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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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Seance on a Wet Afternoon

Seance on a Wet Afternoon

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Bryan Forbes

Starring: Kim Stanley, Richard Attenborough, Margaret Lacey, Marie Burke

The Night of the Iguana

The Night of the Iguana

Release year: 1964

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, Sue Lyon

Country: United States of America

Lemonade Joe

Lemonade Joe

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Oldrich Lipský

Starring: Karel Fiala, Rudolf Deyl, Milos Kopecký, Kveta Fialová

Black God, White Devil

Black God, White Devil

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Glauber Rocha

Starring: Geraldo Del Rey, Yoná Magalhães, Othon Bastos, Maurício do Valle

Joy House

Joy House

Release year: 1964

Directed by: René Clément

Starring: Alain Delon, Jane Fonda, Lola Albright, Sorrell Booke

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1964?
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The Night Of The Generals by Hans Kirst

The Night Of The Generals

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The famous novel about three Nazi generals and a brutal wartime sex crime--and the inspiration for the 1967 film. When a Polish prostitute is murdered in 1942, the suspects come down

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.

Wind From The Carolinas by Robert Wilder

Wind From The Carolinas

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Wind from the Carolinas

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

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The Pigeon Tunnel, John le Carré's first work of non-fiction, will be available from Viking in September 2016The 50th-anniversary edition of the bestselling novel that launched John le Carré’s career worldwide In the shadow of the newly erected Berlin Wall, …

The Deputy by Rolf Hochhuth

The Deputy

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The most controversial play of the times.