1964: On This Year


1964 (MCMLXIV in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1964th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 1964 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 1964 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 1964, who was Time's Person of the Year in 1964, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 1964, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 1964, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 1964.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 1964 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What was 1964 known for ?

  • 1964 opened with a series of riotsover the sovereignty of the Panama Canal zone, which ended with the involvement of the U.S. Army and was a significant factor in the United States’ decision to transfer control of the Canal to Panama in the 70’s.
  • Another important event in South America that year is the military coup against President João Goulart of Brazil, establishing a 21-year-long military dictatorship.
  • The United States are going through a rocky time against the backdrop of the Vietnam War. The first student demonstrations against the war occur concurrently in New York City and San Francisco on May 2nd. That same month, young men protest the war by burning their draft cards, the first such demonstration to occur.
  • President Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964, officially abolishing racial segregation in the country, although tensions between racial groups remain.
  • In sports, the 1964 Winter Olympics were held in Austria and Cassius Clay, who became Muhammad Ali in March of 1964, wins the title of Heavyweight Champion of the World on February 25th.
  • In the arts, the British Invasion of the United States begins when the Beatles, having released their first U.S. single a few weeks before, perform on the Ed Sullivan show for about 73 million viewers. The Rolling Stones and the Kinks, two other famous British bands, released their first albums in April and October, respectively.
  • In movies, actor Sydney Poitier became the first African-American to win the Oscar for Best Actor for his leading role in Lilies in the Field. That same year, the movie version of My Fair Lady wins eight Oscars. Notable births in 1964 include American actress Courteney Cox of Friends fame, Italian actress Monica Bellucci, First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama and Prince Edward, Earl of Essex.

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1964: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 1964, during the 37th Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 05/04/1965 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 6 categories honoring the films released in 1964:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 1964?

My Fair Lady
The Oscar for Best Movie went to My Fair Lady, directed by George Cukor, starring Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 1964?

My Fair Lady
The Oscar for Best Director went to George Cukor, for the movie My Fair Lady, starring Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1964?

My Fair Lady
The Oscar for Best Actor went to Rex Harrison, for the movie My Fair Lady, starring Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 1964?

Mary Poppins
The Oscar for Best Actress went to Julie Andrews, for the movie Mary Poppins, starring Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1964?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to Peter Ustinov, for the movie Topkapi, starring Melina Mercouri, Peter Ustinov, Maximilian Schell, Robert Morley produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1964?

Zorba the Greek
The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Lila Kedrova, for the movie Zorba the Greek, starring Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas, Lila Kedrova produced in the United States of America.
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1964: Who was Time's Person of the Year?

Lyndon B. Johnson
In 1964, Lyndon B. Johnson was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. Johnson was elected in his own right as President of the United States in 1964, before securing the passage of the Civil Rights Act, declaring a War on Poverty and escalating U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.

1964: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 1964 were:

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

A Moveable Feast



Candy by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg



The now-classic Candy was banned upon its first publication. It is a hilarious romp about Candy Christian, an all-American girl with wide eyes and lusciousness. Candy, a satire on Voltaire's Candide, chronicles her adventures meeting mystics and sexual analysts as …

The Green Felt Jungle by Ed Reid and Ovid Demaris

The Green Felt Jungle


The Green Felt Jungle, the first book to explore the Las Vegas mirage, where unrestrained tourists can legally and innocently gamble.

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold


Viking will release The Pigeon Tunnel in September 2016. This 50th anniversary edition of John le Carrre's bestselling novel launched John le Carrre's career internationally. Alec Leamas watches while his last agent is killed by East German sentries.

The Wapshot Scandal by John Cheever

The Wapshot Scandal


Anita Scott designed the dust jacket. He was awarded the William Dean Howells medal for his second novel, which is about the Wapshot families.

Dragon chinese zodiac sign

1964: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 1964?

According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 1964 was the Year of the Dragon.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Dragon sign.

