Lewiston High School

What Happened in 1964

These are a few of the things
that defined the year 1964.
Anyone NOT remember when
President Kennedy was shot?

Lewiston Idaho, Class of 1964-Class Reunion

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Events On and Around Campus in 1963-64
  • September 3 First day of school
  • September 3-5 Lewiston Roundup
  • September 11 Home Room officers elected
  • September 14 Football-Moscow (7-20 win)
  • September 21 Football-Coeur d'Alene (0-22 win)
  • September 27 Football-Walla Walla (away 32-0 loss)
  • October 3 Teacher's Institute (spelled student vacation day)
  • October 5 Football-Pullman (19-19 tie)
  • October 12 Football-Kellogg (20-25 win)
  • October 18 Football-Sandpoint (away 9-6 loss)
  • October 26 Football-Wallace (away 33-19 loss)
  • October 29-30 Seniors Play "Boarding House Reach"
  • November 2 Football-Colfax (33-13 loss)
  • November 8 Football-Clarkston (0-7 win)
  • November 8 End of first quarter
  • December 6 Basketball-Grangeville
  • December 7 Wrestling-Pullman
  • December 7 Basketball-Mac-High (away)
  • December 7 College Entrance Exams
  • December 7 Senior Ball
  • December 14 Basketball-Mac-High
  • December 20 Basketball-Pullman (away)
  • December 20 Wrestling-Enterprise (away)
  • December 21 Wrestling-La Grande Tournament (away)
  • December 21 Basketball-Moscow
  • December 27-28 Basketball-Nampa tournament (away)
  • December 28 Wrestling-Pendleton (away)
  • January 3 Basketball-Moscow
  • January 4 Wrestling-Mac High
  • January 11 Wrestling-Pullman Tournament
  • January 11 Basketball-Pomeroy (away)
  • January 17 Basketball-Walla Walla (away)
  • January 18 Basketball-Pullman
  • January 21 Basketball-Moscow
  • January 24 Basketball- Orofino (away)
  • January 24 Wrestling-Pullman (away)
  • January 25 Wrestling-Enterprise
  • January 28 Basketball-Clarkston
  • January 31 Basketball-Orofino
  • February 1 Wrestling-Pendleton
  • February 3 Basketball-Grangeville (away)
  • February 11 Basketball-Clarkston (away)
  • February 14 Senior Tea/Senior Dress-up Day
  • February 15 Basketball-Sandpoint (away)
  • February 21 Basketball-Pomeroy
  • February 22 Basketball-Walla Walla
  • March 21 Baseball-Pullman
  • April 3 Baseball-Moscow
  • April 4 Baseball-John Rogers
  • April 8-9-10 Spring Break
  • April 14 Baseball-Clarkston
  • April 15-16 3-Act Farce, Charley's Aunt
  • April 17 Baseball-Colfax
  • April 18 Baseball North Central
  • April 25 Baseball-Pullman
  • April 27 Baseball-Clarkston
  • May 2 Baseball-Walla Walla
  • May 5 Baseball-Clarkston
  • May 8 Mother-Daughter Tea
  • May 11 Baseball-Clarkston
  • May 22 Baseball-Clarkston
  • May 29 Graduation

World Events in 1964
  • January 3 - Senator Barry Goldwater announces that he will seek the Republican nomination for President.
  • January 8 - In his first State-of-the-Union address, President Lyndon Johnson declares a "War on Poverty" in the United States.
  • January 9 - Armed clashes between United States troops and Panamanian mobs in the Canal Zone precipitate a major international crisis and result in the deaths of 21 Panamanians and 4 U.S. soldiers.
  • January 11 - United States Surgeon General Luther Terry reports that smoking may be hazardous for one's health. First such statement from US government.
  • January 16 - John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, resigns from the space program and announces the next day that he will seek the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator from Ohio.
  • January 27 - Senator Margaret Chase Smith (R-Me.), 66, announces her candidacy for the Repubican nomination for President.
  • January 28 - A U.S. Air Force jet training plane that strayed into East Germany is shot down by Soviet fighters near Erfurt. All three crew men are killed.
  • January 30 - The junta ruling South Vietnam since the overthrow of President Ngo Dinh Diem is itself toppled from power in a bloodless coup led by Maj. Gen. Nguyen Khanh.
  • February 7 - A jury trying Bryon De La Beckwith for the murder of Medgar Evers in June 1963 reports in Jackson, Mississippi that it was unable to agree on a verdict, resulting in a mistrial.
  • February 7 - The Beatles arrived on their first visit to the United States.
  • February 26 - John Glenn slips on a bathroom rug in his Columbus, Ohio apartment and hits his head on the bathtub, injuring his left inner ear, and prompting him (later that week) to withdraw from the race for the Senate nomination.
  • March 4 - Jimmy Hoffa, President of the Teamsters, is convicted by a Federal jury of tampering with a Federal jury in 1962.
  • March 9 - The first Ford Mustang rolls off the assembly line at Ford Motor Company.
  • March 10 - Soviet Union military forces shoot down an unarmed reconnaissance bomber that had strayed into East Germany; the three U.S. flyers parachute to safety.
  • March 14 - A jury in Dallas, Texas finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.
  • March 27 - The Good Friday Earthquake, the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history at a magnitude of 9.2 strikes South Central Alaska killing 125 people and inflicting massive damage to the city of Anchorage
  • Computers in businessApril 7 - IBM announced System/360, the first IBM family of compatible machines. Computers enter the general world of business.
  • June 19 - Senator Edward Kennedy, 32, is seriously injured in a private plane crash at Southampton, Massachusetts; the pilot is killed.
  • June 21 - Three civil rights workers, Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney, are murdered near Philadelphia, Mississippi, by local segregationist law enforcement officials.
  • July 27 - Vietnam War: 5,000 more American military advisers are sent to South Vietnam bringing the total number of United States forces in Vietnam to 21,000.
  • August 4 - American civil rights movement: Civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney found dead in Mississippi after disappearing on June 21.
  • August 4 - Vietnam War: United States destroyers USS Maddox and USS C. Turner Joy are attacked in the Gulf of Tonkin. Air support from the carrier USS Ticonderoga sinks two, possibly three North Vietnamese gunboats.
  • August 5 - Vietnam War: Operation Pierce Arrow - American aircraft from carriers USS Ticonderoga and USS Constellation bomb North Vietnam in retaliation for strikes against US destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin.
  • August 7 - Vietnam War: The United States Congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution giving US President Lyndon B. Johnson broad war powers to deal with North Vietnamese attacks on American forces.
  • October 14-15 - Nikita Khrushchev is deposed as leader of the Soviet Union; Leonid Brezhnev assumes power.
  • October 16 - Communist China explodes an atomic bomb in Sinkiang.
  • October 31 - Campaigning at Madison Square Garden, New York, President Lyndon Johnson pledges the creation of the Great Society.
  • November 3 - Lyndon Johnson defeats Barry Goldwater in the U.S. presidential election
Nobel Prizes
  • Physics - Charles Hard Townes, Nicolay Gennadiyevich Basov, Aleksandr Mikhailovich Prokhorov
  • Chemistry - Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin
  • Medicine - Konrad Bloch, Feodor Lynen
  • Literature - Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Peace - Martin Luther King Jr
Considered "Notable"
  • A gallon of gasoline costs 30 cents.
  • Hasbro introduces the G.I. Joe doll.
  • A San Francisco introduces a topless bar. Later that year, the bottoms go, too.

