April 1964

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The following events occurred in April 1964:

April 1, 1964 (Wednesday)[edit]

April 2, 1964 (Thursday)[edit]

  • Mrs. Malcolm Peabody, 72, mother of Massachusetts Governor Endicott Peabody, is released on $450 bond after spending 2 days in a St. Augustine, Florida jail, for participating in an anti-segregation demonstration there.
  • Died: Carlos Hevia, 64, President of Cuba for 3 days in 1934.

April 3, 1964 (Friday)[edit]

April 4, 1964 (Saturday)[edit]

April 5, 1964 (Sunday)[edit]

April 6, 1964 (Monday)[edit]

  • Jigme Palden Dorji, Premier of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, is shot dead by an unidentified assassin in Puncholing, near the Indian border.

April 7, 1964 (Tuesday)[edit]

April 8, 1964 (Wednesday)[edit]

  • Four of 5 railroad operating unions strike against the Illinois Central Railroad without warning, bringing to a head a 5-year dispute over railroad work rules.
  • Gemini 1 is launched, the first unmanned test of the 2-man spacecraft.
  • From Russia with Love is premièred in U.S. movie theaters.

April 9, 1964 (Thursday)[edit]

  • The United Nations Security Council adopts by a 9–0 vote a resolution deploring a British air attack on a fort in Yemen 12 days earlier, in which 25 persons were reported killed.

April 10, 1964 (Friday)[edit]

April 11, 1964 (Saturday)[edit]

April 12, 1964 (Sunday)[edit]

April 13, 1964 (Monday)[edit]

April 14, 1964 (Tuesday)[edit]

  • A Delta rocket's third-stage motor ignites prematurely in an assembly room at Cape Canaveral, killing three people.
  • Died: Rachel Carson, 56, US marine biologist and conservationist, of a heart attack brought on by cancer and radiation treatment[2]

April 15, 1964 (Wednesday)[edit]

  • Fifteen days after the 1964 Brazilian coup d'état, the Army Chief of Staff, Marshal Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco, is inaugurated as president, with the intention of overseeing a reform of the political-economic system.
  • The trial of the Great Train Robbers concludes in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, UK, with the judge describing the robbery as "a crime of sordid violence inspired by vast greed" and passing sentences of 30 years' imprisonment on seven of the robbers.[3]

April 16, 1964 (Thursday)[edit]

April 17, 1964 (Friday)[edit]

April 18, 1964 (Saturday)[edit]

April 19, 1964 (Sunday)[edit]

  • In Laos, the coalition government of Prince Souvanna Phouma is deposed by a right-wing military group, led by Brig. Gen. Kouprasith Abhay. Not supported by the U.S., the coup is ultimately unsuccessful, and Souvanna Phouma is reinstated, remaining Prime Minister until 1975.

April 20, 1964 (Monday)[edit]

April 21, 1964 (Tuesday)[edit]

April 22, 1964 (Wednesday)[edit]

  • British businessman Greville Wynne, imprisoned in Moscow since 1963 for spying, is exchanged for Soviet spy Gordon Lonsdale.
  • The 1964 New York World's Fair opens to celebrate the 300th anniversary of New Amsterdam being taken over by British forces under the Duke of York (later King James II) and being renamed New York in 1664. The fair runs until October 18, 1964 and reopens April 21, 1965, finally closing October 17, 1965. (Not sanctioned, due to being within 10 years of the Seattle World's Fair in 1962, some countries decline, but many countries have pavilions with exotic crafts, art & food.)

April 23, 1964 (Thursday)[edit]

April 24, 1964 (Friday)[edit]

April 25, 1964 (Saturday)[edit]

April 26, 1964 (Sunday)[edit]

April 27, 1964 (Monday)[edit]

April 28, 1964 (Tuesday)[edit]

April 29, 1964 (Wednesday)[edit]

April 30, 1964 (Thursday)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Associated Press (6 April 1964). "U.S. Plane in Japan Kills Four in Crash". New York Times. p. 7. 
  2. ^ "Rachel Carson biography". Women In History. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Jean Archer (1992). Buckinghamshire Headlines. Countryside Books. ISBN 1-85306-188-3. 
  4. ^ Eröffnung der Wiener Internationalen Gartenschau 1964 (WIG 64). In: Rathauskorrespondenz vom 16. April 1964 (German)
  5. ^ Haulman, Daniel L., One Hundred Years of Flight: USAF Chronology of Significant Air and Space Events, 1903–2002, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Air University Press, 2003, no ISBN number, p. 93.
  6. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 6 October 2009.