Athlete of 1964: Don Schollander, Mickey Wright
1964 books & comedy
In 1963 Yogi Berra retired as a player for the New York Yankees and was hired as Manager in 1964. Berra took the Yankees to the World Series where they lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 4 games to 3. Yogi Berra was fired the next day. The Series MVP was St. Lewis pitcher Bob Gibson.
Jim Bunning of the Philadelphia Phillies pitched a perfect game in a 6-0 victory over the New York Mets. Bunning went on to become the most conservative United States Senator in recent history.
Orioles Frank Robinson unanimous choice as AL MVP
AFL Championship:1964 - Buffalo Bills win 11-7 over the San Diego Chargers
NFL Championship: 1964 - Cleveland Browns win 27-0 over the Baltimore Colts
Paul Hornung and Alex Karras reinstated in NFL after 1 year suspension
NBA: Boston Celtics won 4 games to 1 over the San Francisco Warriors
NHL - Hockey
Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs win over the Detroit Red Wings Series: 4-1
The Masters - Arnold Palmer
US Open - Ken Venturi
British Open - Tony Lema
PGA Championship - Bobby Nichols
PGA tour's leading money winner for the year: Jack Nicklaus - $113,285
US Women's Open - Mickey Wright
LPGA Championship - Mary Mills Mickey Wright leading money winner on the LPGA tour, earning $29,800
Cassius Clay TKOs Sonny Liston in the 7th round in Miami Beach, Florida, becoming the heavyweight champion of the world. He soon becomes a black Moslem and Elijah Muhammad renames Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali.
The 1964 Winter Olympics Innsbruck, Austria
The Soviet Union wins with 11 golds highlighted by Lidia Skoblikova taking a clean sweep in the women's speed skating events. Host nation Austria comes in second with 4 gold and Norway third with 3.
Egon Zimmermann of Austria takes the gold medal in the men's downhill, Canada takes the gold medal in bobsled and Knut Johannesen of Austria wins the men's 5,000m. The United States had suffered a great loss in 1961 when their entire Olympic Figure Skating team died in a plane crash in Belgium. U.S. Women's figure skater Peggy Flemming came in sixth.
The idea behind this project is to present the Sixties in an interesting manner with as much audio and visual content as we could manage without slowing things down too much.
Unlike most Sixties websites that are a hodgepodge of decade wide information, we approached this project year by year. WIth each year of the Sixties including categories in history, television, movies, music, sports, books, comedy, technology and toys.
Beyond the nostalgia and retro feel for those who lived through the time, it is also designed to attract the younger crowd.
We have enjoyed some success in that endeavor as this webiste has become quite popular with teachers who use Sixties Pizzazz to get their Middle and High school students interested in our historic and cultural past by assigning projects and papers to this and our other PIZZAZZ websites.
These websites are safe for Middle school and above.
Other Pizzazz Sites
Sixties Pizzazz is part of a larger procress still under construction. It includes Fifties Pizass, Seventies Pizzazz, and the still beta of Eighties Pizzazz. They all are similar in our effort to make recent history fun and intersting for the next generation.