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Ab urbe condita 2717
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Hebrew calendar 5724 5725
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 - Vikram Samvat 2019 – 2020
 - Shaka Samvat 1886 – 1887
 - Kali Yuga 5065 – 5066
Holocene calendar 11964
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 - Imperial Year Kōki 2624
Julian calendar 2009
Korean calendar 4297
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  • January – The Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland is dissolved.
  • January 5
    • U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater announces that he will seek the Republican nomination for President.
    • In the first meeting between leaders of the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches since the 15th century, Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras I meet in Jerusalem.
  • January 7 – A British firm, the Leyland Motor Corp., announces the sale of 450 buses to the Cuban government, challenging the United States blockade of Cuba.
  • January 8 – In his first State of the Union Address, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson declares a "War on Poverty".
  • January 9Martyrs' Day: Armed clashes between United States troops and Panamanian civilians in the Panama Canal Zone precipitate a major international crisis, resulting in the deaths of 21 Panamanians and 4 U.S. soldiers.

January 8: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty

  • January 10Introducing...the Beatles is released by Chicago's Vee-Jay Records to get the jump on Capitol Records' release of Meet the Beatles!, scheduled for January 20. The two record companies fight over Vee-Jay's release of this album in court.
  • January 11United States Surgeon General Luther Leonidas Terry reports that smoking may be hazardous to one's health (the first such statement from the U.S. government).
  • January 12
    • The predominantly Arab government of Zanzibar is overthrown by African nationalist rebels; a U.S. destroyer evacuates 61 U.S. citizens.
    • Routine U.S. naval patrols of the South China Sea begin.
  • January 13 – In Manchester, New Hampshire, 14-year-old Pamela Mason is murdered. Edward Coolidge is tried and convicted of the crime, but the conviction is set aside by the landmark Fourth Amendment Case "Coolidge vs. New Hampshire (1971)."
  • January 16
    • Hello, Dolly! opens in New York City's St. James Theatre.
    • John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, resigns from the space program.
  • January 17John Glenn announces that he will seek the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator from Ohio.
  • January 18 – Plans to build the New York World Trade Center are announced.
  • January 20Meet the Beatles!, the first The Beatles album from Capitol Records in the United States, is released ten days after Chicago's Vee-Jay Records releases Introducing... The Beatles. The two record companies battle it out in court for months, eventually coming to a settlement.
  • January 22Kenneth Kaunda is inaugurated as the first Prime Minister of Northern Rhodesia.
  • January 23
    • Pope Paul VI institutes the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. It is being observed up to now. During this celebration the Popes remind the universal Church that still today salvation comes to us. It is celebrated every Fourth Sunday of Easter also known as Good Shepherd Sunday.
    • Thirteen years after its proposal and nearly 2 years after its passage by the United States Senate, the 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution, prohibiting the use of poll taxes in national elections, is ratified.
    • Arthur Miller's After the Fall opens on Broadway. A semi-autobiographical work, it arouses controversy over his portrayal of late ex-wife Marilyn Monroe.
  • January 26 - 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.
  • January 27
    • France and the People's Republic of China announce their decision to establish diplomatic relations.
    • U.S. Senator Margaret Chase Smith, 66, announces her candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination.
  • January 28 – A U.S. Air Force jet training plane that strays into East Germany is shot down by Soviet fighters near Erfurt; all 3 crew men are killed.
  • January 29February 9 – The 1964 Winter Olympics are held in Innsbruck, Austria.
  • January 29
    • The Soviet Union launches 2 scientific satellites, Elektron I and II, from a single rocket.
    • Ranger 6 is launched by NASA, on a mission to carry television cameras and crash-land on the Moon.
  • January 30 – General Nguyen Khanh leads a bloodless military coup d'état, replacing Duong Van Minh as Prime Minister of South Vietnam.


  • February – African and Malagasy Union for Economic Cooperation (UAMCE) (Union Africaine et Malgache de Coopération Économique).
  • February 1The Beatles vault to the #1 spot on the U.S. singles charts for the first time, with "I Want to Hold Your Hand", forever changing the way popular music sounds to Americans, also starting the British Invasion in America.
  • February 3 – Protesting against alleged de-facto school racial segregation, Black and Puerto Rican groups in New York City boycott public schools.
  • February 4
    • The Government of the United States authorizes the Twenty-fourth Amendment, outlawing the poll tax.
    • General Motors introduces the Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser and the Buick Sport Wagon.
  • February 5Kashmir 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.
  • February 6Cuba cuts off the normal water supply to the United States Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, in reprisal for the U.S. seizure 4 days earlier of 4 Cuban fishing boats off the coast of Florida.
  • February 7
    • A Jackson, Mississippi jury, trying Byron De La Beckwith for the murder of Medgar Evers in June 1963, reports that it cannot reach a verdict, resulting in a mistrial.
    • The Beatles arrive from England at New York City's JFK International Airport, receiving a tumultuous reception from a throng of screaming fans, marking the first occurrence of "Beatlemania" in the United States.
  • February 9The Beatles appear on The Ed Sullivan Show, marking their first live performance on American television. Seen by an estimated 73 million viewers, the appearance becomes the catalyst for the mid-1960s "British Invasion" of American popular music.
  • February 11
  • February 17
    • Wesberry v. Sanders (376 US 1 1964): The Supreme Court of the United States rules that congressional districts have to be approximately equal in population.
    • Gabonese president Leon M'ba is toppled by a military coup and his archrival, Jean-Hilaire Aubame, is installed in his place. However, French intervention restores M'ba's government the next day.
  • February 23 Chrysler'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.
  • February 25Muhammad Ali beats Sonny Liston in Miami Beach, Florida, and is crowned the heavyweight champion of the world.
  • February 26 – 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.
  • February 27 – The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.
  • February 29 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces that the United States has developed a jet airplane (the A-11), capable of sustained flight at more than 2,000 miles per hour (3,200 km/h) and of altitudes of more than 70,000 feet (21,000 m).


