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    Walt Disney's Mary Poppins has its world premiere in Los Angeles. It will go on to become Disney's biggest moneymaker, and winner of 5 Academy Awards, including a Best Actress award for Julie Andrews. Mary Poppins is the first Disney film to be nominated for Best Picture.

     

    The 1964 Summer Olympics are held in Tokyo.

     

    American civil rights movement leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. becomes the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded to him for leading non-violent resistance to end racial prejudice in the United States.

     

    The St. Louis Cardinals defeat the visiting New York Yankees 7–5 to win the World Series in 7 games (4–3), ending a long run of 29 World Series appearances in 44 seasons for the Bronx Bombers (also known as the Yankee Dynasty).

     

    Incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson defeats Republican challenger Barry Goldwater with over 60 percent of the popular vote in the presidential election; he is sworn in several months later.

     

    The Cleveland Browns defeat the Baltimore Colts, 27-0, in the National Football League Championship Game.

     

    Roald Dahl writes Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

     

    African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist Malcolm X is assassinated in New York City.

     

    The second attempt to march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, under the leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr., stops at the bridge that was the site of Bloody Sunday, to hold a prayer service and return to Selma, in obedience to a court restraining order. He later leads 3,200 civil rights activists in the third march from Selma, Alabama to the capitol in Montgomery.

     

    President Lyndon B. Johnson makes his "We Shall Overcome" speech.

     

    Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space.

     

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