March 1964

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The following events occurred in March, 1964.

March 1, 1964 (Sunday)[edit]

March 2, 1964 (Monday)[edit]

  • Born: Laird Hamilton, US big-wave surfer and co-inventor of tow-in surfing, in San Francisco, California

March 3, 1964 (Tuesday)[edit]

March 4, 1964 (Wednesday)[edit]

March 5, 1964 (Thursday)[edit]

  • 1964 United States Embassy in Libreville bombings: Following an attempted coup in Gabon, some Gabonese mistakenly identify the United States as a co-conspirator in the attempted coup.[5] The explosion, which occurs at a time when the building was closed and locked, resulted in damage to the embassy sign and the cracking of two windows.[6]

March 6, 1964 (Friday)[edit]

March 7, 1964 (Saturday)[edit]

  • Born: Vladimir Smirnov, Kazakhstani cross-country skier, in Shuchinsk
  • Died: Franz Alexander, 73, Hungarian-American psychoanalyst and physician, pioneer of psychosomatic medicine and psychoanalytic criminology.

March 8, 1964 (Sunday)[edit]

March 9, 1964 (Monday)[edit]

March 10, 1964 (Tuesday)[edit]

March 11, 1964 (Wednesday)[edit]

March 18, 1964 (Wednesday)[edit]

March 12, 1964 (Thursday)[edit]

March 13, 1964 (Friday)[edit]

March 14, 1964 (Saturday)[edit]

March 15, 1964 (Sunday)[edit]

March 16, 1964 (Monday)[edit]

  • Dundee's "Royal Arch", originally erected in the 1850s to commemorate a visit to the city by Queen Victoria and her husband, Prince Albert, is demolished to make way for the construction of the Tay Road Bridge.
  • Died: Lino Enea Spilimbergo, 67, Argentinian artist

March 17, 1964 (Tuesday)[edit]

  • Born: Rob Lowe, US actor, in Charlottesville, Virginia; Regal Gleam, US thoroughbred racehorse (died 1976)

March 18, 1964 (Wednesday)[edit]

  • The technology demonstration satellite Kosmos 26 is launched by the Soviet Union from the Mayak Launch Complex at Kapustin Yar.[7]

March 19, 1964 (Thursday)[edit]

March 20, 1964 (Friday)[edit]

March 21, 1964 (Saturday)[edit]

March 22, 1964 (Sunday)[edit]

March 23, 1964 (Monday)[edit]

  • Died: Peter Lorre, 59, Austrian-American actor (stroke); Torstein Raaby, 45, Norwegian resistance fighter and explorer (died of heart failure in Greenland, during a polar exploration)

March 24, 1964 (Tuesday)[edit]

March 25, 1964 (Wednesday)[edit]

March 26, 1964 (Thursday)[edit]

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara delivers an address that reiterates American determination to give South Vietnam increased military and economic aid, in its war against the Communist insurgency.
  • Captain Floyd James Thompson of the United States Army is captured in Vietnam and begins a period of almost nine years as a prisoner of war, making him the longest held prisoner of war in United States history.
  • You Only Live Twice, Ian Fleming's twelfth James Bond novel, is published by Jonathan Cape in the United Kingdom, the last of Fleming's novels to be published during the author's lifetime.

March 27, 1964 (Friday)[edit]

March 28, 1964 (Saturday)[edit]

  • King Saud of Saudi Arabia abdicates the throne. He is forced into exile and replaced by his younger brother Faisal.
  • Wax likenesses of The Beatles are put on display in London's Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. The Beatles are the first pop stars to be displayed at the museum.

March 29, 1964 (Sunday)[edit]

  • Radio Caroline becomes the United Kingdom's first pirate radio station, from a ship anchored three miles (5 km) off the coast of Felixstowe, Suffolk, England, just outside British territorial waters.

March 30, 1964 (Monday)[edit]

March 31, 1964 (Tuesday)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biteghe, Moïse N’Solé (1990), Echec aux militaires au Gabon en 1964, Paris: Chaka, p. 92, ISBN 2-907768-06-9, OCLC 29518659 
  2. ^ Aviation Safety Network. Accessed 27 August 2013
  3. ^ "34 Saved After Tanker Breaks in Two" The Times (London). Monday, 2 March 1964. (59949), col C, p. 10.
  4. ^ "List of National Parks". Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  5. ^ Howe, Russell Warren (7 April 1964), "Election Sunday to Test French "Counter-Coup" in Gabon", The Washington Post: D7, retrieved 8 September 2008 
  6. ^ "Americans Score French in Gabon", The New York Times, 7 March 1964: 3, retrieved 7 September 2008 
  7. ^ Wade, Mark. "Kosmos 2". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 2009-05-26. 
  8. ^ "Power Dispute Talks Break Down Overtime Ban On Monday, Union Delegation Walks Out Of Meeting". The Times. 20 March 1964. p. 14, col.A. 
  9. ^ "1964: 'Ambitious' plans for south east". BBC. 19 March 1964. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 
  10. ^ Express and Star
  11. ^ "The Guardianship of Infants Act, 1964". Acts of the Oireachtas. Irish Statute Book. 
  12. ^ Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 422–423. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2. 
  13. ^ "Lord Justice Pearson Inquiry Chairman". The Times. 1 April 1964. p. 10, col.B.