  • March 4Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa is convicted by a federal jury of tampering with a federal jury in 1962.
  • March 6
    • Constantine II becomes King of Greece, upon the death of his father King Paul.
    • Malcolm X, suspended from the Nation of Islam, says in New York City that he is forming a black nationalist party.
  • March 9
    • New York Times Co. v Sullivan (376 US 254 1964): The United States Supreme Court rules that under the First Amendment, speech criticizing political figures cannot be censored.
    • The first Ford Mustang rolls off the assembly line at Ford Motor Company.
  • March 10
    • Soviet military forces shoot down an unarmed reconnaissance bomber that had strayed into East Germany; the 3 U.S. flyers parachute to safety.
    • Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., Ambassador to South Vietnam, wins the New Hampshire Republican primary.
  • March 12Malcolm X leaves the Nation of Islam.
  • March 13 – In a notorious incident, 38 of her neighbors in Queens, New York City fail to respond to the cries of Kitty Genovese, 28, as she is being stabbed to death.
  • March 14 – A Dallas, Texas jury finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.
  • March 15Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor marry (for the first time) in Montreal.
  • March 20June 6 – The first United Nations Conference on Trade and Development takes place.
  • March 20 – The precursor of the European Space Agency, ESRO (European Space Research Organization) is established per an agreement signed on June 14, 1962.
  • March 21Non ho l'età by Gigliola Cinquetti (music by Nicola Salerno, text by Mario Panzeri) wins the Eurovision Song Contest 1964 for Italy.
  • March 26 – U.S. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara delivers an address that reiterates American determination to give South Vietnam increased military and economic aid, in its war against the Communist insurgency.
  • March 27 (Good Friday) – The Great Alaskan earthquake, the second most powerful known (and the most powerful earthquake in the United States) at a magnitude of 9.2, strikes South Central Alaska, killing 125 people and inflicting massive damage to the city of Anchorage.
  • March 28 – King Saud of Saudi Arabia abdicates the throne.
  • March 29Radio Caroline becomes England's first pirate radio station, from a ship anchored just outside UK territorial waters.
  • March 30Merv Griffin's game show Jeopardy! debuts on NBC; Art Fleming is its first host.
  • March 31 – The military overthrows Brazilian President João Goulart in a coup, starting 21 years of dictatorship in Brazil.


  • April 2 – Mrs. Malcolm Peabody, 72, mother of Massachusetts Governor Endicott Peabody, is released on $450 bond after spending 2 days in a St. Augustine, Florida jail, for participating in an anti-segregation demonstration there.
  • April 4
    • The Beatles hold the top 5 positions in the Billboard Top 40 singles in America, an unprecedented achievement. The top songs in America as listed on April 4, in order, are: Can't Buy Me Love, Twist and Shout, She Loves You, I Want to Hold Your Hand, and Please Please Me.
    • Three high school friends in Hoboken, N.J., open the first BLIMPIE on Washington Street.

April 8: Gemini 1 launched.

  • April 6Jigme Palden Dorji, Premier of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, is shot dead by an unidentified assassin in Puncholing, near the Indian border.
  • April 7IBM announces the System/360.
  • April 8
    • Four of 5 railroad operating unions strike against the Illinois Central Railroad without warning, bringing to a head a 5-year dispute over railroad work rules.
    • Gemini 1 is launched, the first unmanned test of the 2-man spacecraft.
    • From Russia with Love premiers in U.S. movie theaters.
  • April 9 – 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.
  • April 11 – The Brazilian Congress elects Field Marshal Humberto de Alencar Castello Branco as President of Brazil.
  • April 12 – In Detroit, Michigan, Malcolm X delivers a speech entitled "The Ballot or the Bullet."
  • April 13 – The 36th Academy Awards ceremony is held.
  • April 13 - Sidney Poitier is the first black person to win an Academy Award in the catergory Best Actor in a Leading Role in Lilies of the Field
  • April 14 – A Delta rocket's third stage motor ignites prematurely in an assembly room at Cape Canaveral, killing 3.
  • April 16
    • The Rolling Stones release their debut album, The Rolling Stones.
    • Sentences totalling 307 years are passed on 12 men who stole £2.6m in used bank notes, after holding up the night mail train travelling from Glasgow to London in August 1963 – a heist that became known as the Great Train Robbery.
  • April 17
  • April 19 – In Laos, the coalition government of Prince Souvanna Phouma is deposed by a right-wing military group, led by Brig. Gen. Kouprasith Abhay. Not supported by the U.S., the coup is ultimately unsuccessful, and Souvanna Phouma is reinstated, remaining Prime Minister until 1975.
  • April 20
    • U.S. President Lyndon Johnson in New York, and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev in Moscow, simultaneously announce plans to cut back production of materials for making nuclear weapons.
    • Nelson Mandela makes his "I Am Prepared to Die" speech at the opening of the Rivonia Trial, a classic of the anti-apartheid movement.
    • BBC2 starts broadcasting in the UK.
  • April 22
    • British businessman Greville Wynne, imprisoned in Moscow since 1963 for spying, is exchanged for Soviet spy Gordon Lonsdale.

