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  Timeline: 1964  
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
Date Race Winner Distance
March 19, 1964 Milan-San Remo Tom Simpson (GBr) 288 km
April 5, 1964 Tour of Flanders Rudi Altig (Ger) 236 km
April 19, 1964 Paris-Roubaix Peter Post (Ned) 265 km
May 3, 1964 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Willy Bocklandt (Bel) 245 km
April 30-May 16, 1964 Vuelta a Espana Raymond Poulidor (Fra) 17 Stages, 2,869 km
May 16-June 7, 1964 Giro d'Italia Jacques Anquetil (Fra) 22 Stages, 4,119 km
June 22-July 14, 1964 Tour de France Jacques Anquetil (Fra) 22 Stages, 4,504 km
September 6, 1964 World Championships Jan Janssen (Ned) Sallanches, France 290 km

October 17, 1964

Giro di Lombardia Gianni Motta (Ita) Milan-Como, 266 km

•  USA - The US establishes a link between smoking and lung cancer. In 1964, the US Government issued its first statement about the adverse effects of smoking. Surgeon General Luther Terry reported, Smoking may be hazardous for one's heath” .

•  Space - NASA launched Range 6 on a mission to carry TV cameras to the moon before it crashed on the surface.

•  TV - the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show .

•  England - Plans to build the “Chunnel” (a tunnel under the English channel) was given the green light.

Notable Deaths -
* Tour de France Champion: Firmin Lambot (Bel), 1886-1964
, 2 time Tour de France champion 1919 and 1922. He is the oldest TdF champion on record.

* Giro d'Italia / Tour de France Champion: Hugo Kobler (Sui), 1925-1964, Tour de France champion in 1951, Giro d'Italia champion in 1950, he died of injuries received in a mysterious car accident.

Gracie Allen, 1902-1964, a great comedienne of movies, a star of radio and early television. She joined husband George Burns as the scatterbrained half of the comedy team “Burns and Allen.” They ended every show with “Say ‘good night' Gracie.”



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