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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1964: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1964?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1964 ALM (Antillian Airlines) begins operation
  • 02 Aug 1964 Dutch government gives Indonesia export guarantees
  • 04 Aug 1964 North Vietnamese torpedos US ships Gulf of Tonkin
  • 05 Aug 1964 Actress Anne Bancroft and comedian Mel Brooks wed
  • 06 Aug 1964 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Ecclesiam Suam
  • 07 Aug 1964 31st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago 28, All-Stars 17 (65,000)
  • 08 Aug 1964 110 in the Shade closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 330 performances
  • 09 Aug 1964 1st Rolling Stones concert in the Netherlands
  • 10 Aug 1964 WJSP TV channel 28 in Columbus, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 11 Aug 1964 Race riot in Paterson, New Jersey, USA.
  • 12 Aug 1964 Mickey Mantle switch-hits HR record 10th and final time in a game
  • 13 Aug 1964 1st broadcast by Trans World Radio on Bonaire
  • 14 Aug 1964 Bo Belinsky is suspended after attacking sportswriter Braven Dyer
  • 15 Aug 1964 Mayor Daley declares Ernie Banks Day in Chicago
  • 16 Aug 1964 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open Invitational
  • 17 Aug 1964 Margaret Harshaw, Metropolitan Opera soprano, sings the role of Turandot in Puccini's opera ''Turandot'' at the New York World's Fair.
  • 18 Aug 1964 Beatles arrive in SF, 2nd US visit
  • 19 Aug 1964 Communication satellite Syncom 3 launched
  • 20 Aug 1964 LBJ signs anti-poverty measure totaling nearly $1 billion
  • 23 Aug 1964 Marilynn Smith wins Albuquerque Professional Amateur Golf Tournament
  • 24 Aug 1964 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 1964 Singapore limits imports from Netherlands due to Indonesian aggression
  • 26 Aug 1964 Italians CP selects Luigi Longo as chairman
  • 27 Aug 1964 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 1964 US weather satellite Nimbus 1 launched
  • 29 Aug 1964 Funny Thing Happened closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 965 performances
  • 30 Aug 1964 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Riverside Ladies Golf Open
  • 31 Aug 1964 Ground is broken for Anaheim Stadium, future home of Angels

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Movies

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A Fistful of Dollars

A Fistful of Dollars

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volontè, Marianne Koch, Wolfgang Lukschy

Country: United States of America

The Gospel According to St. Matthew

The Gospel According to St. Matthew

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Starring: Enrique Irazoqui, Margherita Caruso, Susanna Pasolini, Marcello Morante

Country: United States of America

Red Desert

Red Desert

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni

Starring: Monica Vitti, Richard Harris, Carlo Chionetti, Xenia Valderi

Country: United States of America

King & Country

King & Country

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Joseph Losey

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Tom Courtenay, Leo McKern, Barry Foster

Topkapi

Topkapi

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Melina Mercouri, Peter Ustinov, Maximilian Schell, Robert Morley

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1964?
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A Day In The Life Of President Kennedy by Jim Bishop

A Day In The Life Of President Kennedy

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"To my eternal sorrow, I was the last writer to work with President Kennedy on an exclusive story. Therefore, I asked to have it published as it was written, without anything

The Kennedy Wit by Bill Adler

The Kennedy Wit

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Vintage paperback The Kennedy Wit: The Humor and Wisdom of John F. Kennedy by Bill Adler

The Spire by William Golding

The Spire

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The vision that drives Dean Jocelin to construct an immense new spire above his cathedral tests the limits of all who surround him.

The Group by Mary McCarthy

The Group

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Written with a trenchant, sardonic edge, The Group is a dazzlingly outspoken novel and a captivating look at the social history of America between two world wars.

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

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

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The Pigeon Tunnel, John le Carré's first work of non-fiction, will be available from Viking in September 2016The 50th-anniversary edition of the bestselling novel that launched John le Carré’s career worldwide In the shadow of the newly erected Berlin Wall, …