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: 5,000 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

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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?
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Looking for Love

Looking for Love

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Don Weis

Starring: Connie Francis, Jim Hutton, Susan Oliver, Joby Baker

The Thrill Killers

The Thrill Killers

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Ray Dennis Steckler

Starring: Ray Dennis Steckler, Liz Renay, Joseph Bardo, Carolyn Brandt

Hercules Against the Sons of the Sun

Hercules Against the Sons of the Sun

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Osvaldo Civirani

Starring: Mark Forest, Anna-Maria Pace, Giuliano Gemma, Ángela Rhu

Mars na Drinu

Mars na Drinu

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Zivorad 'Zika' Mitrovic

Starring: Aleksandar Gavric, Ljuba Tadic, Nikola Jovanovic, Vladimir Popovic

Ne joci, Peter

Ne joci, Peter

Release year: 1964

Directed by: France Stiglic

Starring: Lojze Rozman, Bert Sotlar, Majda Potokar, Zlatko Sugman


Which were the most popular books released in July 1964?
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Candy by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg



The now-classic Candy was banned upon its first publication. It is a hilarious romp about Candy Christian, an all-American girl with wide eyes and lusciousness. Candy, a satire on Voltaire's Candide, chronicles her adventures meeting mystics and sexual analysts as …

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 Naked Society by Vance Packard

The Naked Society


The Naked Society, originally published 1964, was the first book to address how then-new technologies like hidden microphones, hidden cameras, modern filing system, and the polygraph lie detector could be used.

John Lennon In His Own Write by John Lennon

John Lennon In His Own Write


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The Bay Of Pigs by Haynes Johnson

The Bay Of Pigs


This is the story of a pivotal moment in American history. It was where Truth met Lie and where Luck met Incompetence. Sacrifice met Betrayal. The First World met the Third World. And then it all went dark.