1964 Newspaper

Commemorate a special occasion with an Original Newspaper gift from 1964

Historic Newspapers have a large archive of original newspapers from the year 1964. Our archive features an impressive range of titles and these old newspapers make a wonderful birthday or anniversary present.

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Original Newspaper Gift from 1964

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. The Newspaper Gift offers a wonderful trip down memory lane and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Your newspaper present can be further personalised by adding the recipient’s name and your own greeting on a Certificate of Authenticity, which acts as a guarantee that your newspaper is a genuine original newspaper.

News Headlines from 1964

To whet your appetite for what could be covered in your newspaper gift, here are a selection of the key events that newspapers were reporting on in the year 1964:

Date Event
29th January 1964The 1964 Winter Olympics are held in Innsbruck, Austria.
7th February 1964The Beatles arrive at New York City's JFK International Airport, receiving a tumultuous reception from a throng of screaming fans. This is the first occurrence of "Beatle-mania" in the United States.
25th February 1964Cassius Clay beats Sonny Liston in Miami Beach, Florida, and is crowned the heavyweight champion of the world.
16th April 1964The Rolling Stones release their debut album, “The Rolling Stones“.
16th April 1964Thirteen men are sentenced to a total of 307 years in jail for a heist known as The Great Train Robbery. The men had stolen £2.6m in used bank notes after holding up the night mail train travelling from Glasgow to London in August 1963.
11th May 1964Terence Conran opens the first Habitat store on London's Fulham Road.
20th April 1964BBC Two begins broadcasting in the United Kingdom.
12th June 1964Nelson Mandela and seven others are sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa and sent to the Robben Island prison.
21st June 1964Spain beats the Soviet Union 2-1 to win the 1964 European Nations Cup.
6th July 1964Malawi declares its independence from the United Kingdom.
13th August 1964Murderers Gwynne Owen Evans and Peter Anthony Allen become the last people to be executed in the United Kingdom.
4th September 1964The Forth Road Bridge opens over the Firth of Forth, connecting Edinburgh and Fife.
14th September 1964The London Daily Herald ceases publication and is replaced by The Sun.
21st September 1964The island of Malta obtains independence from the United Kingdom.
5th October 1964The Queen and Prince Phillip begin an eight-day visit to Canada.
10-24th October 1964The 1964 Summer Olympics are held in Tokyo.
15th October 1964The Labour Party wins the parliamentary elections, ending thirteen years of Conservative Party rule.
9th November 1964The House of Commons votes to abolish the death penalty for murder in Britain.
10th December 1964Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway.
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A Newspaper From 1964

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