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1964 opened with a series of riots over the sovereignty of the Panama Canal zone

1964 opened with a series of riots over the sovereignty of the Panama Canal zone

January 11
08:37 2020


1964 opened with a series of riots over the sovereignty of the Panama Canal zone, which ended with the involvement of the U.S. Army and was a significant factor in the United States’ decision to transfer control of the Canal to Panama in the 70’s.

Another important event in South America that year is the military coup against President João Goulart of Brazil, establishing a 21-year-long military dictatorship.

The United States are going through a rocky time against the backdrop of the Vietnam War. The first student demonstrations against the war occur concurrently in New York City and San Francisco on May 2nd. That same month, young men protest the war by burning their draft cards, the first such demonstration to occur.

President Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964, officially abolishing racial segregation in the country, although tensions between racial groups remain.

In sports, the 1964 Winter Olympics were held in Austria and Cassius Clay, who became Muhammad Ali in March of 1964, wins the title of Heavyweight Champion of the World on February 25th.

In the arts, the British Invasion of the United States begins when the Beatles, having released their first U.S. single a few weeks before, perform on the Ed Sullivan show for about 73 million viewers. The Rolling Stones and the Kinks, two other famous British bands, released their first albums in April and October, respectively.

In movies, actor Sydney Poitier became the first African-American to win the Oscar for Best Actor for his leading role in Lilies in the Field. That same year, the movie version of My Fair Lady wins eight Oscars. Notable births in 1964 include American actress Courteney Cox of Friends fame, Italian actress Monica Bellucci, First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama and Prince Edward, Earl of Essex.

Discover how the world looked like in 1964


Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Woman in the Dunes

Woman in the Dunes

Directed by: Hiroshi Teshigahara

Starring: Eiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida, Hiroko Itô, Kôji Mitsui

Country: United States of America

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Satyen Bose

Starring: Sudhir Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Sanjay Khan, Baby Farida



Directed by: Grigori Kozintsev

Starring: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Mikhail Nazvanov, Elza Radzina, Yuriy Tolubeev

Nothing But a Man

Nothing But a Man

Directed by: Michael Roemer

Starring: Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, Julius Harris, Gloria Foster


Which were the most popular books released in 1964 ?
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The Green Felt Jungle by Ed Reid and Ovid Demaris

The Green Felt Jungle

By: Ed Reid and Ovid Demaris

The Green Felt Jungle is the first book that dares to penetrate the mirage of Las Vegas, the respectable, fun-loving resort where carefree tourists may innocently and legally indulge in gambling.

Candy by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg


By: Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg

Banned upon its initial publication, the now-classic Candy is a romp of a story about the impossibly sweet Candy Christian, a wide-eyed, luscious, all-American girl. Candy –– a satire of Voltaire’s Candide –– chronicles her adventures with mystics, sexual analysts, …

Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy

Profiles In Courage

By: John F. Kennedy

Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American.

The Rector Of Justin by Louis Auchincloss

The Rector Of Justin

By: Louis Auchincloss

Regarded as one of Louis Auchincloss’s most accomplished novels, THE RECTOR OF JUSTIN centers on Frank Prescott, the founder of an exclusive school for boys. Eighty years of his life unfold through the observations of six narrators, each with a …

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

A Moveable Feast

By: Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway’s classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, now available in a restored edition, includes the original manuscript along with insightful recollections and unfinished sketches.Published

Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1964 in the USA ?

Top #10 male names
  1. Michael
  2. John
  3. David
  4. James
  5. Robert
  6. Mark
  7. William
  8. Richard
  9. Thomas
  10. Jeffrey
Top #10 female names
  1. Lisa
  2. Mary
  3. Susan
  4. Karen
  5. Patricia
  6. Kimberly
  7. Donna
  8. Linda
  9. Cynthia
  10. Tammy

Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1964?