April 22: 1964 New York World's Fair

    • The 1964 New York World's Fair opens to celebrate the 300th anniversary of New Amsterdam being taken over by British forces under the Duke of York (later King James II) and being renamed New York in 1664. The fair runs until October 18, 1964 and reopens April 21, 1965, finally closing October 17, 1965. (Not sanctioned, due to being within 10 years of the Seattle World's Fair in 1962, some countries decline, but many countries have pavilions with exotic crafts, art & food.)
  • April 24 – The Swedish warship Vasa, sunk in 1628, is raised from the waters of Stockholm harbor.
  • April 25 – Thieves steal the head of the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, Denmark (Henrik Bruun confesses in 1997).
  • April 26Tanganyika and Zanzibar merge to form Tanzania.


  • May 1 – At 4:00 a.m., John George Kemeny and Thomas Eugene Kurtz run the first program written in BASIC (Beginners' All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code), an easy to learn high level programming language which they have created. BASIC is eventually included on many computers and even some games consoles.
  • May 2
    • Senator Barry Goldwater receives more than 75% of the votes in the Texas Republican Presidential primary.
    • Some 400–1,000 students march through Times Square, New York and another 700 in San Francisco, in the first major student demonstration against the Vietnam War. Smaller marches also occur in Boston, Seattle, and Madison, Wisconsin.
    • Henry Hezekiah Dee and Charles Eddie Moore, hitchhiking in Meadville, Mississippi, are kidnapped and beaten by members of the Ku Klux Klan. Their badly decomposed bodies are found by chance 2 months later in July, during the search for 3 civil rights workers – Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner.
  • May 4 – The United States Congress recognized Bourbon whiskey as a "distinctive product of the United States".
  • May 7
    • Pacific Air Lines Flight 773 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.
    • At a mail rockets demonstration by Gerhard Zucker on Hasselkopf Mountain near Braunlage (Lower Saxonia, Germany), 3 persons are killed by a rocket explosion.
  • May 9South Korean President Chung Hee Park reshuffles his Cabinet, after a series of student demonstrations against his efforts to restore diplomatic and trade relations with Japan.
  • May 11Terence Conran opens the first Habitat store on London's Fulham Road.
  • May 12 – Twelve young men in New York City publicly burn their draft cards to protest the war; the first such act of war resistance.[1][2]
  • May 19 – The United States State Department says that more than 40 hidden microphones have been found embedded in the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.
  • May 23
    • Mrs. Madeline Dassault, 63, wife of a French plane manufacturer and politician, is kidnapped while leaving her car in front of her Paris home; she is found unharmed the next day in a farmhouse 27 miles (43 km) from Paris.
    • Pablo Picasso paints his fourth Head of a Bearded Man.
  • May 2425 – The crowd at a football match in Lima, Peru riots over a referee's decision in the Peru-Argentina game; 319 are killed, 500 injured.
  • May 26Nelson Rockefeller defeats Barry Goldwater in the Oregon Republican primary, slowing but not stalling Goldwater's drive toward the nomination.
  • May 27 – Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru dies; he is succeeded by Lal Bahadur Shastri.


  • June 2
    • Senator Barry Goldwater wins the California Republican Presidential primary, making him the overwhelming favorite for the nomination.
    • Five million shares of stock in the Communications Satellite Corporation (Comsat) are offered for sale at $20 a share, and the issue is quickly sold out.
  • June 3South Korean President Park Chung Hee declares martial law in Seoul, after 10,000 student demonstrators overpower police.
  • June 6 – With a temporary order, the rocket launches at Cuxhaven are terminated.
  • June 7The Beatles travel the canals of Amsterdam.
  • June 9 – In Federal Court in Kansas City, Kansas, army deserter George John Gessner, 28, is convicted of passing United States secrets to the Soviet Union.
  • June 10 – The U.S. Senate votes cloture of the Civil Rights Bill after a 75-day filibuster.
  • June 11
    • Greece rejects direct talks with Turkey over Cyprus.
    • In Cologne, Germany, Walter Seifert attacks students and teachers in an elementary school with a flamethrower, killing 10 and injuring 21.
  • June 12
    • Pennsylvania Governor William Scranton announces his candidacy for the Republican Presidential nomination, as part of a 'stop-Goldwater' movement.
    • Nelson Mandela and 7 others are sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa, and sent to the Robben Island prison.
  • June 16 – Keith Bennett, 12, is abducted by Myra Hindley and Ian Brady.
  • June 19 – U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy, 32, is seriously injured in a private plane crash at Southampton, Massachusetts; the pilot is killed.
  • June 21
    • Three civil rights workers, Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney, are murdered near Philadelphia, Mississippi, by local Klansmen, cops, and a sheriff.
    • Spain beats the Soviet Union 2–1 to win the 1964 European Nations Cup.
    • Jim Bunning pitches a perfect game for the Philadelphia Phillies, the first in the National League since 1880.
  • June 25 – The Catholic Church condemns the female combined oral contraceptive pill.
  • June 26Moise Tshombe returns to the Democratic Republic of the Congo from exile in Spain.
  • June 29Manx Radio commences broadcasting from Douglas, Isle of Man after receiving its first Low power broadcast licence from the United Kingdom's General Post Office.


