AYSO Celebrates 50th Anniversary
What Was News 50 Years Ago This Month- February 2014

Historical Events for February 1964


1st - "Stop the World, I Want to..." closes at Shubert NYC after 556 perf
1st - Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand," 1st #1 hit, stays #1 for 7 weeks
1st - Indiana Governor Mathew Walsh tries to ban "Louie Louie" for obscenity
1st - Suriname River dammed
2nd - GI Joe, debuts as a popular American boy's toy
2nd - Sjoukje Dijkstra (Neth) wins Olympic gold for figure skating
2nd - Red Faber, Burleigh Grimes, Tim Keefe, Heinie Manush, John Montgomery Ward, & Miller Huggins are selected to Hall of Fame
3rd - "Meet the Beatles" album goes Gold
3rd - Black & Puerto Rican students boycott NYC public schools
4th - FAA begins 6 month test of reactions to sonic booms over Oklahoma City
6th - "Rugantino" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 28 performances
6th - France & Great-Britain sign accord over building channel tunnel
6th - WCIU TV channel 26 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
7th - Baskin-Robbins introduces Beatle Nut ice cream
7th - Beatles land at NY's JFK airport, for 1st US tour
7th - Cassius Clay becomes a black Moslem
7th - Roger Sessions' 5th Symphony, premieres
8th - Peter Shaffer's "Royal Hunt of the Sun," premieres in London
8th - Rep Martha Griffiths address gets civil rights protection for women being added to the 1964 Civil Rights Act
9th - 1st appearance of Beatles on "Ed Sullivan Show" (73.7 million viewers)
9th - 9th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria
9th - GI Joe character created
9th - Hanumant Singh scores 105 India v England on debut at Delhi
9th - NYC news anchor Jim Jenson's 1st appearance on WCBS-TV
10th - Australian destroyer HMAS Voyager sinks after colliding with aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne, killing 82
10th - WBGU TV channel 27 in Bowling Green, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
11th - Beatles 1st live appearance in US; Washington DC Coliseum
11th - Greek & Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus
11th - Taiwan drops diplomatic relations with France
12th - Beatles 1st NYC concert (Carnegie Hall)
12th - End of Richie Benaud's 63-Test Cricket career
12th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
12th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen
15th - Beatles' "Meet the Beatles!," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 11 weeks
Hall of Fame Basketball/US Senator Bill BradleyHall of Fame Basketball/US Senator Bill Bradley 15th - Bill Bradley scores 51 points for Princeton
16th - "Foxy" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 72 performances
16th - Beatles' 2nd appearance on "Ed Sullivan Show"
17th - 101st member elected to baseball's hall of fame (Luke Appling)
17th - US House of Reps accept Law on the civil rights
17th - US Supreme court rules - 1 man 1 vote (Westberry v Sanders)
17th - WMEM TV channel 10 in Presque Isle, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting
18th - Muriel Resnik's "Any Wednesday," premieres in NYC
18th - Papandreou government takes power in Greece
19th - UK flies ½ ton of The Beatles wigs to the US
21st - UK flies 24,000 rolls of Beatle wallpaper to US
22nd - Beatles arrive back in England after their 1st US visit
23rd - Charlie Finley signs a 4 year lease to keep A's in Kansas City
25th - Austrian chancellor Alfons Gorbach resigns
25th - Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) TKOs Sonny Liston in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad AliHeavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali 27th - "What Makes Sammy Run?" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 540 perfs
27th - The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.
29th - "Rugantino" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 28 performances
29th - Frank Rugani sets badminton shuttlecock distance record, 24.3 m
29th - LBJ reveals US secretly developed the A-11 jet fighter
29th - NC high school basketball teams play to 56-54 score in 13 overtime

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