  • 01 Jan KTVS TV channel 3 in Sterling, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 02 Jan Failed assassination attempt on President Nkrumah of Ghana.
  • 03 Jan Jack Paar Show, shows a clip of the Beatles singing She Loves You
  • 05 Jan San Diego Chargers win AFL-championship.
  • 06 Jan Charlie Finlay announces he wants to move Kansas City Athletics to Louisville.
  • 07 Jan Bahamas becomes self-governing
  • 08 Jan European Parliament accepts Mansholt Plan.
  • 09 Jan Anti-US rioting breaks out in the Panam� Canal Zone.
  • 10 Jan Panama severs diplomatic relations with US
  • 11 Jan Beatles I Want to Hold Your Hand is #80 in US (Cashbox)
  • 12 Jan Revolution overthrows Sultan of Zanzibar, one month after independence.
  • 13 Jan Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II, is appointed archbishop of Krakow, Poland.
  • 14 Jan Bapu Nadkarni 32-27-5-0 versus England, 21 maiden overs in a row.
  • 15 Jan Teamsters negotiate first national labor contract.
  • 16 Jan Hello, Dolly! starring Carol Channing, opens at Saint James Theater in New York City, New York for 2,844 performances.
  • 17 Jan John Glenn announces that he will seek the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator from Ohio.
  • 18 Jan Plans for the World Trade Center announced (New York City, New York, USA).
  • 19 Jan KFME TV channel 13 in Fargo, ND (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 21 Jan Carl T Rowan named director of US Information Agency.
  • 22 Jan Kenneth Kaunda becomes premier of North-Rhodesia (Zambia).
  • 23 Jan 24th Amendment ratified, barring poll tax in federal elections
  • 24 Jan Martin Kresses final comic strip of Eric the Viking
  • 25 Jan Echo 2 US communications satellite launched.
  • 26 Jan The annual telecasts of ”The Wizard of Oz” resume after being temporarily discontinued in 1963. The reason for the film’s not being shown that year is not made public, but it is possible that it was because of the recent assassination of President John F. Kennedy. If the then-established pattern of Christmas-season showings of the film had continued in 1963, the movie would have had to be shown in early December, only two weeks after the President’s death.
  • 27 Jan Margaret Chase Smith (Senator-Republican-Maine) tries for US Republican Presidential bid.
  • 28 Jan An unarmed USAF T-39 Sabreliner on a training mission is shot down over Erfurt, East Germany, by a Soviet MiG-19.
  • 29 Jan Beatles record in German Komm, Gib Mir Diene Hand andSie Leibt Dich
  • 30 Jan Ranger 6 launched; makes perfect flight to Moon, but cameras fail.
  • 31 Jan US report Smoking and Health connects smoking to lung cancer.
  • 01 Feb Stop the World, I Want to… closes at Shubert NYC after 556 performances
  • 02 Feb Red Faber, Burleigh Grimes, Tim Keefe, Heinie Manush, John Montgomery Ward, and Miller Huggins are selected to Hall of Fame.
  • 03 Feb Black and Puerto Rican students boycott New York City public schools.
  • 04 Feb Amendment 24 outlaws poll tax
  • 05 Feb Kashmir Day On February 5, 1964, India backed out of its promise to hold plebiscite in disputed territory of Kashmir. Instead, in March 1965, the Indian Parliament passed a bill, declaring Kashmir a province of India. In 1948, India had taken the issue of Kashmir to the United Nations Security Council and offered to hold a plebiscite in the held Kashmir under UN supervision.
  • 06 Feb Rugantino opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 28 performances
  • 07 Feb Cassius Clay becomes a black Moslem
  • 08 Feb Representative Martha Griffiths’ address gets civil rights protection for women added to the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
  • 09 Feb 1st appearance of Beatles on Ed Sullivan Show (73.7 million viewers)
  • 10 Feb Australian destroyer Voyager sinks in collision, killing 82
  • 11 Feb Beatles 1st live appearance in US; Washington DC Coliseum
  • 12 Feb Beatles 1st NYC concert (Carnegie Hall)
  • 15 Feb Bill Bradley scores 51 points for Princeton.
  • 16 Feb Foxy opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • 17 Feb US House of Reps accept Law on the civil rights
