What happened in 1964

Martyn Gerrard opened his first office in May 1964


What else was happening in 1964...

The first properties that Martyn Gerrard marketed in 1964 were an 'ultra-modern' apartment in Barnet at an asking price £3,250 and a three bedroom house in Whetstone being sold for £4,650

  • Beetlemania hits America
  • Cassius Clay beats Sonny Liston in Miami Beach, Florida, and is crowned the heavyweight champion of the world.
  • BBC2 is launched
  • Sony introduced the first VCR home video recorder
  • The top films of the year included My Fair Lady, Goldfinger, Dr Strangelove, A Hard Day’s Night and Mary Poppins
  • The British and French Governments announce a commitment to build a tunnel under the Channel
  • The Government announces plans to build three new towns in South East England to act as overspill for overpopulated London. One of these was centred on the small village of Milton Keynes
  • BASIC, an easy to learn, high level computer programme language was introduced
  • Nelson Mandela and 7 others are sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa, and sent to the Robben Island prison.

Notable Births in 1964

(in no particular order):

Jeff Bezos

Bill Bailey

Michelle Obama

Lee Evans

Rob Lowe

Prince Edward

Nigel Farage

Russel Crowe

Lenny Kravits

Courtney Cox

Boris Johnson

Bonnie Langford

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