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The following events occurred in July 1964:
- 1 July 1, 1964 (Wednesday)
- 2 July 2, 1964 (Thursday)
- 3 July 3, 1964 (Friday)
- 4 July 4, 1964 (Saturday)
- 5 July 5, 1964 (Sunday)
- 6 July 6, 1964 (Monday)
- 7 July 7, 1964 (Tuesday)
- 8 July 8, 1964 (Wednesday)
- 9 July 9, 1964 (Thursday)
- 10 July 10, 1964 (Friday)
- 11 July 11, 1964 (Saturday)
- 12 July 12, 1964 (Sunday)
- 13 July 13, 1964 (Monday)
- 14 July 14, 1964 (Tuesday)
- 15 July 15, 1964 (Wednesday)
- 16 July 16, 1964 (Thursday)
- 17 July 17, 1964 (Friday)
- 18 July 18, 1964 (Saturday)
- 19 July 19, 1964 (Sunday)
- 20 July 20, 1964 (Monday)
- 21 July 21, 1964 (Tuesday)
- 22 July 22, 1964 (Wednesday)
- 23 July 23, 1964 (Thursday)
- 24 July 24, 1964 (Friday)
- 25 July 25, 1964 (Saturday)
- 26 July 26, 1964 (Sunday)
- 27 July 27, 1964 (Monday)
- 28 July 28, 1964 (Tuesday)
- 29 July 29, 1964 (Wednesday)
- 30 July 30, 1964 (Thursday)
- 31 July 31, 1964 (Friday)
- 32 References
July 1, 1964 (Wednesday)
- Field Marshal Mohammad Ayub Khan, president of Pakistan, visits Kabul briefly, where he meets King Mohammad Zahir. For the first time in several years, relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan are relatively amicable following the decision of the government of Afghanistan to deal with the Pakhtunistan dispute only through diplomatic negotiations and to carry on normal relations with Pakistan in other respects.
- In an event at the Bislett stadion in Oslo, Norwegian Terje Pedersen breaks the Men's javelin world record.
July 2, 1964 (Thursday)
- President Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law, abolishing racial segregation in the United States.
- Died: Glen "Fireball" Roberts, 35, US stock car driver, following injuries and burns sustained in a crash during the World 600, nearly six weeks earlier.
July 3, 1964 (Friday)
- The Spanish tanker MV Bonifaz collides with French ship MV Fabiola off the Spanish coast in fog. Bonfiaz catches fire and sinks. Six of her 50 crew are rescued by the West German ship MV Sloman Malaga. Bonifaz was also carrying six passengers. The Dutch ship MV Setas picks up 22 crew and three passengers. Four of the crew subsequently die of their injuries.
- Black Muslim uprising at Joliet prison in the wake of Cooper v. Pate.
July 4, 1964 (Saturday)
- Alabama governor George Wallace gives a speech condemning the Civil Rights Act, claiming that it will threaten individual liberty, free enterprise and private property rights and adding: "The liberal left-wingers have passed it. Now let them employ some pinknik social engineers in Washington, D.C., to figure out what to do with it."
- The Beach Boys' I Get Around reaches Number One on the Billboard charts.
- Born: Elie Saab, Lebanese fashion designer, in Beirut
July 5, 1964 (Sunday)
- The Sunday Times links mercenaries involved in the North Yemen Civil War with former RAF pilot Tony Boyle.
July 6, 1964 (Monday)
July 7, 1964 (Tuesday)
- The 35th Major League Baseball All-Star Game is held at Shea Stadium and won by the National League.
- Ram Kishan becomes Chief Minister of Punjab.
- The 14th Berlin International Film Festival ends.
July 8, 1964 (Wednesday)
- Vietnam War: U.S. military personnel announce that U.S. casualties in Vietnam have risen to 1,387, including 399 dead and 17 MIA.
- The British ferry SS Arromanches runs aground off Seaford, East Sussex, in a storm, but is refloated after three hours.