  • 18 Feb Papandreou government takes power in Greece.
  • 21 Feb UK flies 24,000 rolls of Beatle wallpaper to US
  • 22 Feb Beatles arrive back in England after their 1st US visit
  • 23 Feb hrysler’s Second Generation HEMI racing engine (426 Cubic Inches with Hemispherical Head design) debuts at the Daytona 500. The HEMI powered Plymouth of Richard Petty (#43) wins. HEMI powered Plymouths finish 1-2-3.
  • 24 Feb Cassius Clay defeated Sonny Liston for the heavyweight boxing title
  • 25 Feb Austrian chancellor Alfons Gorbach resigns.
  • 26 Feb U.S. politician John Glenn slips on a bathroom rug in his Columbus, Ohio apartment and hits his head on the bathtub, injuring his left inner ear, and prompting him (later that week) to withdraw from the race for the Democratic Party Senate nomination.
  • 27 Feb What Makes Sammy Run? opens at 84th St. Theater NYC for 540 performances
  • 29 Feb Rugantino closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • 01 Mar Villarrica Volcano begins a strombolian eruption causing lahars that destroy half of the town of Conaripe.
  • 02 Mar Beatles begin filming Hard Days Night, Harrison meets Patti Boyd
  • 04 Mar Jimmy Hoffa, President of the Teamsters, is convicted by a Federal jury of tampering with a Federal jury.
  • 05 Mar Emergency crisis proclaimed in Ceylon due to social unrest.
  • 06 Mar Elijah Muhammad renames Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali
  • 08 Mar Malcolm X leaves Black Muslim Movement
  • 09 Mar 1st Ford Mustang produced
  • 10 Mar US reconnaissance plane shot down over East Germany.
  • 12 Mar Jimmy Hoffa sentenced to 8 years
  • 13 Mar Turkey threatens Cyprus with armed attack.
  • 14 Mar Girl Who Came to Supper closes at Broadway NYC after 112 performances
  • 15 Mar LBJ asks for a War on Poverty
  • 16 Mar KCOY TV channel 12 in Santa Maria, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 20 Mar ESRO established, European Space Research Organization
  • 21 Mar UCLA completes undefeated NCAA basketball season (30-0).
  • 22 Mar Barbra Streisand appears on the cover of New York Times Magazine section
  • 23 Mar UNCTAD 1 world conference opens in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 24 Mar Kennedy half-dollar issued
  • 25 Mar Britain sets memorial for the late President John F Kennedy
  • 26 Mar Funny Girl with Barbra Streisand opens at Winter Garden Theater in New York City for 1,348 performances.
  • 27 Mar 1st true Pirate Radio station, Radio Caroline (England)
  • 28 Mar 1st pirate radio station near England (Radio Caroline)
  • 30 Mar US Astronaut John Glenn withdraws from Ohio senate race.
  • 31 Mar President Jango Goulart of Brazil chased out of office by military.
  • 01 Apr John Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years
  • 02 Apr USSR launches Zond 1 to Venus; no data returned
  • 03 Apr US and Panam� agree to resume diplomatic relations.
  • 04 Apr Anyone Can Whistle opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 06 Apr Egypt and Belgium restore diplomatic relations.
  • 07 Apr IBM introduces the IBM System/360 mainframe computer.
  • 08 Apr Unmanned Gemini 1 launched.
  • 09 Apr The United Nations Security Council adopts by a 9–0 vote a resolution deploring a British air attack on a fort in Yemen 12 days earlier, in which 25 persons were reported killed.
  • 10 Apr Demolition begins on Polo Grounds to clear way for housing project
  • 11 Apr Anyone Can Whistle closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • 12 Apr 28th Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 276.
  • 13 Apr 36th Academy Awards – Tom Jones, Sidney Poitier, and Patricia Neal win.
  • 14 Apr Sandy Koufax throws his 9th complete game without allowing a walk.
  • 15 Apr Chesapeake Bay Bridge opens (Bridge-Tunnel measures 17.6 miles (28.4 km) and is considered the world’s largest bridge-tunnel complex).
  • 16 Apr Geraldine Mock of US is 1st woman to fly solo round the world
  • 17 Apr Cafe Crown opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • 18 Apr Cafe Crown closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 19 Apr Rightist coup in Laos, Suvanna Phuma remains premier.
