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1964Jack Nicklaus wins British Open golf tournament

1964Yanks fire Manager Yogi Berra

1964LBJ presents "Great Society"

1964Yankee Phil Linz plays harmonica on bus despite Yogi Berra's orders

1964Kenya becomes a republic and Jomo Kenyatta its President

1964Malcolm X resigns from the Nation of Islam

1964"The Addams Family", starring John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy, and Jackie Coogan, premieres on ABC

1964Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open

1964Sean Connery's 1st day of shooting on "Goldfinger"

1964Nobel Peace Prize presented to Dr Martin Luther King Jr. in Oslo

1964Detroit Red Wings Gordie Howe sets NHL record 627th career goal

1964Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" released

1964Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open Invitational

1964Ringo Starr collapses from tonsillitis & pharyngitis

1964On Elston Howard Night, Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth's career strikeout record (1,330)

1964Bob Dylan completes UK tour

1964Mickey Wright wins LPGA Squirt Ladies' Golf Open Invitational

1964Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit HRs runs on back-to-back pitches

1964Ringo Starr takes & passes his driving test

1964George Harrison's girlfriend Patti Boyd attacked by female Beatle fans

1964J. Edgar Hoover describes Martin Luther King as "most notorious liar"

1964Dallas, Texas; Jack Ruby sentenced to death for Lee Harvey Oswald's murder

1964LBJ (D) soundly defeats Barry Goldwater (R) for pres

1964US attorney general robert kennedy resigns

1964Mickey Wright wins LPGA Clifford Ann Creed Golf Invitational

1964Mickey Wright shoots a 62, lowest golf score for a woman pro

1964Shirley Englehorn & Sam Snead wins Haig & Haig Mixed Foursome Golf

196428th Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 276

1964Mayor Daley declares "Ernie Banks Day" in Chicago

1964Mickey Mantle gets hits #1999, 2000 & 2001 & his 450th HR

1964Martin Lurther King speaks to J. Edgar Hoover about his slander campaign

1964Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Valhalla Golf Open

1964Organization for Afo-American Unity formed in NY by Malcolm X

196410th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills

1964Ringo Starr's tonsils are removed

1964John Lennon's "In His Own Write" is published in US

1964LBJ nominated at Democratic convention in Atlantic City, NJ

1964LBJ reveals US secretly developed the A-11 jet fighter

1964Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) TKOs Sonny Liston in 7 for his first world heavyweight championship title

1964Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waldemar Golf Open

1964Mickey Mantle switch-hits HR record 10th & final time in a game

1964Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa

1964Arthur Miller's "After the Fall," premieres in NYC

1964Leonid Brezhnev & Alexei Kosygin replace Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev

1964"Gilligan's Island", starring Bob Denver as Gilligan, debuts on CBS

1964Mickey Wright wins LPGA Lady Carling Eastern Golf Open

1964Mickey Wright wins LPGA Visalia Ladies' Golf Open

1964ANC leader Nelson Mandela, recently sentenced to life imprisonment, is awarded the Joliot Curie Gold Medal for Peace

1964Barbra Streisand's "People" album goes #1 for 5 weeks

196419th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

196484th US Mens Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Frederick S Stolle (64 62 64)

1964Wilderness Act signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson

1964Edward Albee's "Tiny Alice," premieres in NYC

1964Mary Mills wins LPGA Eugene Ladies' Golf Open

1964Khrushchev visits Egypt

1964Findings of the Warren Commission into the assassination of President John Kennedy released, finds Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone

1964President Lyndon B. Johnson declares "War on Poverty"

1964Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational

1964Mickey Wright wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Invitational

1964Walt Disney awarded Medal of Freedom at White House

1964Barbra Streisand appears on the cover of NY Times Magazine section

1964Stanley Kubrick's "Dr Strangelove," premieres

1964Che 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.

1964James Baldwin's "Blues for Mr Charlie" premieres in NYC

1964George Harrison changes his company's name from Mornyork to Harrisongs

1964George Harrison forms Mornyork Ltd music publishing company

1964Cilla Black records Beatle's "Its For You", Paul McCartney plays piano

1964Bill Bradley scores 51 points for Princeton

1964In El Paso, Tx, LBJ & Mexican Pres Gustavo Diaz Ordaz set off an explosion diverting Rio Grande, to reshape US-Mexico border

1964Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Open

1964Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. announced as winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

1964Mickey Wright wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open Invitational

196416th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore win

1964John Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years

1964French philosopher/author Jean-Paul Sartre refuses Nobel prize

196478th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Stolle (64 12-10 46 63)