Nobel Prize

1964: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year

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1964: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 1964 were Michael, John and David for boys and Lisa, Mary and Susan for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

1964: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 1964 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Michael
  • John
  • David
  • James
  • Robert
  • Mark
  • William
  • Richard
  • Thomas
  • Jeffrey

1964: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 1964 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Lisa
  • Mary
  • Susan
  • Karen
  • Patricia
  • Kimberly
  • Donna
  • Linda
  • Cynthia
  • Tammy

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1964: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 1964, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Hello, Dolly! by Louis Armstrong

1964: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 1964 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Hello, Dolly! by Louis Armstrong
  2. I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles
  3. She Loves You by The Beatles
  4. Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes
  5. I Get Around by The Beach Boys
  6. Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann
  7. Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison
  8. Baby Love by The Supremes
  9. A Hard Day's Night by The Beatles
  10. The House Of The Rising Sun by The Animals

1964: What was the number 1 song in the UK that year?

The number 1 song in the UK in 1964, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Have I The Right? by The Honeycombs

1964: What was the music chart in the UK that year?

The Music Chart in the UK in 1964 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Have I The Right? by The Honeycombs
  2. Little Children by Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas
  3. Oh Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison
  4. Hippy Hippy Shake by The Swinging Blue Jeans
  5. I Won't Forget You by Jim Reeves
  6. It's Over by Roy Orbison
  7. Anyone Who Had A Heart by Cilla Black
  8. It's All Over Now by The Rolling Stones
  9. I'm Into Something Good by Herman's Hermits
  10. I Believe by The Bachelors

1964: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 1964 were:

Woman in the Dunes

Woman in the Dunes

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Hiroshi Teshigahara

Starring: Eiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida, Hiroko Itô, Kôji Mitsui

Country: United States of America

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

Country: United States of America



Release year: 1964

Directed by: Grigori Kozintsev

Starring: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Mikhail Nazvanov, Elza Radzina, Yuriy Tolubeev



Release year: 1964

Directed by: Satyen Bose

Starring: Sudhir Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Sanjay Khan, Baby Farida

Nothing But a Man

Nothing But a Man

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Michael Roemer

Starring: Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, Julius Harris, Gloria Foster

world population

1964: What was the world population that year?

The world population in 1964 was 3,273,978,338 people according to data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. This figure includes both urban and rural populations. The urban population at that time accounted for 35.0% of the total population, which is roughly 1.1 billion individuals.The annual population change in 1964 was an increase of +62.9 million people, representing a percentage increase of +1.96% over the previous year.The average population density in 1964 was 14 persons per square mile (or 22 persons per square kilometer).


What happened in 1964?

Here's what happened in 1964:

  • Jan 1, 1964: KTVS TV channel 3 in Sterling, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 2, 1964: Failed assassination attempt on President Nkrumah of Ghana.
  • Jan 3, 1964: Jack Paar Show, shows a clip of the Beatles singing She Loves You
  • Jan 5, 1964: San Diego Chargers win AFL-championship.
  • Jan 6, 1964: Charlie Finlay announces he wants to move Kansas City Athletics to Louisville.
  • Jan 7, 1964: Bahamas becomes self-governing
  • Jan 8, 1964: European Parliament accepts Mansholt Plan.
  • Jan 9, 1964: Anti-US rioting breaks out in the Panam� Canal Zone.
  • Jan 10, 1964: Panama severs diplomatic relations with US
  • Jan 11, 1964: Beatles I Want to Hold Your Hand is #80 in US
  • Jan 12, 1964: Revolution overthrows Sultan of Zanzibar, one month after independence.
  • Jan 13, 1964: Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II, is appointed archbishop of Krakow, Poland.
  • Jan 14, 1964: Bapu Nadkarni 32-27-5-0 versus England, 21 maiden overs in a row.
  • Jan 15, 1964: Teamsters negotiate first national labor contract.
  • Jan 16, 1964: Hello, Dolly! starring Carol Channing, opens at Saint James Theater in New York City, New York for 2,844 performances.
  • Jan 17, 1964: John Glenn announces that he will seek the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator from Ohio.
  • Jan 18, 1964: Plans for the World Trade Center announced (New York City, New York, USA).
  • Jan 19, 1964: KFME TV channel 13 in Fargo, ND (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 21, 1964: Carl T Rowan named director of US Information Agency.
  • Jan 22, 1964: Kenneth Kaunda becomes premier of North-Rhodesia (Zambia).
  • Jan 23, 1964: 24th Amendment ratified, barring poll tax in federal elections
  • Jan 24, 1964: Martin Kresses final comic strip of Eric the Viking
  • Jan 25, 1964: Echo 2 US communications satellite launched.
  • Jan 26, 1964: The annual telecasts of ''The Wizard of Oz'' resume after being temporarily discontinued in 1963. The reason for the film's not being shown that year is not made public, but it is possible that it was because of the recent assassination of President John F. Kennedy. If the then-established pattern of Christmas-season showings of the film had continued in 1963, the movie would have had to be shown in early December, only two weeks after the President's death.
  • Jan 27, 1964: Margaret Chase Smith (Senator-Republican-Maine) tries for US Republican Presidential bid.
  • Jan 28, 1964: An unarmed United States Air Force T-39 Sabreliner on a training mission is shot down over Erfurt, East Germany, by a Soviet MiG-19.
  • Jan 29, 1964: Beatles record in German Komm, Gib Mir Diene Hand andSie Leibt Dich
  • Jan 30, 1964: Ranger 6 launched; makes perfect flight to Moon, but cameras fail.
  • Jan 31, 1964: US report Smoking and Health connects smoking to lung cancer.
  • Feb 1, 1964: Stop the World, I Want to... closes at Shubert NYC after 556 performances
  • Feb 2, 1964: Red Faber, Burleigh Grimes, Tim Keefe, Heinie Manush, John Montgomery Ward, and Miller Huggins are selected to Hall of Fame.
  • Feb 3, 1964: Black and Puerto Rican students boycott New York City public schools.
  • Feb 4, 1964: Amendment 24 outlaws poll tax
  • Feb 5, 1964: Kashmir Day On February 5, 1964, India backed out of its promise to hold plebiscite in disputed territory of Kashmir. Instead, in March 1965, the Indian Parliament passed a bill, declaring Kashmir a province of India. In 1948, India had taken the issue of Kashmir to the United Nations Security Council and offered to hold a plebiscite in the held Kashmir under UN supervision.
  • Feb 6, 1964: Rugantino opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 28 performances
  • Feb 7, 1964: Cassius Clay becomes a black Moslem
  • Feb 8, 1964: Representative Martha Griffiths' address gets civil rights protection for women added to the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
  • Feb 9, 1964: 1st appearance of Beatles on Ed Sullivan Show
  • Feb 10, 1964: Australian destroyer Voyager sinks in collision, killing 82
  • Feb 11, 1964: Beatles 1st live appearance in US; Washington DC Coliseum
  • Feb 12, 1964: Beatles 1st NYC concert
  • Feb 15, 1964: Bill Bradley scores 51 points for Princeton.
  • Feb 16, 1964: Foxy opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • Feb 17, 1964: US House of Reps accept Law on the civil rights
  • Feb 18, 1964: Papandreou government takes power in Greece.