  • 20 Apr 86 percent of black students boycott Cleveland, Ohio schools.
  • 21 Apr Pirates and Cubs combine for 9 HRs, Pirates win 8-5
  • 22 Apr Tanganyika andZanzibar form Republic Tanzania
  • 23 Apr New York State Theater opens.
  • 24 Apr Treasury Secretary C. Douglas Dillon removes all restrictions on ownership of gold certificates.
  • 25 Apr Thieves steal the head of the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, Denmark (Henrik Bruun confesses in 1997).
  • 26 Apr Tanganyika andZanzibar form United Republic of Tanganyika andZanzibar
  • 28 Apr Japan joins OECO.
  • 29 Apr Princess Irene marries Spanish Prince Carel Hugo de Bourbon Parma.
  • 01 May 1st BASIC program runs on a computer (Dartmouth)
  • 02 May 90th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 2:00.
  • 03 May Mickey Wright wins LPGA Clifford Ann Creed Golf Invitational.
  • 04 May Another World andAs the World Turns premieres on TV
  • 05 May Separatists riot in QuTbec, Canada.
  • 07 May Pacific Air Lines Flight 773, a Fairchild F-27 airliner, crashes near San Ramon, California, killing all 44 aboard; the FBI later reports that a cockpit recorder tape indicates that the pilot and co-pilot had been shot by a suicidal passenger.
  • 09 May Khrushchev visits Egypt
  • 12 May Manlio Brosio chosen as secretary-general of NATO.
  • 14 May Underground America Day is first observed.
  • 15 May US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 16 May Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champion.
  • 17 May Mickey Wright wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open Invitational.
  • 18 May David Frost interviews Paul McCartney on BBC
  • 19 May US diplomats find at least 40 secret microphones in the Moscow embassy.
  • 20 May Buster Mathis defeats Joe Frazier to qualify for US Olympic team.
  • 21 May First nuclear-powered lighthouse begins operations (Chesapeake Bay).
  • 22 May LBJ presents Great Society
  • 23 May Dale Greig runs female marathon world record (3:27:45).
  • 24 May 18th Tony Awards: Luther and Hello Dolly win.
  • 25 May 16th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore
  • 26 May Fade Out-Fade In opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 199 performances
  • 27 May From Russia With Love premieres in US
  • 28 May Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 9th String quartet
  • 30 May Beyond the Fringe closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 673 performances
  • 31 May Charles Schmid kills first Pied Piper victim
  • 02 Jun Follies Bergere opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
  • 03 Jun Ringo Starr collapses from tonsillitis and pharyngitis
  • 04 Jun Maldives adopts constitution
  • 05 Jun DSV Alvin is commissioned.
  • 06 Jun 96th Belmont: Manuel Ycaza aboard Quadrangle wins in 2:28.6
  • 07 Jun The Beatles travel the canals of Amsterdam.
  • 09 Jun Jack Nicklaus wins British Open golf tournament
  • 10 Jun Rolling Stones record their 12×5 album at Chess Studios in Chicago
  • 11 Jun Chicago police break up Rolling Stones press conference
  • 12 Jun Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa
  • 13 Jun Basil Heatley runs world record marathon (2:13:55)
  • 14 Jun Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • 15 Jun Last French troops leave Algeria
  • 16 Jun Amnesty granted to 3,000 political prisoners
  • 18 Jun African Groundnut Council forms in Dakar
  • 19 Jun Bob Dylan completes UK tour
  • 20 Jun 64th US Golf Open: Ken Venturi shoots a 278 at Congressional Country Club – Maryland
  • 21 Jun 3 civil rights workers-Michael H Schwerner Andrew Goodman and James E Chaney-disappeared after release from a Mississippi jail
  • 23 Jun Gen Maxwell Taylor appointed US ambassador in South Vietnam
  • 24 Jun FTC rules health warnings must appear on all cigarette packages
  • 25 Jun Prince A Taylor becomes 1st black Methodist Bishop (NJ)
  • 26 Jun Blacks and Whites riot over racial segregation in St. Augustine
