Today in History for May 1964

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 57 of 57

1st - 1st BASIC program runs on a computer (Dartmouth)
2nd - 90th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 2:00
2nd - Beatles' "Beatles' 2nd Album" goes #1 & stays #1 for for 5 weeks
2nd - Mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champ
2nd - First ascent of Shishapangma the fourteenth highest mountain in the world and the lowest of the Eight-thousanders.
3rd - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Clifford Ann Creed Golf Invitational
4th - "Another World" premieres on TV in the US
4th - 70 GATT-countries confer in Geneva
4th - KIII TV channel 3 in Corpus Christi, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
4th - Pulitzer prize awarded to Richard Hofstadter (Anti-intellectualism)
5th - Separatists riot in Quebec
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 6th - Joe Orton's "Entertaining Mr Sloan" premieres in London
9th - Khrushchev visits Egypt
9th - Peter & Gordon release "World Without Love"
10th - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Squirt Ladies' Golf Open Invitational
12th - Manlio Brosio chosen as sec-gen of NATO
14th - Underground America Day is 1st observed
15th - Sporting Portugal wins 4th Europe Cup II at Antwerp
15th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
16th - 90th Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 1:56.8
16th - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita KhrushchevFirst Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev 16th - Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ
17th - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open Invitational
17th - Phillies triple play Houston Colt .45s
18th - David Frost interviews Paul McCartney on BBC
18th - Supreme Court rules unconstitutional to deprive naturalized citizens of citizenship if they return to home country for more than 3 years
19th - US diplomats find at least 40 secret microphones in Moscow embassy
20th - Buster Mathis defeats Joe Fraizer to qualify for US Olympic team
21st - 1st nuclear-powered lighthouse begins operations (Chesapeake Bay)
21st - Fire in Belgium resort kills 19
21st - US begin intelligence flights above Laos
36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson 22nd - LBJ presents "Great Society"
23rd - Dale Greig runs female marathon world record (3:27:45)
24th - 18th Tony Awards: Luther & Hello Dolly win
24th - Beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan Show
24th - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open Invitational
24th - Longest HR (471') in Balt Memorial Stadium (Harmon Killebrew, Minn)
24th - Panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300
25th - 16th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore win
25th - Frank Gilroy's "Subject is Roses" premieres in NYC
25th - Ground is broken for a new stadium in St Louis
25th - Supreme Court rules closing schools to avoid desegregation unconstitut
Actress Mary Tyler MooreActress Mary Tyler Moore 26th - "Fade Out-Fade In" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 199 perfs
27th - "From Russia With Love" premieres in US
27th - Inter Milan wins 9th Europe Cup 1 in Vienna
28th - Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 9th String quartet
28th - Jawaharlal Nehru cremated in New Dehli
28th - Palestine National Congress forms the PLO in Jerusalem
28th - Unmanned Apollo 2 Saturn test launched into Earth orbit
30th - "Beyond the Fringe" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 673 perfs
30th - Beatles 1961 record of "Cry for a Shadow" is #1 in Australia
30th - Beatles' "Love Me Do" single goes #1
30th - Giants sweep Mets 5-3 & 8-6 in 23 inn, records include elapsed time of 9:50, 47 strikeouts, 7:22 for 2nd game & NY's 22 K's in 2nd games
30th - Indianapolis 500: A.J. Foyt wins in 3:23:35.813 (237.137 km/h)
31st - Charles Schmid kills first Pied Piper victim
31st - Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
31st - SF Giants beat NY Mets, 8-6, in 23 innings (2nd game) (7 hrs 32 mins)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 86 of 86

