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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1964?


Events

  • 01 May 1964 1st BASIC program runs on a computer (Dartmouth)
  • 02 May 1964 90th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 2:00.
  • 03 May 1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Clifford Ann Creed Golf Invitational.
  • 04 May 1964 Another World andAs the World Turns premieres on TV
  • 05 May 1964 Separatists riot in QuTbec, Canada.
  • 07 May 1964 Pacific Air Lines Flight 773, a Fairchild F-27 airliner, crashes near San Ramon, California, killing all 44 aboard; the FBI later reports that a cockpit recorder tape indicates that the pilot and co-pilot had been shot by a suicidal passenger.
  • 09 May 1964 Khrushchev visits Egypt
  • 12 May 1964 Manlio Brosio chosen as secretary-general of NATO.
  • 14 May 1964 Underground America Day is first observed.
  • 15 May 1964 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 16 May 1964 Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champion.
  • 17 May 1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open Invitational.
  • 18 May 1964 David Frost interviews Paul McCartney on BBC
  • 19 May 1964 US diplomats find at least 40 secret microphones in the Moscow embassy.
  • 20 May 1964 Buster Mathis defeats Joe Frazier to qualify for US Olympic team.
  • 21 May 1964 First nuclear-powered lighthouse begins operations (Chesapeake Bay).
  • 22 May 1964 LBJ presents Great Society
  • 23 May 1964 Dale Greig runs female marathon world record (3:27:45).
  • 24 May 1964 18th Tony Awards: Luther and Hello Dolly win.
  • 25 May 1964 16th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore
  • 26 May 1964 Fade Out-Fade In opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 199 performances
  • 27 May 1964 From Russia With Love premieres in US
  • 28 May 1964 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 9th String quartet
  • 30 May 1964 Beyond the Fringe closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 673 performances
  • 31 May 1964 Charles Schmid kills first Pied Piper victim

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Country: United States of America

Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Country: United States of America

Alien

Alien

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Country: United States of America

Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams

Country: United States of America

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1964?
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Von Ryan'S Express by David Westheimer

Von Ryan'S Express

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An Air Force colonel unwittingly delivers a group of British and American officers into the hands of the Germans and then plans an escape

Beat The Dealer by Edward O. Thorp

Beat The Dealer

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New York Times Bestseller Edward O. Thorp is the father of card counting, and in Beat the Dealer he reveals the revolutionary point system that has been successfully used by

Candy by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg

Candy

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Banned upon its initial publication, the now-classic Candy is a romp of a story about the impossibly sweet Candy Christian, a wide-eyed, luscious, all-American girl. Candy –– a satire of Voltaire’s Candide –– chronicles her adventures with mystics, sexual analysts, …

I Was Dancing by Edwin O'Connor

I Was Dancing

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Literature. A new vintage collector's item. Number # S2924. Original price 75 cents.

The Wapshot Scandal by John Cheever

The Wapshot Scandal

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Dust jacket design by Anita Scott. His second novel about the Wapshot family, for which he received the William Dean Howells Medal.