April 1964 calendar

April 1964

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1964.
The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Alec Douglas-Home (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1964: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1964?


  • 01 Apr 1964 John Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years
  • 02 Apr 1964 USSR launches Zond 1 to Venus; no data returned
  • 03 Apr 1964 US and Panam� agree to resume diplomatic relations.
  • 04 Apr 1964 Anyone Can Whistle opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 06 Apr 1964 Egypt and Belgium restore diplomatic relations.
  • 07 Apr 1964 IBM introduces the IBM System/360 mainframe computer.
  • 08 Apr 1964 Unmanned Gemini 1 launched.
  • 09 Apr 1964 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 1964 Demolition begins on Polo Grounds to clear way for housing project
  • 11 Apr 1964 Anyone Can Whistle closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • 12 Apr 1964 28th Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 276.
  • 13 Apr 1964 36th Academy Awards - Tom Jones, Sidney Poitier, and Patricia Neal win.
  • 14 Apr 1964 Sandy Koufax throws his 9th complete game without allowing a walk.
  • 15 Apr 1964 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 1964 Geraldine Mock of US is 1st woman to fly solo round the world
  • 17 Apr 1964 Cafe Crown opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • 18 Apr 1964 Cafe Crown closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 19 Apr 1964 Rightist coup in Laos, Suvanna Phuma remains premier.
  • 20 Apr 1964 86 percent of black students boycott Cleveland, Ohio schools.
  • 21 Apr 1964 Pirates and Cubs combine for 9 HRs, Pirates win 8-5
  • 22 Apr 1964 Tanganyika andZanzibar form Republic Tanzania
  • 23 Apr 1964 New York State Theater opens.
  • 24 Apr 1964 Treasury Secretary C. Douglas Dillon removes all restrictions on ownership of gold certificates.
  • 25 Apr 1964 Thieves steal the head of the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, Denmark (Henrik Bruun confesses in 1997).
  • 26 Apr 1964 Tanganyika andZanzibar form United Republic of Tanganyika andZanzibar
  • 28 Apr 1964 Japan joins OECO.
  • 29 Apr 1964 Princess Irene marries Spanish Prince Carel Hugo de Bourbon Parma.
  • 01 Apr 1964 The British Admiralty, War Office and Air Ministry are replaced by a unified Defence Council of the United Kingdom.
vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1964?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Can't Buy Me Love
  2. - Twist And Shout
  3. - Hello, Dolly!
  4. - She Loves You
  5. - Suspicion

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Little Children
  2. - Anyone Who Had A Heart
  3. - World Without Love
  4. - Bits And Pieces
  5. - I Believe


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 1964?

The Martyred by Richard E. Kim

The Martyred


"Written in an atmosphere of total austerity, and yet the passion for the book is constantly beating up against its seemingly barren surface.

Convention by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II



Fletcher Knebel is the author of "Seven Days in May," a White House thriller. Now, he turns his attention to this year's Presidency political convention.

Reuben, Reuben by Peter DeVries

Reuben, Reuben


Two great deli sandwiches.............(pretty corny and cheesy, eh?--nudge, nudge) Spofford was inspired by Reuben, Reuben. THIS IS THE BASE FOR THE HIT MOVIE THAT STARRING TOM CONTI Reuben, Reuben was a 1983 comedy movie.

The Hat On The Bed by John O'Hara

The Hat On The Bed


First Edition. First Printing (STATED). Attractive Book. Tiny tears for DJ. On the front page, a date christmas inscription was written to a friend. Christmas stamp from 1963, glued to a top price DJ sleeve.

When The Cheering Stopped by Gene Smith

When The Cheering Stopped


The remarkable story of Woodrow Wilson’s final years in the White House, and his subsequent years there. His wife played a crucial role when the country was without a president.