McCartney on BBC
May 18 Supreme Court rules unconstitutional to deprive naturalized citizens of citizenship if they return to home country for more than 3 years
May 19 U.S. diplomats find at least 40 secret microphones in Moscow embassy
May 20 Buster Mathis defeats Joe Fraizer to qualify for U.S. Olympic team
May 21 1st nuclear-powered lighthouse begins operations (Chesapeake Bay)
May 21 Fire in Wegimond Belgium resort, kills 19
May 21 U.S. begin intelligence flights above Laos
May 22 Lyndon Baines Johnson presents "Great Society"
May 23 Dale Greig runs female marathon world record (3:27:45)
May 24 18th Tony Awards: Luther and Hello Dolly win
May 24 Beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan
May 24 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open Invitational
May 24 Longest home run (471') in Baltimore Memorial Stadium (Harmon Killebrew, Minnesota)
May 24 Panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300
May 25 16th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore
May 25 Frank Gilroy's "Subject is Roses," premieres in New York City
May 25 Ground is broken for a new stadium in St. Louis
May 25 Supreme Court rules closing schools to avoid desegregation unconstitut
May 26 "Fade Out-Fade In" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 199 performances
May 27 "From Russia With Love" premieres in U.S.
May 27 Inter Milan wins 9th Europe Cup 1 in Vienna
May 28 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 9th String quartet
May 28 Jawaharlal Nehru cremated in New Dehli
May 28 Palestine National Congress forms the PLO in Jerusalem
May 28 Unmanned Apollo 2 Saturn test launched into Earth orbit
May 30 Beatles 1961 record of "Cry for a Shadow" is #1 in Australia
May 30 Beatles' "Love Me Do," single goes #1
May 30 "Beyond the Fringe" closes at John Golden Theater New York City after 673 performances
May 30 Giants sweep Mets 5-3 and 8-6 in 23 inn, records include elapsed time of 9:50, 47 strikeouts, 7:22 for 2nd game and New York's 22 K's in 2nd games
May 31 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Open
May 31 San Francisco Giants beat New York Mets, 8-6, in 23 innings (2nd game) (7 hours 32 minutes)
June 2 "Follies Bergere" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 191 performances
June 2 Lal Bahadur Sjastri elected premier of India
June 2 Rolling Stones 1st U.S. concert tour debuts in Lynn, Massachusetts
June 3 Ringo Starr collapses from tonsillitis and pharyngitis
June 3 Rolling Stones begin 1st U.S. tour, with Bobby Goldsboro and Bobby Vee
June 4 Beatles "World Tour" begins in Copenhagen Denmark
June 4 Los Angeles Dodger Sandy Koufax 3rd no-hitter beats Philadelphia Phillies, 3-0
June 4 Maldives adopts constitution
June 4 Test Cricket debut of Geoff Boycott vs. Australia at Trent Bridge, 48
June 5 Davie Jones and King Bees debut "I Can't Help Thinking About Me," group disbands but Davie Jones goes on to success as David Bowie
June 6 96th Belmont: Manuel Ycaza aboard Quadrangle wins in 2:28.6
June 6 Beatles arrive in netherlands
June 7 Beatles travel canals of Amsterdam
June 9 Jack Nicklaus wins British Open golf tournament
June 10 Rolling Stones record their 12x5 album at Chess Studios in Chicago
June 10 Southern Democrats filibuster on civil rights bill ends; cloture invoked
June 11 Chicago police break up Rolling Stones press conference
June 11 Manfred Mann record Do Wah Diddy Diddy
June 11 Queen Elizabeth orders Beatles to her birthday party, they attend
June 11 West Germany seeks talks with Czechoslovakia
June 12 Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa
June 13 Basil Heatley runs world record marathon (2:13:55)
June 14 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
June 15 Last French troops leave Algeria
June 16 Quake strikes Niigata Japan
June 18 African Groundnut Council forms in Dakar
June 19 Bob Dylan completes U.K. tour
June 19 Cambuur Leeuwarden BVO soccer team forms in Leeuwarden
June 19 Civil Rights Act of 1964 passes 73-27
June 20 64th U.S. Golf Open: Ken Venturi shoots a 278 at Congressional CC MD
June 21 Beckwith arrested for murder of Medger Evers, found guilty 30 yr later
June 21 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Lady Carling Eastern Golf Open
