Friday, April 22, 2011
This Date in History - April 22, 1964
April 22, 1964 was a wet and gloomy day. It was also the Opening Day of the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair! The crowd was lighter than expected due to the weather and political protests, but those that braved it were treated to a wonderful world indeed. The fair wasn't quite ready in some cases - you can see the unfinished Belgian Village on the right - but what was there was unlike anything seen before.
For more on the fair please visit www.nywf64.com and my site, www.worldsfairphotos.com. We also have a very active discussion group at www.worldsfaircommunity.org. Stop by and say hi!