  • July 2 – President Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law, abolishing racial segregation in the United States.
  • July 6Malawi receives its independence from the United Kingdom.
  • July 8 – U.S. military personnel announce that U.S. casualties in Vietnam have risen to 1,387, including 399 dead and 17 MIA.
  • July 10 – The Beatles return to Liverpool in triumph after their successful US tour, just in time for the premiere of their film 'A Hard Day's Night'. Since 2008, this day is celebrated as Beatles Day in Liverpool, Hamburg and other cities.
  • July 16 – At the Republican National Convention in San Francisco, U.S. presidential nominee Barry Goldwater declares that "extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice", and "moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue".
  • July 18
    • Six days of race riots begin in Harlem.
    • Judith Graham Pool publishes her discovery of cryoprecipitate, a substance that extends the lives of hemophiliacs around the world.
  • July 19Vietnam War: At a rally in Saigon, South Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Khanh calls for expanding the war into North Vietnam.
  • July 20
    • Vietnam War: Viet Cong forces attack a provincial capital, killing 11 South Vietnamese military personnel and 40 civilians (30 of which are children).
    • The National Movement of the Revolution is instituted as the sole legal political party in the Republic of Congo.
  • July 21Race riots begin in Singapore between ethnic Chinese and Malays.
  • July 22 – The second meeting of the Organization of African Unity is held.
  • July 27Vietnam War: The U.S. sends 5,000 more military advisers to South Vietnam, bringing the total number of United States forces in Vietnam to 21,000.
  • July 31Ranger program: Ranger 7 sends back the first close-up photographs of the moon (images are 1,000 times clearer than anything ever seen from Earth-bound telescopes).


  • August 1
    • The Final Looney Tune, "Señorella and the Glass Huarache", is released before the Warner Bros. Cartoon Division is shut down by Jack Warner.
    • Emancipation Day in Barbados, Bermuda, Guyana, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, and Jamaica – celebration of the end of slavery in these former and continuing British colonies in the Caribbean.
  • August 4
    • American civil rights movement: The bodies of murdered civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney are found.
    • Vietnam War: United States destroyers USS Maddox and USS C. Turner Joy are attacked in the Gulf of Tonkin. Air support from the carrier USS Ticonderoga sinks 1 gunboat, while the other 2 leave the battle.
  • August 5
    • Vietnam War: Operation Pierce Arrow – Aircraft from carriers USS Ticonderoga and USS Constellation bomb North Vietnam in retaliation for strikes against U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin.
    • The Simba rebel army in the Democratic Republic of the Congo captures Stanleyville, and takes 1,000 Western hostages.
  • August 7 – Vietnam War: The United States Congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, giving U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson broad war powers to deal with North Vietnamese attacks on U.S. forces.
  • August 8 – A Rolling Stones gig in Scheveningen gets out of control. Riot police end the gig after about 15 minutes, upon which spectators start to fight the riot police.
  • August 13 – Murderers Gwynne Owen Evans and Peter Anthony Allen become the last people to be executed in the United Kingdom.
  • August 16 – Vietnam War: In a coup, General Nguyen Khanh replaces Duong Van Minh as South Vietnam's chief of state and establishes a new constitution, drafted partly by the U.S. Embassy.
  • August 17Margaret Harshaw, Metropolitan Opera soprano, sings the role of Turandot in Puccini's opera Turandot at the New York World's Fair.
  • August 20 – International Telecommunications Satellite Consortium
  • August 22
    • Fannie Lou Hamer, civil rights activist and Vice Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, addresses the Credentials Committee of the Democratic National Convention, challenging the all-white Mississippi delegation.
    • Goalkeeper Derek Foster of Sunderland becomes the youngest-ever player to play in the Football League, aged 15 years and 185 days.
  • August 2427 – 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.
  • August 27Walt Disney's Mary Poppins has its world premiere in Los Angeles. It will go on to become Disney's biggest moneymaker, and winner of 5 Academy Awards, including a Best Actress award for Julie Andrews, who accepted the part after she was passed over by Jack L. Warner for the leading role of Eliza Dolittle in the film version of My Fair Lady. Mary Poppins is the first Disney film to be nominated for Best Picture.
  • August 2830Philadelphia 1964 race riot: Tensions between African American residents and police lead to 341 injuries and 774 arrests.


  • September 2 – Indian Hungry generation poets are arrested on charges of conspiracy against the State and obscenity in literature.
  • September 4 – The Forth Road Bridge opens over the Firth of Forth.
  • September 10
    • African Development Bank (AfDB) founded.
  • September 14
    • The third period of the Second Vatican Council opens.
    • The London Daily Herald ceases publication, replaced by The Sun.
  • September 16Shindig! premieres on the ABC, featuring the top musical acts of the Sixties.
  • September 17
    • Goldfinger opens in the UK.
    • Bewitched, starring Elizabeth Montgomery, premieres on ABC.
  • September 18 – In Athens, King Constantine II of Greece marries Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark, who becomes Europe's youngest Queen at age eighteen years, nineteen days.
  • September 20 – At the autumnal equinox, the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD) is founded in England.
  • September 21 – The island of Malta obtains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • September 24 – The Warren Commission Report, the first official investigation of the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy, is published.
  • September 25 – The Mozambican War of Independence is launched by FRELIMO.
  • September – Pete Townshend of The Who destroys his first guitar in the name of auto-destructive art at the Railway Hotel, London.