June 21 Phillies Jim Bunning pitches perfect game (Mets) on Fathers day, in 2nd game of DH, Mets get 3 hits, 3 being fewest hits in NL DH
June 23 General Maxwell Taylor appointed U.S. ambassador in South Vietnam
June 24 FTC rules health warnings must appear on all cigarette packages
June 25 Prince A. Taylor becomes 1st black methodist bishop, New Jersey
June 25 WMCA (New York City) plays Beatles' Hard Days Night Album (10 days prior to its scheduled release date), they decide to release it June 26th
June 26 Beatles release "A Hard Day's Night" album
June 26 Blacks and Whites riot over racial segregation in St. Augustine
June 26 Moise Tsjombe forms government in Congo
June 27 Jan and Dean release "Little Old Lady From Pasadena"
June 27 "New Phil Silvers Show," last airs on CBS-TV
June 28 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waldemar Golf Open
June 28 Organization for Afo-American Unity forms in New York by Malcolm X
June 29 1st draft of Star Trek's pilot "Cage" released
June 29 Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed after 83-day filibuster in Senate
June 30 Centaur 3 launch vehicle fails to make Earth orbit
June 30 Last United Nations troops leave Congo
July 2 Cilla Black records Beatle's "Its For You," McCartney plays piano
July 2 Grand jury indicts Beckwith in murder of Medger Evers
July 2 President Johnson signs Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act into law
July 3 78th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Stolle (64 12-10 46 63)
July 4 71st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Maria Fraser beats M Court (64 79 63)
July 4 Beachboy's "I Get Around" reaches #1
July 6 Beatles' film "Hard Day's Night" premieres in London
July 6 Malawi (formerly Nyasaland) declares independence from U.K.
July 7 35th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-4 at Shea Stadium, New York
July 7 All star MVP: John Callison, Philadelphia Phillies
July 10 Jesus Alou is 1st Giant in 40 years to get 6 hits in a game
July 10 Moise Tsjombe becomes premier of Congo
July 12 19th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright
July 14 Jacques Anquetil wins his 5th Tour de France
July 14 Oriole Bob Johnson's 6th straight hit as a pinch hitter
July 15 Barry M. Goldwater nominated for president by Republicans
July 16 Republicans convention selects Barry Goldwater as President candidate
July 17 Don Campbell sets record for turbine vehicle, 690.91 kph (429.31 mph)
July 17 Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
July 19 46th PGA Championship: Bobby Nichols shoots a 271 at Columbus CC Ohio
July 19 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Yankee Women's Golf Open
July 19 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
July 20 1st surfin' record to go #1-Jan and Dean's "Surf City"
July 20 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 10th String quartet
July 21 Arnold Long takes 11 catches in the match for Surrey vs. Sussex
July 21 Mildred Simpson runs female world record marathon (3:19:33)
July 21 Netherlands last whaling ship Willem Barents Sea sold to Japan
July 22 Seve Ballesteros wins British Golf Open
July 23 A's Bert Campaneris home runs on 1st pitch, hits a 2nd home run on 2nd at bat
July 23 Egyptian munition ship "Star of Alexandria" explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage
July 25 Beatles' "Hard Day's Night, A," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 14 weeks
July 25 Bob Simpson out for 311 at Old Trafford
July 25 "Here's Love" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 338 performances
July 25 Race riot in Rochester, New York
July 26 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Open
July 26 Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa convicted of fraud and conspiracy
July 26 Train from Povoa de Varzin, Portugal derails near Oporto, 94 die
July 28 England all out 611 in reply to Australia's 8-656 Match a draw
July 28 Ranger 7 launched toward the Moon; sent back 4308 TV pictures
July 30 U.S. naval fire on Hon Ngu/Hon Mo, North Vietnam
July 31 Al Parker glides 644 miles without any motor
July 31 George Lascelles marries Patricia Tuckwell
July 31 Rolling Stone concert in Ireland halts after 12 minutes due to riot
July 31 U.S. Ranger 7 takes 4,316 pictures before crashing on Moon
August 1 ALM (Antillian Airlines) begins operation
