by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1964
15 3/4 in. x 19 3/4 in. (400 mm x 500 mm)
Given by the photographer, Yousuf Karsh, 1991
Artistback to top
- Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002), Photographer. Artist associated with 159 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Photographed in his library at Combe Florey, Somerset, 1964.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, Somerset (library, sitter's home, Combe Florey House, Combe Florey, Somerset)
Events of 1964back to top
Current affairsHarold Wilson narrowly wins the general election for the Labour Party, the first of his four election victories.
Peter Allen and Gwynne Evans become the last people to be executed in the United Kingdom before capital punishment was abolished in 1965.
The Sun newspaper replaces the Daily Herald.
Art and scienceTop of the Pops begins its rein as the longest running television music show. The first broadcast was presented by Jimmy Savile and included the Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, The Hollies and The Beatles, who were the show's first number 1 with I Want to Hold Your Hand.
InternationalThe Civil Rights Act is passed in the USA, outlawing discrimination based on race, colour, religion, sex or national origin. The Act abolished the 'Jim Crow Laws' in the Southern States, making forced segregation illegal.
After spending two years in prison Nelson Mandela is sentenced to Life in Prison for the crimes of sabotage and crimes equivalent to treason against the Republic of South Africa.
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