June 1964

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The following events occurred in June 1964:

June 1, 1964 (Monday)[edit]

June 2, 1964 (Tuesday)[edit]

  • US Senator Barry Goldwater wins the California Republican Presidential primary, making him the overwhelming favorite for the nomination.
  • Five million shares of stock in the Communications Satellite Corporation (Comsat) are offered for sale at $20 a share, and the issue is quickly sold out.

June 3, 1964 (Wednesday)[edit]

June 4, 1964 (Thursday)[edit]

  • The first Soviet communications satellite, Molniya-1 No.2, is launched at 05:00 UTC, on a Molniya 8K78 carrier rocket, from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.[2] A motor circuit in the servo controlling the core stage throttle failed 104 seconds into the flight, resulting in the throttle becoming jammed closed and the fuel supply to the engines being stopped.[3] Prior to the release of information about its mission, NASA had incorrectly identified the launch of Molniya-1 No.2 as a failed attempt to launch a Zond spacecraft on a circumlunar technology demonstration mission, and assigned it the placeholder designation Zond 1964A.[4]
  • The failing Rolls Razor company's account with Barclays Bank is overdrawn by £485,000; despite this, John Bloom, managing director of persuades the company's board of directors to pay out dividends to the value of £209,719.[5]
  • The United Nations Security Council passes Resolution 189, condemning military incursions into Cambodia.

June 5, 1964 (Friday)[edit]

June 6, 1964 (Saturday)[edit]

June 7, 1964 (Sunday)[edit]

June 8, 1964 (Monday)[edit]

  • An anonymous caller rings Malcolm X's home and tells Betty Shabazz to "tell him he's as good as dead."[7]
  • Born: Fabrizio Cassol, Belgian saxophonist, first to use the aulochrome, in Ougrée

June 9, 1964 (Tuesday)[edit]

June 10, 1964 (Wednesday)[edit]

  • The U.S. Senate votes cloture of the Civil Rights Bill after a 75-day filibuster.

June 11, 1964 (Thursday)[edit]

  • Greece rejects direct talks with Turkey over Cyprus.
  • In Cologne, Germany, Walter Seifert attacks students and teachers in an elementary school with a flamethrower, killing 10 and injuring 21.
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri, the new Prime Minister of India, broadcasts to the nation, saying: "There comes a time in the life of every nation when it stands at the cross-roads of history and must choose which way to go. But for us there need be no difficulty or hesitation, no looking to right or left. Our way is straight and clear—the building up of a socialist democracy at home with freedom and prosperity for all, and the maintenance of world peace and friendship with all nations."[8]

June 12, 1964 (Friday)[edit]

June 13, 1964 (Saturday)[edit]

  • Born: Kathy Burke, English actress, comedienne, playwright and theatre director, in London

June 14, 1964 (Sunday)[edit]

June 15, 1964 (Monday)[edit]

June 16, 1964 (Tuesday)[edit]

  • Keith Bennett, 12, is abducted by Myra Hindley and Ian Brady. Bennett vanished on his way to his grandmother's house in Longsight. Hindley lured him into her Mini pick-up, in which Brady was sitting, by asking for help in loading some boxes, after which she said she would drive the boy home. She drove to a lay-by on Saddleworth Moor, and Brady went off with Bennett, supposedly looking for a lost glove. Hindley kept watch, and after about 30 minutes Brady reappeared, alone and carrying a spade that he had hidden there earlier. When Hindley asked how he had killed Bennett, Brady said that he had sexually assaulted the boy and strangled him with a piece of string.[10]

June 17, 1964 (Wednesday)[edit]

  • A missing persons investigation is launched in Fallowfield, Manchester, as police search for twelve-year-old Keith Bennett, who went missing on the previous evening. The boy's stepfather, Jimmy Johnson, becomes a suspect; in the two years following Bennett's disappearance, Johnson was taken for questioning on four occasions. Detectives searched under the floorboards of the Johnsons' house, and on discovering that the houses in the row were connected, extended the search to the entire street.[11]
  • Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters begin cross-country bus trip in Further (bus)

