The Beatles first arrival was Friday, Feb. 7, 1964 at Kennedy International Airport, New York City, New York, shortly after 1 pm., Eastern Standard Time (EST). Specifically, they traveled on Pan Am's 'Yankee Clipper' Flight #101. They traveled with accompaniment of armed guards to the Plaza Hotel.
On Feb 9th they appeared on Ed Sullivan (TV) show where an unheard of 70-73 million (60% of available) viewers watched. On that night, America's crime rate was lower than at any time during the previous 50 years.
However, their first live performance in the U.S. at the Washington Coliseum. They also performed at New York's Carnegie Hall.