August 1 Beatles' "Hard Day's Night, A," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 2 weeks
August 2 Dutch government gives Indonesia export guarantees
August 2 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open
August 2 North Vietnam fires on a U.S. destroyer in Gulf of Tonkin
August 2 Race riot in Jersey City, New Jersey
August 4 Civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James E Chaney, bodies discovered in an earthen Mississippi dam
August 4 North Vietnamese torpedos U.S. ships Gulf of Tonkin
August 5 Actress Anne Bancroft and comedian Mel Brooks wed
August 5 Beatles record "Leave My Kitten Alone"
August 5 Congo rebellion: Christopher Gbenye/Pierre Mulele conquer Stanleyville
August 5 Ford Frick says he will not run for another term as commissioner
August 5 U.S. begins bombing North Vietnam
August 6 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Ecclesiam Suam
August 7 31st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago 28, All-Stars 17 (65,000)
August 7 Turkey begins air attack on Greek-Cypriots
August 7 U.S. Congress approves Gulf of Tonkin resolution
August 8 "110 in the Shade" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 330 performances
August 8 Dutch Opera forms in Amsterdam
August 8 Rolling Stones 1st Dutch concert
August 9 1st Rolling Stones concert in Netherlands
August 9 Bunning continues pitching perfectly to New York Mets until 2 outs in 5th, when Joe Christopher beats out a bunt. He totals 15 innings
August 9 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational
August 10 WJSP TV channel 28 in Columbus, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
August 11 Beatles' "A Hard Days Night" opens in New York City
August 12 10th time Mantle switch-hits home run in a game, one goes 502 feet
August 12 Mickey Mantle switch-hits home run record 10th and final time in a game
August 13 1st broadcast by Trans World Radio on Bonaire
August 14 Bo Belinsky is suspended after attacking sportswriter Braven Dyer
August 14 Egypt/Iraq/Jordan/Kuwait/Syria form common market
August 15 Fred Trueman takes 300th Test Cricket wicket (Neil Hawke)
August 15 Mayor Daley declares "Ernie Banks Day" in Chicago
August 15 Phillies triple-play New York Mets
August 15 Ralph Boston of U.S., sets then long jump record at 27' 3"
August 16 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open Invitational
August 16 St. Louis Card Curt Flood gets 8 straight hits in a doubleheader
August 17 Boycott scores his 1st Test Cricket century, 113 vs. Australia at the Oval
August 18 Beatles arrive in San Francisco, 2nd U.S. visit
August 18 Charles Helu elected president of Lebanon
August 18 South Africa banned from Olympic Games because of apartheid policies
August 18 U.S.S.R. launch 3 Kosmos satellites
August 19 Communication satellite Syncom 3 launched
August 20 Lyndon Baines Johnson signs anti-poverty measure totaling nearly $1 billion
August 20 President Johnson signs Economic Opportunity Act
August 20 Rex Sellers bowls 5-1-17-0 vs. India in only Test Cricket innings
August 20 Yankee Phil Linz plays harmonica on bus despite Yogi Berra's orders
August 22 Guinee, Liberia and Ivory Coast form joint market
August 22 Supreme's "Where Did Our Love Go," reaches #1
August 23 Marilynn Smith wins Albuquerque Professional Amateur Golf Tournament
August 23 St. Louis Cardinals are 11 games back in NL, and win World Series
August 24 2nd Mayor's Trophy Game, Yankees beat Mets 6-4
August 25 Singapore limits imports from Netherlands due to Indonesian aggression
August 26 Italians CP selects Luigi Longo as chairman
August 26 Lyndon B. Johnson nominated at Democratic convention
August 28 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
August 28 U.S. weather satellite Nimbus 1 launched
August 28 WEWS-TV Channel 5's "Upbeat" debuts in Cleveland
August 29 "Funny Thing Happened" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 965 performances
August 29 On Elston Howard Night, Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth's career strikeout record (1,330)
August 29 Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" released
August 30 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Riverside Ladies Golf Open
August 31 Ground is broken for Anaheim Stadium, future home of Angels
