Sporting Highlights for 1964
Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1964. The major events of this year in sport were the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.
The most notable performance in the Winter Games was by Lidia Skoblikova who won all the women's speed skating events, a feat that has not been matched till date. In the Summer Games, Larisa Latynina won two gold medals for a total of 18 Olympic gold medals, the most by any man or women gymnast till date.
Roy Emerson continued his success by taking the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open for his fifth, sixth, and seventh grand slam title. Emerson had more success in grand slams in the future finishing his career with a total of 12 grand slam titles. Margret Court, who has won the most women's grand slam titles till date, won the Australian Open and the French Open for her eighth and ninth grand slams. Maria Bueno, took the Wimbledon and the US Open, two of her total seven grand slam titles.
In LPGA, Mickey Wright won the U.S. Women's Open for the fourth time which was also her 12th major title. Mickey Wright later that year set a record for the lowest score ever by a woman at 62. Marilynn Smith defended her Titleholders Championship title which was her second and final victory in the majors. Arnold Palmer won the Masters Tournament for the third time, which was also the seventh and final major win for Arnold.
See some videos from the world of sport in 1964.
Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1964.
|Jan 29 - Feb 9||Winter Olympic Games were held in Innsbruck, Austria|
|Jan||Tennis Australia Open won by Roy Emerson and Margaret Smith|
|April||Golf Masters won by Arnold Palmer (4th win)|
|May||Tennis French Open won by Manuel Santana and Margaret Smith|
|June||Golf US Open won by Ken Venturi|
|July||the Cycling Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil|
|July||Tennis Wimbledon won by Roy Emerson and Maria Bueno|
|July||Golf British Open won by Tony Lema|
|Aug||Golf US PGA won by Bobby Nichols|
|Sep||Tennis US National Championship won by Roy Emerson and Maria Bueno|
|Oct||The Baseball World Series won by St. Louis Cardinals|
|Oct 10-24||Summer Olympic Games were held in Tokyo, Japan|
Please note that the dates for past events are not always known, and are sometimes just placed in the month that the current event is held. If no exact date is listed, then it is just an estimated month that it was held.
If you have a correction or know of events that should be included here, please let me know.
- Timeline (all years) in the world of sport
- For future sporting events, see the Calendar of Major Sporting Events
- More about the World of Sport