- April 22 – The 1964 New York World’s Fair opens to celebrate the 300th anniversary of New Amsterdam being taken over by British forces under the Duke of York (later King James II) and being renamed New York in 1664. The fair runs until Oct. 18, 1964 and reopens April 21, 1965, finally closing October 17, 1965. (Not sanctioned, due to being within 10 years of the Seattle World’s Fair in 1962, some countries decline, but many countries have pavilions with exotic crafts, art & food.)
- May 19 – The United States Department of State says that more than 40 hidden microphones have been found embedded in the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.
- June 21 – Civil Rights Movement: Murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner – Three Congress of Racial Equality workers, Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney, are abducted and murdered near Philadelphia, Mississippi, by local members of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan with local law enforcement officials involved in the conspiracy
- Jim Bunning pitches a perfect game for the Philadelphia Phillies.
An interesting time in Phillies history is revisited by the Phillies Talk Podcast, we travel back in time to 1964 when the Beatles were all the rage – they even appeared on American TV for the first time on the Ed Sullivan show, LBJ was the President of the United States.
The Phillies were coasting along in first place, in September of 1964 there was a beginning to the end of a magical season by the team that included Jim Bunning, former US Senator and Perfect Game pitcher for the Phils, the Phils were being managed by Gene Mauch.
What else happened in 1964?
New York hosted the World’s Fair in 1964 – courtesy Wikipedia