1964LBJ asks for a War on Poverty

1964Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open

1964 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland dissolved 
Jan 1
KNMT TV channel 12 in Walker, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Jan 1
KTVS TV channel 3 in Sterling, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Jan 2
Failed assassination attempt on president Nkrumah of Ghana 
Jan 3
Jack Paar Show, shows a clip of the Beatles singing "She Loves You" 
Jan 5
Pope Paul VI visits Jordan & Israel 
Jan 5
San Diego Chargers win AFL-championship 
Jan 6
Charlie Finlay announces he wants to move KC A's to Louisville 
Jan 6
Rolling Stones' 1st tour as headline act (with Ronettes) 
Jan 7
Bahamas becomes self-governing 
Jan 7
Dick Weber rolls highest bowling game in air (Boeing 707) 
Jan 8
President Lyndon B. Johnson declares "War on Poverty" 
Jan 9
Anti-US rioting broke out in Panama Canal Zone 
Jan 10
Battles between moslems & hindus in Calcutta 
Jan 10
Panama severs diplomatic relations with US 
Jan 10
US version of "That Was The Week That Was," premieres 
Jan 11
"She Loves Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 302 perfs 
Jan 11
Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand" is #80 in US (Cashbox) 
Jan 11
Panama ends diplomatic relations with US 
Jan 11
1st government report warning by US Surgeon General Luther Terry reports that smoking may be hazardous 
Jan 12
NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-17 
Jan 12
Revolution overthrows Sultan of Zanzibar, 1 month after independence 
Jan 13
Karol Wojtyla becomes archbishop of Krakow 
Jan 13
Hindu-Muslim rioting breaks out in the Indian city of Calcutta - now Kolkata - resulting in the deaths of more than 100 people. 
Jan 14
14th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-107 at Boston 
Jan 14
Bapu Nadkarni 32-27-5-0 v England, 21 maiden overs in a row 
Jan 14
Jacqueline Kennedy's 1st public appearance (TV) since assassination 
Jan 15
Baseball agrees to hold a free-agent draft in NYC 
Jan 15
Teamsters negotiate 1st national labor contract 
Jan 16
"Hello, Dolly!" opens at St James Theater NYC for 2,844 performances 
Jan 16
AL owners vote 9-1 against Charlie Finley moving KC A's to Louisville 
Jan 18
Beatles 1st appear on Billboard Chart (I Want to Hold Your Hand-#35) 
Jan 18
Plans for World Trade Center announced (NYC) 
Jan 19
AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 27-24 
Jan 19
KFME TV channel 13 in Fargo, ND (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Jan 20
"Meet The Beatles" album released in US 
Jan 21
Carl T Rowan named director of US Information Agency 
Jan 22
Kenneth Kaunda becomes premier of Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) 
Jan 22
World's largest cheese (15,723 kg) manufactured, Wisconsin 
Jan 23
24th Amendment to the United States Constitution ratified, barring poll tax in federal elections 
Jan 23
Arthur Miller's "After the Fall," premieres in NYC 
Jan 24
CBS purchases 1964 & 1965 NFL TV rights for $28.2 million 
Jan 24
Martin Kresses final comic strip of Eric the Viking 
Jan 24
24th Amendment to US Constitution goes into effect & states voting rights could not be denied due to failure to pay taxes 
Jan 25
Beatles 1st US #1, "I Want to Hold your Hand" (Cashbox) 
Jan 25
Echo 2, US communications satellite launched 
Jan 27
"Introducing the Beatles" album released in US 
Jan 27
Barlow & Graeme Pollock complete 341 stand at Adelaide Oval 
Jan 27
Margaret Chase Smith (Sen-R-Maine) tries for Republican Pres bid 
Jan 29
9th Winter Olympic games open in Innsbruck, Austria 
Jan 29
Beatles record in German "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand" & "Sie Liebt Dich" 
Jan 29
Most lopsided high-school basketball score 211-29 (Louisiana) 
Jan 29
NBC purchases AFL 5 year (1965-69) TV rights for $36 million 
Jan 29
Stanley Kubrick's "Dr Strangelove," premieres 
Jan 29
Unmanned Apollo 1 Saturn launcher test attains Earth orbit 
Jan 30
Military coup of Gen Nguyen Khanh in South Vietnam 
Jan 30
Ranger 6 launched; makes perfect flight to Moon, but cameras fail 
Jan 31
US report "Smoking & Health" connects smoking to lung cancer 
Feb 1
"Stop the World, I Want to..." closes at Shubert NYC after 556 perf 
Feb 1
Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand," 1st #1 hit, stays #1 for 7 weeks 
Feb 1
Indiana Governor Mathew Walsh tries to ban "Louie Louie" for obscenity 
Feb 1
Suriname River dammed 
Feb 2
GI Joe, debuts as a popular American boy's toy 
Feb 2
Sjoukje Dijkstra (Neth) wins Olympic gold for figure skating 
Feb 2
Red Faber, Burleigh Grimes, Tim Keefe, Heinie Manush, John Montgomery Ward, & Miller Huggins are selected to Hall of Fame 
Feb 3
"Meet the Beatles" album goes Gold 
Feb 3
Black & Puerto Rican students boycott NYC public schools 
Feb 4
FAA begins 6 month test of reactions to sonic booms over Oklahoma City 
Feb 6
"Rugantino" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 28 performances 
Feb 6
France & Great-Britain sign accord over building channel tunnel 
Feb 6
WCIU TV channel 26 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting 
Feb 7
Baskin-Robbins introduces Beatle Nut ice cream 
Feb 7
Beatles land at NY's JFK airport, for 1st US tour 
Feb 7
Cassius Clay becomes a black Moslem 
Feb 7
Roger Sessions' 5th Symphony, premieres 
Feb 8
Peter Shaffer's "Royal Hunt of the Sun," premieres in London 
Feb 8
Rep Martha Griffiths address gets civil rights protection for women being added to the 1964 Civil Rights Act 
Feb 9
1st appearance of Beatles on "Ed Sullivan Show" (73.7 million viewers) 
Feb 9
9th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria 
Feb 9
GI Joe character created 
Feb 9
Hanumant Singh scores 105 India v England on debut at Delhi 
Feb 9
NYC news anchor Jim Jenson's 1st appearance on WCBS-TV 
Feb 10
Australian destroyer HMAS Voyager sinks after colliding with aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne, killing 82 
Feb 10
WBGU TV channel 27 in Bowling Green, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Feb 11
Beatles 1st live appearance in US; Washington DC Coliseum 
Feb 11
Greek & Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus 
Feb 11
Taiwan drops diplomatic relations with France 
Feb 12
Beatles 1st NYC concert (Carnegie Hall) 
Feb 12
End of Richie Benaud's 63-Test Cricket career 
