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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Who was the person of the year of 1964?
Which were the most popular books released in 1964 ?
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All Nobel Prize winners of 1964
- Martin Luther King Jr.
- Jean-Paul Sartre
- Charles Hard Townes
- Nikolay Basov
- Alexander Prokhorov
- Dorothy Hodgkin
Physiology or Medicine
- Konrad Emil Bloch
- Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen
Which were the top hits of 1964?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- Louis Armstrong - Hello, Dolly!
- The Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand
- The Beatles - She Loves You
- The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go
- The Beach Boys - I Get Around
- Manfred Mann - Do Wah Diddy Diddy
- Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman
- The Supremes - Baby Love
- The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
- The Animals - The House Of The Rising Sun
Top #1 songs in the UK
- The Honeycombs - Have I The Right?
- Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas - Little Children
- Roy Orbison - Oh Pretty Woman
- The Swinging Blue Jeans - Hippy Hippy Shake
- Jim Reeves - I Won't Forget You
- Roy Orbison - It's Over
- Cilla Black - Anyone Who Had A Heart
- The Rolling Stones - It's All Over Now
- Herman's Hermits - I'm Into Something Good
- The Bachelors - I Believe
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Demographic statistics of the year 1964
- Total population: 3.3 billion (3,273,978,338 to be precise!)
- Urban population: 1.1 billion, that is 35.0% of the total population of 1964 lives in cities
- Yearly change: +62.9 million, corresponding to a percentage increase of +1.96%
- Average density: 22.0 persons per km2
Which were the important events of 1964?
- 01 Jan 1964 KTVS TV channel 3 in Sterling, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
- 02 Jan 1964 Failed assassination attempt on President Nkrumah of Ghana.
- 03 Jan 1964 Jack Paar Show, shows a clip of the Beatles singing She Loves You
- 05 Jan 1964 San Diego Chargers win AFL-championship.
- 06 Jan 1964 Charlie Finlay announces he wants to move Kansas City Athletics to Louisville.
- 07 Jan 1964 Bahamas becomes self-governing
- 08 Jan 1964 European Parliament accepts Mansholt Plan.
- 09 Jan 1964 Anti-US rioting breaks out in the Panam� Canal Zone.
- 10 Jan 1964 Panama severs diplomatic relations with US
- 11 Jan 1964 Beatles I Want to Hold Your Hand is #80 in US (Cashbox)
- 12 Jan 1964 Revolution overthrows Sultan of Zanzibar, one month after independence.
- 13 Jan 1964 Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II, is appointed archbishop of Krakow, Poland.
- 14 Jan 1964 Bapu Nadkarni 32-27-5-0 versus England, 21 maiden overs in a row.
- 15 Jan 1964 Teamsters negotiate first national labor contract.
- 16 Jan 1964 Hello, Dolly! starring Carol Channing, opens at Saint James Theater in New York City, New York for 2,844 performances.
- 17 Jan 1964 John Glenn announces that he will seek the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator from Ohio.
- 18 Jan 1964 Plans for the World Trade Center announced (New York City, New York, USA).
- 19 Jan 1964 KFME TV channel 13 in Fargo, ND (PBS) begins broadcasting
- 21 Jan 1964 Carl T Rowan named director of US Information Agency.
- 22 Jan 1964 Kenneth Kaunda becomes premier of North-Rhodesia (Zambia).
- 23 Jan 1964 24th Amendment ratified, barring poll tax in federal elections
- 24 Jan 1964 Martin Kresses final comic strip of Eric the Viking
- 25 Jan 1964 Echo 2 US communications satellite launched.
- 26 Jan 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.
- 27 Jan 1964 Margaret Chase Smith (Senator-Republican-Maine) tries for US Republican Presidential bid.
- 28 Jan 1964 An unarmed USAF T-39 Sabreliner on a training mission is shot down over Erfurt, East Germany, by a Soviet MiG-19.
- 29 Jan 1964 Beatles record in German Komm, Gib Mir Diene Hand andSie Leibt Dich
- 30 Jan 1964 Ranger 6 launched; makes perfect flight to Moon, but cameras fail.
- 31 Jan 1964 US report Smoking and Health connects smoking to lung cancer.
- 01 Feb 1964 Stop the World, I Want to... closes at Shubert NYC after 556 performances
- 02 Feb 1964 Red Faber, Burleigh Grimes, Tim Keefe, Heinie Manush, John Montgomery Ward, and Miller Huggins are selected to Hall of Fame.