We left the hallowed halls of LHS

Music of 1964

Dang Me (Roger Miller)
Hello Dolly (Louis Armstrong)
Anyone Who Had a Heart (Cilla Black)
Always Something There to Remind Me (Sandie Shaw)
Mecca (Gene Pitney)
Oh! Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison)
I Get Around (Beach Boys)
My Guy (Mary Wells)
Where Did Our Love Go? (Supremes)
Baby Love (Supremes)
Don't Throw Your Love Away (Searchers)
Glad All Over (Dave Clark Five)
I Saw Her Standing There (Beatles)
All My Loving (Beatles)
A Hard Days Night (Beatles)
It's All Over Now (Rolling Stones)
Do Wah Diddy Diddy (Manfred Mann)
Poison Ivy (Billy Thorpe)
Zorba the Greek (Mikis Theodorakis)
Mary Poppins (Cast LP)

TV of our time...

The Nelsons 1952-66 Lassie 1954-72
Gunsmoke 1955-75 Perry Mason 1957-65
Bandstand 1957-72 Rawhide 1958-66
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 1959-65 Bonanza 1959-71
Ben Casey 1960-65 The Flintstones 1960-65
Mr Ed 1960-65 The Andy Griffiths Show 1960-68
My Three Sons 1960-71 Dick van Dyke Show 1961-65
Dr Kildare 1961-66 The Avengers 1961-69
McHale's Navy 1962-65 Combat! 1962-67
The Beverly Hillbillies 1962-70 Burke's Law 1963-65
My Favourite Martian 1963-65 The Outer Limits 1963-65
The Fugitive 1963-66 The Saint 1963-68
Petticoat Junction 1963-69 Dr Who 1963-93
The Addams Family 1964-65 Peyton Place 1964-68
Flipper 1964-66 The Munsters 1964-66
The Man from UNCLE 1964-67 Gilligan's Island 1964-68
Daniel Boone 1964-69 Bewitched 1964-71

Movies in 1964

Title Director Cast Academy Awards

Becket Peter Glenville Richard Burton
Peter O'Toole
John Gielgud
Best Screenplay

Dr Strangelove Stanley Kurick Peter Sellers
George C. Scott
Stirling Hayden
Slim Pickens
Keenan Wynn
James Earl Jones

A Fistful of Dollars Sergio Leone Clint Eastwood
Gian Maria Volonte

(a James Bond movie)
Guy Hamilton Sean Connery
Gert Frobe
Honor Blackman
Best Sound Effects

A Hard Days Night Richard Lester The Beatles
Wilfred Brambell
Victor Spinetti
Anthony Quayle

Mary Poppins Robert Stevenson Julie Andrews
Dick van Dyke
David Tomlinson
Glynis Johns
Ed Wynn
Elsa Lancaster
Best Actress
Best Editing
Best Score
Best Song ("Chim Chim Cheree")
Best Special Effects

My Fair Lady George Cukor Rex Harrison
Audrey Hepburn
Stanley Holloway
Wilfrid Hyde-White
Best Picture
Best Actor
Best Director
Best Art & Set Direction
Best Cinematography
Best Costume Design
Best Score
Best Sound

Robin & the Seven Hoods Gordon Douglas Frank Sinatra
Dean Martin
Sammy Davis Jr.
Bing Crosby
Peter Falk

Zorba the Greek Michael Cacoyannis Anthony Quinn
Alan Bates
Irene Papas
Lila Kedrova
Best Supporting Actress
Best Art & Set Direction
Best Cinematography

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