  • Feb 21, 1964: UK flies 24,000 rolls of Beatle wallpaper to US
  • Feb 22, 1964: Beatles arrive back in England after their 1st US visit
  • Feb 23, 1964: hrysler's Second Generation HEMI racing engine (426 Cubic Inches with Hemispherical Head design) debuts at the Daytona 500. The HEMI powered Plymouth of Richard Petty (#43) wins. HEMI powered Plymouths finish 1-2-3.
  • Feb 24, 1964: Cassius Clay defeated Sonny Liston for the heavyweight boxing title
  • Feb 25, 1964: Austrian chancellor Alfons Gorbach resigns.
  • Feb 26, 1964: U.S. politician John Glenn slips on a bathroom rug in his Columbus, Ohio apartment and hits his head on the bathtub, injuring his left inner ear, and prompting him (later that week) to withdraw from the race for the Democratic Party Senate nomination.
  • Feb 27, 1964: What Makes Sammy Run? opens at 84th St. Theater NYC for 540 performances
  • Feb 29, 1964: Rugantino closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • Mar 1, 1964: Villarrica Volcano begins a strombolian eruption causing lahars that destroy half of the town of Conaripe.
  • Mar 2, 1964: Beatles begin filming Hard Days Night, Harrison meets Patti Boyd
  • Mar 4, 1964: Jimmy Hoffa, President of the Teamsters, is convicted by a Federal jury of tampering with a Federal jury.
  • Mar 5, 1964: Emergency crisis proclaimed in Ceylon due to social unrest.
  • Mar 6, 1964: Elijah Muhammad renames Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali
  • Mar 8, 1964: Malcolm X leaves Black Muslim Movement
  • Mar 9, 1964: 1st Ford Mustang produced
  • Mar 10, 1964: US reconnaissance plane shot down over East Germany.
  • Mar 12, 1964: Jimmy Hoffa sentenced to 8 years
  • Mar 13, 1964: Turkey threatens Cyprus with armed attack.
  • Mar 14, 1964: Girl Who Came to Supper closes at Broadway NYC after 112 performances
  • Mar 15, 1964: LBJ asks for a War on Poverty
  • Mar 16, 1964: KCOY TV channel 12 in Santa Maria, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 20, 1964: ESRO established, European Space Research Organization
  • Mar 21, 1964: UCLA completes undefeated NCAA basketball season (30-0).
  • Mar 22, 1964: Barbra Streisand appears on the cover of New York Times Magazine section
  • Mar 23, 1964: UNCTAD 1 world conference opens in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Mar 24, 1964: Kennedy half-dollar issued
  • Mar 25, 1964: Britain sets memorial for the late President John F Kennedy
  • Mar 26, 1964: Funny Girl with Barbra Streisand opens at Winter Garden Theater in New York City for 1,348 performances.
  • Mar 27, 1964: 1st true Pirate Radio station, Radio Caroline
  • Mar 28, 1964: 1st pirate radio station near England
  • Mar 30, 1964: US Astronaut John Glenn withdraws from Ohio senate race.
  • Mar 31, 1964: President Jango Goulart of Brazil chased out of office by military.
  • Apr 1, 1964: John Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years
  • Apr 2, 1964: USSR launches Zond 1 to Venus; no data returned
  • Apr 3, 1964: US and Panam� agree to resume diplomatic relations.
  • Apr 4, 1964: Anyone Can Whistle opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • Apr 6, 1964: Egypt and Belgium restore diplomatic relations.
  • Apr 7, 1964: IBM introduces the IBM System/360 mainframe computer.
  • Apr 8, 1964: Unmanned Gemini 1 launched.
  • Apr 9, 1964: The United Nations Security Council adopts by a 9–0 vote a resolution deploring a British air attack on a fort in Yemen 12 days earlier, in which 25 persons were reported killed.
  • Apr 10, 1964: Demolition begins on Polo Grounds to clear way for housing project
  • Apr 11, 1964: Anyone Can Whistle closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • Apr 12, 1964: 28th Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 276.
  • Apr 13, 1964: 36th Academy Awards - Tom Jones, Sidney Poitier, and Patricia Neal win.
  • Apr 14, 1964: Sandy Koufax throws his 9th complete game without allowing a walk.
  • Apr 15, 1964: Chesapeake Bay Bridge opens (Bridge-Tunnel measures 17.6 miles (28.4 km) and is considered the world's largest bridge-tunnel complex).
  • Apr 16, 1964: Geraldine Mock of US is 1st woman to fly solo round the world
  • Apr 17, 1964: Cafe Crown opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • Apr 18, 1964: Cafe Crown closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • Apr 19, 1964: Rightist coup in Laos, Suvanna Phuma remains premier.
  • Apr 20, 1964: 86 percent of black students boycott Cleveland, Ohio schools.
