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  • Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 12, 1964

    Jeff Bezos

    Birth

    Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 12, 1964

    Bezos was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on January 12, 1964, the son of Jacklyn Gise Jorgensen and Ted Jorgensen.




  • Oregon, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 25, 1964

    Nike, Inc.

    Establishing

    Oregon, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 25, 1964

    Nike, originally known as Blue Ribbon Sports (BRS), was founded by University of Oregon track athlete Phil Knight and his coach, Bill Bowerman, on January 25, 1964. The company initially operated in Eugene as a distributor for Japanese shoe maker Onitsuka Tiger, making most sales at track meets out of Phil Knight's automobile.




  • New York, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 6, 1964

    Martin Luther King

    The American Race Crisis

    New York, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 6, 1964

    On February 6, 1964, King delivered the inaugural speech of a lecture series initiated at the New School called "The American Race Crisis".




  • John F. Kennedy Airport, New York, U.S.
    Friday Feb 7, 1964

    The Beatles

    The First visit to United States

    John F. Kennedy Airport, New York, U.S.
    Friday Feb 7, 1964

    On 7 February 1964, the Beatles left the United Kingdom with an estimated 4,000 fans gathered at Heathrow, waving and screaming as the aircraft took off. Upon landing at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport, an uproarious crowd estimated at 3,000 greeted them.




  • U.S.
    Sunday Feb 9, 1964

    The Beatles

    The First Live US Television Performance

    U.S.
    Sunday Feb 9, 1964

    They gave their first live US television performance two days later on The Ed Sullivan Show, watched by approximately 73 million viewers in over 23 million households, or 34 per cent of the American population.




  • Miami Beach, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 25, 1964

    Muhammad Ali Clay

    First fight Vs Linston

    Miami Beach, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 25, 1964

    By late 1963, Clay had become the top contender for Sonny Liston's title. The fight was set for February 25, 1964, in Miami Beach. Liston was an intimidating personality, a dominating fighter with a criminal past and ties to the mob. Based on Clay's uninspired performance against Jones and Cooper in his previous two fights, and Liston's destruction of former heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson in two first-round knock outs, Clay was a 7–1 underdog.




  • St. Augustine, Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 1, 1964

    Martin Luther King

    St. Augustine Movement

    St. Augustine, Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 1, 1964

    In March 1964, King and the SCLC joined forces with Robert Hayling's then-controversial movement in St. Augustine, Florida. Hayling's group had been affiliated with the NAACP but was forced out of the organization for advocating armed self-defense alongside nonviolent tactics. However, the pacifist SCLC accepted them.


  • U.S.
    Sunday Mar 1, 1964

    Malcolm X

    Left the Nation of Islam

    U.S.
    Sunday Mar 1, 1964

    On March 8, 1964, Malcolm X publicly announced his break from the Nation of Islam. He was still a Muslim, he said, but felt that the Nation had "gone as far as it can" because of its rigid teachings. He said he was planning to organize a black nationalist organization to "heighten the political consciousness" of African Americans.


  • Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 4, 1964

    Jimmy Hoffa

    Prison Sentences

    Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 4, 1964

    on March 4, 1964, Hoffa was convicted in Chattanooga, Tennessee, of attempted bribery of a grand juror.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Mar 26, 1964

    Malcolm X

    Met Martin Luther King Jr.

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Mar 26, 1964

    On March 26, 1964, he met Martin Luther King Jr. for the first and only time‍—‌and only long enough for photographs to be taken‍—‌in Washington, D.C., as both men attended the Senate's debate on the Civil Rights bill.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 7, 1964

    IBM

    IBM System/360

    U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 7, 1964

    On 7 April 1964, IBM announced the first computer system family, the IBM System/360. It spanned the complete range of commercial and scientific applications from large to small, allowing companies to upgrade to models with greater computing capability without having to rewrite their applications.


  • U.S.
    Friday May 22, 1964

    Audrey Hepburn

    Paris When It Sizzles

    U.S.
    Friday May 22, 1964

    Hepburn reunited with her Sabrina co-star William Holden in Paris When It Sizzles (1964), a screwball comedy in which she played the young assistant of a Hollywood screenwriter, who aids his writer's block by acting out his fantasies of possible plots.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Jul 2, 1964

    W. E. B. Du Bois

    Civil Rights Act of 1964

    U.S.
    Thursday Jul 2, 1964

    The Civil Rights Act of 1964, embodying many of the reforms Du Bois had campaigned for his entire life, was enacted almost a year after his death.


  • Florida, U.S.
    Friday Sep 11, 1964

    The Beatles

    The 11 September concert problem segregated

    Florida, U.S.
    Friday Sep 11, 1964

    During the 1964 US tour, the group were confronted with the reality of racial segregation in the country at the time, particularly in the South. When informed that the venue for their 11 September concert, the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida, was segregated, the Beatles said they would refuse to perform unless the audience was integrated. Lennon stated: "We never play to segregated audiences and we aren't going to start now ... I'd sooner lose our appearance money." City officials relented and agreed to allow an integrated show. The group also cancelled their reservations at the whites-only Hotel George Washington in Jacksonville.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 21, 1964

    Audrey Hepburn

    My Fair Lady

    U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 21, 1964

    Hepburn's second film released in 1964 was George Cukor's film adaptation of the stage musical My Fair Lady, which premiered in October.


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