July 9, 1964 (Thursday)
- United Airlines Flight 823 crashes 2 miles northeast of Parrottsville, Tennessee, after experiencing an uncontrollable fire on board, killing all 39 people on board. The fire originates below the passenger floor and eventually enters the passenger cabin. One passenger attempts to abandon the aircraft through am escape window prior to impact but does not survive the free-fall. The fire eventually burns through the cockpit and it is likely the crew was unconscious by that time. The exact cause of the fire remains unknown; overheating of the plane's battery or something in a passenger's luggage are thought the most likely possibilities.
- A partial solar eclipse occurs.
July 10, 1964 (Friday)
- Tony Lema wins the 1964 Open Championship at the Old Course at St Andrews in St Andrews, Scotland. He finished five shots ahead of runner-up Jack Nicklaus. It was Lema's only major championship win.
July 11, 1964 (Saturday)
- The 1964 British Grand Prix is held at Brands Hatch and is won by Jim Clark.
- Judge Joseph Sam Perry declares a mistrial in the trial for bribery of US Secret Service agent Abraham Bolden.
- Born: Craig Charles, English actor, comedian and poet, in Liverpool; Kyril, Prince of Preslav, son of Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria, in Madrid
July 12, 1964 (Sunday)
- The French comics character Gai-Luron, created by Gotlib, appears in print for the first time.
- Mauritania establishes diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union.
- Mickey Wright earns her 4th and ultimately final U.S. Women's Open golf title by defeating Ruth Jessen in an 18-hole playoff.
July 13, 1964 (Monday)
- Appeals by Lennie Field and the unrelated Brian Field, implicated in the previous year's Great Train Robbery, against the charges of Conspiracy to Rob are allowed by a court. Their sentences are thus effectively reduced to five years.
- Died: Joel Brand, 58, Romanian-born German member of the Hungarian Aid and Rescue Committee (liver disease)
July 14, 1964 (Tuesday)
- The Tour de France ends, won by Jacques Anquetil.
- Appeals by Roger Cordrey and Bill Boal, implicated in the previous year's Great Train Robbery, are allowed by a court, with the convictions for Conspiracy to Rob quashed, leaving only the receiving charges. Justice Fenton Atkinson concludes that a miscarriage of justice would result if Boal's charges were upheld, given that his age, physique and temperament made him an unlikely train robber. Cordrey is also deemed to be innocent of the conspiracy because his prints were not found at Leatherslade Farm.
- Miles Davis and his quintet record the live album Miles in Tokyo at the Kohseinenkin Hall, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.
July 15, 1964 (Wednesday)
- The Post Office Tower in London is completed, although it does not begin operation until October 1965.
July 16, 1964 (Thursday)
- At the Republican National Convention in San Francisco, U.S. presidential nominee Barry Goldwater declares that "extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice", and "moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue".
- Canadian sailing ship Trepassey founders off Halifax, Nova Scotia ( ).
July 17, 1964 (Friday)
- Donald Campbell, son of the great British record-breaker Malcolm, in Bluebird CN7 makes the last wheel-driven land speed record attempt. His speed, 403.10 mph (648.73 km/h), is less than the unratified speed of the controversial Spirit of America.
July 18, 1964 (Saturday)
- Six days of race riots begin in Harlem.
- Judith Graham Pool publishes her discovery of cryoprecipitate, a frozen blood clotting product made from plasma primarily to treat Hemophilia hemophiliacs around the world.
- "False Hare" is the final Warner Bros. cartoon with "target" titles.
- The Beatles' single "A Hard Day's Night" enters the UK chart, a fortnight after the release of the film of the same name.
- Siw Malmkvist becomes the first Swede to have a hit on the US Billboard chart.
July 19, 1964 (Sunday)
- Vietnam War: At a rally in Saigon, South Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Khanh calls for expanding the war into North Vietnam.
July 20, 1964 (Monday)
- Vietnam War: Viet Cong forces attack a provincial capital, killing 11 South Vietnamese military personnel and 40 civilians (30 of which are children).
- The National Movement of the Revolution is instituted as the sole legal political party in the Republic of Congo.
July 21, 1964 (Tuesday)
July 22, 1964 (Wednesday)
- The second meeting of the Organization of African Unity is held.
- Representatives of Iran, Pakistan and Turkey issue a joint statement from Istanbul, establishing the RCD (Regional Cooperation for Development).
