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
6th - Joe Orton's "Entertaining Mr Sloan" premieres in London
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita KhrushchevFirst Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev 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
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
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)
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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