- 03 Feb 1964 Black and Puerto Rican students boycott New York City public schools.
- 04 Feb 1964 Amendment 24 outlaws poll tax
- 05 Feb 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.
- 06 Feb 1964 Rugantino opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 28 performances
- 07 Feb 1964 Cassius Clay becomes a black Moslem
- 08 Feb 1964 Representative Martha Griffiths' address gets civil rights protection for women added to the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
- 09 Feb 1964 1st appearance of Beatles on Ed Sullivan Show (73.7 million viewers)
- 10 Feb 1964 Australian destroyer Voyager sinks in collision, killing 82
- 11 Feb 1964 Beatles 1st live appearance in US; Washington DC Coliseum
- 12 Feb 1964 Beatles 1st NYC concert (Carnegie Hall)
- 15 Feb 1964 Bill Bradley scores 51 points for Princeton.
- 16 Feb 1964 Foxy opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 72 performances
- 17 Feb 1964 US House of Reps accept Law on the civil rights
- 18 Feb 1964 Papandreou government takes power in Greece.
- 21 Feb 1964 UK flies 24,000 rolls of Beatle wallpaper to US
- 22 Feb 1964 Beatles arrive back in England after their 1st US visit
- 23 Feb 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.
- 24 Feb 1964 Cassius Clay defeated Sonny Liston for the heavyweight boxing title
- 25 Feb 1964 Austrian chancellor Alfons Gorbach resigns.
- 26 Feb 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.
- 27 Feb 1964 What Makes Sammy Run? opens at 84th St. Theater NYC for 540 performances
- 29 Feb 1964 Rugantino closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 28 performances
- 01 Mar 1964 Villarrica Volcano begins a strombolian eruption causing lahars that destroy half of the town of Conaripe.
- 02 Mar 1964 Beatles begin filming Hard Days Night, Harrison meets Patti Boyd
- 04 Mar 1964 Jimmy Hoffa, President of the Teamsters, is convicted by a Federal jury of tampering with a Federal jury.
- 05 Mar 1964 Emergency crisis proclaimed in Ceylon due to social unrest.
- 06 Mar 1964 Elijah Muhammad renames Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali
- 08 Mar 1964 Malcolm X leaves Black Muslim Movement
- 09 Mar 1964 1st Ford Mustang produced
- 10 Mar 1964 US reconnaissance plane shot down over East Germany.
- 12 Mar 1964 Jimmy Hoffa sentenced to 8 years
- 13 Mar 1964 Turkey threatens Cyprus with armed attack.
- 14 Mar 1964 Girl Who Came to Supper closes at Broadway NYC after 112 performances
- 15 Mar 1964 LBJ asks for a War on Poverty
- 16 Mar 1964 KCOY TV channel 12 in Santa Maria, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
- 20 Mar 1964 ESRO established, European Space Research Organization
- 21 Mar 1964 UCLA completes undefeated NCAA basketball season (30-0).
- 22 Mar 1964 Barbra Streisand appears on the cover of New York Times Magazine section
- 23 Mar 1964 UNCTAD 1 world conference opens in Geneva, Switzerland.
- 24 Mar 1964 Kennedy half-dollar issued
- 25 Mar 1964 Britain sets memorial for the late President John F Kennedy
- 26 Mar 1964 Funny Girl with Barbra Streisand opens at Winter Garden Theater in New York City for 1,348 performances.
- 27 Mar 1964 1st true Pirate Radio station, Radio Caroline (England)
- 28 Mar 1964 1st pirate radio station near England (Radio Caroline)
- 30 Mar 1964 US Astronaut John Glenn withdraws from Ohio senate race.
- 31 Mar 1964 President Jango Goulart of Brazil chased out of office by military.
- 01 Apr 1964 John Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years
- 02 Apr 1964 USSR launches Zond 1 to Venus; no data returned
- 03 Apr 1964 US and Panam� agree to resume diplomatic relations.
- 04 Apr 1964 Anyone Can Whistle opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 9 performances
- 06 Apr 1964 Egypt and Belgium restore diplomatic relations.
- 07 Apr 1964 IBM introduces the IBM System/360 mainframe computer.
- 08 Apr 1964 Unmanned Gemini 1 launched.
- 09 Apr 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.
- 10 Apr 1964 Demolition begins on Polo Grounds to clear way for housing project
- 11 Apr 1964 Anyone Can Whistle closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 9 performances
- 12 Apr 1964 28th Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 276.