  • October – In Photoplay magazine, Hedda Hopper announces that Sophia Loren and Paul Newman will star in the film version of Arthur Miller's play After the Fall, with Loren in the role that was written about Marilyn Monroe. The film was never made.
  • October 1
    • Three thousand student activists at University of California, Berkeley surround and block a police car from taking a CORE volunteer arrested for not showing his ID, when he violated a ban on outdoor activist card tables. This protest eventually explodes into the Berkeley Free Speech Movement.
    • The Shinkansen high-speed rail system is inaugurated in Japan, for the first sector between Tokyo and Osaka.
  • October 2The Kinks release their first album, The Kinks.
  • October 5
  • October 1024 – The 1964 Summer Olympics are held in Tokyo.
  • October 12 – The Soviet Union launches Voskhod 1 into Earth orbit as the first spacecraft with a multi-person crew and the first flight without space suits. The flight is cut short and lands again on October 13 after 16 orbits.
  • October 14 – American civil rights movement leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. becomes the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded to him for leading non-violent resistance to end racial prejudice in the United States.
  • October 1415Nikita Khrushchev is deposed as leader of the Soviet Union; Leonid Brezhnev and Alexei Kosygin assume power.
  • October 15
    • The Labour Party wins the parliamentary elections in the United Kingdom, ending 13 years of Conservative Party rule. The new prime minister is Harold Wilson.[3]
    • Craig Breedlove's jet-powered car Spirit of America goes out of control in Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah and makes skid marks 9.6 km long.
    • The St. Louis Cardinals defeat the visiting New York Yankees, 7–5 to win the World Series in 7 games (4–3), ending a long run of 29 World Series appearances in 44 seasons for the Bronx Bombers (also known as the Yankee Dynasty).
  • October 16
  • October 18 – The NY World's Fair closes for the year (it reopens April 21, 1965).
  • October 21 – The film version of the hit Broadway stage musical My Fair Lady premieres in New York City. The movie stars Audrey Hepburn in the role of Eliza Doolittle and Rex Harrison repeating his stage performance as Professor Henry Higgins, and which will win him his only Academy Award for Best Actor. The film will win seven other Academy Awards, including Best Picture, but Audrey Hepburn will not be nominated. Critics interpret this as a rebuke to Jack L. Warner for choosing Ms Hepburn over Julie Andrews.
  • October 22
    • Canada: A Federal Multi-Party Parliamentary Committee selects a design to become the new official Flag of Canada.
    • A 5.3 Kiloton nuclear device is detonated at the Tatum Salt Dome, 21 miles (34 km) from Hattiesburg, Mississippi as part of the Vela Uniform program. This test is the Salmon phase of the Atomic Energy Commission's Project Dribble.
  • October 24 – Northern Rhodesia, a former British protectorate, becomes the independent Republic of Zambia, ending 73 years of British rule.
  • October 26Eric Edgar Cooke becomes the last man executed in Western Australia, for murdering 8 citizens in Perth, Western Australia between 1959 and 1963.
  • October 27 – In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, rebel leader Christopher Gbenye takes 60 Americans and 800 Belgians hostage.
  • October 29 – A collection of irreplaceable gemstones, including the 565 carats (113 g) Star of India, is stolen from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
  • October 31 – Campaigning at Madison Square Garden, New York, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson pledges the creation of the Great Society.


  • November 1 – Mortar fire from North Vietnamese forces rains on the Bien Hoa Air Base, killing four U.S. servicemen, wounding 72, and destroying five B-57 jet bombers and other planes.
  • November 3
    • United States presidential election, 1964: Incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson defeats Republican challenger Barry Goldwater with over 60 percent of the popular vote.
    • The Bolivian government of President Víctor Paz Estenssoro is overthrown by a military rebellion led by General Alfredo Ovando Candía, commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
  • November 5Mariner program: Mariner 3, a U.S. space probe intended for Mars, is launched from Cape Kennedy but fails.
  • November 9 – The British House of Commons votes to abolish the death penalty for murder in Britain.
  • November 10Australia partially reintroduces compulsory military service due to the Indonesian Confrontation.
  • November 13Bob Pettit (St. Louis Hawks) becomes the first NBA player to score 20,000 points.
  • November 19 – 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.
  • November 21
    • Second Vatican Council: The third period of the Catholic Church's ecumenical council closes.
    • The Verrazano Narrows Bridge opens to traffic (the world's longest suspension bridge at this time).
  • November 24 – Belgian paratroopers and mercenaries capture Stanleyville, but a number of hostages die in the fighting, among them Evangelical Covenant Church missionary Dr. Paul Carlson.
  • November 28
    • Mariner program: NASA launches the Mariner 4 space probe from Cape Kennedy toward Mars to take television pictures of that planet in July 1965.
    • Vietnam War: United States National Security Council members, including Robert McNamara, Dean Rusk, and Maxwell Taylor, agree to recommend a plan for a 2-stage escalation of bombing in North Vietnam, to President Lyndon B. Johnson.
  • 28 November - France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker in Algeria


  • December 1
    • Gustavo Díaz Ordaz takes office as President of Mexico.
    • Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and his top-ranking advisers meet to discuss plans to bomb North Vietnam (after some debate, they agree on a 2-phase bombing plan).
  • December 3Berkeley Free Speech Movement: Police arrest about 800 students at the University of California, Berkeley, following their takeover of and massive sit-in at the Sproul Hall administration building. The sit-in most directly protested the U.C. Regents' decision to punish student activists for what many thought had been justified civil disobedience earlier in the conflict.
  • December 6 – The 1-hour stop-motion animated special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, based on the popular Christmas song, premieres on NBC. It becomes a beloved Christmas tradition, still being shown on television more than 40 years later.
  • December 10Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway.
  • December 11Che Guevara addresses the U.N. General Assembly.[5]
  • December 14Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States (379 US 241 1964): The U.S. Supreme Court rules that, in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, establishments providing public accommodations must refrain from racial discrimination.
  • December 15The Washington Post publishes an article about James Hampton, who had built a glittering religious throne out of recycled materials.
  • December 18
    • In the wake of deadly riots in January over control of the Panama Canal, the U.S. offers to negotiate a new canal treaty.
    • The deadly Christmas flood of 1964 begins; It becomes one of the most destructive weather events to affect Oregon in the 20th century.
  • December 21 – 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.
  • December 22
    • Comedian Lenny Bruce is sentenced to 4 months in prison, concluding a 6-month obscenity trial.
    • A cyclone in the Palk Strait destroys the Indian town of Dhanushkodi, killing 1800 people.
  • December 23Wonderful Radio London commences transmissions with American top 40 format broadcasting, from a ship anchored off the south coast of England.
  • December 26 – Lesley Ann Downey, 10, is abducted by Myra Hindley and Ian Brady.
  • December 27 – The Cleveland Browns defeat the Baltimore Colts in the NFL Championship Game.
  • December 30United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) established as a permanent organ of the UN General Assembly.

