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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 1964.
The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on December 1964: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1964?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1964 Houston Colt .45s change name to Houston Astros.
  • 03 Dec 1964 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer 1st airs on TV
  • 04 Dec 1964 Baseball approves a free-agent draft
  • 06 Dec 1964 KTVR TV channel 13 in La Grande, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 10 Dec 1964 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 11 Dec 1964 Sam Cooke, American singer ("You Send Me", "Sad Moon"), slain at a motel at age 33.
  • 12 Dec 1964 Shooting starts for Star Trek pilot The Cage (Menagerie)
  • 13 Dec 1964 In El Paso, Texas, US President Lyndon Johnson and Mexican President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz set off an explosion diverting Rio Grande, to reshape US-MTxico border.
  • 14 Dec 1964 Michael Brown meets Rene Fladen, then writes Walk Away Rene
  • 15 Dec 1964 Canada adopts maple leaf flag
  • 16 Dec 1964 US performs nuclear test in the Pacific Ocean.
  • 18 Dec 1964 I Had a BaIl opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 199 performances
  • 19 Dec 1964 The South Vietnamese military junta of Nguyen Khanh dissolved the High National Council and arrested some of the members.
  • 20 Dec 1964 Levi Eshkol forms Israeli government.
  • 21 Dec 1964 The James Bond film ''Goldfinger'' begins its run in U.S. theaters. It becomes one of the most successful and popular Bond films ever made.
  • 22 Dec 1964 Lockheed SR-71 spy aircraft reaches 3,530 kph (record for a jet).
  • 23 Dec 1964 India and Ceylon hit by cyclone, about 4,850 killed.
  • 24 Dec 1964 Shooting begins on The Cage the pilot for Star Trek
  • 25 Dec 1964 Goldfinger premieres in US
  • 26 Dec 1964 Moors Murderers claim last victim
  • 27 Dec 1964 Cleveland Browns beat Baltimore Colts 27-0 in NFL championship game.
  • 28 Dec 1964 Principal filming of Dr Zhivago, begins
  • 30 Dec 1964 United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) established as a permanent organ of the UN General Assembly.
  • 31 Dec 1964 Indonesia proclaims expelled from the UN

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Zorba the Greek

Zorba the Greek

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Michael Cacoyannis

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas, Lila Kedrova

Country: United States of America

Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte

Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead

Country: United States of America

Marriage Italian Style

Marriage Italian Style

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Aldo Puglisi, Tecla Scarano

Country: United States of America

Kashmir Ki Kali

Kashmir Ki Kali

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Shakti Samanta

Starring: Shammi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore, Pran, Nasir Hussain

Kiss Me, Stupid

Kiss Me, Stupid

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Dean Martin, Kim Novak, Ray Walston, Felicia Farr

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1964?
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The Horse Knows The Way by John O'Hara

The Horse Knows The Way

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Dust jacket design by Anita Karl. A collection of 28 new stories.

Life With Picasso by Francoise Gilot and Carlton Lake

Life With Picasso

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Francoise Gilot was a young painter in Pasis when she first met Picasso - he was sixty-two and she was twenty-one. During the following ten years they were lovers, worked closely together and she became mother to two of his …

Not Under Oath by John Kieran

Not Under Oath

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Not Under Oath: Recollections and Reflections by John Kieran

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

A Moveable Feast

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Ernest Hemingway’s classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, now available in a restored edition, includes the original manuscript along with insightful recollections and unfinished sketches.Published

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