THE YEAR OF 1964
Born : JAN 1 Ronan Rafferty, golfer.
Born : 7 Nicholas Cage, US actor.
Born : 11 Mary J Blige, R&B singer.
Born : 18 Jane Horrocks, actress.
Born : 27 Bridget Fonda, US actress
Died : 15 Jack Teagarden, US jazz musician.
Died : 17 T W White, English writer.
1 Top of the Pops broadcast by the BBC for the first time.
5 London Underground's first automatic barrier installed.
6 Pope Paul VI became the first pope to visit the Holy Land.
11 US Surgeon-General issued first ever health warning on smoking.
12 The Sultan of Zanzibar was overthrown, republic proclaimed.
13 Capital records released Beatles first US single 'I Wanna Hold
JAN Your Hand', sold 1 million copies in the first three weeks.
23 24th Amendment ratified, Barred poll tax in federal elections
25 Echo 2, US communications satellite launched
Born : FEB 17 Michael Jordan, basketball superstar.
Born : 18 Matt Dillon, actor.
Born : 29 James Ogilvy, Princess Alexandra's son.
9 First appearance of the Beatles on Ed Sullivan
19 Britt Ekland and Peter Sellers married in London.
25 Cassius Clay (later Muhammed Ali) became World Boxing Champion.
Born : MAR 9 Juliette Binoche, French actress.
Born : 10 Neneh Cherry, singer.
Born : 10 Prince Edward, youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II.
Born : 17 Rob Lowe, actor.
Born : 18 Courtney Pine, saxophonist.
Born : 24 Annabella Sciorra, actress.
Born : 27 Derrick McKenzie (Jamiroquai), rock musician.
Born : 29 Elle Macpherson, model.
Born : 30 Tracy Chapman, singer.
Died : 20 Brendan Behan, Irish playwright.
Died : 23 Peter Lorre, Hungarian-born US film actor.
14 Liz Taylor married Richard Burton. (her 5th wedding in 14 years)
14 Murderer Jack Ruby, who killed Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated
MAR president John Kennedy, was sentenced to death in Dallas.
15 Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton married in Montreal.
27 Earthquake strikes Alaska, 8.4 on Richter scale.
27 The 10 Great Train robbers who were caught sentenced to 307 yrs.
28 North Sea pirate radio ship Radio Caroline started broadcasting.
30 Mods and rockers fought on the beach at Clacton-on-Sea.
Born : APR 7 Michaela Strachan, TV presenter.
Born : 7 Russel Crowe, actor.
Died : 5 Douglas MacArthur, US general.
1 USSR launches Zond 1 towards Venus
3 In Belgium 12000 doctors strike against nationalisation plans.
5 Automatic driverless trains began running in London Underground.
11 The Beatles occupy the top 5 places of the Billboard Chart.
13 Sydney Poitier becomes first black actor to win an Oscar.
21 BBC2 began broadcasting.
25 Thieves stole the head of The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen
30 Protests as president Johnson lifts pet beagles up by the ears.
Born : MAY 1 Lady Sarah Chatto, daughter of Princess Margaret and Lord Snowden
Born : 11 John Parrott, snooker player.
Born : 24 Liz McColgan, athlete.
Born : 26 Lenny Kravitz, rock guitarist.
Born : 28 David Baddiel, comedian.
Born : 30 Wynonna Judd, country singer, actress.
Died : 2 Nancy Astor, first female MP in Britain.
Died : 28 Jawaharlal Nehru, prime minister of India since independence.
4 Pulitzer committee cancel prizes, 'nothing good enough'.
11 First of Terence Conran's Habitat shops opened, Fulham Rd, London
15 Mods and Rockers clash at seaside resorts, panic and outrage.
19 USA complained to Russia about microphones found in it's embassy
Born : JUN 9 Gloria Reuben, actress.
Born : 11 Jean Alessi, F1 racing driver.
Born : 15 Courtney Cox, actress.
Born : 26 Zeng Jinlian, became tallest woman known (2.46 m, 8'1")
Born : 29 Paul Zenon, magician.