Date unknown[]

  • Cosmic microwave background radiation is discovered.
  • Jerome Horowitz synthesizes zidovudine, an antiviral drug which would later be used in treating HIV.
  • Dr. Farrington Daniels' book Direct Use of the Sun's Energy is published by Yale University Press.
  • The Vishva Hindu Parishad is founded.
  • The first Moog synthesizer is designed by Robert Moog.
  • Rudi Gernreich designs the original monokini topless swimsuit in the US.[6]
  • Roald Dahl writes Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.



  • January 1Juliana Donald, American actress
  • January 2
    • Pernell Whitaker, American boxer
    • Julie Piekarski, American actress
  • January 5Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Spanish golfer
  • January 6
    • Colin Cowherd, American talk show host
    • Henry Maske, German boxer
    • Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan swimmer and sports commentator (d. 2005)
    • Jacqueline DeLois Moore, American wrestler
  • January 7Nicolas Cage, American actor
  • January 12Jeff Bezos, American Internet entrepreneur
  • January 13
    • Penelope Ann Miller, American actress
    • Bill Bailey, British comedian
  • January 15Osmo Tapio Räihälä, Finnish composer
  • January 17Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States
  • January 18Jane Horrocks, British actress
  • January 19Ricardo Arjona, Guatemalan siger
  • January 23
    • Mariska Hargitay, American actress
    • Kelly Parsons, American actress and model
  • January 27Bridget Fonda, American actress
  • January 29Andre Reed, NFL player
  • January 31Jeff Hanneman, American rock guitarist (Slayer)
  • February 5
    • Laura Linney, American actress
    • Duff McKagan, American rock musician, songwriter
  • February 8German Gref, Minister of Economics and Trade of Russia
  • February 10
    • Glenn Beck, American conservative broadcaster
    • John Campbell, New Zealand broadcaster
  • February 11
    • Sarah Palin, American politician, former Governor of Alaska
    • Ken Shamrock, American mixed martial arts fighter
  • February 15
    • Chris Farley, American actor and comedian (d. 1997)
    • Mark Price, American basketball player
  • February 16
    • Christopher Eccleston, British actor
    • Bebeto, Brazilian footballer
  • February 18Matt Dillon, American actor
  • February 20Willie Garson, American character actor
  • February 24
    • Todd Field, American actor and director
    • Ute Geweniger, German swimmer
  • February 25Lee Evans, British comedian and actor
  • February 28Djamolidine Abdoujaparov, Uzbekistan cyclist


  • March 4
    • Paul Bostaph, American drummer
    • Tom Lampkin, American baseball player
  • March 6Skip Ewing, American country singer
  • March 7
    • Bret Easton Ellis, American author
    • Wanda Sykes, American comedian and actress
    • Vladimir Smirnov, Kazakh cross-country skier
  • March 8Cheryl James, American rapper (Salt-n-Pepa)
  • March 9
    • Juliette Binoche, French actress
    • Steve Wilkos, American police officer and talk show host
  • March 10
  • March 11Shane Richie, British actor
  • March 16Pascal Richard, Swiss road bicycle racer
  • March 17Rob Lowe, American actor
  • March 18
    • Bonnie Blair, American speed skater
    • Rozalla, Zambian singer
    • Kanai Mika, Japanese seiyu
  • March 19Yoko Kanno, Japanese composer
  • March 20 - Michael Keith Smith, American Bass Player/Builder
  • March 24Liz McColgan, British long-distance runner athlete
  • March 25
    • Lisa Gay Hamilton, American actress
    • Vince Offer, American writer, director, comedian, and pitchman
  • March 26
    • Martin Donnelly, Northern Irish racecar driver
    • Ed Wasser, American actor
  • March 29
    • Annabella Sciorra, Italian-American actress
    • Ming Tsai, Chinese-American chef
  • March 30Tracy Chapman, American singer
  • April 1Erik Breukink, Dutch cyclist and manager
  • April 3Bjarne Riis, Danish cyclist
  • April 4David Cross, American actor and comedian
  • April 7
    • Russell Crowe, New Zealand-born actor
    • Steve Graves, Canadian ice hockey player
  • April 8Lisa Guerrero, Hispanic actress, model, and sportscaster/reporter
  • April 13Caroline Rhea, Canadian actress and comedian
  • April 16Esbjörn Svensson Swiss jazz pianist (d. 2008)
  • April 18Lourenço Mutarelli, Brazilian underground comic book writer
  • April 20
    • Andy Serkis, British actor
    • Crispin Glover, American actor
  • April 21Ludmila Engquist, Russian-born Swedish athlete
  • April 25
    • Hank Azaria, American actor
    • Andy Bell, English singer and songwriter
  • April 29
    • Federico Castelluccio, Italian-born actor
    • Radek Jaroš, Czech mountaineer
  • April 30Kent James, American-born musician


