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    Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed pitcher Sandy Koufax sets a World Series record by striking out 15 New York Yankees in a 5-2 victory in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium. The Dodgers sweep the series in four straight, with Koufax defeating the Yankees 2-1 in Game 4 at Dodger Stadium.

    Demolition of Penn Station begins in New York City, continuing until 1966.

    President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald. Lyndon B. Johnson succeeds him and is sworn in on Air Force One. Oswald is then killed by Jack Ruby.

    Plans to build the New York City World Trade Center are announced.

    The 1964 Winter Olympics are held in Innsbruck, Austria.

    The Beatles vault to the #1 spot on the U.S. singles charts for the first time, with "I Want to Hold Your Hand", starting the British Invasion in America.

    Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) beats Sonny Liston in Miami Beach, Florida, and is crowned the heavyweight champion of the world.

    Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa is convicted by a federal jury of tampering with a federal jury in 1962.

    Merv Griffin's game show Jeopardy! debuts on NBC; Art Fleming is its first host.

    IBM announces the System/360.

    The Rolling Stones release their debut album, The Rolling Stones.

    The 1964 New York World's Fair opens.

    Some 400–1,000 students march through Times Square, New York and another 700 in San Francisco, in the first major student demonstration against the Vietnam War.

    Tom Jones wins the Oscar for best picture. Sidney Poitier (Lillies of the Field) and Patricia Neal (Hud) win for Best Actor and Actress.

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