Historical Events For Year 1964

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January 18, 1964

Plans for the construction of the New York City World Trade Center is announced. Read More

January 23, 1964

The 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution implementing the restriction of using poll taxes in national elections is finally ratified after being proposed 13 years prior and being passed 2 years prior.
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January 27, 1964

Margaret Chase Smith, a United States Senator, announces herself as a candidate for the Republican party in the upcoming presidential nomination.
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February, 1964

The formation of the African and Malagasy Union for Economic Cooperation occurs. Read More

February 1, 1964

The British Invasion in America is started by the Beatles' number 1 hit "I Want to Hold Your Hand" on the singles chart in the United States.
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February 23, 1964

The introduction of the second generation hemi engine from Chrysler is used for the first time at the Daytona 500.
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March 6, 1964

After being suspended from the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X announces his plan to form a black nationalist party in New York City.
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March 9, 1964

The Ford Motor Company releases the first Ford Mustang. Read More

March 14, 1964

Jack Ruby is convicted for killing the assassin of President John F. Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, by a Texas jury.
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March 15, 1964

The first marriage of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor is performed in Montreal, Canada.
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March 20-June 6, 1964

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development occurs for the first time. Read More

March 30, 1964

The game show Jeopardy!, created by Merv Griffin and hosted by it's first host Art Fleming, premieres for the first time on NBC.
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April 8, 1964

A 2-man spacecraft, Gemini 1, is tested for the first time without anyone on board. Read More

April 13, 1964

Best Actor in a Leading Role of the 36th Academy Awards is won by Sidney Poitier for her role in Lilies of the Field, making her the first African-American to win an Academy Award in this category.
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April 16, 1964

The first Rolling Stones album is released. Read More

June 21, 1964

Jim Bunning pitches the first perfect game in the National League since 1880 for the Philadelphia Phillies.
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July 2, 1964

Racial segregation is eliminated in the United States upon the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by President Johnson.
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August 13, 1964

The United Kingdom's last executions are performed on Gwynne Owen Evans and Peter Anthony Allen after being convicted for murder.
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August 18, 1964

For having racially segregated teams, South Africa is banned from the Tokyo Olympics by the International Olympic Committee.
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August 27, 1964

The premiere of Walt Disney's film Marry Poppins is released internationally and goes on to win 5 Academy Awards.
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September 10, 1964

The formation of the African Development Bank occurs. Read More

September 24, 1964

The first official investigation of President John F. Kennedy's assassination is published as the Warren Commission Report.
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October 14, 1964

The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for his leadership in the resistance to end racial prejudice in the United States, making him the youngest person to receive such an award.
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October 31, 1964

The formation of the Great Society is announced by President Lyndon B. Johnson at the Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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December 30, 1964

The United Nations General Assembly announces the formation of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development as a permanent organ of it's organization.
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