September 1 Masanori Murakami is 1st Japanese player in majors (New York Mets)
September 2 Indonesian paratroopers lands in Malaysia
September 2 Norman Manley scores 2-consecutive holes-in-one at Del Valley, Cal
September 3 U.S. attorney general Robert Kennedy resigns
September 3 Wilderness Act signed into law by President Lyndon B Johnson
September 4 Eduardo Frei elected president of Chile
September 4 Longest bridge in Europe opens (Scottish 4th Road Bridge)
September 4 NASA launches its 1st Orbital Geophysical Observatory (OGO-1)
September 7 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Valhalla Golf Open
September 9 East Germany government allows short visits to West Germany
September 9 John Osborne's "Inadmissable Evidence," premieres in London
September 10 Palestinian Liberation Army (PLA) forms
September 10 Rod Steward records his 1st single "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl"
September 11 George Harrison forms Mornyork Ltd music publishing company
September 11 Gillette's 20 year contract with MSG and ABC to televise fights for free ends as Dick Tiger defeats Don Fullmer at Cleveland Auditorium
September 12 1st football game at Shea Stadium, Jets defeat Denver 30-6
September 12 Ralph Boston of U.S., sets then long jump record at 27' 4 "
September 12 Typhoon Gloria strikes Taiwan killing 330, with $17.5 million damage
September 13 3rd sitting of 2nd Vatican council opens in Rome
September 13 78th U.S. Womens Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Carole Graebner (61 60)
September 13 84th U.S. Mens Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Frederick S Stolle (64 62 64)
September 13 Mary Mills wins LPGA Eugene Ladies' Golf Open
September 13 St. Louis is 1st NL to score runs in every game since 1923, win 15-2
September 13 WKEF TV channel 22 in Dayton, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
September 14 Walt Disney awarded Medal of Freedom at White House
September 14 WCVE TV channel 23 in Richmond, Virginia (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 15 Beatles play at Public Auditorium in Cleveland
September 15 Final edition of socialist British newspaper "Daily Herald"
September 16 "Shindig" premieres on ABC-TV
September 17 Beatles are paid a then record $150,000 for a concert (Kansas)
September 17 "Bewitched" premieres on ABC TV
September 17 Mickey Mantle gets hits #1999, 2000 and 2001 and his 450th home run
September 17 Supremes release "Baby Love"
September 18 Greek king Constantine II marries Danish princess Anne-Marie
September 18 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
September 20 Gunter Grass' "Die Plebejern proben den Aufstand," premieres in Berlin
September 20 Paramount Theater (New York City) presented the Beatles with Steve and Eydie
September 21 Constellation (U.S.) beats Sovereign (England) in 20th America's Cup
September 21 Malta gains independence from Britain
September 21 Reds Chico Ruiz steals home, beats Phillies 1-0. Phillies start a 10 game losing streak that gives Cards the pennant
September 22 "Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 3242 performances
September 22 "Man from U.N.C.L.E," premieres on NBC-TV
September 23 "Fiddler on the Roof" with Zero Mostel premieres in New York City
September 24 1st Minuteman II ICBM was tested
September 24 "Munsters" premieres on TV
September 24 Ringo forms Brikley Building Company Ltd
September 24 Willi Stoph succeeds Otto Great as premier of East Germany
September 25 Jens Otto Krag forms minority government in Denmark
September 26 Braves (25) and Phillies (18) set record by using 43 players in 9 inn
September 27 Despite 3 home runs by Johnny Callison, Phils are 14-8 losers to Braves
September 27 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Visalia Ladies' Golf Open
September 27 Phillies 7th straight loses sends them into 2nd place
September 27 Warren Commission released, finds Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone
September 28 53rd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (3-2)
September 28 Suriname governor A Currie resigns
September 29 Greece and Bulgaria close boundaries
September 30 "Oh What a Lovely War" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 125 performances
October 1 1st official broadcast of Trans World Radio on Bonaire
