1964 in South African sport

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Years in South African sport: 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967
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Years: 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967

This article is an incomplete list of sporting events relevant to South Africa in 1964

Football (Rugby Union)[edit]



  • March-Peter Snell (New Zealand) becomes the first athlete to run a 4 minute mile in Africa, with a time of 4min.39.6sec. This is on Kings Park cinder track, Durban, Natal. Peter Snell also wins both the 880 yards (1.50.4 sec) & one mile (4.06.2sec) at the South African Athletic championships.

See also[edit]

Timeline of South African sport.