March 1964 calendar

March 1964

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1964?


  • 01 Mar 1964 Villarrica Volcano begins a strombolian eruption causing lahars that destroy half of the town of Conaripe.
  • 02 Mar 1964 Beatles begin filming Hard Days Night, Harrison meets Patti Boyd
  • 04 Mar 1964 Jimmy Hoffa, President of the Teamsters, is convicted by a Federal jury of tampering with a Federal jury.
  • 05 Mar 1964 Emergency crisis proclaimed in Ceylon due to social unrest.
  • 06 Mar 1964 Elijah Muhammad renames Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali
  • 08 Mar 1964 Malcolm X leaves Black Muslim Movement
  • 09 Mar 1964 1st Ford Mustang produced
  • 10 Mar 1964 US reconnaissance plane shot down over East Germany.
  • 12 Mar 1964 Jimmy Hoffa sentenced to 8 years
  • 13 Mar 1964 Turkey threatens Cyprus with armed attack.
  • 14 Mar 1964 Girl Who Came to Supper closes at Broadway NYC after 112 performances
  • 15 Mar 1964 LBJ asks for a War on Poverty
  • 16 Mar 1964 KCOY TV channel 12 in Santa Maria, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 20 Mar 1964 ESRO established, European Space Research Organization
  • 21 Mar 1964 UCLA completes undefeated NCAA basketball season (30-0).
  • 22 Mar 1964 Barbra Streisand appears on the cover of New York Times Magazine section
  • 23 Mar 1964 UNCTAD 1 world conference opens in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 24 Mar 1964 Kennedy half-dollar issued
  • 25 Mar 1964 Britain sets memorial for the late President John F Kennedy
  • 26 Mar 1964 Funny Girl with Barbra Streisand opens at Winter Garden Theater in New York City for 1,348 performances.
  • 27 Mar 1964 1st true Pirate Radio station, Radio Caroline
  • 28 Mar 1964 1st pirate radio station near England
  • 30 Mar 1964 US Astronaut John Glenn withdraws from Ohio senate race.
  • 31 Mar 1964 President Jango Goulart of Brazil chased out of office by military.
  • 01 Mar 1964 Paradise Airlines Flight 901A crashes near Lake Tahoe, Nevada, killing 85.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - I Want To Hold Your Hand
  2. - She Loves You
  3. - Dawn (Go Away)
  4. - Please Please Me
  5. - Twist And Shout

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Needles And Pins
  2. - Little Children
  3. - Diane
  4. - Bits And Pieces
  5. - Anyone Who Had A Heart


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1964?

When The Cheering Stopped by Gene Smith

When The Cheering Stopped


The remarkable story of Woodrow Wilson’s final years in the White House, and his subsequent years there. His wife played a crucial role when the country was without a president.

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.

The Fanatic by Meyer Levin

The Fanatic


1963; First Printing, 1st Edition. No dust cover. One small discoloration on spine. Visit my storefront to see all my books for $20 or less!

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 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.