February 1964 calendar

February 1964

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1964?


  • 01 Feb 1964 Stop the World, I Want to... closes at Shubert NYC after 556 performances
  • 02 Feb 1964 Red Faber, Burleigh Grimes, Tim Keefe, Heinie Manush, John Montgomery Ward, and Miller Huggins are selected to Hall of Fame.
  • 03 Feb 1964 Black and Puerto Rican students boycott New York City public schools.
  • 04 Feb 1964 Amendment 24 outlaws poll tax
  • 05 Feb 1964 Kashmir Day On February 5, 1964, India backed out of its promise to hold plebiscite in disputed territory of Kashmir. Instead, in March 1965, the Indian Parliament passed a bill, declaring Kashmir a province of India. In 1948, India had taken the issue of Kashmir to the United Nations Security Council and offered to hold a plebiscite in the held Kashmir under UN supervision.
  • 06 Feb 1964 Rugantino opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 28 performances
  • 07 Feb 1964 Cassius Clay becomes a black Moslem
  • 08 Feb 1964 Representative Martha Griffiths' address gets civil rights protection for women added to the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
  • 09 Feb 1964 1st appearance of Beatles on Ed Sullivan Show
  • 10 Feb 1964 Australian destroyer Voyager sinks in collision, killing 82
  • 11 Feb 1964 Beatles 1st live appearance in US; Washington DC Coliseum
  • 12 Feb 1964 Beatles 1st NYC concert
  • 15 Feb 1964 Bill Bradley scores 51 points for Princeton.
  • 16 Feb 1964 Foxy opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • 17 Feb 1964 US House of Reps accept Law on the civil rights
  • 18 Feb 1964 Papandreou government takes power in Greece.
  • 21 Feb 1964 UK flies 24,000 rolls of Beatle wallpaper to US
  • 22 Feb 1964 Beatles arrive back in England after their 1st US visit
  • 23 Feb 1964 hrysler's Second Generation HEMI racing engine (426 Cubic Inches with Hemispherical Head design) debuts at the Daytona 500. The HEMI powered Plymouth of Richard Petty (#43) wins. HEMI powered Plymouths finish 1-2-3.
  • 24 Feb 1964 Cassius Clay defeated Sonny Liston for the heavyweight boxing title
  • 25 Feb 1964 Austrian chancellor Alfons Gorbach resigns.
  • 26 Feb 1964 U.S. politician John Glenn slips on a bathroom rug in his Columbus, Ohio apartment and hits his head on the bathtub, injuring his left inner ear, and prompting him (later that week) to withdraw from the race for the Democratic Party Senate nomination.
  • 27 Feb 1964 What Makes Sammy Run? opens at 84th St. Theater NYC for 540 performances
  • 29 Feb 1964 Rugantino closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • 01 Feb 1964 The Beatles have their first number one hit in the United States with "I Want to Hold Your Hand".
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - I Want To Hold Your Hand
  2. - You Don't Own Me
  3. - She Loves You
  4. - Out Of Limits
  5. - Dawn (Go Away)

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Glad All Over
  2. - Needles And Pins
  3. - I Want To Hold Your Hand
  4. - Diane
  5. - Hippy Hippy Shake


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1964?

Von Ryan'S Express by David Westheimer

Von Ryan'S Express


Unwittingly, an Air Force colonel delivers a group British and American officers to the Germans and plans an escape

The Quiet Crisis by Stewart L. Udall

The Quiet Crisis


Excerpt taken from The Quiet Crisis. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. are grateful for the selections from "The Gift Outright" in Complete Poems by Robert Frost, copyright 1942.

Security Is A Thumb And A Blanket by Charles M. Schulz

Security Is A Thumb And A Blanket


Pages clean and tidy, binding tight. Complete dust jacket, unfaded. The dust jacket is complete with the exception of some minor wear at the edges.

The Venetian Affair by Helen MacInnes

The Venetian Affair


Fenner snuffed Rosenfeld's message and remarked wryly on how he was following the best traditions. He thought that this was an easy game to master.

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.