August 1964

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The following events occurred in August 1964:

August 1, 1964 (Saturday)[edit]

  • The final Looney Tune cartoon, "Señorella and the Glass Huarache", is released before the Warner Bros. Cartoon Division is shut down by Jack L. Warner.
  • Emancipation Day in Barbados, Bermuda, Guyana, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, and Jamaica – celebration of the end of slavery in these former and continuing British colonies in the Caribbean.

August 2, 1964 (Sunday)[edit]

  • Gulf of Tonkin incident: The destroyer USS Maddox, while performing a signals intelligence patrol as part of DESOTO operations, engages three North Vietnamese Navy torpedo boats of the 135th Torpedo Squadron. A sea battle results, in which the Maddox expends over two hundred and eighty 3-inch and 5-inch shells, and in which four USN F-8 Crusader jet fighter bombers strafe the torpedo boats. One US aircraft is damaged, one 14.5 mm round hits the destroyer, three North Vietnamese torpedo boats are damaged, and four North Vietnamese sailors were killed and six wounded.[1]
  • The 1964 German Grand Prix is won by John Surtees.
  • The wreckage of a plane piloted by popular singer Jim Reeves is found near Brentwood, Tennessee, 42 hours after it crashed. The bodies of Reeves and his manager Dean Manuel are found in the wreckage of the aircraft.
  • Died: Namdeo Jadav, Indian VC recipient, 42

August 3, 1964 (Monday)[edit]

  • Born: Lucky Dube, South African reggae musician, in Ermelo (died 2007)

August 4, 1964 (Tuesday)[edit]

August 5, 1964 (Wednesday)[edit]

August 6, 1964 (Thursday)[edit]

August 7, 1964 (Friday)[edit]

August 8, 1964 (Saturday)[edit]

  • A Rolling Stones gig in Scheveningen, Netherlands, gets out of control. Riot police end the gig after about 15 minutes, upon which spectators start to fight the riot police.
  • Members of North Carolina’s congressional delegation approach Sargent Shriver, asking that civil rights campaigner Adam Yarmolinsky should not be appointed to a senior post in the Office of Economic Opportunity, due to be set up under the Economic Opportunity Act.[6]

August 9, 1964 (Sunday)[edit]

August 10, 1964 (Monday)[edit]

August 11, 1964 (Tuesday)[edit]

August 12, 1964 (Wednesday)[edit]

August 13, 1964 (Thursday)[edit]

August 14, 1964 (Friday)[edit]

  • Muhammad Ali marries cocktail waitress Sonji Roi, a month after their first meeting.[11]

August 15, 1964 (Saturday)[edit]

August 16, 1964 (Sunday)[edit]

August 17, 1964 (Monday)[edit]

  • Margaret Harshaw, Metropolitan Opera soprano, sings the title role in Puccini's opera Turandot at the New York World's Fair.
  • Died: Keiji Sada, 37, Japanese actor (car accident)

August 18, 1964 (Tuesday)[edit]

August 19, 1964 (Wednesday)[edit]

August 20, 1964 (Thursday)[edit]

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Poverty Bill (also known as the Economic Opportunity Act) while press and supporters of the bill look on, August 20, 1964

August 21, 1964 (Friday)[edit]

August 22, 1964 (Saturday)[edit]

August 23, 1964 (Sunday)[edit]

August 24, 1964 (Monday)[edit]

August 25, 1964 (Tuesday)[edit]

  • The British tug Kenya collides with the Dutch ship SS Maarshaven and sinks at Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom. It is later raised and beached.[16]

August 26, 1964 (Wednesday)[edit]

August 27, 1964 (Thursday)[edit]

August 28, 1964 (Friday)[edit]

August 29, 1964 (Saturday)[edit]

August 30, 1964 (Sunday)[edit]

August 31, 1964 (Monday)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ *Moïse, Edwin E. (1996). Tonkin Gulf and the Escalation of the Vietnam War. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. pp. 78, 82, 92. ISBN 0-8078-2300-7. .
  2. ^ "$250,000 suit filed against Wyoming hotel", The Bulletin (Bend, OR), 19 March 1966 
  3. ^ "Police Hold Youth in Killing of 2 Girls", The Pittsburgh Press, 8 August 1964 
  4. ^ Nichols, CDR John B., and Barret Tillman, On Yankee Station: The Naval Air War Over Vietnam, Annapolis, Maryland: United States Naval Institute, 1987, ISBN 978-0-87021-559-9, p. 152, which also claims that this event occurred on August 7.
  5. ^ "Tomato Ship Sinks After Collision" The Times (London). Friday, 7 August 1964. (56084), col E, p. 10.
  6. ^ The LCRM Project: Chapter 4. Accessed 23 March 2013
  7. ^ Timothy W. Crawford, Pivotal Deterrence: Third-Party Statecraft and the Pursuit of Peace. Cornell UP, 2003.
  8. ^ The Beatles Bible. Accessed 22 March 2013
  9. ^ The Beatles Bible: 11 August 1964. Accessed 24 March 2013
  10. ^ BBC - On This Day. Accessed 9 June 2013
  11. ^ Micklos 2010, p. 54.
  12. ^ EBF"Dr Martin Luther King on his way to attend the EBF Congress in 1964". Accessed 9 June 2013
  13. ^ BBC - On This Day. Accessed 9 June 2013
  14. ^ ESPN Cricinfo: Australia tour of England, 1964. Accessed 23 March 2013
  15. ^ Berlin Wall Memorial. Accessed 23 March 2013
  16. ^ "Picture Gallery" The Times (London). Thursday, 27 August 1964. (56101), col D, p. 7.
  17. ^ Margaret Garlake, ‘Lanyon, (George) Peter (1918–1964)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004