1st - Carlos Aalbers, Dutch soccer player (NEC)
1st - Ruth Picardie, journalist
1st - Sarah FE Armstrong-Jones, daughter of princess Margaret & Lord Snowdon
2nd - Kelly Michael Gibson, New Orleans LA, PGA golfer (1995 Bob Hope-7th)
3rd - Ron Hextall, Brandon Manitoba, NHL goalie (Phila Flyers, NY Islanders)
4th - Goran Prpic, Yugoslavia, tennis star
4th - Zsuzsa Mathe, Hungarian painter and visual artist, founder of transrealism
NHL Goalie Ron HextallNHL Goalie Ron Hextall (3rd) 5th - Heike Henkel, German FR, world record indoor high jumper (1992)
5th - Lorraine McIntosh, British pop singer (Deacon Blue-Fellow Hoodlums)
5th - Ulrich Wilson, soccer player (FC Volendam)
6th - Dana Hill [Goetz], Van Nuys California, actress (2 of Us, Shoot the Moon)
6th - Kim Oden, Ala, US Olympic volleyball player (NCAA Play of Decade-80s)
6th - Mike Grob, Billings Montana, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Manitoba-3rd)
6th - Mike McGruder, NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs)
7th - Leslie O'Neal, NFL defensive end (San Diego Chargers, St Louis Rams)
7th - Mustapha Zerqti, Moroccan/Neth writer (Ihtidaar hub fi el-mahd)
7th - Ronnie Harmon, NFL running back (San Diego Chargers, Tennessee Oilers)
7th - Doug Benson, American comedian
8th - Cheryl Richardson, Palo Alto California, actress (Jennie-General Hospital)
8th - Eric Brittingham, rocker (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station)
8th - Melissa Gilbert, Los Angeles, actress (Little House on the Prairie)
8th - Peter Gill, rocker (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax) [or Mar/Jan 8]
8th - Dave Rowntree, British musician (Blur)
Tennis Player and Gold Medalist Miloslav MecirTennis Player and Gold Medalist Miloslav Mecir (9th) 9th - Miloslav Mecir, Bojnice Czechoslovakia, tennis player (Olympic-gold-1988)
9th - Kevin Saunderson, American music producer and disc jockey
10th - Dean Spriddle, Plymouth England, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Oak Valley)
11th - Bobby Witt, Arlington VA, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
11th - Drew Story, San Clemente California, canoe (alt-Olympics-96)
11th - Floyd Youmans, baseball pitcher (Expos)
11th - Jeff Sellers, baseball pitcher (Red Sox)
11th - John Parrott, snooker player
11th - Katie Wagner, daughter of Robert Wagner/model/guest VJ (MTV)
11th - Tim Blake Nelson, Tulsa, Oklahoma, American actor
12th - Joy Ellen Kitzmiller, Los Angeles California, US badminton player (Olympic-92)
13th - Sam Randolph, Santa Barbara CA, Nike golfer (1993 New England-2nd)
13th - Sara Gomer, England, tennis star
13th - Stephen Colbert, American comedian and actor
13th - Ronnie Coleman, American bodybuilder
13th - Tom Verica, American actor
14th - James M Kelly, Burlington Iowa, Capt USAF/astronaut
14th - Nancy Sorel, actress (Generations, Black Foix)
14th - Suzy Kolber, American sportscaster
15th - Pierre Trentin, France, 1K time trials (Olympic-gold-1968)
16th - John Salley, NBA star (Detroit Pistons)
16th - Boyd Tinsley, American violinist (Dave Matthews Band)
17th - Menno Oosting, Dutch tennis player (d. 1999)
18th - Will Wolford, NFL tackle (Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers)
19th - Michael Dean Standly, Abilene TX, PGA golfer (1993 Freeport-McMoRan)
20th - Earl Charles Spencer, Sandringham England, brother of Princess Diana
20th - Jeff Schwarz, US baseball pitcher (California Angels, Chicago White Sox)
20th - Joseph Sinnott Edwards, Chicago, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
20th - Paul W Richards, Scranton PA, astronaut
20th - Todd Peat, WLAF guard (Frankfurt Galaxy)
21st - Annabel Schofield, Llanelli Wales, actress (Laurel Ellis-Dallas)
21st - Tom Harding, Kalamazoo Mich, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Transamerica)
21st - Tommy Albelin, Stockholm Swe, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
21st - Danny Bailey, English footballer
21st - Nancy Daus, American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
21st - Carolyn Lawrence, American actress
22nd - David Lidberg, jockey
22nd - Ashley Renee, American fetish model
23rd - Kenny Gattison, NBA forward (Orlando Magic)
23rd - Staci Greason, Denver, actress (Isabella Toscando-Days of Our Lives)
23rd - Ruth Metzler-Arnold, member of the Swiss Federal Council
24th - Adrian Moorhouse, British 100m breaststroker (Olympic-gold-1988)
24th - Elizabeth McColgan, British running star (world record 5 km indoor)
24th - Pat Verbeek, Sarnia Ont, NHL forward (Team Canada, NY Rangers)
25th - David Shaw, St Thomas, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
25th - Ivan Bella, Slovak cosmonaut
26th - Kevin Kennedy, baseball manager (Texas Rangers)
Musician Lenny KravitzMusician Lenny Kravitz (26th) 26th - Lenny Kravitz, American musician
27th - Adam Carolla, American comedian and television personality
28th - Armon Gilliam, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks, NJ Nets)
28th - Beth Herr, Middletown Ohio, tennis star
28th - Leisa Sheridan, Omaha NE, playmate (Jul, 1993)
28th - Mark MacKay, Brandon GER, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
28th - Jeff Fenech, Australian boxer
28th - Phil Vassar, American country music singer
30th - Nhi Lan Le, Vietnam, US fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
30th - Wynonna, [Christina Judd], Ashland Ky, singer (Judds-Why Not Me)
Guitarist Tom MorelloGuitarist Tom Morello (30th) 30th - Tom Morello, American guitarist (Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine)
30th - Andrea Montermini, Italian racing driver
31st - DMC, rocker
31st - Scotti Hill, Manhasset NY, rock guitarist (Skid Row-Psycho Love)
31st - Leonard Asper, Canadian businessman
31st - Darryl McDaniels, American musician (Run-D.M.C.)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

MLB Catcher Roy CampanellaMLB Catcher Roy Campanella (5th) 5th - Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella (41) weds long-time friend Roxie Joynes
18th - Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (19) weds Margrit Volkmar

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 16 of 16

2nd - Nancy N Witcher Astor, US/Eng feminist/ex of Waldorf Astor, dies
3rd - Diana Wynyard, dies at 58
6th - Harold Morris, composer, dies at 74
10th - Carol Haney, dancer (Pantomime Quiz), dies at 35
10th - Ignace Lilien, composer, dies at 66
10th - Mikhail Larionov, Russian painter (b. 1881)
15th - Cornelis H Edelman, Dutch geologist, dies at 61
15th - Vladko Maček, Kingdom of Yugoslavia deputy prime minister (b. 1879)
17th - Otto V Kuusinen, pres of Karelo-Finnish soviet rep (1940-56), dies 82
21st - James Franck, German-born physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1882)
25th - Vasily Andreyevich Zolotaryov, composer, dies at 92
27th - Jawaharial Nehru, Independent India's 1st PM, dies at 74
28th - John Finley Williamson, conductor (Westminster Choir), dies at 76
30th - Leo Szilard, Hungarians/US nuclear physicst, dies at 66
30th - Eddie Sachs, American auto racer (b. 1927)
30th - Dave MacDonald, American auto racer (b. 1936)

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