1964 Sports


*World Series Champions: St. Louis Cardinals
*NFL Champions: Cleveland Browns
*AFL Champions: Buffalo Bills
*NBA Champions: Boston Celtics
*Stanley Cup Champs: Toronto Maple Leafs

*U.S. Open Golf: Ken Venturi
*U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies: Roy Emerson/Maria Bueno
*Wimbledon (Men/Women): Roy Emerson/Maria Bueno
*NCAA Football Champions: Alabama & Arkansas & Notre Dame
*NCAA Basketball Champions: UCLA
*Kentucky Derby: Northern Dancer

 

Fashion Icons:


Audrey Hepburn, Annette Funicello, Jayne Mansfield, Brigitte Bardot, Kim Novak, Sophia Loren, Doris Day.

 

 

Other Facts

Feb 9 - The Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show.
*Sam Cooke was murdered apparently drinking and killed over a misunderstanding.
*The Ford Mustang was introduced.
*Jazz artist Dizzy Gillespie ran for president, promising to rename the White House "the Blues House" and appoint Ray Charles librarian of Congress, Miles Davis head of the CIA, and Malcolm X attorney general.
*The Sharpie marker was introduced. The extra fine point came out in 1979 and the ultra fine point was released in 1989.
*Audrey Hepburn did not get an Oscar nomination for her performance in My Fair Lady. Marni Nixon did the singing, so the Academy figured it was "half a performance".
*Robert Moog develops his first electronic music synthesizer. RCA created the first music sythesizer in 1953.
*Fashion designers Andre Courreges and Mary Quant introduced the miniskirt, scandalizing conservatives and signaling the rapidily changing mores of the decade.
*U.S. paper currency is made Legal Tender for all Debts, Public and Private. According to the U.S. Constitution, it must be backed by gold. It isn't anymore.
*Cassius Clay defeated Sonny Liston on on February 25, 1964 and later changed his name after joining the Nation of Islam also in 1964 to Muhammad Ali.
*"Oh I wish I were an Oscar Meyer wiener. Thats is what I truly want to be." - Oscar Meyer Commercial
+Time Magazine's Man Of The Year: Lyndon B. Johnson
*Miss America: Donna Axum (El Dorado, AR)
*Miss USA: Bobbie Johnson (District of Colombia)
*Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Easy Bake Oven, G.I. Joe, Rat Fink Collectible Hot Rod Figures, Password Game , Mighty Tonka Dump Truck, PLASTIC Mr. Potato Head, Wham-O Professional Frisbees, Monster Magnet, Rube Goldberg's Animated Hobby Kit, Hand's Down (with Slam-O-Matic)

What Was On TV:

Bonanza (NBC), Bewitched (ABC), Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. (CBS), The Andy Griffith Show (CBS), The Fugitive (ABC), The Red Skelton Show (CBS), The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS), The Lucy Show (CBS), Peyton Place II (ABC), Combat (ABC).

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