October 1 2nd Dutch televisienet begins broadcastings
October 1 Free Speech Movement launched at University of California, Berkley
October 1 San Francisco cable cars declared a national landmark
October 1 WSJU TV channel 18 in Carolina, Puerto Rico begins broadcasting
October 1 WTSJ TV channel 18 in San Juan, Puerto Rico (NBC) begins broadcasting
October 1 WWAY TV channel 3 in Wilmington, North Carolina (ABC) begins broadcasting
October 2 Phillies tie major league record with season's 3rd triple play (Reds)
October 3 Yankees clinch their 5th straight pennant, and 29th in club's history
October 4 10th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills
October 4 3 cars of a commuter train derails in South Africa killing 81
October 4 Hurricane Hilda, kills 38 in La, Miss and Ga
October 4 Italian Autostrada del Sol opens at Milan-Naples
October 4 Patriots' Gino Cappelletti kicks 6-of-6 field goals against Broncos
October 4 Phils bomb Reds 10-0 as both teams finish one game behind St. Louis
October 5 KIXE TV channel 9 in Redding, California (PBS) begins broadcasting
October 5 San Francisco Fire Department Museum is dedicated
October 6 "Cambridge Circus" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 23 performances
October 7 New York Yankees make 14th appearance in last 16 and 29th in 61 World Series
October 8 Gilroy Roberts becomes 1st U.S. chief engraver to retire (than die)
October 10 18th modern Olympic games opens in Tokyo
October 10 18th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-2 at Toronto
October 11 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Hillside House Ladies' Golf Open
October 12 1st time 3 people in space
October 12 KCSM TV channel 60 in San Mateo-SF, California (PBS) begins
October 12 Launch of Voskhod 1, 1st 3 man crew (Komarov, Feokistov, Yegorov)
October 12 Voskhod 1 launched: 1st flight with 3 cosmonauts
October 12 WSBK TV channel 38 in Boston, MA (IND/ABC/CBS/NBC) begin
October 12 WUCM TV channel 19 in University Center, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
October 13 At Plesman airport, Curaeao, 125.5 mm rainfalls (record)
October 13 Voskhod 1 crew returns
October 14 Martin Luther King, Jr. wins Nobel Peace Prize
October 14 Martin Walser's "Der Schwarze Schwan," premieres in Stuttgart
October 14 Philips begins experimenting with color TV
October 14 Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle hit home runs runs on back-to-back pitches
October 14 Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts weds Shirley Shepherd
October 15 Craig Breedlove sets auto speed record of 846.97 kph
October 15 Kosygin and Brezhnev replace Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev
October 15 New York Yankees appears in 14 and win 9 of last 16 World Series
October 15 St. Louis Cardinals beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 61st World Series
October 16 Brezhnev and Kosygin replace Khrushchev as head of Russia
October 16 China becomes world's 5th nuclear power
October 16 Harold Wilson's Labour party wins British election
October 16 Indians' directors vote to keep franchise in Cleveland, rejecting bids by Seattle, Oakland and Dallas
October 17 Yankees fire Manager Yogi Berra
October 18 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
October 20 "Golden Boy" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 569 performances
October 20 Mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
October 20 Riot at Rolling Stones show in Paris (150 arrested)
October 21 Abebe Bikila runs world/olympic record marathon (2:12:11.2)
October 21 Braves ask NL to allow them to leave Milwaukee for Atlanta
October 22 EMI rejects audition by "High Numbers," they go on to become The Who
October 22 French philosopher/author Jean-Paul Sartre refuses Nobel prize
October 22 U.S. performs underground nuclear test at Hattiesburg Miss
October 23 Japanese beat Russian for 1st Olympic Gold in woman's volleyball
October 23 Time Magazine uses term "op art" for 1st time
October 24 18th Olympic games close at Tokyo, Japan
October 24 Belgian para's liberate 1,000 white hostages in Stanleyville
October 24 "Cambridge Circus" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 23 performances
October 24 Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda becomes president of Zaire