  • Apr 21, 1964: Pirates and Cubs combine for 9 HRs, Pirates win 8-5
  • Apr 22, 1964: Tanganyika andZanzibar form Republic Tanzania
  • Apr 23, 1964: New York State Theater opens.
  • Apr 24, 1964: Treasury Secretary C. Douglas Dillon removes all restrictions on ownership of gold certificates.
  • Apr 25, 1964: Thieves steal the head of the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, Denmark (Henrik Bruun confesses in 1997).
  • Apr 26, 1964: Tanganyika andZanzibar form United Republic of Tanganyika andZanzibar
  • Apr 28, 1964: Japan joins OECO.
  • Apr 29, 1964: Princess Irene marries Spanish Prince Carel Hugo de Bourbon Parma.
  • May 1, 1964: 1st BASIC program runs on a computer
  • May 2, 1964: 90th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 2:00.
  • May 3, 1964: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Clifford Ann Creed Golf Invitational.
  • May 4, 1964: Another World andAs the World Turns premieres on TV
  • May 5, 1964: Separatists riot in QuTbec, Canada.
  • May 7, 1964: Pacific Air Lines Flight 773, a Fairchild F-27 airliner, crashes near San Ramon, California, killing all 44 aboard; the FBI later reports that a cockpit recorder tape indicates that the pilot and co-pilot had been shot by a suicidal passenger.
  • May 9, 1964: Khrushchev visits Egypt
  • May 12, 1964: Manlio Brosio chosen as secretary-general of NATO.
  • May 14, 1964: Underground America Day is first observed.
  • May 15, 1964: US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • May 16, 1964: Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champion.
  • May 17, 1964: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open Invitational.
  • May 18, 1964: David Frost interviews Paul McCartney on BBC
  • May 19, 1964: US diplomats find at least 40 secret microphones in the Moscow embassy.
  • May 20, 1964: Buster Mathis defeats Joe Frazier to qualify for US Olympic team.
  • May 21, 1964: First nuclear-powered lighthouse begins operations (Chesapeake Bay).
  • May 22, 1964: LBJ presents Great Society
  • May 23, 1964: Dale Greig runs female marathon world record (3:27:45).
  • May 24, 1964: 18th Tony Awards: Luther and Hello Dolly win.
  • May 25, 1964: 16th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore
  • May 26, 1964: Fade Out-Fade In opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 199 performances
  • May 27, 1964: From Russia With Love premieres in US
  • May 28, 1964: Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 9th String quartet
  • May 30, 1964: Beyond the Fringe closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 673 performances
  • May 31, 1964: Charles Schmid kills first Pied Piper victim
  • Jun 2, 1964: Follies Bergere opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
  • Jun 3, 1964: Ringo Starr collapses from tonsillitis and pharyngitis
  • Jun 4, 1964: Maldives adopts constitution
  • Jun 5, 1964: DSV Alvin is commissioned.
  • Jun 6, 1964: 96th Belmont: Manuel Ycaza aboard Quadrangle wins in 2:28.6
  • Jun 7, 1964: The Beatles travel the canals of Amsterdam.
  • Jun 9, 1964: Jack Nicklaus wins British Open golf tournament
  • Jun 10, 1964: Rolling Stones record their 12x5 album at Chess Studios in Chicago
  • Jun 11, 1964: Chicago police break up Rolling Stones press conference
  • Jun 12, 1964: Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa
  • Jun 13, 1964: Basil Heatley runs world record marathon
  • Jun 14, 1964: Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Jun 15, 1964: Last French troops leave Algeria
  • Jun 16, 1964: Amnesty granted to 3,000 political prisoners
  • Jun 18, 1964: African Groundnut Council forms in Dakar
  • Jun 19, 1964: Bob Dylan completes UK tour
  • Jun 20, 1964: 64th US Golf Open: Ken Venturi shoots a 278 at Congressional Country Club - Maryland
  • Jun 21, 1964: 3 civil rights workers-Michael H Schwerner Andrew Goodman and James E Chaney-disappeared after release from a Mississippi jail
  • Jun 23, 1964: Gen Maxwell Taylor appointed US ambassador in South Vietnam
  • Jun 24, 1964: FTC rules health warnings must appear on all cigarette packages
  • Jun 25, 1964: Prince A Taylor becomes 1st black Methodist Bishop
  • Jun 26, 1964: Blacks and Whites riot over racial segregation in St. Augustine
  • Jun 27, 1964: New Phil Silvers Show, last airs on CBS-TV
  • Jun 28, 1964: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waldemar Golf Open
  • Jun 29, 1964: US Civil Rights Act of 1964 passes after 83-day filibuster in Senate.