- Born: David Spade, American actor, comedian, writer, and television personality, in Birmingham, Michigan.
July 23, 1964 (Thursday)
- Died: Arkady Mordvinov, 68, Soviet architect and construction manager
July 24, 1964 (Friday)
- Egyptian cargo ship SS Star of Alexandria explodes and sinks at Bône, Algeria, killing at least twenty people and injuring at least 165 others.
- Born: Bert van Gulik, Business Informationmanager, in Huijbergen, the Netherlands.
July 25, 1964 (Saturday)
- US President Lyndon Johnson makes public announcement of the commissioning of the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, an advanced, long-range, Mach 3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft.
July 26, 1964 (Sunday)
- The 1964 Australian Touring Car Championship is won by Ian Geoghegan, the first of his five wins in the event.
July 27, 1964 (Monday)
- Vietnam War: The U.S. sends 5,000 more military advisers to South Vietnam, bringing the total number of United States forces in Vietnam to 21,000.
July 28, 1964 (Tuesday)
July 29, 1964 (Wednesday)
July 30, 1964 (Thursday)
- Born: Vivica A. Fox, US actress and TV producer, in South Bend, Indiana
July 31, 1964 (Friday)
- Ranger program: Ranger 7 sends back the first close-up photographs of the moon (images are 1,000 times clearer than anything ever seen from Earth-bound telescopes).
- A temperature of 53.3 °C (127.9 °F) is recorded in Toksun County, the highest reliable temperature recorded during standard conditions anywhere in China.
- In an event at Los Altos, California, swimmer Dick Roth breaks the world record in the 400 metres individual medley.
- Died: Jim Reeves, 40, US country singer, killed when the small plane he was piloting encountered a violent thunderstorm while flying over Brentwood, Tennessee.
- "12th IAAF World Championships In Athletics: IAAF Statistics Handbook. Berlin 2009." (PDF). Monte Carlo: IAAF Media & Public Relations Department. 2009. pp. Pages 546, 559. Archived from the original (pdf) on November 23, 2012. Retrieved August 5, 2009.
- "16 Missing in Ship Collision" The Times (London). Saturday, 4 July 1964. (56055), col D, p. 8.
- "26 Feared Dead in Tanker Collision" The Times (London). Monday, 6 July 1964. (56056), col G, p. 8.
- "4 Muslim Convicts Stage A Rebellion", New York Times, 4 July 1964.
- Toussaint Losier, "'. . .For Strictly Religious Reason[s]': Cooper v. Pate and the Origins of the Prisoners’ Rights Movement", Souls 15, 2013.
- Wallace, George C. (July 4, 1964). The Civil Rights Movement: Fraud, Sham, and Hoax (Speech). Retrieved April 26, 2012.
- Hart-Davis, Duff (2011). The War That Never Was. Random House. ISBN 978-0-099-55329-8. Chapter 8: Breach of Security.
- "14th Berlin International Film Festival". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2010-02-16.
- "670 Children in Grounded Ship" The Times (London). Thursday, 9 July 1964. (56059), col B, p. 9.
- Accident description at the Aviation Safety Network
- Farrow, John (10 July 1964). "Lema nabs British Open". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. p. 3B.
- United States v. Bolden
- Mickey Wright captures her fourth 'Open' title
- The Train Robbers by Piers Paul Read (1978)
- Losin, Peter. "Miles Ahead Session Details". Miles Ahead. Peter Losin. Retrieved 2009-01-10.
- Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 422–423. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
- "Trepassey - 1964". Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Retrieved 6 August 2011.
- Siw Malmqvist biographical entry in Nationalencyklopedin
- & Behcet Kemal, "The Formation of RCD: Regional Cooperation for Development", Middle Eastern Studies, Volume 45, Number 4, July 2009 , pp. 637-660(24)
- "Egyptian Ship Blows Up" The Times (London). Saturday, 25 July 1964. (56073), col D, p. 6.
- "SR-71 Blackbird." lockheedmartin.com. Retrieved: 14 March 2010.
- Brief biography of Gunnar Reiss-Andersen (in Norwegian)