- 13 Apr 1964 36th Academy Awards - Tom Jones, Sidney Poitier, and Patricia Neal win.
- 14 Apr 1964 Sandy Koufax throws his 9th complete game without allowing a walk.
- 15 Apr 1964 Chesapeake Bay Bridge opens (Bridge-Tunnel measures 17.6 miles (28.4 km) and is considered the world's largest bridge-tunnel complex).
- 16 Apr 1964 Geraldine Mock of US is 1st woman to fly solo round the world
- 17 Apr 1964 Cafe Crown opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 3 performances
- 18 Apr 1964 Cafe Crown closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 3 performances
- 19 Apr 1964 Rightist coup in Laos, Suvanna Phuma remains premier.
- 20 Apr 1964 86 percent of black students boycott Cleveland, Ohio schools.
- 21 Apr 1964 Pirates and Cubs combine for 9 HRs, Pirates win 8-5
- 22 Apr 1964 Tanganyika andZanzibar form Republic Tanzania
- 23 Apr 1964 New York State Theater opens.
- 24 Apr 1964 Treasury Secretary C. Douglas Dillon removes all restrictions on ownership of gold certificates.
- 25 Apr 1964 Thieves steal the head of the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, Denmark (Henrik Bruun confesses in 1997).
- 26 Apr 1964 Tanganyika andZanzibar form United Republic of Tanganyika andZanzibar
- 28 Apr 1964 Japan joins OECO.
- 29 Apr 1964 Princess Irene marries Spanish Prince Carel Hugo de Bourbon Parma.
- 01 May 1964 1st BASIC program runs on a computer (Dartmouth)
- 02 May 1964 90th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 2:00.
- 03 May 1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Clifford Ann Creed Golf Invitational.
- 04 May 1964 Another World andAs the World Turns premieres on TV
- 05 May 1964 Separatists riot in QuTbec, Canada.
- 07 May 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.
- 09 May 1964 Khrushchev visits Egypt
- 12 May 1964 Manlio Brosio chosen as secretary-general of NATO.
- 14 May 1964 Underground America Day is first observed.
- 15 May 1964 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
- 16 May 1964 Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champion.
- 17 May 1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open Invitational.
- 18 May 1964 David Frost interviews Paul McCartney on BBC
- 19 May 1964 US diplomats find at least 40 secret microphones in the Moscow embassy.
- 20 May 1964 Buster Mathis defeats Joe Frazier to qualify for US Olympic team.
- 21 May 1964 First nuclear-powered lighthouse begins operations (Chesapeake Bay).
- 22 May 1964 LBJ presents Great Society
- 23 May 1964 Dale Greig runs female marathon world record (3:27:45).
- 24 May 1964 18th Tony Awards: Luther and Hello Dolly win.
- 25 May 1964 16th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore
- 26 May 1964 Fade Out-Fade In opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 199 performances
- 27 May 1964 From Russia With Love premieres in US
- 28 May 1964 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 9th String quartet
- 30 May 1964 Beyond the Fringe closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 673 performances
- 31 May 1964 Charles Schmid kills first Pied Piper victim
- 02 Jun 1964 Follies Bergere opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
- 03 Jun 1964 Ringo Starr collapses from tonsillitis and pharyngitis
- 04 Jun 1964 Maldives adopts constitution
- 05 Jun 1964 DSV Alvin is commissioned.
- 06 Jun 1964 96th Belmont: Manuel Ycaza aboard Quadrangle wins in 2:28.6
- 07 Jun 1964 The Beatles travel the canals of Amsterdam.
- 09 Jun 1964 Jack Nicklaus wins British Open golf tournament
- 10 Jun 1964 Rolling Stones record their 12x5 album at Chess Studios in Chicago
- 11 Jun 1964 Chicago police break up Rolling Stones press conference
- 12 Jun 1964 Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa
- 13 Jun 1964 Basil Heatley runs world record marathon (2:13:55)
- 14 Jun 1964 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
- 15 Jun 1964 Last French troops leave Algeria
- 16 Jun 1964 Amnesty granted to 3,000 political prisoners
- 18 Jun 1964 African Groundnut Council forms in Dakar
- 19 Jun 1964 Bob Dylan completes UK tour
- 20 Jun 1964 64th US Golf Open: Ken Venturi shoots a 278 at Congressional Country Club - Maryland
- 21 Jun 1964 3 civil rights workers-Michael H Schwerner Andrew Goodman and James E Chaney-disappeared after release from a Mississippi jail
- 23 Jun 1964 Gen Maxwell Taylor appointed US ambassador in South Vietnam
- 24 Jun 1964 FTC rules health warnings must appear on all cigarette packages
- 25 Jun 1964 Prince A Taylor becomes 1st black Methodist Bishop (NJ)
- 26 Jun 1964 Blacks and Whites riot over racial segregation in St. Augustine
- 27 Jun 1964 New Phil Silvers Show, last airs on CBS-TV
- 28 Jun 1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waldemar Golf Open
- 29 Jun 1964 US Civil Rights Act of 1964 passes after 83-day filibuster in Senate.
