October 1964 calendar

October 1964

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1964?


  • 01 Oct 1964 1st official broadcast of Trans World Radio on Bonaire
  • 02 Oct 1964 The Kinks release their first album, ''The Kinks''.
  • 03 Oct 1964 First Buffalo Wings are made at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York.
  • 04 Oct 1964 10th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills
  • 05 Oct 1964 KIXE TV channel 9 in Redding, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 06 Oct 1964 Cambridge Circus opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • 07 Oct 1964 New York Yankees make 14th appearance in last 16 and 29th in 61st World Series.
  • 08 Oct 1964 Ringo Starr takes and passes his driving test
  • 10 Oct 1964 18th modern Olympic games opens in Tokyo
  • 12 Oct 1964 1st time 3 people in space
  • 13 Oct 1964 At Plesman airport, Curacao, 125.5 mm rainfalls
  • 14 Oct 1964 Philips begins experimenting with color TV
  • 15 Oct 1964 Dr Martin Luther King Jr awarded Nobel Peace Prize
  • 16 Oct 1964 Brezhnev and Kosygin replace Khrushchev as head of Russia
  • 17 Oct 1964 Yanks fire Manager Yogi Berra
  • 18 Oct 1964 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
  • 20 Oct 1964 Golden Boy opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 569 performances
  • 21 Oct 1964 Abebe Bikila runs world / olympic record marathon
  • 22 Oct 1964 EMI rejects audition by High Numbers, they go on to become The Who
  • 23 Oct 1964 Time Magazine uses term op art for 1st time
  • 24 Oct 1964 Cambridge Circus closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • 25 Oct 1964 Anton Geesink is 1st non-Japanese Olympic judo gold medal winner
  • 26 Oct 1964 Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show
  • 27 Oct 1964 Ben Franklin in Paris opens at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 215 performances
  • 28 Oct 1964 Vietnam War: U.S. officials deny any involvement in bombing North Vietnam.
  • 29 Oct 1964 Town of Karmiel founded in Galilee
  • 30 Oct 1964 Tran Van Huong appointed Premier of South Vietnam
  • 31 Oct 1964 President Lyndon Johnson signs the Federal Food Stamp Act as Public Law 88-525.
  • 10 Oct 1964 The Tokyo Summer Olympics opening ceremony is the first to be relayed live by satellites.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - Oh, Pretty Woman
  2. - Do Wah Diddy Diddy
  3. - Baby Love
  4. - Dancing In The Street
  5. - Bread And Butter

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - You Really Got Me
  2. - Oh Pretty Woman
  3. - Have I The Right?
  4. - I'm Into Something Good
  5. - (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in October 1964?

A Mother'S Kisses by Bruce Jay Friedman

A Mother'S Kisses


1964, 1st Nr New In Nr New DJ

My Autobiography by Charles Chaplin

My Autobiography


The actor, director and producer is candid about his film career, motion pictures and personal life.

The Strange Tactics Of Extremism by Harry Overstreet

The Strange Tactics Of Extremism


This article examines the tactics of Rightist extremism today and discusses how it threatens America's security, integrity and security.

The 480 by Eugene Burdick

The 480


The paperback version is 480

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 …