Feb 12
US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming 
Feb 12
US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen 
Feb 15
Beatles' "Meet the Beatles!," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 11 weeks 
Feb 15
Bill Bradley scores 51 points for Princeton 
Feb 16
"Foxy" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 72 performances 
Feb 16
Beatles' 2nd appearance on "Ed Sullivan Show" 
Feb 17
101st member elected to baseball's hall of fame (Luke Appling) 
Feb 17
US House of Representatives accept Law on the civil rights 
Feb 17
US Supreme court rules - 1 man 1 vote (Westberry v Sanders) 
Feb 17
WMEM TV channel 10 in Presque Isle, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Feb 18
Muriel Resnik's "Any Wednesday," premieres in NYC 
Feb 18
Papandreou government takes power in Greece 
Feb 19
UK flies ½ ton of The Beatles wigs to the US 
Feb 21
UK flies 24,000 rolls of Beatles wallpaper to US 
Feb 22
Beatles arrive back in England after their 1st US visit 
Feb 23
Charlie Finley signs a 4 year lease to keep A's in Kansas City 
Feb 25
Austrian chancellor Alfons Gorbach resigns 
Feb 25
Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) TKOs Sonny Liston in 7 for his first world heavyweight championship title 
Feb 27
"What Makes Sammy Run?" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 540 perfs 
Feb 27
The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over. 
Feb 29
"Rugantino" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 28 performances 
Feb 29
Frank Rugani sets badminton shuttlecock distance record, 24.3 m 
Feb 29
LBJ reveals US secretly developed the A-11 jet fighter 
Feb 29
NC high school basketball teams play to 56-54 score in 13 overtime 
Mar 2
Beatles begin filming "Hard Days Night," Harrison meets Patti Boyd 
Mar 4
Jimmy Hoffa convicted of jury tampering 
Mar 5
Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr, announces a baseball team is moving there 
Mar 5
Emergency crisis proclaimed in Ceylon due to social unrest 
Mar 6
Constantine succeeds Paul I as king of Greece 
Mar 6
Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam and its leader Elijah Muhammad renames him Muhammad Ali 
Mar 6
Tom O'Hara runs world record mile (3:56.4) 
Mar 8
Malcolm X resigns from the Nation of Islam 
Mar 9
1st Ford Mustang produced 
Mar 9
Creighton's Paul Silas grabs Midwest record 27 rebounds against Okla 
Mar 9
Supreme Court issues NY Times vs Sullivan decision, public officials must prove malice to claim libel & recover damages 
Mar 10
US reconnaissance plane shot down over East Germany 
Mar 12
6th Grammy Awards: Days of Wine & Roses, Striesand wins 2 
Mar 12
Jimmy Hoffa sentenced to 8 years 
Mar 12
SN Behrmann's "But for Whom Charlie" premieres in NYC 
Mar 12
WKAB TV channel 32 in Montgomery, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Mar 13
Turkey threatens Cyprus with armed attack 
Mar 14
"Girl Who Came to Supper" closes at Broadway NYC after 112 perfs 
Mar 14
Dallas, Texas; Jack Ruby sentenced to death for Lee Harvey Oswald's murder 
Mar 15
LBJ asks for a War on Poverty 
Mar 15
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Mar 16
KCOY TV channel 12 in Santa Maria, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Mar 16
Paul Hornung & Alex Karras reinstated in NFL after 1 year suspension 
Mar 19
Sean Connery's 1st day of shooting on "Goldfinger" 
Mar 20
ESRO established, European Space Research Organization 
Mar 21
26th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Duke 98-83 
Mar 21
Beatles' "She Loves You" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks 
Mar 21
UCLA completes undefeated NCAA basketball season (30-0) 
Mar 22
Barbra Streisand appears on the cover of NY Times Magazine section 
Mar 22
Carol Mann wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open Invitational 
Mar 23
UNCTAD 1 world conference opens in Geneva 
Mar 24
Kennedy half-dollar issued 
Mar 25
Britain sets memorial for the late President John F Kennedy 
Mar 25
Egypt ends state of siege (1952-64) 
Mar 26
"Funny Girl" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1,348 performances 
Mar 27
1st true Pirate Radio station, Radio Caroline (England) 
Mar 27
Earthquake strikes Alaska, 8.4 on Richter scale, 118 die 
Mar 27
Great Train Robbers sentenced to a total of 307 years behind bars 
Mar 27
UN troops arrive in Cyprus 
Mar 28
1st pirate radio station near England (Radio Caroline) 
Mar 28
9.2 earthquake shakes Prince William Sound, Alaska 
Mar 30
Astronaut John Glenn withdraws from Ohio senate race 
Mar 31
Pres Jango Goulart of Brazil chased out of office by military 
Apr 1
10°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in April 
Apr 1
John Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years 
Apr 1
Robert Lowell's "Benito Cereno" premieres in NYC 
Apr 2
Josef Klaus succeeds Alfons Gorbach as chancellor of Austria 
Apr 2
Military coup in Brazil by Gen Castello Branco, Pres Goulart ousted 
Apr 2
USSR launches Zond 1 to Venus; no data returned 
Apr 3
Beatles hold top 6 spots on Sydney Australia record charts 
Apr 3
US & Panama agree to resume diplomatic relations 
Apr 4
"Anyone Can Whistle" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 9 performances 
Apr 4
Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks 
Apr 5
1st driverless trains run on London Underground 
Apr 5
Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open 
Apr 6
Egypt & Belgium restore diplomatic relations 
Apr 7
IBM announces the System/360. 
Apr 8
Unmanned Gemini 1 launched 
Apr 10
Demolition begins on Polo Grounds to clear way for housing project 
Apr 10
Iranian motor launch catches fire & sinks killing 113 (Persian Gulf) 
Apr 11
"Anyone Can Whistle" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 9 perfs 
Apr 12
28th Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 276 
Apr 12
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Baton Rouge Ladies' Golf Open Invitational 
Apr 13
36th Academy Awards - "Tom Jones", Best Film, Sidney Poitier & Patricia Neal win Best Actor/Actress 
Apr 13
Ian D Smith becomes premier of Rhodesia 
Apr 13
New Zealand Colin Bosher shears a record 565 sheep in 1 work day 
Apr 14
Sandy Koufax throws his 9th complete game without allowing a walk 
Apr 15
Chesapeake Bay Bridge opens (world's longest) 
Apr 15
Ian Smith becomes premier of Rhodesia 