  • Jun 30, 1964: Centaur 3 launch vehicle fails to make Earth orbit
  • Jul 2, 1964: Grand jury indicts Beckwith in murder of Medger Evers
  • Jul 3, 1964: 78th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Stolle
  • Jul 4, 1964: 71st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Maria Fraser beats M Court
  • Jul 6, 1964: Malawi (formerly Nyasaland) declares independence from the UK
  • Jul 7, 1964: 35th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-4 at Shea Stadium, New York
  • Jul 8, 1964: U.S. military personnel announce that U.S. casualties in Vietnam have risen to 1,387, including 399 dead and 17 MIA.
  • Jul 10, 1964: Jesus Alou is 1st Giant in 40 years to get 6 hits in a game
  • Jul 14, 1964: Jacques Anquetil wins his 5th Tour de France
  • Jul 15, 1964: Barry M Goldwater (Sen-R-Az) nominated for President by Republicans
  • Jul 16, 1964: Republicans convention selects Barry Goldwater as Presidential Candidate
  • Jul 17, 1964: Don Campbell sets record for turbine vehicle, 690.91 km/h
  • Jul 18, 1964: Race riot in Harlem, New York City; riots spread to Bedford-Stuyvesant (Brooklyn).
  • Jul 19, 1964: 46th PGA Championship: Bobby Nichols shoots a 271 at Columbus Country Club - Ohio
  • Jul 20, 1964: Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 10th String quartet
  • Jul 21, 1964: Arnold Long takes 11 catches in the match for Surrey vs. Sussex
  • Jul 22, 1964: Steve Ballesteros wins the Britsh Golf Open.
  • Jul 23, 1964: Egyptian munition ship Star of Alexandria explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage
  • Jul 25, 1964: Bob Simpson out for 311 at Old Trafford
  • Jul 26, 1964: US union leader James Hoffa sentenced for fraud
  • Jul 27, 1964: Vietnam War: Five thousand more American military advisers are sent to South Vietnam bringing the total number of United States forces in Vietnam to 21,000.
  • Jul 28, 1964: Ranger 7 launched toward the Moon; sent back 4308 TV pictures
  • Jul 30, 1964: US naval fire on Hon Ngu / Hon Mo, North Vietnam
  • Jul 31, 1964: Al Parker glides 644 miles without any motor
  • Aug 1, 1964: ALM (Antillian Airlines) begins operation
  • Aug 2, 1964: Dutch government gives Indonesia export guarantees
  • Aug 4, 1964: North Vietnamese torpedos US ships Gulf of Tonkin
  • Aug 5, 1964: Actress Anne Bancroft and comedian Mel Brooks wed
  • Aug 6, 1964: Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Ecclesiam Suam
  • Aug 7, 1964: 31st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago 28, All-Stars 17
  • Aug 8, 1964: 110 in the Shade closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 330 performances
  • Aug 9, 1964: 1st Rolling Stones concert in the Netherlands
  • Aug 10, 1964: WJSP TV channel 28 in Columbus, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 11, 1964: Race riot in Paterson, New Jersey, USA.
  • Aug 12, 1964: Mickey Mantle switch-hits HR record 10th and final time in a game
  • Aug 13, 1964: 1st broadcast by Trans World Radio on Bonaire
  • Aug 14, 1964: Bo Belinsky is suspended after attacking sportswriter Braven Dyer
  • Aug 15, 1964: Mayor Daley declares Ernie Banks Day in Chicago
  • Aug 16, 1964: Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open Invitational
  • Aug 17, 1964: Margaret Harshaw, Metropolitan Opera soprano, sings the role of Turandot in Puccini's opera ''Turandot'' at the New York World's Fair.
  • Aug 18, 1964: Beatles arrive in SF, 2nd US visit
  • Aug 19, 1964: Communication satellite Syncom 3 launched
  • Aug 20, 1964: LBJ signs anti-poverty measure totaling nearly $1 billion
  • Aug 23, 1964: Marilynn Smith wins Albuquerque Professional Amateur Golf Tournament
  • Aug 24, 1964: 27 – The Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City nominates incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson for a full term, and U.S. Senator Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota as his running mate.
  • Aug 25, 1964: Singapore limits imports from Netherlands due to Indonesian aggression
  • Aug 26, 1964: Italians CP selects Luigi Longo as chairman
  • Aug 27, 1964: Buena Vista premieres Disney's live-action and animated film Mary Poppins at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, USA. The film is based on the Mary Poppins books by P.L. Travers.
  • Aug 28, 1964: US weather satellite Nimbus 1 launched
  • Aug 29, 1964: Funny Thing Happened closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 965 performances
