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Class of 1964

This page is dedicated to the class of 1964 in honor of their 50th anniversary. Click below to enjoy taking a walk down memory lane with our collection of photos from the academic year 1963-1964.


Back in Time to 1964:

  • The 1964 Winter Olympics begin in Innsbruck, Austria on January 29th
  • Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) knocks out Sonny Liston to become Heavyweight Champion of the world on February 25th
  • Jimmy Hoffa, Teamsters President, is convicted of tampering with a federal jury on March 4th
  • Sidney Poitier is the first African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role on April 13th
  • In South Africa, Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison on June 12th
  • President Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law on July 2nd
  • The Medicare Act is signed by President Johnson on July 30th
  • The Census Bureau reports that California surpassed New York as the most populous state on September 1st
  • President Johnson defeats Barry Goldwater with over 60% of the popular vote in the presidential election on November 3rd

Your memories

What is your memory of
Long Beach State College?

Please share your memories with us! Tell us about some of your most memorable moments as a student at Long Beach State College.

Be in the Spotlight!

This is a great opportunity to share about your days at L.B.S.C., personal accomplishments, and let your fellow alumni know what you are doing today! Fill out the form and be the next Golden Grad Spotlight!

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Popular Songs of the Year:

  • I Wanna Hold Your Hand by The Beatles
  • Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison
  • Fun Fun Fun by The Beach Boys
  • Leader of the Pack by The Shangri-Las
  • Wishin' and Hopin' by Dusty Springfield

Popular Movies of the Year:

  • Mary Poppins
  • Goldfinger
  • A Hard Day's Night
  • My Fair Lady
  • A Fistful of Dollars
  • The Carpetbaggers

Popular TV Shows:

  • Bewitched
  • Gilligan's Island
  • Jeopardy
  • The Munsters
  • The Addams Family
  • Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.