Apr 16
9 men sentenced 25-30 years for Britain's 1963 "Great Train Robbery" 
Apr 17
"Cafe Crown" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 3 performances 
Apr 17
"High Spirits" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 375 performances 
Apr 17
1st game at Shea Stadium, NY Mets lose to Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3 
Apr 17
Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2,368 base) 
Apr 17
Jerrie Mock becomes 1st woman to fly solo around the world 
Apr 18
"Cafe Crown" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 3 performances 
Apr 18
"Foxy" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances 
Apr 18
Artisans strike in Belgium ends 
Apr 18
Sandy Koufax is 1st to strike out the side on 9 pitches 
Apr 18
Van Joe Orton's "Entertaining Mr Sloane" 
Apr 19
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Invitational 
Apr 19
Rightist coup in Laos, Suvanna Phuma remains premier 
Apr 19
Roger Sessions' opera "Montezuma" premieres in West Berlin 
Apr 20
68th Boston Marathon won by Aurele Vandendriessche of Belgium in 2:19:59 
Apr 20
86% of black students boycott Cleveland schools 
Apr 21
Pirates & Cubs combine for 9 HRs, Pirates win 8-5 
Apr 22
World's Fair (Flushing Meadow, Corona Park, NY) opens 
Apr 23
James Baldwin's "Blues for Mr Charlie" premieres in NYC 
Apr 23
New York State Theater opens 
Apr 23
Houston Colt 45s Ken Johnson becomes 1st major league pitcher to lose a 9 inning no-hitter, Reds win 1-0 
Apr 24
Mexico becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty. 
Apr 25
Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 3 
Apr 26
18th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 1 
Apr 26
Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship 
Apr 26
Tanganyika & Zanzibar form The United Republic of Tanganyika & Zanzibar 
Apr 27
John Lennon's "In His Own Write" is published in US 
Apr 28
Japan joins OECD 
Apr 29
US 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 & stays #1 for for 5 weeks 
May 2
Mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champ 
May 2
First ascent of Shishapangma the fourteenth highest mountain in the world and the lowest of the Eight-thousanders. 
May 3
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Clifford Ann Creed Golf Invitational 
May 4
"Another World" premieres on TV in the US 
May 4
70 GATT-countries confer in Geneva 
May 4
KIII TV channel 3 in Corpus Christi, TX (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 & Gordon release "World Without Love" 
May 10
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Squirt Ladies' Golf Open Invitational 
May 12
Manlio Brosio chosen as sec-gen of NATO 
May 14
Underground America Day is 1st observed 
May 15
Sporting Portugal wins 4th Europe Cup II at Antwerp 
May 15
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
May 16
90th Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 1:56.8 
May 16
USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
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 17
Phillies triple play Houston Colt .45s 
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
US diplomats find at least 40 secret microphones in Moscow embassy 
May 20
Buster Mathis defeats Joe Fraizer to qualify for US Olympic team 
May 21
1st nuclear-powered lighthouse begins operations (Chesapeake Bay) 
May 21
Fire in Belgium resort kills 19 
May 21
US begin intelligence flights above Laos 
May 22
LBJ presents "Great Society" 
May 23
Dale Greig runs female marathon world record (3:27:45) 
May 24
18th Tony Awards: Luther & Hello Dolly win 
May 24
Beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan Show 
May 24
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open Invitational 
May 24
Longest HR (471') in Balt Memorial Stadium (Harmon Killebrew, Minn) 
May 24
Panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300 
May 25
16th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore win 
May 25
Frank Gilroy's "Subject is Roses" premieres in NYC 
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 NYC for 199 perfs 
May 27
"From Russia With Love" premieres in US 
May 27
Inter Milan wins 9th Europe Cup 1 in Vienna 
May 28
Dmitri Shostakovitch 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
"Beyond the Fringe" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 673 perfs 
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
Giants sweep Mets 5-3 & 8-6 in 23 inn, records include elapsed time of 9:50, 47 strikeouts, 7:22 for 2nd game & NY's 22 K's in 2nd games 
May 30
Indianapolis 500: A.J. Foyt wins in 3:23:35.813 (237.137 km/h) 
May 31
Charles Schmid kills first Pied Piper victim 
May 31
Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open 
May 31
SF Giants beat NY Mets, 8-6, in 23 innings (2nd game) (7 hrs 32 mins) 
Jun 1
Kenya becomes a republic and Jomo Kenyatta its President 
Jun 2
"Follies Bergere" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances 
Jun 2
Lal Bahadur Sjastri elected premier of India 
Jun 2
Rolling Stones 1st US concert tour debuts in Lynn, Mass 
Jun 3
Ringo Starr collapses from tonsillitis & pharyngitis 
Jun 3
Rolling Stones begin 1st US tour (with Bobby Goldsboro & Bobby Vee) 
Jun 4
Beatles "World Tour" begins in Copenhagen Denmark 
Jun 4
LA Dodger Sandy Koufax 3rd no-hitter beats Phil Phillies, 3-0 
Jun 4
Maldives adopts constitution 
Jun 4
Test Cricket debut of Geoff Boycott v Australia at Trent Bridge, 48 
Jun 5
Davie Jones & King Bees debut "I Can't Help Thinking About Me"; group disbands but Davie Jones goes on to success as David Bowie 
Jun 6
96th Belmont: Manuel Ycaza aboard Quadrangle wins in 2:28.6 
Jun 6
Beatles arrive in Netherlands 
Jun 6
Under a temporary order, the rocket launches at Cuxhaven, Germany, are terminated, though they never resume. 
Jun 7
Beatles travel canals of Amsterdam 
Jun 9
Jack Nicklaus wins British Open golf tournament 
Jun 10
Rolling Stones record their 12x5 album at Chess Studios in Chicago 
Jun 10
Southern filibuster on civil rights bill ends; cloture invoked 
Jun 11
Chicago police break up Rolling Stones press conference 
Jun 11
Manfred Mann record Do Wah Diddy Diddy Dum Diddy Do 
Jun 11
Queen Elizabeth orders Beatles to her birthday party, they attend 
Jun 11
West Germany seeks talks with Czechoslovakia 
Jun 12
Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa 
Jun 13
Basil Heatley runs world record marathon (2:13:55) 
Jun 14
Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open 
Jun 15
Last French troops leave Algeria 
Jun 16
Amnesty granted to 3,000 political prisoners 
Jun 16
Quake strikes Niigata Japan 
Jun 18
African Groundnut Council forms in Dakar 
Jun 19
Bob Dylan completes UK tour 
Jun 19
Cambuur Leeuwarden BVO soccer team forms in Leeuwarden 
Jun 19
Civil Rights Act of 1964 passes 73-27 
Jun 20
64th US Golf Open: Ken Venturi shoots a 278 at Congressional CC MD 
Jun 21
Beckwith arrested for murder of Medger Evers, found guilty 30 yr later 
Jun 21
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Lady Carling Eastern Golf Open 
Jun 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 
Jun 21
Three civil rights workers, Michael H Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James E Chane, disappeared after release from a Mississippi jail 
Jun 23
Gen Maxwell Taylor appointed US ambassador in South Vietnam 
Jun 24
FTC rules health warnings must appear on all cigarette packages 
Jun 24
In South Africa, the 90-Days Act commences, providing for any person to be detained, without trial, for 90 days; further, the person could be re-arrested under the same law for another 90 days 
Jun 25
Prince A Taylor becomes 1st black methodist bishop (NJ) 
Jun 25
WMCA (NYC) plays Beatles' Hard Days Night Album (10 days prior to its scheduled release date), they decide to release it June 26th 
Jun 26
Beatles release "A Hard Day's Night" album 
Jun 26
Blacks & Whites riot over racial segregation in St Augustine 
Jun 26
Moise Tsjombe forms government in Congo 
Jun 27
"New Phil Silvers Show" last airs on CBS-TV 
Jun 27
"Sie Liebt Dich (She Loves You)" by Die Beatles peaks at #97 
Jun 27
Jan & Dean release "Little Old Lady From Pasadena" 
Jun 28
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waldemar Golf Open 
Jun 28
Organization for Afo-American Unity formed in NY by Malcolm X 
Jun 29
1st draft of Star Trek's pilot "Cage" released 
Jun 29
Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed after 83-day filibuster in Senate 
Jun 30
Centaur 3 launch vehicle fails to make Earth orbit 
Jun 30
Last UN troops leave Congo 
Jul 2
Cilla Black records Beatle's "Its For You", Paul McCartney plays piano 
Jul 2
Grand jury indicts Beckwith in murder of Medger Evers 
Jul 2
US President Johnson signs Civil Rights Act & Voting Rights Act into law 
Jul 3
78th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Stolle (64 12-10 46 63) 
Jul 4
71st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Margaret Court (64 79 63) 
Jul 4
Beachboys' "I Get Around" reaches #1 
Jul 6
Beatles' film "Hard Day's Night" premieres in London 
Jul 6
Malawi (formerly Nyasaland) declares independence from UK 
Jul 7
35th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-4 at Shea Stadium, New York 
Jul 7
All star MVP: John Callison (Philadelphia Phillies) 
Jul 10
Jesus Alou is 1st Giant in 40 years to get 6 hits in a game 
Jul 10
Moise Tsjombe becomes premier of Congo 
Jul 10
Moïse-Kapenda Tshombé, leader of the Confederation of Tribal Associations of Katanga, becomes the Prime Minister of the Congo 
Jul 12
19th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright 
Jul 14
Jacques Anquetil wins his 5th Tour de France 
Jul 14
Oriole Bob Johnson's 6th straight hit as a pinch hitter 
Jul 15
Barry M Goldwater (Sen-R-Az) nominated for president by Republicans 
Jul 16
Republicans convention selects Barry Goldwater as pres candidate 
Jul 17
Don Campbell sets record for turbine vehicle, 690.91 kph (429.31 mph) 
Jul 17
Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site 
Jul 17
ANC leader Nelson Mandela, recently sentenced to life imprisonment, is awarded the Joliot Curie Gold Medal for Peace 
Jul 18
Race riot in Harlem (NYC); riots spread to Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bkln) 
Jul 19
46th PGA Championship: Bobby Nichols shoots a 271 at Columbus CC Ohio 
Jul 19
Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Yankee Women's Golf Open 
Jul 19
USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Jul 20
1st surfin' record to go #1-Jan & Dean's "Surf City" 
Jul 20
Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 10th String quartet 
Jul 21
Arnold Long takes 11 catches in the match for Surrey v Sussex 
Jul 21
Mildred Simpson runs female world record marathon (3:19:33) 
Jul 21
Last Dutch whaling ship Willem Barents Sea sold to Japan 
Jul 23
As' Bert Campaneris HRs on 1st pitch, hits a 2nd HR on 2nd at bat 
Jul 23
Egyptian munition ship "Star of Alexandria" explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage 
Jul 24
-27) race riot in Rochester, New York, 4 killed 
Jul 25
"Here's Love" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 338 performances 
Jul 25
Beatles' album "A Hard Day's Night" goes #1 & stays #1 for 14 weeks 
Jul 25
Bob Simpson out for 311 at Old Trafford 
Jul 25
Race riot in Rochester NY 
Jul 26
Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Open 
Jul 26
Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa convicted of fraud & conspiracy 
Jul 26
Train from Povoa de Varzin, Portugal derails near Oporto, 94 die 
Jul 26
US union leader James Hoffa sentenced for fraud 
Jul 28
England all out 611 in reply to Australia's 8-656 Match a draw 
Jul 28
Ranger 7 launched toward the Moon; sent back 4308 TV pictures 
Jul 30
US naval fire on Hon Ngu/Hon Mo, North Vietnam 
Jul 31
Al Parker glides 644 miles without a motor 
Jul 31
Rolling Stone concert in Ireland halts after 12 minutes due to riot 
Jul 31
US Ranger 7 takes 4,316 pictures before crashing on Moon 
Aug 1
ALM (Antillian Airlines) begins operation 
Aug 1
Beatles' single "A Hard Day's Night" goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks 
Aug 2
Dutch government gives Indonesia export guarantees 
Aug 2
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open 
Aug 2
North Vietnam fires on a US destroyer in Gulf of Tonkin 
Aug 2
Race riot in Jersey City NJ 
Aug 4
Civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James E Chaney, bodies discovered in an earthen Mississippi dam 
Aug 4
North Vietnam torpedos US ships Gulf of Tonkin 
Aug 5
Beatles record "Leave My Kitten Alone" 
Aug 5
Congo rebellion: Christopher Gbenye/Pierre Mulele conquer Stanleyville 
Aug 5