  • 27 Jun New Phil Silvers Show, last airs on CBS-TV
  • 28 Jun Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waldemar Golf Open
  • 29 Jun US Civil Rights Act of 1964 passes after 83-day filibuster in Senate.
  • 30 Jun Centaur 3 launch vehicle fails to make Earth orbit
  • 02 Jul Grand jury indicts Beckwith in murder of Medger Evers
  • 03 Jul 78th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Stolle (64 12-10 46 63)
  • 04 Jul 71st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Maria Fraser beats M Court (64 79 63)
  • 06 Jul Malawi (formerly Nyasaland) declares independence from the UK
  • 07 Jul 35th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-4 at Shea Stadium, New York
  • 08 Jul U.S. military personnel announce that U.S. casualties in Vietnam have risen to 1,387, including 399 dead and 17 MIA.
  • 10 Jul Jesus Alou is 1st Giant in 40 years to get 6 hits in a game
  • 14 Jul Jacques Anquetil wins his 5th Tour de France
  • 15 Jul Barry M Goldwater (Sen-R-Az) nominated for President by Republicans
  • 16 Jul Republicans convention selects Barry Goldwater as Presidential Candidate
  • 17 Jul Don Campbell sets record for turbine vehicle, 690.91 km/h (429.31 mph)
  • 18 Jul Race riot in Harlem, New York City; riots spread to Bedford-Stuyvesant (Brooklyn).
  • 19 Jul 46th PGA Championship: Bobby Nichols shoots a 271 at Columbus Country Club – Ohio
  • 20 Jul Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 10th String quartet
  • 21 Jul Arnold Long takes 11 catches in the match for Surrey vs. Sussex
  • 22 Jul Steve Ballesteros wins the Britsh Golf Open.
  • 23 Jul Egyptian munition ship Star of Alexandria explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage
  • 25 Jul Bob Simpson out for 311 at Old Trafford
  • 26 Jul US union leader James Hoffa sentenced for fraud
  • 27 Jul Vietnam War: 5,000 more American military advisers are sent to South Vietnam bringing the total number of United States forces in Vietnam to 21,000.
  • 28 Jul Ranger 7 launched toward the Moon; sent back 4308 TV pictures
  • 30 Jul US naval fire on Hon Ngu / Hon Mo, North Vietnam
  • 31 Jul Al Parker glides 644 miles without any motor
  • 01 Aug ALM (Antillian Airlines) begins operation
  • 02 Aug Dutch government gives Indonesia export guarantees
  • 04 Aug North Vietnamese torpedos US ships Gulf of Tonkin
  • 05 Aug Actress Anne Bancroft and comedian Mel Brooks wed
  • 06 Aug Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Ecclesiam Suam
  • 07 Aug 31st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago 28, All-Stars 17 (65,000)
  • 08 Aug 110 in the Shade closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 330 performances
  • 09 Aug 1st Rolling Stones concert in the Netherlands
  • 10 Aug WJSP TV channel 28 in Columbus, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 11 Aug Race riot in Paterson, New Jersey, USA.
  • 12 Aug Mickey Mantle switch-hits HR record 10th and final time in a game
  • 13 Aug 1st broadcast by Trans World Radio on Bonaire
  • 14 Aug Bo Belinsky is suspended after attacking sportswriter Braven Dyer
  • 15 Aug Mayor Daley declares Ernie Banks Day in Chicago
  • 16 Aug Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open Invitational
  • 17 Aug Margaret Harshaw, Metropolitan Opera soprano, sings the role of Turandot in Puccini’s opera ”Turandot” at the New York World’s Fair.
  • 18 Aug Beatles arrive in SF, 2nd US visit
  • 19 Aug Communication satellite Syncom 3 launched
  • 20 Aug LBJ signs anti-poverty measure totaling nearly $1 billion
  • 23 Aug Marilynn Smith wins Albuquerque Professional Amateur Golf Tournament
  • 24 Aug 27 – The Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City nominates incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson for a full term, and U.S. Senator Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota as his running mate.
  • 25 Aug Singapore limits imports from Netherlands due to Indonesian aggression
  • 26 Aug Italians CP selects Luigi Longo as chairman