  • May 1Yvonne van Gennip, Dutch speed-skater
  • May 3Ron Hextall, Canadian ice hockey player
  • May 4Zsuzsa Mathe, Hungarian born painter and visual artist, founder of Transrealism
  • May 5
    • Heike Henkel, German high jumper
    • Minami Takayama, Japanese voice actress and singer (Two-Mix & DoCo)
  • May 6Dana Hill, American voice actress (d. 1996)
  • May 7
    • Ronnie Harmon, American football player
    • Leslie O'Neal, American football player
    • Doug Benson, American comedian
  • May 8
    • Melissa Gilbert, American actress and president of the Screen Actors Guild
    • Bobby Labonte, American race car driver
  • May 11John Parrott, English snooker player
  • May 13Stephen Colbert, American comedian and satirist
  • May 14Suzy Kolber, American sportscaster
  • May 16John Salley, American basketball player and talk show host
  • May 21Danny Bailey, English footballer
  • May 22Marcus Dupree, American football player
  • May 23Ruth Metzler-Arnold, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • May 24Adrian Moorhouse, British swimmer
  • May 26
    • Lenny Kravitz, American guitarist and singer
    • Caitlín R. Kiernan, Irish-American author and paleontologist
  • May 27Adam Carolla, American comedic radio personality and television personality
  • May 28Jeff Fenech, Australian boxer
  • May 30Wynonna Judd, American country singer
  • June 1Tribhuvan, Hindi poet and journalist
  • June 3James Purefoy, British actor
  • June 5Rick Riordan, American author
  • June 7Gia Carides, Greek-Australian actress
  • June 9Gloria Reuben, Canadian actress
  • June 13Kathy Burke, English actress and comedian
  • June 15
    • Courteney Cox, American actress
    • Michael Laudrup, Danish footballer and manager
  • June 16Martin Streek, Canadian Radio Personality (d. 2009)
  • June 17Erin Murphy, American actress
  • June 19Laura Ingraham, American radio host and political commentator
  • June 21Doug Savant, American actor
  • June 22
    • Amy Brenneman, American actress
    • Dan Brown, American author
  • June 23Lou Yun, Chinese gymnast
  • June 25Johnny Herbert, English race car driver
  • June 26Tommi Makinen, Finnish rally driver
  • June 28Mark Grace, American baseball player


  • July 1Bernard Laporte, French rugby player & coach
  • July 2José Canseco and Ozzie Canseco, Cuban baseball players
  • July 3
    • Joanne Harris, English novelist
    • Yeardley Smith, American voice actress
  • July 4Martin Flood, Australian quiz show winner
  • July 5Jimmy Demers, Singer/Songwriter from Worcester, MA
  • July 7Karina Galvez, Ecuadorian poet
  • July 9Courtney Love, American musician/actress
  • July 11Craig Charles, British actor
  • July 12Gaby Roslin, British TV presenter
  • July 16Miguel Indurain, Spanish cyclist
  • July 17Heather Langenkamp, American Actress
  • July 18Wendy Williams, former radio host and current talk show host
  • July 19Masahiko Kondō, Japanese singer
  • July 20Chris Cornell, American singer
  • July 21Ross Kemp, British actor
  • July 22
    • Bonnie Langford, British actress
    • Adam Godley, British actor
    • John Leguizamo, Colombian-American actor
    • David Spade, American comedian, actor and television personality
  • July 23Ed Forchion, political activist
  • July 24 - Barry Bonds, American baseball player
  • July 26
    • Sandra Bullock, American actress
    • Anne Provoost, Belgian author
  • July 30
    • Jürgen Klinsmann, German footballer and manager
    • Vivica A. Fox, American actress
  • August 2Mary-Louise Parker, American actress
  • August 3
    • Lucky Dube, South African reggae musician (d. 2007)
    • Ye Qiaobo, Chinese speed skater
  • August 5 - Adam Yauch, American rapper (Beastie Boys) (d. 2012)
  • August 6
    • Gary Conrad, American animator
    • Gary Valenciano, Filipino musician
  • August 9
    • Brett Hull, Canadian hockey player
    • William Martens, American computer engineer
  • August 15Melinda Gates, American wife of Bill Gates
  • August 16Jimmy Arias, American tennis player
  • August 19Dermott Brereton, Australian rules footballer
  • August 22
    • Mats Wilander, Swedish tennis player
    • Diane Setterfield, British author
  • August 24Salizhan Sharipov, Russian cosmonaut
  • August 25Maxim Kontsevich, Russian mathematician


  • September 2Keanu Reeves, Canadian actor
  • September 4 - Anthony Weiner, U.S. Representative for New York's 9th congressional district.
  • September 6Todd Palin, American husband of former governor Sarah Palin
  • September 7Andy Hug, Swiss Seidokaikan karateka and kickboxer, (d. 2000)
  • September 8
    • Michael Johns, American health care executive and Presidential speechwriter
    • Scott Levy, American professional wrestler
  • September 11Ellis Burks, American baseball player
  • September 19 - Trisha Yearwood, American singer
  • September 20Maggie Cheung, Hong Kong actress
  • September 22
    • Ian Culverhouse, English footballer
    • Juha Turunen, Finnish politician turned criminal
  • September 23Koshi Inaba, Japanese singer (B'z)
  • September 25Kikuko Inoue, Japanese singer and seiyu (voice actress)
  • September 28Janeane Garofalo, American actress and comedian
  • September 30
    • Monica Bellucci, Italian actress and model
    • Trey Anastasio, American musician
  • October 1Harry Hill, English comedian, writer and actor
  • October 2
    • Dirk Brinkmann, German field hockey player
    • Makharbek Khadartsev, Russian free-style wrestler
  • October 3Clive Owen, English actor
  • October 4Yvonne Murray, Scottish athlete
  • October 5Keiji Fujiwara, Japanese seiyu (voice actor)
  • October 8CeCe Winans, American Christian musician
  • October 10Quinton Flynn, American voice actor
  • October 14
    • Jim Rome, American sports T.V. and radio host
    • David Kaye, Canadian voice actor
    • Joe Girardi, American baseball player and manager
  • October 19
    • Ty Pennington, American carpenter, model and television personality
    • Jorge Luis Gonzales, Cuban boxer
  • October 22Drazen Petrovic, Croatian basketball player (d. 1993)
  • October 24
    • Rosana Arbelo, Spanish singer and composer
    • Paul Bonwick, Canadian House of Commons
  • October 26Marc Lépine, Canadian mass murderer(d. 1989)
  • October 28Onofrio Catacchio, Italian artist
  • October 29Yasmin Le Bon, British model
  • October 31Marco van Basten, Dutch footballer and manager