Ford Frick says he will not run for another term as commissioner 
Aug 5
US begins bombing North Vietnam 
Aug 6
Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Ecclesiam Suam 
Aug 6
Prometheus, the world's oldest tree, is cut down in Nevada US 
Aug 7
31st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago 28, All-Stars 17 (65,000) 
Aug 7
Turkey begins air attack on Greek-Cypriots 
Aug 7
US Congress approves Gulf of Tonkin resolution 
Aug 8
"110 in the Shade" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 330 perfs 
Aug 8
Dutch Opera forms in Amsterdam 
Aug 8
Rolling Stones 1st Dutch concert 
Aug 9
1st Rolling Stones concert in Netherlands 
Aug 9
Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational 
Aug 9
Bunning continues pitching perfectly to NY Mets until 2 outs in 5th, when Joe Christopher beats out a bunt. He totals 15 innings 
Aug 10
WJSP TV channel 28 in Columbus, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Aug 11
Beatles' "A Hard Days Night" opens in NYC 
Aug 11
Race riot in Paterson NJ 
Aug 12
10th time Mantle switch-hits HR in a game, one goes 502 feet 
Aug 12
Mickey Mantle switch-hits HR record 10th & final time in a game 
Aug 12
Race riot in Elizabeth, NJ 
Aug 13
1st broadcast by Trans World Radio on Bonaire 
Aug 14
Bo Belinsky is suspended after attacking sportswriter Braven Dyer 
Aug 14
Egypt/Iraq/Jordan/Kuwait/Syria form common market 
Aug 15
Fred Trueman takes 300th Test Cricket wicket (Neil Hawke) 
Aug 15
Mayor Daley declares "Ernie Banks Day" in Chicago 
Aug 15
Phillies triple-play NY Mets 
Aug 15
Race riot in Dixmoor (Chicago suburb) Ill 
Aug 15
Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 3½" 
Aug 16
Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open Invitational 
Aug 16
St Louis Card Curt Flood gets 8 straight hits in a doubleheader 
Aug 17
Boycott scores his 1st Test Cricket century, 113 v Aust at the Oval 
Aug 18
Beatles arrive in SF, 2nd US visit 
Aug 18
Charles Helu elected president of Lebanon 
Aug 18
South Africa banned from Olympic Games because of apartheid policies 
Aug 18
USSR launch 3 Kosmos satellites 
Aug 19
Communication satellite Syncom 3 launched 
Aug 20
US President Johnson signs Economic Opportunity Act, an anti-poverty measure totaling nearly $1 billion 
Aug 20
Rex Sellers bowls 5-1-17-0 v India in only Test Cricket innings 
Aug 20
Yankee Phil Linz plays harmonica on bus despite Yogi Berra's orders 
Aug 22
Guinee, Liberia & Ivory Coast form joint market 
Aug 22
Supreme's "Where Did Our Love Go" reaches #1 
Aug 23
Marilynn Smith wins Albuquerque Professional Amateur Golf Tournament 
Aug 23
St Louis Cards are 11 games back in NL, & win World Series 
Aug 24
2nd Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 6-4 
Aug 25
Singapore limits imports from Neth 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 28
WEWS-TV Channel 5's "Upbeat" debuts in Cleveland 
Aug 29
"Funny Thing Happened" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 965 perfs 
Aug 29
Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" released 
Aug 29
On Elston Howard Night, Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth's career strikeout record (1,330) 
Aug 30
Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Riverside Ladies Golf Open 
Aug 31
Ground is broken for Anaheim Stadium, future home of Angels 
Sep 1
Masanori Murakami is 1st Japanese player in majors (NY Mets) 
Sep 2
Indonesian paratroopers lands in Malaysia 
Sep 2
Norman Manley scores 2-consecutive holes-in-one at Del Valley, Cal 
Sep 3
US attorney general robert kennedy resigns 
Sep 3
Wilderness Act signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson 
Sep 4
Eduardo Frei 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 7
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Valhalla Golf Open 
Sep 9
German DR government allows short visits to West Germany 
Sep 9
John Osborne's "Inadmissable Evidence," premieres in London 
Sep 10
Palestinian Liberation Army (PLA) forms 
Sep 10
Rod Steward records his 1st single "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" 
Sep 11
George Harrison forms Mornyork Ltd music publishing company 
Sep 11
Gillette's 20 year contract with Madison Square Garden & ABC to televise fights for free ends as Dick Tiger defeats Don Fullmer at Cleve Auditorium 
Sep 12
1st football game at Shea Stadium, Jets defeat Denver 30-6 
Sep 12
Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 4½" 
Sep 12
Canyonlands National Park is designated as a National Park. 
Sep 13
3rd sitting of 2nd Vatican council opens in Rome 
Sep 13
78th US Womens Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Carole Graebner (61 60) 
Sep 13
84th US Mens Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Frederick S Stolle (64 62 64) 
Sep 13
Mary Mills wins LPGA Eugene Ladies' Golf Open 
Sep 13
St Louis is 1st NL to score runs in every game since 1923, win 15-2 
Sep 13
WKEF TV channel 22 in Dayton, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Sep 14
WCVE TV channel 23 in Richmond, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 14
Walt Disney awarded Medal of Freedom at White House 
Sep 15
Beatles play at Public Auditorium in Cleveland 
Sep 15
Final edition of socialist British newspaper "Daily Herald" 
Sep 16
"Shindig" premieres on ABC-TV 
Sep 17
"Bewitched" premieres on ABC TV 
Sep 17
Beatles are paid a then record $150,000 for a concert (Kansas) 
Sep 17
Mickey Mantle gets hits #1999, 2000 & 2001 & his 450th HR 
Sep 17
Supremes release "Baby Love" 
Sep 18
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Sep 18
"The Addams Family", starring John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy, and Jackie Coogan, premieres on ABC 
Sep 20
Gunter Grass' "Die Plebejern proben den Aufstand," premieres in Berlin 
Sep 20
Paramount Theater (NYC) presented the Beatles with Steve & Eydie 
Sep 21
Constellation (US) beats Sovereign (England) in 20th America's Cup 
Sep 21
Reds Chico Ruiz steals home, beats Phillies 1-0. Phillies start a 10 game losing streak that gives Cards the pennant 
Sep 21
Malta becomes independent from the United Kingdom. 
Sep 21
The North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the world's first Mach 3 bomber, made its maiden flight from Palmdale, California. 
Sep 22
"Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 3242 perfs 
Sep 22
