2024
US Surgeon General Report on Smoking & Health
January 8, 2024
https://youtu.be/F7eO5zZwQ8w  A report released by the Surgeon General of the United States in January 1964 concluded that lung cancer and chronic bronchitis are causally related to cigarette smoking. The report also suggested evidence for a causative role of smoking in other illnesses such as emphysema, cardiovascular disease, and various types of cancer.
Vietnamese Coup d’etat 
January 4, 2024
 In January 1964 General Nguyễn Khánh led a bloodless military coup d'état, replacing Dương Văn Minh as Prime Minister of South Vietnam. Source: Wikipedia
2023
10 Top Hits 1964
December 21, 2023
https://youtu.be/dp2jZzBW5RE
Christmas Flood 1964  
December 18, 2023
https://youtu.be/Ym60DcMKGSQ The Christmas flood of 1964 affected the Pacific Northwest and some of Northern California. Continuing until January 7, it resulted in 19 deaths, serious damage to buildings, roads and bridges, and the loss of 4,000 head of livestock. Source: Christmas flood of 1964 - Wikipedia
 Vietcong Bomb Saigon Brinks Hotel 
December 14, 2023
In December 1964 bombing of the Brinks Hotel  (Bachelor Offices Quarters) in Saigon by the Viet Cong, resulted in the deaths of two US soldiers and injuries to a further 60 people, including civilians. Source: Wikipedia
MLK Receives Nobel Peace Prize
December 11, 2023
https://youtu.be/vN1w3-9-_j8 In November 1964 the  Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the American Baptist minister and activist Martin Luther King Jr.  "for his non-violent struggle for civil rights for the Afro-American population." Source: Wikipedia
Escape Tunnel under the Berlin Wall
December 7, 2023
https://www.youtube.com/shorts/uPI_qIt7MAU?feature=share In October 1964 Tunnel 57 under the Berlin Wall  was the location of a mass escape by 57 East Berlin citizens to West Berlin. Built from the basement of an empty bakery in West Berlin, the tunnel ended in a disused outhouse in East Berlin. At a depth of 12 meters (40'), and a length of 145 meters (475'), Tunnel 57 was the longest, deepest and most expensive flight tunnel built in Berlin. Source: Wikipedia
Berkley Free Speech Movement
December 4, 2023
The Free Speech Movement was a 1964-65 student protest at the University of California, Berkeley that demanded a lifting of the ban on-campus political activities and acknowledgement of students' right to free speech and academic freedom. Source: Wikipedia
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
November 30, 2023
https://youtu.be/8TTIqK9nFH8
LBJ defeats Barry Goldwater in a Landslide Victory
November 27, 2023
https://youtu.be/ECkEZmstphs In November 1964 President Lyndon Johnson defeated Senator Barry Goldwater in a landslide presidential victory Source: Wikipedia
US Air Base Attacked by Viet Cong
November 20, 2023
In November 1964 Bien Hoa Air Base, used by the Republic of Vietnam Air Force and United States Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine units, was attacked with mortars by Viet Cong. Four U.S. and two Vietnamese servicemen were killed. Thirty aircraft were destroyed. Source: Wikipedia
The Beatles Arrive In New York 
November 16, 2023
https://youtu.be/sclfhlScwkk   In February 1964 the Beatles arrived in NYC for their first American tour.  
US Aircraft Carrier Sunk By Viet Cong
November 13, 2023
The attack on the USNS aircraft carrier Card by Viet Cong commandos took place in the port of Saigon in the early hours of May 2, 1964. Source:Wikipedia
Worlds Fair 1964
November 9, 2023
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7Pdu9KXGnM&pp=ygUaMTk2NCBOZXcgWW9yayBXb3JsZCdzIEZhaXI%3D The 1964 New York World's Fair, representing 80 nations, took place at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens, New York City.
Sidney Poitier Wins Academy Award
November 6, 2023
https://youtu.be/8aL0ml00S9Q In 1964 Sidney Poitier became the first African-American to win an Academy Award in the category Best Actor in a Leading Role in Lilies of the Field.
Alaska Earthquake
November 2, 2023
https://youtu.be/Y7NUM99QEXo The 1964 Alaskan earthquake occurring at 5:36 PM on Good Friday, March 27 created ground fissures, collapsed structures, and tsunamis across south-central Alaska with ~131 deaths. Source: Wikipedia
Muhammad Ali Defeats Sonny Liston
October 30, 2023
In February 1964 in Miami Beach, Florida Cassius Clay, an 8–1 underdog, beat heavyweight champion Sonny Liston in a major upset, when the champion gave up at the opening of the seventh round. Source: Wikipedia
Political Upheaval in South Vietnam
October 26, 2023
The November 1963 assassination of President Ngo Dinh Diem in a military coup (with the tacit approval of the US) produced a period of political instability for the Saigon government. General Dương Văn Minh became president, but was removed in January 1964 by General Nguyễn Khánh. General Kanh was subsequently ousted and exiled from South Vietnam in 1965. Source:
USAF T-39 shot down by a MiG-19
October 23, 2023
https://youtu.be/d7URLThs53w In January 1964, an unarmed USAF  T-39 Sabreliner on a training mission over Erfurt, East Germany was shot down by a MiG-19 jet fighter of the Soviet Air Force.  All three occupants of the aircraft were killed, becoming direct casualties of the Cold War in Europe. Source: Wikipedia
Panama Canal Crisis
October 16, 2023
https://youtu.be/ZP43aCZz7Ek In January 1964 armed clashes between United States troops and Panamanian civilians in the Panama Canal Zone resulted in the deaths of 21 civilians and 4 US soldiers. The incident is considered to be a significant factor in the 1977 U.S. decision to transfer control of the Canal Zone to Panama. Source: Wikipedia