  • Aug 30, 1964: Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Riverside Ladies Golf Open
  • Aug 31, 1964: Ground is broken for Anaheim Stadium, future home of Angels
  • Sep 1, 1964: Masanori Murakami is 1st Japanese player in majors
  • Sep 2, 1964: Indonesian paratroopers lands in Malaysia
  • Sep 3, 1964: US attorney general Robert Kennedy resigns
  • Sep 4, 1964: Eduardo Frei elected President of Chile
  • Sep 7, 1964: Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Valhalla Golf Open
  • Sep 9, 1964: German DR government allows short visits to West Germany
  • Sep 10, 1964: Palestinian Liberation Army (PLA) forms
  • Sep 11, 1964: George Harrison forms Mornyork Ltd music publishing company
  • Sep 12, 1964: Typhoon Gloria strikes Taiwan killing 330, causing $17.5 million damage.
  • Sep 13, 1964: 3rd sitting of 2nd Vatican council opens in Rome
  • Sep 14, 1964: WCVE TV channel 23 in Richmond, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 15, 1964: Beatles play at Public Auditorium in Cleveland
  • Sep 16, 1964: Shindig premieres on ABC-TV
  • Sep 17, 1964: Bewitched premieres on ABC TV
  • Sep 18, 1964: Greek King Constantine II marries Danish Princess Anne-Marie
  • Sep 20, 1964: Paramount Theater (NYC) presented the Beatles with Steve and Eydie
  • Sep 21, 1964: Reds Chico Ruiz steals home, beats Phillies 1-0. Phillies start a 10 game losing streak that gives Cards the pennant
  • Sep 22, 1964: Fiddler on the Roof opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 3242 performances
  • Sep 23, 1964: Fiddler on the Roof with Zero Mostel premieres in New York City
  • Sep 24, 1964: Munsters premieres on TV
  • Sep 25, 1964: Jens Otto Krag forms minority government in Denmark
  • Sep 26, 1964: Braves (25) and Phillies (18) set record by using 43 players in 9 inn
  • Sep 27, 1964: Despite 3 HRs by Johnny Callison, Phils are 14-8 losers to Braves
  • Sep 28, 1964: 53rd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland
  • Sep 29, 1964: Greece and Bulgaria close boundaries
  • Sep 30, 1964: Oh What a Lovely War opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 125 performances
  • Oct 1, 1964: 1st official broadcast of Trans World Radio on Bonaire
  • Oct 2, 1964: The Kinks release their first album, ''The Kinks''.
  • Oct 3, 1964: First Buffalo Wings are made at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York.
  • Oct 4, 1964: 10th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills
  • Oct 5, 1964: KIXE TV channel 9 in Redding, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 6, 1964: Cambridge Circus opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • Oct 7, 1964: New York Yankees make 14th appearance in last 16 and 29th in 61st World Series.
  • Oct 8, 1964: Ringo Starr takes and passes his driving test
  • Oct 10, 1964: 18th modern Olympic games opens in Tokyo
  • Oct 12, 1964: 1st time 3 people in space
  • Oct 13, 1964: At Plesman airport, Curacao, 125.5 mm rainfalls
  • Oct 14, 1964: Philips begins experimenting with color TV
  • Oct 15, 1964: Dr Martin Luther King Jr awarded Nobel Peace Prize
  • Oct 16, 1964: Brezhnev and Kosygin replace Khrushchev as head of Russia
  • Oct 17, 1964: Yanks fire Manager Yogi Berra
  • Oct 18, 1964: Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
  • Oct 20, 1964: Golden Boy opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 569 performances
  • Oct 21, 1964: Abebe Bikila runs world / olympic record marathon
  • Oct 22, 1964: EMI rejects audition by High Numbers, they go on to become The Who
  • Oct 23, 1964: Time Magazine uses term op art for 1st time
  • Oct 24, 1964: Cambridge Circus closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • Oct 25, 1964: Anton Geesink is 1st non-Japanese Olympic judo gold medal winner
  • Oct 26, 1964: Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show
  • Oct 27, 1964: Ben Franklin in Paris opens at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 215 performances
  • Oct 28, 1964: Vietnam War: U.S. officials deny any involvement in bombing North Vietnam.
  • Oct 29, 1964: Town of Karmiel founded in Galilee
  • Oct 30, 1964: Tran Van Huong appointed Premier of South Vietnam
  • Oct 31, 1964: President Lyndon Johnson signs the Federal Food Stamp Act as Public Law 88-525.
  • Nov 1, 1964: Vietcong-assault on airport Bien Hoa at Saigon
  • Nov 2, 1964: CBS purchases 80% of Yanks for $11,200,000, later buys remaining 20%
  • Nov 3, 1964: LBJ (D) soundly defeats Barry Goldwater (R) for President