  • 27 Aug Buena Vista premieres Disney’s live-action and animated film Mary Poppins at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, USA. The film is based on the Mary Poppins books by P.L. Travers.
  • 28 Aug US weather satellite Nimbus 1 launched
  • 29 Aug Funny Thing Happened closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 965 performances
  • 30 Aug Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Riverside Ladies Golf Open
  • 31 Aug Ground is broken for Anaheim Stadium, future home of Angels
  • 01 Sep Masanori Murakami is 1st Japanese player in majors (NY Mets)
  • 02 Sep Indonesian paratroopers lands in Malaysia
  • 03 Sep US attorney general Robert Kennedy resigns
  • 04 Sep Eduardo Frei elected President of Chile
  • 07 Sep Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Valhalla Golf Open
  • 09 Sep German DR government allows short visits to West Germany
  • 10 Sep Palestinian Liberation Army (PLA) forms
  • 11 Sep George Harrison forms Mornyork Ltd music publishing company
  • 12 Sep Typhoon Gloria strikes Taiwan killing 330, causing $17.5 million damage.
  • 13 Sep 3rd sitting of 2nd Vatican council opens in Rome
  • 14 Sep WCVE TV channel 23 in Richmond, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 15 Sep Beatles play at Public Auditorium in Cleveland
  • 16 Sep Shindig premieres on ABC-TV
  • 17 Sep Bewitched premieres on ABC TV
  • 18 Sep Greek King Constantine II marries Danish Princess Anne-Marie
  • 20 Sep Paramount Theater (NYC) presented the Beatles with Steve and Eydie
  • 21 Sep Reds Chico Ruiz steals home, beats Phillies 1-0. Phillies start a 10 game losing streak that gives Cards the pennant
  • 22 Sep Fiddler on the Roof opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 3242 performances
  • 23 Sep Fiddler on the Roof with Zero Mostel premieres in New York City
  • 24 Sep Munsters premieres on TV
  • 25 Sep Jens Otto Krag forms minority government in Denmark
  • 26 Sep Braves (25) and Phillies (18) set record by using 43 players in 9 inn
  • 27 Sep Despite 3 HRs by Johnny Callison, Phils are 14-8 losers to Braves
  • 28 Sep 53rd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (3-2)
  • 29 Sep Greece and Bulgaria close boundaries
  • 30 Sep Oh What a Lovely War opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 125 performances
  • 01 Oct 1st official broadcast of Trans World Radio on Bonaire
  • 02 Oct The Kinks release their first album, ”The Kinks”.
  • 03 Oct First Buffalo Wings are made at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York.
  • 04 Oct 10th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills
  • 05 Oct KIXE TV channel 9 in Redding, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 06 Oct Cambridge Circus opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • 07 Oct New York Yankees make 14th appearance in last 16 and 29th in 61st World Series.
  • 08 Oct Ringo Starr takes and passes his driving test
  • 10 Oct 18th modern Olympic games opens in Tokyo
  • 12 Oct 1st time 3 people in space
  • 13 Oct At Plesman airport, Curacao, 125.5 mm rainfalls (record)
  • 14 Oct Philips begins experimenting with color TV
  • 15 Oct Dr Martin Luther King Jr awarded Nobel Peace Prize
  • 16 Oct Brezhnev and Kosygin replace Khrushchev as head of Russia
  • 17 Oct Yanks fire Manager Yogi Berra
  • 18 Oct Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
  • 20 Oct Golden Boy opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 569 performances
  • 21 Oct Abebe Bikila runs world / olympic record marathon (2:12:11.2)
  • 22 Oct EMI rejects audition by High Numbers, they go on to become The Who
  • 23 Oct Time Magazine uses term op art for 1st time
  • 24 Oct Cambridge Circus closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • 25 Oct Anton Geesink is 1st non-Japanese Olympic judo gold medal winner
  • 26 Oct Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show
  • 27 Oct Ben Franklin in Paris opens at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 215 performances
  • 28 Oct Vietnam War: U.S. officials deny any involvement in bombing North Vietnam.
  • 29 Oct Town of Karmiel founded in Galilee
