Sixties Pizzazz
The Sixties in Pictures, Videos, Sounds and Music

>Yogi Berra     Muhammad Ali     Cassius Clay     The XVIII Olympiad     Bob Gibson.     Jim Bunning     Sonny Liston     Lidia Skoblikova     Egon Zimmermann     Knut Johannesen     Peggy Flemming      Frank Robinson     Paul Hornung     Alex Karras     Arnold Palmer     Ken Venturi     Tony Lema     Bobby Nichols     Jack Nicklaus     Mickey Wright     Mary Mills     John Huarte     Northern Dancer     Quadrangle     Don Schollander

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Associated Press Athlete of 1964:  Don Schollander, Mickey Wright


1964 books & comedy



yogi berra 1964

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 1964




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


Horse Racing

Kentucky Derby - Northern Dancer
Preakness Stakes -
Northern Dancer
Belmont Stakes -





I am the Greatest


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 1964 Olympics Tokyo, Japan


United States: 36 gold, 26 silver, 28 bronze
Soviet Union: 30 gold, 31 silver, 35 bronze
Japan (host): 16 gold, 5 silver, 8 bronze


smokin joe frazier 1964




20 year old "Smokin' Joe" Frazier wins the gold metal for Heavyweight division







College Sports 1964


30th Heisman Trophy Award: John Huarte, Notre Dame (QB)




ORANGE BOWL: Texas Longhorns 21 Alabama Crimson Tide 17
COTTON BOWL: Arkansas Razorbacks 10 Nebraska Cornhuskers 7
ROSE BOWL: Michigan Wolverines 34 Oregon State Beavers 7
SUGAR BOWL: LSU Tigers 10 Syracuse Orangemen 7


NCAA Football: Alabama



UCLA wins 97-83 over Duke. UCLA season 30-0.


Louisiana witnessed the most lopsided high-school basketball score 211-29

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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.


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