Died : 9 Maxwell William Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook,Canadian-born publisher
11 Nelson Mandela and 8 others sentenced to life in prison.
12 Nelson Mandela and seven others sentenced to life in prisonment.
14 Nelson Mandela sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa.
23 First snow fell in Johannesburg since records started.
Born : JUL 1 Ross Kemp, actor.
Born : 9 Courtney Love, singer.
Born : 12 Gaby Roslin, TV presenter.
Born : 22 Bonnie Langford, actress, dancer, ex-brat.
Born : 26 Sandra Bullock, actress.
Born : 31 Jim Corr, rock musician.
Died : 31 Jim Reeves, US country singer.
2 President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act.
6 Malawi (then Nyasaland) gains independence from Britain
17 Donald Campbell set a world land speed record, 429.3 mph.
28 Ranger 7 launched to the moon; sends back 4308 TV pictures.
31 Ranger 7 transmits the first lunar close-up photos before impact
Born : AUG 17 Maria Mckee, singer.
Born : 25 Joanne Whalley, actress.
Died : 12 Ian Fleming, shaken not stirred author.
13 The last hangings took place in Britain. Liverpool & Manchester.
18 South Africa banned from the Olympics because of apartheid.
Born : SEP 2 Keanu Reaves, actor.
Died : 18 Sean O'Casey, Irish dramatist.
Died : 28 Harpo Marx, O silent one.
4 NASA launches its first Orbital Geophysical Observatory (OGO-1)
4 The Forth Suspension Bridge in Scotland opens.
4 The Verrazano Narrows Bridge at New York harbor entrance opens.
14 The Daily Herald ceased publication and was replaced by The Sun.
14 Walt Disney awarded the Medal of Freedom at the White House
15 First edition of the Sun newspaper.
21 Malta gains independence from Britain
23 First performance of Fiddler on the Roof in New York.
27 Warren Commission found that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.
Born : OCT 3 Clive Owen, actor.
Born : 29 Yasmin le Bon, model.
Died : 10 Eddie Cantor, US actor and entertainer.
Died : 15 Cole Porter, jazz musician.
Died : 20 Herbert Hoover, 31st US president.
1 San Francisco Cable Cars are declared a National Landmark.
5 A 100 yd tunnel under the Berlin Wall carried 57 people West.
10 18th Summer Olympic Games opened in Tokyo.
12 USSR launches first 3-man crew into space
15 Kosygin & Brezhnev replace Soviet premier Nikita Krushchev
16 Brezhnev & Kosygin replace Krushchev as head of Russia
16 China becomes world's 5th nuclear power
16 Labour govt elected after 13 years (maj 4), Harold Wilson PM.
OCT 24 Zambia (Northern Rhodesia) gains independence from Britain
29 The union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar making a new country Tanzania.
Born : NOV 10 Eddie Irvine, formula I racing driver.
Born : 11 Callista Flockhart, actress. (Ally McBeal)
Born : 16 Diana Krall, jazz singer.
Born : 27 Robin Givens, actress.
10 Rolling Stones biography Our Own Story published.
21 The world's longest suspension bridge, Verrazano Narrows, opens.
28 Mariner 4 launched; first probe to fly by Mars
30 USSR launches Zond 2 towards Mars
Born : DEC 4 Marisa Tomei, actress.
Born : 8 Teri Hatcher, actress.
Died : 1 J B S Haldane, English scientist and writer.
Died : 8 Simon Marks, English retailer.
Died : 9 Karl Barth, Swiss theologian.
12 Jomo Kenyatta becomes first president of newly independent Kenya
12 Russia launches Voshkod I, first multi-crew in space (3 men)
15 American Radio Relay League, is founded. Dit-Dah.
15 The Maple Leaf was adopted as the national flag of Canada.
21 Roman Catholics are forbidden to use the new contraceptive pill.
21 The death penalty was abolished in the UK except for treason.
22 Lockheed SR-71 spy aircraft reaches 3,530 kph (record for a jet)