"Man from U.N.C.L.E," premieres on NBC-TV 
Sep 23
"Fiddler on the Roof" with Zero Mostel premieres in NYC 
Sep 24
"Munsters" premieres on TV 
Sep 24
1st Minuteman II ICBM was tested 
Sep 24
Ringo forms Brikley Building Company Ltd 
Sep 24
Willi Stoph succeeds Otto Great as premier of German DR 
Sep 25
Jens Otto Krag forms minority government in Denmark 
Sep 26
Braves (25) & Phillies (18) set record by using 43 players in 9 inn 
Sep 26
"Gilligan's Island", starring Bob Denver as Gilligan, debuts on CBS 
Sep 27
Despite 3 HRs by Johnny Callison, Phils are 14-8 losers to Braves 
Sep 27
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Visalia Ladies' Golf Open 
Sep 27
Phillies 7th straight loses sends them into 2nd place 
Sep 27
Findings of the Warren Commission into the assassination of President John Kennedy released, finds Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone 
Sep 28
53rd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (3-2) 
Sep 28
Suriname governor A Currie resigns 
Sep 29
Greece & Bulgaria close boundaries 
Sep 30
"Oh What a Lovely War" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 125 perfs 
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 1
WSJU TV channel 18 in Carolina, PR begins broadcasting 
Oct 1
WTSJ TV channel 18 in San Juan, PR (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Oct 1
WWAY TV channel 3 in Wilmington, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Oct 2
Phillies tie major league record with season's 3rd triple play (Reds) 
Oct 3
Yankees clinch their 5th straight pennant, & 29th in club's history 
Oct 4
-7] Hurricane Hilda, kills 38 in La, Miss & Ga 
Oct 4
10th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills 
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 4
Patriots' Gino Cappelletti kicks 6-of-6 field goals against Broncos 
Oct 4
Phils bomb Reds 10-0 as both teams finish one game behind St Louis 
Oct 5
KIXE TV channel 9 in Redding, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Oct 5
SF Fire Department Museum is dedicated 
Oct 6
"Cambridge Circus" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 23 performances 
Oct 7
NY Yankees make 14th appearance in last 16 & 29th in 61 World Series 
Oct 8
Gilroy Roberts becomes first US chief engraver to retire (than die) 
Oct 8
Ringo Starr takes & passes his driving test 
Oct 10
18th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-2 at Toronto 
Oct 10
18th modern Olympic games opens in Tokyo 
Oct 11
Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Hillside House Ladies' Golf Open 
Oct 12
1st time 3 people in space 
Oct 12
KCSM TV channel 60 in San Mateo-SF, CA (PBS) begins 
Oct 12
Launch of Voskhod 1, first 3 man crew (Komarov, Feokistov, Yegorov) 
Oct 12
WSBK TV channel 38 in Boston, MA (IND/ABC/CBS/NBC) begin 
Oct 12
WUCM TV channel 19 in University Center, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Oct 13
At Plesman airport, Curacao, 125.5 mm rainfalls (record) 
Oct 13
Voskhod 1 crew returns 
Oct 14
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. announced as winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 
Oct 14
Martin Walser's "Der Schwarze Schwan," premieres in Stuttgart 
Oct 14
Philips begins experimenting with color TV 
Oct 14
Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit HRs runs on back-to-back pitches 
Oct 14
Leonid Brezhnev & Alexei Kosygin replace Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev 
Oct 15
Craig Breedlove sets auto speed record of 846.97 kph 
Oct 15
St Louis Cardinals beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 61st World Series 
Oct 15
NY Yankees appears in 14 & win 9 of last 16 World Series 
Oct 16
China becomes world's 5th nuclear power 
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 17
Yanks fire Manager Yogi Berra 
Oct 18
Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational 
Oct 20
"Golden Boy" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 569 performances 
Oct 20
Mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ 
Oct 20
Riot at Rolling Stones show in Paris (150 arrested) 
Oct 21
Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:12:11.2) 
Oct 21
Braves ask NL to allow them to leave Milwaukee for Atlanta 
Oct 22
EMI rejects audition by "High Numbers"; they go on to become The Who 
Oct 22
French philosopher/author Jean-Paul Sartre refuses Nobel prize 
Oct 22
US performs underground nuclear test at Hattiesburg, Miss 
Oct 23
Japanese beat Russian for 1st Olympic Gold in woman's volleyball 
Oct 23
Time Magazine uses term "op art" for 1st time 
Oct 24
"Cambridge Circus" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 perfs 
Oct 24
18th Olympic games close at Tokyo, Japan 
Oct 24
Belgian paratroops liberate 1,000 white hostages in Stanleyville 
Oct 24
Dr Kenneth David Kaunda becomes president of Zambia 
Oct 24
Zambia (formerly Northern Rhodesia) gains independence from Britain (National Day) 
Oct 24
Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla scores 166 on Cricket debut v Australia 
Oct 24
Test Cricket debut of Asif Iqbal, Majid Khan & Khalid Ibadulla v Aust 
Oct 25
Anton Geesink is 1st non-Japanese Olympic judo gold medal winner 
Oct 25
Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Ladies' Golf Open 
Oct 25
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Oct 25
"The Wrong Way Run", Viking Jim Marshall runs 66 yards in wrong direction for a safety (NFL's #1 blooper) 
Oct 25
Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show 
Oct 26
Eric Edgar Cooke becomes last person in Western Australia to be executed. 
Oct 27
"Ben Franklin in Paris" opens at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 215 perfs 
Oct 27
Congo rebel leader Christopher Gbenye holds 60 Americans/800 Belgians 
Oct 29
Bobby Simpson completes cricket century in each innings v Pakistan 
Oct 29
Karmi'el founded in Galilee 
Oct 29
Star of India & other jewels are stolen in NY 
Oct 29
Town of Karmiel 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 
Oct 31
Barbra Streisand's "People" album goes #1 for 5 weeks 
Nov 1
George Blanda of Houston throws NFL-record 37 passes in 68 attempts 
Nov 1
KC Chief Len Dawson passes for 6 touchdowns vs Denver (49-39) 
Nov 1
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Las Cruces Ladies' Golf Open 
Nov 1
Vietcong-assault on airport Bien Hoa at Saigon 
