January 1964 calendar

January 1964

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1964?


  • 01 Jan 1964 KTVS TV channel 3 in Sterling, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 02 Jan 1964 Failed assassination attempt on President Nkrumah of Ghana.
  • 03 Jan 1964 Jack Paar Show, shows a clip of the Beatles singing She Loves You
  • 05 Jan 1964 San Diego Chargers win AFL-championship.
  • 06 Jan 1964 Charlie Finlay announces he wants to move Kansas City Athletics to Louisville.
  • 07 Jan 1964 Bahamas becomes self-governing
  • 08 Jan 1964 European Parliament accepts Mansholt Plan.
  • 09 Jan 1964 Anti-US rioting breaks out in the Panam� Canal Zone.
  • 10 Jan 1964 Panama severs diplomatic relations with US
  • 11 Jan 1964 Beatles I Want to Hold Your Hand is #80 in US
  • 12 Jan 1964 Revolution overthrows Sultan of Zanzibar, one month after independence.
  • 13 Jan 1964 Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II, is appointed archbishop of Krakow, Poland.
  • 14 Jan 1964 Bapu Nadkarni 32-27-5-0 versus England, 21 maiden overs in a row.
  • 15 Jan 1964 Teamsters negotiate first national labor contract.
  • 16 Jan 1964 Hello, Dolly! starring Carol Channing, opens at Saint James Theater in New York City, New York for 2,844 performances.
  • 17 Jan 1964 John Glenn announces that he will seek the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator from Ohio.
  • 18 Jan 1964 Plans for the World Trade Center announced (New York City, New York, USA).
  • 19 Jan 1964 KFME TV channel 13 in Fargo, ND (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 21 Jan 1964 Carl T Rowan named director of US Information Agency.
  • 22 Jan 1964 Kenneth Kaunda becomes premier of North-Rhodesia (Zambia).
  • 23 Jan 1964 24th Amendment ratified, barring poll tax in federal elections
  • 24 Jan 1964 Martin Kresses final comic strip of Eric the Viking
  • 25 Jan 1964 Echo 2 US communications satellite launched.
  • 26 Jan 1964 The annual telecasts of ''The Wizard of Oz'' resume after being temporarily discontinued in 1963. The reason for the film's not being shown that year is not made public, but it is possible that it was because of the recent assassination of President John F. Kennedy. If the then-established pattern of Christmas-season showings of the film had continued in 1963, the movie would have had to be shown in early December, only two weeks after the President's death.
  • 27 Jan 1964 Margaret Chase Smith (Senator-Republican-Maine) tries for US Republican Presidential bid.
  • 28 Jan 1964 An unarmed United States Air Force T-39 Sabreliner on a training mission is shot down over Erfurt, East Germany, by a Soviet MiG-19.
  • 29 Jan 1964 Beatles record in German Komm, Gib Mir Diene Hand andSie Leibt Dich
  • 30 Jan 1964 Ranger 6 launched; makes perfect flight to Moon, but cameras fail.
  • 31 Jan 1964 US report Smoking and Health connects smoking to lung cancer.
  • 08 Jan 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a "War on Poverty" in the United States.
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Music charts

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

  1. - There! I've Said It Again
  2. - I Want To Hold Your Hand
  3. - Louie Louie
  4. - You Don't Own Me
  5. - Dominique

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - I Want To Hold Your Hand
  2. - Glad All Over
  3. - She Loves You
  4. - Hippy Hippy Shake
  5. - I Only Want To Be With You


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in January 1964?

The Man by Irving Wallace

The Man


It is 1964. This is the Cabinet Room at the Where House. Douglass Dilman is the first black president, thanks to an unexpected accident and the law on succession

The Three Sirens by Irving Wallace

The Three Sirens


This novel is even more provocative that The Seven Minutes. It reveals the experiences and motivations of an American anthropological group - men, women, and children from diverse backgrounds.

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.

I Owe Russia $1200 by Bob Hope

I Owe Russia $1200


Bob Hope (May 29, 1903 to July 27, 2003) was an American comedian, actor, and performer who performed on Broadway, in vaudeville and on television, as well as in movies and radio.

Dorothy And Red by Vincent Sheean

Dorothy And Red


"The private lives of Sinclair Lewis and Dorothy Thompson-told in letters, diaries and a friend’s eyewitnes account: From love in Berlin to marriage in London and divorce in Vermont"