July 1964 calendar

July 1964

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1964?


  • 02 Jul 1964 Grand jury indicts Beckwith in murder of Medger Evers
  • 03 Jul 1964 78th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Stolle
  • 04 Jul 1964 71st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Maria Fraser beats M Court
  • 06 Jul 1964 Malawi (formerly Nyasaland) declares independence from the UK
  • 07 Jul 1964 35th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-4 at Shea Stadium, New York
  • 08 Jul 1964 U.S. military personnel announce that U.S. casualties in Vietnam have risen to 1,387, including 399 dead and 17 MIA.
  • 10 Jul 1964 Jesus Alou is 1st Giant in 40 years to get 6 hits in a game
  • 14 Jul 1964 Jacques Anquetil wins his 5th Tour de France
  • 15 Jul 1964 Barry M Goldwater (Sen-R-Az) nominated for President by Republicans
  • 16 Jul 1964 Republicans convention selects Barry Goldwater as Presidential Candidate
  • 17 Jul 1964 Don Campbell sets record for turbine vehicle, 690.91 km/h
  • 18 Jul 1964 Race riot in Harlem, New York City; riots spread to Bedford-Stuyvesant (Brooklyn).
  • 19 Jul 1964 46th PGA Championship: Bobby Nichols shoots a 271 at Columbus Country Club - Ohio
  • 20 Jul 1964 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 10th String quartet
  • 21 Jul 1964 Arnold Long takes 11 catches in the match for Surrey vs. Sussex
  • 22 Jul 1964 Steve Ballesteros wins the Britsh Golf Open.
  • 23 Jul 1964 Egyptian munition ship Star of Alexandria explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage
  • 25 Jul 1964 Bob Simpson out for 311 at Old Trafford
  • 26 Jul 1964 US union leader James Hoffa sentenced for fraud
  • 27 Jul 1964 Vietnam War: Five thousand more American military advisers are sent to South Vietnam bringing the total number of United States forces in Vietnam to 21,000.
  • 28 Jul 1964 Ranger 7 launched toward the Moon; sent back 4308 TV pictures
  • 30 Jul 1964 US naval fire on Hon Ngu / Hon Mo, North Vietnam
  • 31 Jul 1964 Al Parker glides 644 miles without any motor
  • 21 Jul 1964 A series of racial riots break out in Singapore. In the next six weeks, 23 die with 454 others injured.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - I Get Around
  2. - Rag Doll
  3. - A Hard Day's Night
  4. - My Boy Lollipop
  5. - Memphis

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - It's Over
  2. - It's All Over Now
  3. - You're My World
  4. - House Of The Rising Sun
  5. - Someone, Someone


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1964?

The Martyred by Richard E. Kim

The Martyred


"Written in an atmosphere of total austerity, and yet the passion for the book is constantly beating up against its seemingly barren surface.

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

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

A Moveable Feast



The Green Felt Jungle by Ed Reid and Ovid Demaris

The Green Felt Jungle


The Green Felt Jungle, the first book to explore the Las Vegas mirage, where unrestrained tourists can legally and innocently gamble.

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.