  • 30 Oct Tran Van Huong appointed Premier of South Vietnam
  • 31 Oct President Lyndon Johnson signs the Federal Food Stamp Act as Public Law 88-525.
  • 01 Nov Vietcong-assault on airport Bien Hoa at Saigon
  • 02 Nov CBS purchases 80% of Yanks for $11,200,000, later buys remaining 20%
  • 03 Nov LBJ (D) soundly defeats Barry Goldwater (R) for President
  • 05 Nov US launches Mariner 3 toward Mars; no data returned.
  • 06 Nov WEIQ TV channel 42 in Mobile, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 08 Nov IMF grants Great Britain credit of $1 billion
  • 09 Nov Comedy in Music-Opus 2 opens at John Golden NYC for 192 performances
  • 10 Nov Braves sign a 25-year lease to play in the new Atlanta stadium
  • 12 Nov Jean becomes Grand Duke of Luxembourg
  • 13 Nov Pope Paul VI gives tiara to poor
  • 14 Nov Fade Out-Fade In closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 199 performances
  • 15 Nov Ajax soccer star Johan Cruijff debuts against GVAV
  • 16 Nov Radio CJCX Sydney Nova Scotia (Canada) starts shortwave transmission
  • 17 Nov British Labour Party installs weapon embargo against South Africa
  • 18 Nov Baltimore Oriole Brooks Robinson wins AL MVP
  • 19 Nov The United States Department of Defense announces the closing of 95 military bases and facilities, including the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the Brooklyn Army Terminal, and Fort Jay, New York.
  • 21 Nov Zizi opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • 22 Nov Lyndon Baines Johnson sworn in as 36th US President
  • 23 Nov Bajour opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 232 performances
  • 24 Nov 30th Heisman Trophy Award: John Huarte, Notre Dame (QB)
  • 27 Nov Cold War: Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru appeals to the United States and the Soviet Union to end nuclear testing and to start nuclear disarmament, stating that such an action would ”save humanity from the ultimate disaster”.
  • 28 Nov 52nd CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 34-24
  • 29 Nov Roman Catholic Church in US replaces Latin with English.
  • 30 Nov USSR launches Zond 2 towards Mars; no data returned
  • 01 Dec Houston Colt .45s change name to Houston Astros.
  • 03 Dec Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer 1st airs on TV
  • 04 Dec Baseball approves a free-agent draft
  • 06 Dec KTVR TV channel 13 in La Grande, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 10 Dec Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 11 Dec Sam Cooke, American singer (“You Send Me”, “Sad Moon”), slain at a motel at age 33.
  • 12 Dec Shooting starts for Star Trek pilot The Cage (Menagerie)
  • 13 Dec In El Paso, Texas, US President Lyndon Johnson and Mexican President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz set off an explosion diverting Rio Grande, to reshape US-MTxico border.
  • 14 Dec Michael Brown meets Rene Fladen, then writes Walk Away Rene
  • 15 Dec Canada adopts maple leaf flag
  • 16 Dec US performs nuclear test in the Pacific Ocean.
  • 18 Dec I Had a BaIl opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 199 performances
  • 19 Dec The South Vietnamese military junta of Nguyen Khanh dissolved the High National Council and arrested some of the members.
  • 20 Dec Levi Eshkol forms Israeli government.
  • 21 Dec The James Bond film ”Goldfinger” begins its run in U.S. theaters. It becomes one of the most successful and popular Bond films ever made.
  • 22 Dec Lockheed SR-71 spy aircraft reaches 3,530 kph (record for a jet).
  • 23 Dec India and Ceylon hit by cyclone, about 4,850 killed.
  • 24 Dec Shooting begins on The Cage the pilot for Star Trek
  • 25 Dec Goldfinger premieres in US
  • 26 Dec Moors Murderers claim last victim
  • 27 Dec Cleveland Browns beat Baltimore Colts 27-0 in NFL championship game.
  • 28 Dec Principal filming of Dr Zhivago, begins
  • 30 Dec United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) established as a permanent organ of the UN General Assembly.
  • 31 Dec Indonesia proclaims expelled from the UN

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