Miss USA 1964
Bobbi Johnson
DateJuly 29, 1964
VenueMiami Beach, Florida
BroadcasterCBS, WTVJ
WinnerBobbi Johnson
District of Columbia
CongenialityJeanne Venables
Best State CostumePat Kerr
← 1963
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Miss USA 1964 was the 13th Miss USA pageant, held in Miami Beach, Florida on July 29, 1964. This was the last Miss USA pageant to be held as an inclusive part of the Miss Universe event.

The pageant was won by Bobbi Johnson of the District of Columbia, who was crowned by outgoing titleholder Marite Ozers of Illinois. Two days after her victory, Johnson went on to place as a top 15 semi-finalist at Miss Universe 1964.

Johnson was the first woman from Washington D.C. to win the title.[1]

This was the latest Miss USA pageant ever held on this date until the 2020 competition. The rescheduling of the pageant as an independent event from Miss Universe in 1965 meant Johnson reigned for only 10 months and 6 days; apart from first runners-up who inherited the crown when Miss USA won Miss Universe, only 1986 titleholder Christy Fichtner had a shorter reign (8 months and 28 days).



Placement Contestant
Miss USA 1964
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
  • Utah – Janet Erickson
4th runner-up
Top 15


Forty-one contestants competed for the title.

State/District Contestant Age[a] Hometown Notes
Alabama Pamela Borgfeldt[3] 21 Anniston
Alaska Patricia Marlin North Pole
Arizona Diane Reutter Phoenix
Arkansas Barbara McGlothlin
California Jeanne Venables Sacramento
Connecticut Patricia Powell Hartford
Delaware Christina Klosetju Wilmington
District of Columbia Bobbi Johnson 19 Washington, D.C. Top 15 at Miss Universe 1964
Florida Candace Davenport
Georgia Lynda Tatum


  1. ^ Ages at the time of the pageant


  1. ^ "1964 - Bobbie Johnson". http://www.orlandosentinel.com. ((cite journal)): External link in |journal= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "In the running". The Record. 29 July 1964. p. 4. Retrieved 2 July 2024 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ Smith, George (2 August 2012). "Pam has been there, done that". The Anniston Star. p. 2A – via Newspapers.com.