Major Event/ Sports /Prizes




NBA: Boston Celtics
NCAA Football: Alabama
Heisman Trophy: John Huarte

Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings Series: 4-1
US Open Golf: Julius Boros Score: 293 Course: The Country Club Location: Brookline, MA
World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. NY Yankees Series: 4-0

Chart-Toppers: 1964

1."There! I've Said It Again - Bobby Vinton
2."I Want to Hold Your Hand"...The Beatles
3."She Loves You - The Beatles
4."Can't Buy Me Love"...The Beatles
5."Hello, Dolly!"...Louis Armstrong
6."My Guy"...Mary Wells
7."Love Me Do"...The Beatles
8."Chapel of Love"...The Dixie Cups
9."A World Without Love"...Peter and Gordon
10."I Get Around"...Beach Boys

Top Movies of 1964

1. The Carpetbaggers
2. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
3. The Unsinkable Molly Brown
4. Charade
5. The Cardinal
6. Move Over Darling
7. My Fair Lady
8. What a Way to Go
9. Good Neighbor Sam
10. The Pink Panther


Academy Awards

Best Picture: "My Fair Lady"
Best Director: George Cukor..."My Fair Lady"
Best Actor :Rex Harrison..." My Fair Lady"
Best Actress: Julie Andrews..."Mary Poppins"

Nobel Prizes


HODGKIN, DOROTHY CROWFOOT, Great Britain, Royal Society, Oxford University, Oxford, b. 1910, d. 1994:

"for her determinations by X-ray techniques of the structures of important
biochemical substances"


SARTRE, JEAN-PAUL, France, b. 1905, d. 1980:

"for his work which, rich in ideas and filled with the spirit of freedom and
the quest for truth, has exerted a far-reaching influence on our age"
(Declined the prize.)


MARTIN LUTHER KING JR., leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, campaigner for civil rights.


The prize was awarded jointly to:

BLOCH, KONRAD, U.S.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, b. 1912 (in
Neisse, Germany); and

LYNEN, FEODOR, Germany, Max-Planck-Institut f&Mac217;r Zellchemie, Munich, b. 1911, d. 1979:

"for their discoveries concerning the mechanism and regulation of the
cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism"


The prize was divided, one half being awarded to:

TOWNES, CHARLES H., U.S.A., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ,
Cambridge, MA, b. 1915; and the other half jointly to:

BASOV, NICOLAY GENNADIYEVICH, USSR, Lebedev Institute for Physics, Akademija Nauk, Moscow, b. 1922; and

PROKHOROV, ALEKSANDR MIKHAILOVICH, USSR, Lebedev Institute for Physics, Akademija Nauk, Moscow, b. 1916:

"for fundamental work in the field of quantum electronics, which has led to
the construction of oscillators and amplifiers based on the maser-laser


Pulitzer Prizes

History: Sumner Chilton Powell..."Puritain Village"
International Reporting:Malcolm W. Browne..."Associated Press"
& David Halberstam...New York Times

National Reporting: Merriman Smith..."United Press International"
Public Service:
"St. Petersburg Times"

Most Popular Books

1."The Spy Who Came in From the Cold" ... John Le Carre. Coward-McCann
2."Candy" ...Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg. Putnam
3."Herzog"...Saul Bellow. Viking Press
4."Armageddon"...Leon Uris. Doubleday
5."The Man"...Irving Wallace. Simon & Schuster
6."The Rector of Justin"...Louis Auchincloss. Houghton Mifflin
7."The Martyred"... Richard E. Kim. Braziller
8."You Only Live Twice"...Ian Fleming. New American Library
9."This Rough Magic" ...Mary Stewart. Morrow
10."Convention"...Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey, H. Harper & Row
1."Four Days"...American Heritage and United Press Internanational.
Simon & Schuster
2."1 Need All the Friends I Can Get"... Charles M. Schulz. Determined
3."Profiles in Courage: Memorial Edition"... John F. Kennedy. Harper & Row
4."In His Own Write"...John Lennon. Simon & Schuster
5."Christmas Is Together-Time"...Charles M. Schulz. Determined Productions
6."A Day in the Life of President Kennedy"... Jim Bishop. Random House
7."The Kennedy Wit"... compiled by Bill Adler. Citadel Press
8."A Moveable Feast"... Ernest Hemingway. Scribner
9."Reminiscences"... General Douglas MacArthur. McGraw-Hill
10."The John F. Kennedys"... Mark Shaw, Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Most Popular Television Shows

1. Bonanza (NBC)
2. Bewitched (ABC)
3. Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (CBS)
4. The Andy Griffith (CBS)
5. The Fugitive (ABC)
6. The Red Skelton Hour (CBS)
7. The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS)
8. The Lucy Show (CBS)
9. Peyton Place II (ABC)
10. Combat (ABC)