The 1964/1965 New York World's
Fair made big headlines in 1964. Magazines and newspapers devoted
front page and cover space to the Fair.
The year was 1964
A look at
the news ... the Eiffel Tower celebrates its 75th Birthday ...
Britain celebrates the birth of Queen Elizabeth's fourth child,
Prince Edward, and the 400th anniversary of the birth of William
Shakespeare ... the Pan Am building is completed in Manhattan
... the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King wins the Nobel Peace
Prize ... the Baby Boom reaches its peak with 4,027,000 births
... in January, the IX Winter Olympic Games open in Innsbruck,
Austria; Pope Paul VI visits the Holy Land ... ... in February,
The Beatles make their US debut on the Ed Sullivan
Show; an Eastern Air Lines DC-8 crashes into Lake Pontchartrain
near New Orleans with a loss of 58 lives; Cassius Clay beats
Sonny Liston to win the world's heavyweight boxing title ...
in March, a
Good Friday earthquake and several Tidal Waves hit Alaska causing
massive damage and more than 100 deaths; Jack Ruby is found guilty
and sentenced to death for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald ...
in April, the Ford Mustang is introduced at the New York
World's Fair ... in May, Luther and Hello Dolly! win
the Tony Award for Best Play and Best Musical ... in June,
Civil Rights workers are slain in Mississippi ... in July, Ranger
7 returns the first close-up pictures of the Moon's surface;
Senator Edward Kennedy suffers a broken back after his plane
crashes en route to the Massachusetts State Democratic Convention;
President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ... in August,
an unprovoked North Vietnamese attack on a US Destroyer in the
Gulf of Tonkin brings a US bombing retaliation in what will become
the start of major US involvement in Vietnam ... in September,
the Warren Commission issues their report stating that Lee Harvey
Oswald acted alone in his assassination of President Kennedy...
the XVIII Olympiad opens in Tokyo, Japan;
Aleksi Kosygen & Leonid Brezhnev replace Nikita Khrushchev
as Soviet Premier and Party Chief; Communist China explodes their
first atomic bomb; three Soviet Cosmonauts orbit the earth in
the world's first multi-man space flight; the Star of India,
world's largest sapphire, is stolen from New York's Museum of
Natural History ... in November, Lyndon B. Johnson defeats Barry
Goldwater to become 36th President of the United States ... in
December, Cuban Minister of Industry, Ernesto Che Guevara addresses
the UN General Assembly.
|What we saw at
the movies ... Goldfinger ... My Fair Lady ... Becket ... The
Unsinkable Molly Brown ... Mary Poppins ... Dr. Strangeglove
or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb ... Night
of the Iguana ... Topkapi ... The Carpetbaggers ... A Hard Days
Night ... Seven Days in May ... Fate is the Hunter ... Fail Safe
... The Chalk Garden
|What we watched
on television ...
Bewitched ... My Living Doll
... The Munsters ... The Addams Family ... Slattery's People
... Flipper ... Peyton Place
|What we listened
to on our transistor radios ...
There! I've Said it Again -
Bobby Vinton ... I Want to Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
... She Loves You - The Beatles ... Hello Dolly - Louis
Armstrong ... My Guy - Mary Wells ... Chapel of Love
- Dixie Cups ... A World Without Love - Peter &
Gordon ... I Get Around - Beach Boys ... Rag Doll -
Four Seasons ... Everybody Loves Somebody - Dean Martin
... Where Did Our Love Go? - Supremes ... House of the
Rising Sun - Animals ... Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
... Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann ... Baby Love
- Supremes ... Leader of the Pack - Shangi-Las
... Ringo - Lorne Greene ... Mr. Lonely - Bobby Vinton
|We said Good
Bye to ... Radio & TV star
Gracie Allen, 58, August 27 ... Tennessee Congressman Howard
H. Baker, 61, January 7 ... Movie & TV actor Eddie Cantor,
72, October 10 ... Silent Spring author Rachel Carson,
56, April 14 ... British author Ian Flemming, 56, August 12 ...
Dancer-comedienne Carol Haney, 39, May 10 ... Thirty-first President
of the United States Herbert Hoover, 90, October 20 ... Actor
Alan Ladd, 50, January 29 ... Actor Peter Lorre, 59, March 23
... Actor Harpo Marx, 70, September 28 ... General Douglas MacArthur,
84, April 5 ...
India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, 74, May 27, Songwriter
Cole Porter, 71, October 15 ... Physicist Leo Szilard, 66, May