  • Nov 5, 1964: US launches Mariner 3 toward Mars; no data returned.
  • Nov 6, 1964: WEIQ TV channel 42 in Mobile, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 8, 1964: IMF grants Great Britain credit of $1 billion
  • Nov 9, 1964: Comedy in Music-Opus 2 opens at John Golden NYC for 192 performances
  • Nov 10, 1964: Braves sign a 25-year lease to play in the new Atlanta stadium
  • Nov 12, 1964: Jean becomes Grand Duke of Luxembourg
  • Nov 13, 1964: Pope Paul VI gives tiara to poor
  • Nov 14, 1964: Fade Out-Fade In closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 199 performances
  • Nov 15, 1964: Ajax soccer star Johan Cruijff debuts against GVAV
  • Nov 16, 1964: Radio CJCX Sydney Nova Scotia (Canada) starts shortwave transmission
  • Nov 17, 1964: British Labour Party installs weapon embargo against South Africa
  • Nov 18, 1964: Baltimore Oriole Brooks Robinson wins AL MVP
  • Nov 19, 1964: The United States Department of Defense announces the closing of 95 military bases and facilities, including the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the Brooklyn Army Terminal, and Fort Jay, New York.
  • Nov 21, 1964: Zizi opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • Nov 22, 1964: Lyndon Baines Johnson sworn in as 36th US President
  • Nov 23, 1964: Bajour opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 232 performances
  • Nov 24, 1964: 30th Heisman Trophy Award: John Huarte, Notre Dame
  • Nov 27, 1964: Cold War: Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru appeals to the United States and the Soviet Union to end nuclear testing and to start nuclear disarmament, stating that such an action would ''save humanity from the ultimate disaster''.
  • Nov 28, 1964: 52nd CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 34-24
  • Nov 29, 1964: Roman Catholic Church in US replaces Latin with English.
  • Nov 30, 1964: USSR launches Zond 2 towards Mars; no data returned
  • Dec 1, 1964: Houston Colt .45s change name to Houston Astros.
  • Dec 3, 1964: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer 1st airs on TV
  • Dec 4, 1964: Baseball approves a free-agent draft
  • Dec 6, 1964: KTVR TV channel 13 in La Grande, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 10, 1964: Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Dec 11, 1964: Sam Cooke, American singer ("You Send Me", "Sad Moon"), slain at a motel at age 33.
  • Dec 12, 1964: Shooting starts for Star Trek pilot The Cage
  • Dec 13, 1964: In El Paso, Texas, US President Lyndon Johnson and Mexican President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz set off an explosion diverting Rio Grande, to reshape US-MTxico border.
  • Dec 14, 1964: Michael Brown meets Rene Fladen, then writes Walk Away Rene
  • Dec 15, 1964: Canada adopts maple leaf flag
  • Dec 16, 1964: US performs nuclear test in the Pacific Ocean.
  • Dec 18, 1964: I Had a BaIl opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 199 performances
  • Dec 19, 1964: The South Vietnamese military junta of Nguyen Khanh dissolved the High National Council and arrested some of the members.
  • Dec 20, 1964: Levi Eshkol forms Israeli government.
  • Dec 21, 1964: The James Bond film ''Goldfinger'' begins its run in U.S. theaters. It becomes one of the most successful and popular Bond films ever made.
  • Dec 22, 1964: Lockheed SR-71 spy aircraft reaches 3,530 kph (record for a jet).
  • Dec 23, 1964: India and Ceylon hit by cyclone, about 4,850 killed.
  • Dec 24, 1964: Shooting begins on The Cage the pilot for Star Trek
  • Dec 25, 1964: Goldfinger premieres in US
  • Dec 26, 1964: Moors Murderers claim last victim
  • Dec 27, 1964: Cleveland Browns beat Baltimore Colts 27-0 in NFL championship game.
  • Dec 28, 1964: Principal filming of Dr Zhivago, begins
  • Dec 30, 1964: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) established as a permanent organ of the UN General Assembly.
  • Dec 31, 1964: Indonesia proclaims expelled from the UN
  • Jan 8, 1964: President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a "War on Poverty" in the United States.


What does the year 1964 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 1964 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 65th year of the 20th century and the 4th year of the 1960s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 1963 and precedes 1965.

calendars for year 1964

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