- 30 Jun 1964 Centaur 3 launch vehicle fails to make Earth orbit
- 02 Jul 1964 Grand jury indicts Beckwith in murder of Medger Evers
- 03 Jul 1964 78th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Stolle (64 12-10 46 63)
- 04 Jul 1964 71st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Maria Fraser beats M Court (64 79 63)
- 06 Jul 1964 Malawi (formerly Nyasaland) declares independence from the UK
- 07 Jul 1964 35th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-4 at Shea Stadium, New York
- 08 Jul 1964 U.S. military personnel announce that U.S. casualties in Vietnam have risen to 1,387, including 399 dead and 17 MIA.
- 10 Jul 1964 Jesus Alou is 1st Giant in 40 years to get 6 hits in a game
- 14 Jul 1964 Jacques Anquetil wins his 5th Tour de France
- 15 Jul 1964 Barry M Goldwater (Sen-R-Az) nominated for President by Republicans
- 16 Jul 1964 Republicans convention selects Barry Goldwater as Presidential Candidate
- 17 Jul 1964 Don Campbell sets record for turbine vehicle, 690.91 km/h (429.31 mph)
- 18 Jul 1964 Race riot in Harlem, New York City; riots spread to Bedford-Stuyvesant (Brooklyn).
- 19 Jul 1964 46th PGA Championship: Bobby Nichols shoots a 271 at Columbus Country Club - Ohio
- 20 Jul 1964 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 10th String quartet
- 21 Jul 1964 Arnold Long takes 11 catches in the match for Surrey vs. Sussex
- 22 Jul 1964 Steve Ballesteros wins the Britsh Golf Open.
- 23 Jul 1964 Egyptian munition ship Star of Alexandria explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage
- 25 Jul 1964 Bob Simpson out for 311 at Old Trafford
- 26 Jul 1964 US union leader James Hoffa sentenced for fraud
- 27 Jul 1964 Vietnam War: 5,000 more American military advisers are sent to South Vietnam bringing the total number of United States forces in Vietnam to 21,000.
- 28 Jul 1964 Ranger 7 launched toward the Moon; sent back 4308 TV pictures
- 30 Jul 1964 US naval fire on Hon Ngu / Hon Mo, North Vietnam
- 31 Jul 1964 Al Parker glides 644 miles without any motor
- 01 Aug 1964 ALM (Antillian Airlines) begins operation
- 02 Aug 1964 Dutch government gives Indonesia export guarantees
- 04 Aug 1964 North Vietnamese torpedos US ships Gulf of Tonkin
- 05 Aug 1964 Actress Anne Bancroft and comedian Mel Brooks wed
- 06 Aug 1964 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Ecclesiam Suam
- 07 Aug 1964 31st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago 28, All-Stars 17 (65,000)
- 08 Aug 1964 110 in the Shade closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 330 performances
- 09 Aug 1964 1st Rolling Stones concert in the Netherlands
- 10 Aug 1964 WJSP TV channel 28 in Columbus, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
- 11 Aug 1964 Race riot in Paterson, New Jersey, USA.
- 12 Aug 1964 Mickey Mantle switch-hits HR record 10th and final time in a game
- 13 Aug 1964 1st broadcast by Trans World Radio on Bonaire
- 14 Aug 1964 Bo Belinsky is suspended after attacking sportswriter Braven Dyer
- 15 Aug 1964 Mayor Daley declares Ernie Banks Day in Chicago
- 16 Aug 1964 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open Invitational
- 17 Aug 1964 Margaret Harshaw, Metropolitan Opera soprano, sings the role of Turandot in Puccini's opera ''Turandot'' at the New York World's Fair.
