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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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The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption

Directed by: Frank Darabont

Starring: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Country: United States of America

Fight Club

Fight Club

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier

Country: United States of America

American Beauty

American Beauty

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

Country: United States of America

Amadeus

Amadeus

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Country: United States of America

Downfall

Downfall

Directed by: Oliver Hirschbiegel

Starring: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1964?
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The Rector Of Justin by Louis Auchincloss

The Rector Of Justin

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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 …

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.

Crisis In Black And White by Charles E. Silberman

Crisis In Black And White

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"Crisis in Black and White is a powerful and unsparing analysis of 'the Negro problem' in America. It is one of the finest books on American society that has appeared in

The Naked Society by Vance Packard

The Naked Society

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Originally published in 1964, The Naked Society was the first book to discuss how then-new technologies such as hidden microphones, concealed cameras, modern filing systems, and the polygraph lie detector could

A Tribute To John F. Kennedy by Pierre Salinger and Sander Vanocur

A Tribute To John F. Kennedy

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A Tribute To John F. Kennedy, by Pierre Salinger and Sander Vanocur, published by Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1964 with edition stated. Description: Black boards with President's signature and dates on the front