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.

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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?
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The Visit

The Visit

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Bernhard Wicki

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Anthony Quinn, Irina Demick, Paolo Stoppa

The Soft Skin

The Soft Skin

Release year: 1964

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean Desailly, Françoise Dorléac, Nelly Benedetti, Daniel Ceccaldi

The Naked Kiss

The Naked Kiss

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Starring: Constance Towers, Anthony Eisley, Karen Conrad, Marie Devereux

Country: United States of America

The Pumpkin Eater

The Pumpkin Eater

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Jack Clayton

Starring: Anne Bancroft, Peter Finch, James Mason, Janine Gray

Black God, White Devil

Black God, White Devil

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Glauber Rocha

Starring: Geraldo Del Rey, Yoná Magalhães, Othon Bastos, Maurício do Valle


Which were the most popular books released in April 1964?
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The Naked Society by Vance Packard

The Naked Society


The Naked Society, originally published 1964, was the first book to address how then-new technologies like hidden microphones, hidden cameras, modern filing system, and the polygraph lie detector could be used.

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold


Viking will release The Pigeon Tunnel in September 2016. This 50th anniversary edition of John le Carrre's bestselling novel launched John le Carrre's career internationally. Alec Leamas watches while his last agent is killed by East German sentries.

Wind From The Carolinas by Robert Wilder

Wind From The Carolinas


Wind from the Carolinas

The Great Treasury Raid by Philip M. Stern

The Great Treasury Raid


"To Bill Wirtz/ In the deepest / admiration of an exceptional / public servant redering a remarkable service// and with the / most sincere affection/from one who is/proudly to be/

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.