- 18 Aug 1964 Beatles arrive in SF, 2nd US visit
- 19 Aug 1964 Communication satellite Syncom 3 launched
- 20 Aug 1964 LBJ signs anti-poverty measure totaling nearly $1 billion
- 23 Aug 1964 Marilynn Smith wins Albuquerque Professional Amateur Golf Tournament
- 24 Aug 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.
- 25 Aug 1964 Singapore limits imports from Netherlands due to Indonesian aggression
- 26 Aug 1964 Italians CP selects Luigi Longo as chairman
- 27 Aug 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.
- 28 Aug 1964 US weather satellite Nimbus 1 launched
- 29 Aug 1964 Funny Thing Happened closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 965 performances
- 30 Aug 1964 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Riverside Ladies Golf Open
- 31 Aug 1964 Ground is broken for Anaheim Stadium, future home of Angels
- 01 Sep 1964 Masanori Murakami is 1st Japanese player in majors (NY Mets)
- 02 Sep 1964 Indonesian paratroopers lands in Malaysia
- 03 Sep 1964 US attorney general Robert Kennedy resigns
- 04 Sep 1964 Eduardo Frei elected President of Chile
- 07 Sep 1964 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Valhalla Golf Open
- 09 Sep 1964 German DR government allows short visits to West Germany
- 10 Sep 1964 Palestinian Liberation Army (PLA) forms
- 11 Sep 1964 George Harrison forms Mornyork Ltd music publishing company
- 12 Sep 1964 Typhoon Gloria strikes Taiwan killing 330, causing $17.5 million damage.
- 13 Sep 1964 3rd sitting of 2nd Vatican council opens in Rome
- 14 Sep 1964 WCVE TV channel 23 in Richmond, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
- 15 Sep 1964 Beatles play at Public Auditorium in Cleveland
- 16 Sep 1964 Shindig premieres on ABC-TV
- 17 Sep 1964 Bewitched premieres on ABC TV
- 18 Sep 1964 Greek King Constantine II marries Danish Princess Anne-Marie
- 20 Sep 1964 Paramount Theater (NYC) presented the Beatles with Steve and Eydie
- 21 Sep 1964 Reds Chico Ruiz steals home, beats Phillies 1-0. Phillies start a 10 game losing streak that gives Cards the pennant
- 22 Sep 1964 Fiddler on the Roof opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 3242 performances
- 23 Sep 1964 Fiddler on the Roof with Zero Mostel premieres in New York City
- 24 Sep 1964 Munsters premieres on TV
- 25 Sep 1964 Jens Otto Krag forms minority government in Denmark
- 26 Sep 1964 Braves (25) and Phillies (18) set record by using 43 players in 9 inn
- 27 Sep 1964 Despite 3 HRs by Johnny Callison, Phils are 14-8 losers to Braves
- 28 Sep 1964 53rd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (3-2)
- 29 Sep 1964 Greece and Bulgaria close boundaries
- 30 Sep 1964 Oh What a Lovely War opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 125 performances
- 01 Oct 1964 1st official broadcast of Trans World Radio on Bonaire
- 02 Oct 1964 The Kinks release their first album, ''The Kinks''.
- 03 Oct 1964 First Buffalo Wings are made at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York.
- 04 Oct 1964 10th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills
- 05 Oct 1964 KIXE TV channel 9 in Redding, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
- 06 Oct 1964 Cambridge Circus opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 23 performances
- 07 Oct 1964 New York Yankees make 14th appearance in last 16 and 29th in 61st World Series.
- 08 Oct 1964 Ringo Starr takes and passes his driving test
- 10 Oct 1964 18th modern Olympic games opens in Tokyo
- 12 Oct 1964 1st time 3 people in space
- 13 Oct 1964 At Plesman airport, Curacao, 125.5 mm rainfalls (record)
- 14 Oct 1964 Philips begins experimenting with color TV
- 15 Oct 1964 Dr Martin Luther King Jr awarded Nobel Peace Prize
- 16 Oct 1964 Brezhnev and Kosygin replace Khrushchev as head of Russia
- 17 Oct 1964 Yanks fire Manager Yogi Berra
- 18 Oct 1964 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
- 20 Oct 1964 Golden Boy opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 569 performances
- 21 Oct 1964 Abebe Bikila runs world / olympic record marathon (2:12:11.2)
- 22 Oct 1964 EMI rejects audition by High Numbers, they go on to become The Who
- 23 Oct 1964 Time Magazine uses term op art for 1st time
- 24 Oct 1964 Cambridge Circus closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 performances
- 25 Oct 1964 Anton Geesink is 1st non-Japanese Olympic judo gold medal winner
- 26 Oct 1964 Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show
- 27 Oct 1964 Ben Franklin in Paris opens at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 215 performances
- 28 Oct 1964 Vietnam War: U.S. officials deny any involvement in bombing North Vietnam.
