Auto Racing
• Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 - NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty
• Indianapolis 500 - A.J. Foyt
• USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the season championship
• Formula One Championship - John Surtees of Great Britain
• 24 hours of Le Mans: the team of Jean Guichet / Nino Vaccarella won driving a Ferrari 275P
• Rally racing - the team of Paddy Hopkirk / Henry Liddon won the Monte Carlo Rally driving a Mini Cooper S
• Drag racing - Don Garlits won the NHRA, Top Fuel Championship


Baseball
• World Series: St. Louis Cardinals win 4 games to 3 over the New York Yankees. The Series MVP is pitcher, Bob Gibson of St. Louis.


Basketball

• NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA wins 98-83 over Duke
• NBA Finals: Boston Celtics won 4 games to 1 over the San Francisco Warriors


Boxing
• February 25 in Miami, Florida - Cassius Clay defeated Sonny Liston by TKO in the 8th round to win the World Heavyweight Championship.
• December 14 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Joey Giardello won a 15 round decision over Rubin "Hurricane" Carter to win the World Middleweight Title.


Football (Soccer)
• England - FA Cup: West Ham United won 3-2 over Preston North End
Football (American)
• American Football League Championship (AFL):1964 - Buffalo Bills win 20-7 over the San Diego Chargers
• NFL Championship:1964 - Cleveland Browns win 27-0 over the Baltimore Colts
Canadian Football League
• Grey Cup: B.C. Lions win 34-24 over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats


Golf
Men's Golf
• Grand Slam of golf results:
1. May - The Masters - Arnold Palmer
2. June - US Open - Ken Venturi
3. July - British Open - Tony Lema
4. August - PGA Championship - Bobby Nichols
• PGA tour's leading money winner for the year: Jack Nicklaus - $113,285
Women's Golf
• US Women's Open - Mickey Wright
• LPGA Championship - Mary Mills
• Mickey Wright: leading money winner on the LPGA tour, earning $29,800


Thoroughbred Horse Racing

• United States Triple Crown Races: Northern Dancer is the first Canadian-bred horse to win the Kentucky Derby
1. Kentucky Derby - Northern Dancer
2. Preakness Stakes - Northern Dancer
3. Belmont Stakes - Quadrangle
• Australian Inter Dominion Harness Racing Championship:
o Pacers: Minuteman


Ice Hockey

• Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Stan Mikita, Chicago Blackhawks
• Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Jean Beliveau, Montreal Canadiens
• Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs won 4-3 over the Detroit Red Wings
• World Hockey Championship:
o Men's champion: Soviet Union defeated Sweden


Skiing
• Alpine Skiing
• The men's Olympic Gold Medal:
o Downhill: Egon Zimmermann, Austria
o Slalom: Josef Stiegler, Austria
o Giant Slalom: Francois Bonlieu, France
o The women's Olympic Gold Medal:
o Downhill: Christl Haas, Austria
o Slalom: Christine Goitschel, France
o Giant Slalom: Marielle Goitschel, France
• ISF World Championships:
o Men's combined champion: Ludwig Leitner, Germany
o Women's combined champion: Marielle Goitschel, France


Tennis
• Grand Slam in tennis mens results:
1. Australian Open - Roy Emerson
2. French Open - Manuel Santana
3. Wimbledon championships - Roy Emerson
4. US Open - Roy Emerson
• Grand Slam in tennis mens results:
1. Australian Open - Margaret Smith
2. French Open - Margaret Smith
3. Wimbledon championships - Maria Bueno
4. US Open - Maria Bueno
• Davis Cup: Australia wins 3-2 over the United States in world tennis.


General sporting events
• John Pulman retained the World Professional Snooker Championship
• January 29 - 1964 Winter Olympic Games open in Innsbruck, Austria
• February 29 - In Sydney, Australian swimmer Dawn Fraser sets a new world record in the 100-meter freestyle swimming competition (58.9 seconds).
• March 6 - Tom O'Hara sets a new world record for the indoor mile run by completing it in 3 minutes, 56.4 seconds.
• October 10 - The 1964 Summer Olympics open in Tokyo, Japan

Sport Highlights for 1964 . . . . .