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Headlines From 1964 Events UK

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. A 1964 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 1964 news as it offers a true window into how the world once was, reported first hand from those living at that time. Birthday Newspapers offer 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.

Headlines From 1964 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 1964 history but it will also be a treasured gift of high sentimental value. This is made even more special with the certificate of authenticity included with every 1964 newspaper, at no extra charge. This can be personalised with not only the recipients name and the occasion but also a personal message. Add the perfect finishing touch to this special gift with one of our many stunning presentation options, ranging from commemorative keepsake folders to beautifully crafted gift boxes.

These look great but will also help to store your 1964 newspaper so that it can be referred to and enjoyed for many years to come. Not just by the person receiving it but by future generations that will enjoy sharing trips down memory lane as the 1964 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 1964 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 1964 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 1964 news headlines then please feel free to contact our archivist team who are experts when it comes to researching old newspapers from this significant period of historical interest.

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

Shown as an example of papers printed at this time (click to enlarge).