October 24 Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla scores 166 on Cricket debut vs. Australia
October 24 Test Cricket debut of Asif Iqbal, Majid Khan and Khalid Ibadulla vs. Australia
October 24 Zambia (N Rhodesia) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
October 25 Anton Geesink is 1st non-Japanese Olympic judo gold medal winner
October 25 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Ladies' Golf Open
October 25 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
October 25 Viking Jim Marshall runs 66 yards in wrong direction for a safety
October 26 Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show
October 27 "Ben Franklin in Paris" opens at Lunt Fontanne New York City for 215 performances
October 27 Congo rebel leader Christopher Gbenye holds 60 Americans/800 Belgians
October 27 Singers Sonny and Cher wed, Cher wore bell-bottoms
October 29 Bobby Simpson completes cricket century in each innings vs. Pakistan
October 29 Karmi'el founded in Galilee
October 29 Star of India and other jewels are stolen in New York
October 29 Town of Karmiel founded in Galilee
October 29 United Rep of Tanganyika and Zanzibar renamed United Rep of Tanzania
October 30 Tran Van Huong appointed premier of South Vietnam
October 31 Barbra Streisand's "People," album goes #1 for 5 weeks
November 1 George Blanda of Houston throws NFL-record 37 passes in 68 attempts
November 1 Kansas City Chief Len Dawson passes for 6 touchdowns vs Denver (49-39)
November 1 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Las Cruces Ladies' Golf Open
November 1 Vietcong-assault on airport Bien Hoa at Saigon
November 2 CBS purchases 80% of Yankees for $11,200,000, later buys remaining 20%
November 2 Faisal succeeds Saudi as king of Saudi Arabia
November 3 Lyndon Baines Johnson defeats Barry Goldwater for president
November 3 Philadelphia voters approve $25 million to build a new sports stadium
November 5 U.S. launches Mariner 3 toward Mars; no data returned
November 6 WEIQ TV channel 42 in Mobile, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
November 7 NL keeps Braves in Milwaukee in 1965, may move to Atlanta in 1966
November 8 IMF grants Great Britain credit of $1 billion
November 8 KUPK TV channel 13 in Garden City, KS (ABC) begins broadcasting
November 8 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open
November 8 Orioles Frank Robinson unanimous choice as AL MVP
November 9 "Comedy in Music-Opus 2" opens at John Golden New York City for 192 performances
November 9 Eisaku Sato becomes premier of Japan
November 10 Braves sign a 25-year lease to play in the new Atlanta stadium
November 10 "Something More!" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City for 15 performances
November 11 Murray Schisgal's "Luv," premieres in New York City
November 12 Jean becomes Grand Duke of Luxembourg
November 12 Paula Murphy sets female land speed record 226.37 MPH
November 13 Bob Petit (St. Louis Hawks) becomes 1st NBAer to score 20,000 points
November 13 Pope Paul VI gives tiara to poor
November 14 Detroit Red Wings Gordie Howe sets NHL record 627th career goal
November 14 "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger New York City after 199 performances
November 14 "Follies Bergere" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 191 performances
November 14 "Oliver!" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 774 performances
November 15 Ajax soccer star Johan Cruijff debuts against GVAV
November 15 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Open
November 15 KBYU TV channel 11 in Provo, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
November 15 Mickey Wright shoots a 62, lowest golf score for a woman pro
November 15 Sudan Premier Ibrahim Abbud resigns
November 16 Radio CJCX Sydney Nova Scotia (Canada) starts shortwave transmission
November 16 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
November 17 British Labour Party installs weapon embargo against South Africa
November 18 Baltimore Oriole Brooks Robinson wins AL MVP
November 18 J. Edgar Hoover describes Martin Luther King as "most notorious liar"
November 20 Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 9th/10th String Quartet premiers in Moscow
November 21 Pope Paul VI signs 3rd sitting of 2nd Vatican council