Nov 2
CBS purchases 80% of Yanks for $11,200,000, later buys remaining 20% 
Nov 2
Faisal succeeds Saud as king of Saudi Arabia 
Nov 3
LBJ (D) soundly defeats Barry Goldwater (R) for pres 
Nov 3
Phila voters approve $25 million to build a new sports stadium 
Nov 5
US launches Mariner 3 toward Mars; no data returned 
Nov 6
WEIQ TV channel 42 in Mobile, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Nov 7
NL keeps Braves in Milwaukee in 1965, may move to Atlanta in 1966 
Nov 8
IMF grants Great Britain credit of $1 billion 
Nov 8
KUPK TV channel 13 in Garden City, KS (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Nov 8
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open 
Nov 8
Orioles Frank Robinson unanimous choice as AL MVP 
Nov 9
"Comedy in Music-Opus 2" opens at John Golden NYC for 192 perfs 
Nov 9
Eisaku Sato becomes premier of Japan 
Nov 10
"Something More!" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 15 perfs 
Nov 10
Braves sign a 25-year lease to play in the new Atlanta stadium 
Nov 11
Murray Schisgal's "Luv" premieres in NYC 
Nov 12
Jean becomes Grand Duke of Luxembourg 
Nov 12
Paula Murphy sets female land speed record 226.37 MPH 
Nov 13
Bob Petit (St Louis Hawks) becomes 1st NBAer to score 20,000 points 
Nov 13
Pope Paul VI gives tiara to poor 
Nov 14
"Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 199 perfs 
Nov 14
"Folies Bergere" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 191 perfs 
Nov 14
"Oliver!" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 774 performances 
Nov 14
Detroit Red Wings Gordie Howe sets NHL record 627th career goal 
Nov 15
Ajax soccer star Johan Cruijff debuts against GVAV 
Nov 15
KBYU TV channel 11 in Provo, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Nov 15
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Open 
Nov 15
Mickey Wright shoots a 62, lowest golf score for a woman pro 
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 
Nov 18
Baltimore Oriole Brooks Robinson wins AL MVP 
Nov 18
J. Edgar Hoover describes Martin Luther King as "most notorious liar" 
Nov 20
Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 9th/10th String Quartet premiers in Moscow 
Nov 21
"Something More!" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 15 perfs 
Nov 21
"Zizi" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 49 performances 
Nov 21
Pope Paul VI signs 3rd sitting of 2nd Vatican council 
Nov 21
World's longest suspension bridge "Verrazano Narrows" opens (NYC) 
Nov 22
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational 
Nov 22
WITF TV channel 33 in Harrisburg-Hershey, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Nov 23
"Bajour" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 232 performances 
Nov 23
Beatles release "I Feel Fine" & "She's a Woman" 
Nov 23
Vatican abolished Latin as official language of Roman Catholic liturgy 
Nov 24
30th Heisman Trophy Award: John Huarte, Notre Dame (QB) 
Nov 24
Cards' 3rd baseman Ken Boyer is voted NL MVP 
Nov 24
For 1st time since 1800, residents of Washngton DC permitted to vote 
Nov 24
Rebellion ends in Zaire 
Nov 28
52nd CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 34-24 
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
Houston Colt .45s change name to Astros 
Dec 1
Martin Lurther King speaks to J. Edgar Hoover about his slander campaign 
Dec 2
Ringo Starr's tonsils are removed 
Dec 3
KHQL (now KCAN) TV channel 8 in Albion, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Dec 3
Police arrests 800 sit-in students at U of Cal at Berkeley 
Dec 4
Baseball approves a free-agent draft 
Dec 4
Beatles release "Beatles For Sale" album 
Dec 4
Commissioner's office given full powers in baseball disputes 
Dec 4
Test Cricket debut of Ian Chappell, v Pakistan MCG, 11, 0-49, 0-31 
Dec 5
Vietnam War: for his heroism in battle earlier in the year, Captain Roger Donlon is awarded the first Medal of Honor of the war. 
Dec 6
"Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" 1st airs on TV 
Dec 6
KTVR TV channel 13 in La Grande, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Dec 6
President Segni of Italy resigns 
Dec 7
George Harrison changes his company's name from Mornyork to Harrisongs 
Dec 10
Nobel Peace Prize presented to Dr Martin Luther King Jr. in Oslo 
Dec 11
Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. An unknown terrorist fires a mortar shell at the building during the speech. 
Dec 12
Cleveland Browns' Frank Ryan sets club record of 5 TD passes 
Dec 12
Shooting starts for "Star Trek" pilot "The Cage" (Menagerie) 
Dec 13
Shirley Englehorn & Sam Snead wins Haig & Haig Mixed Foursome Golf 
Dec 13
In El Paso, Tx, LBJ & Mexican Pres Gustavo Diaz Ordaz set off an explosion diverting Rio Grande, to reshape US-Mexico border 
Dec 14
Michael Brown meets Rene Fladen, then writes "Walk Away Rene" 
Dec 15
1st time 4 people in space 
Dec 15
American Radio Relay League (organization for hams) founded 
Dec 15
Canada adopts maple leaf flag 
Dec 16
US performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean 
Dec 18
"I Had a BaIl" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 199 performances 
Dec 18
"The Pink Panther" cartoon series premieres (Pink Phink) 
Dec 18
During services held for Sam Cooke fans caused damage to funeral home 
Dec 18
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Dec 20
Levi Eshkol forms Israeli government 
Dec 22
Lockheed SR-71 spy aircraft reaches 3,530 kph (record for a jet) 
Dec 22
Comedian Lenny Bruce is convicted of obscenity. 
Dec 22
First flight of the SR-71 (Blackbird). 
Dec 23
India & Ceylon hit by cyclone, about 4,850 killed 
Dec 24
Shooting begins on "The Cage" the pilot for Star Trek 
Dec 25
"Goldfinger" premieres in US 
Dec 25
George Harrison's girlfriend Patti Boyd attacked by female Beatle fans 
Dec 26
Beatles' "I Feel Fine," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks 
Dec 26
Buffalo Bills beat San Diego Chargers 20-7 in AFL championship game 
Dec 26
Moors Murderers claim last victim 
Dec 27
Cleveland Browns beat Balt Colts 27-0 in NFL championship game 
Dec 28
Premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitch' Stefan Rasin 
Dec 28
Principal filming of "Dr Zhivago," begins 
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 
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