June 18, 1964 (Thursday)[edit]

  • Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev arrives in Copenhagen, in the course of a five-day official visit to Denmark.
  • Died: Giorgio Morandi, 73, Italian painter and printmaker

June 19, 1964 (Friday)[edit]

June 20, 1964 (Saturday)[edit]

June 21, 1964 (Sunday)[edit]

June 22, 1964 (Monday)[edit]

  • Cooper v. Pate: U.S. Supreme Court rules that state prison inmates have standing in federal courts.
  • Born: Dan Brown, US author, in Exeter, New Hampshire

June 23, 1964 (Tuesday)[edit]

  • The second test match in the Ashes series between England and Australia at Lord's Cricket Ground ends in a draw, despite a score of 120 by John Edrich in England's first innings.[15]
  • US President Lyndon Johnson spends the day in Mississippi, talking to local officials and relatives of the three missing civil rights workers.[16]

June 24, 1964 (Wednesday)[edit]

June 25, 1964 (Thursday)[edit]

June 26, 1964 (Friday)[edit]

June 27, 1964 (Saturday)[edit]

  • On completion of a series of exhumations at the former Jasenovac concentration camp in Croatia, it is estimated that the grounds of Donja Gradina hold the remains of 366,000 victims of anti-Serbian extermination practices during the Second World War.[18] In 1989 Serbian anthropologist Srboljub Živanović would publish what he claimed were the full results of the 1964 studies, which in his words had been "suppressed by Tito's government in the name of brotherhood and unity, in order to put less emphasis on the crimes of the Croatian Ustaše".[19]

June 28, 1964 (Sunday)[edit]

June 29, 1964 (Monday)[edit]

June 30, 1964 (Tuesday)[edit]


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  7. ^ Carson, Clayborne (1991). Malcolm X: The FBI File. New York: Carroll & Graf. p. 473. ISBN 978-0-88184-758-1. 
  8. ^ "Lal Bahadur Shastri: The Might of Peace". Press Information Bureau, Government Of India. 29 September 2006. Retrieved 13 March 2007. 
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  10. ^ Topping, Peter (1989), Topping: The Autobiography of the Police Chief in the Moors Murder Case, Angus & Robertson, pp. 95–96, ISBN 0-207-16480-0 
  11. ^ Ritchie, Jean (1988), Myra Hindley—Inside the Mind of a Murderess, Angus & Robertson, pp. 50–55, ISBN 0-207-15882-7 
  12. ^ "Ci - Cz" Airplane Crash Info.
  13. ^ "Villagers see blast as 57 die in crash". The Montreal Gazette. 22 June 1964. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  14. ^ Danish, Soviet players lead in chess tourney
  15. ^ Cricinfo - 2nd Test:England v Australia Accessed 28 February 2013
  16. ^ Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum: The President's Daily Diary. Accessed 28 February 2013
  17. ^ Swaziland: The 1964 election EISA
  18. ^ Krušelj, Željko (2005-04-23). "Kako je Živanović 284 kostura pretvorio u 700.000 žrtava". Vjesnik (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 2005-11-25. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  19. ^ Milan Nožica (1989-11-28). "Okom naučnika sagledana mostruoznost zločina". Informativni glasnik (in Serbian) (Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad) (231): 8–9. Archived from the original on 2007-08-11. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  20. ^ discoverychannel.co.uk
  21. ^ quincy.ca
  22. ^ "Old Parbuckle Method Revived to Raise Philippine Navy Ship". Navy Times. 7 April 1965. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  23. ^ Martin, Cy (1974). Gold Rush Narrow Gauge (2nd ed.). Corona del Mar, California: Trans-Anglo Books. p. 93. ISBN 0-87046-026-9.