November 21 "Something More!" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City after 15 performances
November 21 World's longest suspension bridge "Verrazano Narrows" opens (New York City)
November 21 "Zizi" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 49 performances
November 22 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational
November 22 WITF TV channel 33 in Harrisburg-Hershey, Pennsylvania (PBS) begins broadcasting
November 23 "Bajour" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 232 performances
November 23 Beatles release "I Feel Fine" and "She's a Woman"
November 23 Vatican abolished Latin as official language of Roman Catholic liturgy
November 24 30th Heisman Trophy Award: John Huarte, Notre Dame (quarterback)
November 24 Cards' 3rd baseman Ken Boyer is voted NL MVP
November 24 For 1st time since 1800, residents of Washington D.C. permitted to vote
November 24 Rebellion ends in Zaire
November 28 52nd CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 34-24
November 28 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
November 28 Mariner 4 launched; 1st probe to fly by Mars
November 29 Roman Catholic Church in U.S. replaces Latin with English
November 30 U.S.S.R. launches Zond 2 towards Mars; no data returned
December 1 Houston Colt .45s change name to Astros
December 1 ML King speaks to J Edgar Hoover about his slander campaign
December 2 Ringo Starr's tonsils are removed
December 3 KHQL (now KCAN) TV channel 8 in Albion, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting
December 3 Police arrests 800 sit-in students at Univeristy of California at Berkeley
December 3 "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" 1st airs on TV
December 4 Baseball approves a free-agent draft
December 4 Beatles release "Beatles For Sale" album
December 4 Commissioner's office given full powers in baseball disputes
December 4 Test Cricket debut of Ian Chappell, vs. Pakistan MCG, 11, 0-49, 0-31
December 6 KTVR TV channel 13 in La Grande, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting
December 6 President Segni of Italy resigns
December 7 George Harrison changes his company's name from Mornyork to Harrisongs
December 12 Cleveland Browns' Frank Ryan sets club record of 5 TD passes
December 12 Shooting starts for "Star Trek" pilot "The Cage" (Menagerie)
December 13 In El Paso, Texas, Lyndon Baines Johnson and Mexican President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz set off an explosion diverting Rio Grande, to reshape US-Mexico border
December 13 Shirley Englehorn and Sam Snead wins Haig and Haig Mixed Foursome Golf
December 14 Michael Brown meets Rene Fladen, then writes "Walk Away Rene"
December 15 1st time 4 people in space
December 15 American Radio Relay League (organization for hams) founded
December 15 Canada adopts maple leaf flag
December 16 U.S. performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
December 18 During services held for Sam Cooke fans caused damage to Funeral Home
December 18 "I Had a BaIl" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 199 performances
December 18 "The Pink Panther" cartoon series premieres (Pink Phink)
December 18 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
December 20 Levi Eshkol forms Israeli government
December 22 Lockheed SR-71 spy aircraft reaches 3,530 kph (record for a jet)
December 23 India and Ceylon hit by cyclone, about 4,850 killed
December 24 Shooting begins on "The Cage" the pilot for Star Trek
December 25 George Harrison's girlfriend Patti Boyd attacked by female Beatle fans
December 25 "Goldfinger" premieres in US
December 26 Beatles' "I Feel Fine," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 3 weeks
December 26 Buffalo Bills beat San Diego Chargers 20-7 in AFL championship game
December 27 Cleveland Browns beat Baltimore Colts 27-0 in NFL championship game
December 28 Premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitch' Stefan Rasin
December 28 Principal filming of "Dr. Zhivago," begins
December 30 Edward Albee's "Tiny Alice," premieres in New York City
December 31 Donald Campbell (UK) sets world water speed record (276.33 mph)
December 31 Indonesia proclaims expelled from the UN












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