- 29 Oct 1964 Town of Karmiel founded in Galilee
- 30 Oct 1964 Tran Van Huong appointed Premier of South Vietnam
- 31 Oct 1964 President Lyndon Johnson signs the Federal Food Stamp Act as Public Law 88-525.
- 01 Nov 1964 Vietcong-assault on airport Bien Hoa at Saigon
- 02 Nov 1964 CBS purchases 80% of Yanks for $11,200,000, later buys remaining 20%
- 03 Nov 1964 LBJ (D) soundly defeats Barry Goldwater (R) for President
- 05 Nov 1964 US launches Mariner 3 toward Mars; no data returned.
- 06 Nov 1964 WEIQ TV channel 42 in Mobile, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
- 08 Nov 1964 IMF grants Great Britain credit of $1 billion
- 09 Nov 1964 Comedy in Music-Opus 2 opens at John Golden NYC for 192 performances
- 10 Nov 1964 Braves sign a 25-year lease to play in the new Atlanta stadium
- 12 Nov 1964 Jean becomes Grand Duke of Luxembourg
- 13 Nov 1964 Pope Paul VI gives tiara to poor
- 14 Nov 1964 Fade Out-Fade In closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 199 performances
- 15 Nov 1964 Ajax soccer star Johan Cruijff debuts against GVAV
- 16 Nov 1964 Radio CJCX Sydney Nova Scotia (Canada) starts shortwave transmission
- 17 Nov 1964 British Labour Party installs weapon embargo against South Africa
- 18 Nov 1964 Baltimore Oriole Brooks Robinson wins AL MVP
- 19 Nov 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.
- 21 Nov 1964 Zizi opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 49 performances
- 22 Nov 1964 Lyndon Baines Johnson sworn in as 36th US President
- 23 Nov 1964 Bajour opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 232 performances
- 24 Nov 1964 30th Heisman Trophy Award: John Huarte, Notre Dame (QB)
- 27 Nov 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''.
- 28 Nov 1964 52nd CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 34-24
- 29 Nov 1964 Roman Catholic Church in US replaces Latin with English.
- 30 Nov 1964 USSR launches Zond 2 towards Mars; no data returned
- 01 Dec 1964 Houston Colt .45s change name to Houston Astros.
- 03 Dec 1964 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer 1st airs on TV
- 04 Dec 1964 Baseball approves a free-agent draft
- 06 Dec 1964 KTVR TV channel 13 in La Grande, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting
- 10 Dec 1964 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
- 11 Dec 1964 Sam Cooke, American singer ("You Send Me", "Sad Moon"), slain at a motel at age 33.
- 12 Dec 1964 Shooting starts for Star Trek pilot The Cage (Menagerie)
- 13 Dec 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.
- 14 Dec 1964 Michael Brown meets Rene Fladen, then writes Walk Away Rene
- 15 Dec 1964 Canada adopts maple leaf flag
- 16 Dec 1964 US performs nuclear test in the Pacific Ocean.
- 18 Dec 1964 I Had a BaIl opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 199 performances
- 19 Dec 1964 The South Vietnamese military junta of Nguyen Khanh dissolved the High National Council and arrested some of the members.
- 20 Dec 1964 Levi Eshkol forms Israeli government.
- 21 Dec 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.
- 22 Dec 1964 Lockheed SR-71 spy aircraft reaches 3,530 kph (record for a jet).
- 23 Dec 1964 India and Ceylon hit by cyclone, about 4,850 killed.
- 24 Dec 1964 Shooting begins on The Cage the pilot for Star Trek
- 25 Dec 1964 Goldfinger premieres in US
- 26 Dec 1964 Moors Murderers claim last victim
- 27 Dec 1964 Cleveland Browns beat Baltimore Colts 27-0 in NFL championship game.
- 28 Dec 1964 Principal filming of Dr Zhivago, begins
- 30 Dec 1964 United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) established as a permanent organ of the UN General Assembly.
- 31 Dec 1964 Indonesia proclaims expelled from the UN