  • November 1Daran Norris, American voice actor
  • November 3Paprika Steen, Danish actress
  • November 4
    • Douglas Wilson, American television personality and interior designer
    • Kurt Krakowian, American child actor
  • November 5Famke Janssen, Dutch actress
  • November 6Greg Graffin, American rock musician (Bad Religion)
  • November 7Dana Plato, American actress (d. 1999)
  • November 9Sandra Denton, American rapper (Salt-n-Pepa)
  • November 10
    • Magnus Scheving, Icelandic producer
    • Kenny Rogers, American baseball player
  • November 11Calista Flockhart, American actress
  • November 12David Ellefson, American rock bassist (Megadeth)
  • November 14
    • Rev Run, American rapper (Run-D.M.C.)
    • Patrick Warburton, American actor
  • November 16Diana Krall, Canadian jazz pianist and singer
  • November 17Mitch Williams, American baseball player
  • November 18
    • Rita Cosby, American television personality
    • Seth Joyner, American football player
  • November 21Shane Douglas, American wrestler
  • November 23Boyd Kestner, American actor
  • November 24
    • Alistair McGowan, British actor and comedian
    • Garret Dillahunt, American actor
  • November 26Vreni Schneider, Swiss alpine skier
  • November 27Robin Givens, American actress
  • November 29
    • Cork Graham, American author
    • Don Cheadle, American actor
  • December 1Salvatore Schillaci, Italian footballer
  • December 4Marisa Tomei, American actress
  • December 7
    • Roberta Close, Brazilian model
    • Curtis Hughes, American wrestler
    • Peter Laviolette, American ice hockey coach
  • December 8Teri Hatcher, American actress
  • December 9
    • Paul Landers, German rock musician (Rammstein)
    • Larry Emdur, Australian game-show host
  • December 10Bobby Flay, American chef and host
  • December 11John Mark Karr, American murder suspect
  • December 12Sabu, American professional wrestler
  • December 13Hideto "hide" Matsumoto, Japanese musician
  • December 14Rebecca Gibney, New Zealand-born actress
  • December 15Jerry Ball, American football player
  • December 16
    • Heike Drechsler, German track-and-field athlete
    • Billy Ripken, American baseball player
  • December 17Frank Musil, Czech ice hockey player and scout
  • December 18Steve Austin, American professional wrestler
  • December 19Arvydas Sabonis, Lithuanian basketball player
  • December 23Eddie Vedder, American rock singer (Pearl Jam)
  • December 26 - Elizabeth Kostova, American author
  • December 30Sophie Ward, British actress

Date unknown[]

  • Fiona Joy Hawkins, Australian composer and pianist
  • Jiang Yu, Chinese politician



  • January 1Bechara El Khoury, President of Lebanon (b. 1890)
  • January 8Julius Raab, former Chancellor of Austria (b. 1891)
  • January 15
    • Tawfiq Canaan, Palestinian doctor (b. 1882)
    • Jack Teagarden, American jazz trombonist (b. 1905)
  • January 17T. H. White, British author (b. 1906)
  • January 19Joe Weatherly, NASCAR championship driver (b. 1922)
  • January 21Joseph Schildkraut, Austrian actor (b. 1896)
  • January 22Marc Blitzstein, American composer (b. 1905)
  • January 27
    • Norman Z. McLeod, American film director (b. 1898)
    • Waite Phillips, American oil man, banker and real estate investor (b. 1883)
  • January 29Alan Ladd, American actor (b. 1913)
  • February 5Matilde Moisant, American pilot (b. 1878)
  • February 6Emilio Aguinaldo, First President of the Philippines (b. 1869)
  • February 8
    • Ernst Kretschmer, German psychiatrist (b. 1888)
    • Boshiro Hosogaya, Japanese admiral (b. 1888)
  • February 10Eugen Sänger, Austrian aerospace engineer (b. 1905)
  • February 18Joseph-Armand Bombardier, Canadian inventor of the snowmobile and founder of Bombardier Inc. (b. 1907)
  • February 25
    • Johnny Burke, American lyricist (b. 1908)
    • Grace Metalious, American writer (b. 1924)
    • Maurice Farman, French aircraft designer (b. 1877)
  • February 26F. F. E. Yeo-Thomas, English World War II hero (b. 1901)
  • February 27Orry-Kelly, Australian-born costume designer (b. 1897)
  • February 29Frank Albertson, American actor (b. 1909)
  • March 4Edwin August, American actor and director (b. 1883)
  • March 6
  • March 9Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, German general (b. 1870)
  • March 18
    • Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official (b. 1870)
    • Norbert Wiener, American mathematician (b. 1894)
  • March 20Brendan Behan, Irish poet and writer (b. 1923)
  • March 22Addison Richards, American actor (b. 1887)
  • March 23Peter Lorre, Hungarian-born actor (b. 1904)


  • April 5Douglas MacArthur, U.S. Army general, Supreme Allied Commander in the Pacific during World War II (b. 1880)
  • April 13Veit Harlan, German film director (b. 1899)
  • April 14Rachel Carson, American biologist and environmental writer (b. 1907)
  • April 18Ben Hecht, American screenwriter (b. 1894)
  • April 24Gerhard Domagk, German bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (declined) (b. 1895)
  • April 26E. J. Pratt, Canadian poet (b. 1882)
  • April 29J. M. Kerrigan, Irish actor (b. 1884)
  • May 2Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, American-born politician (b. 1879)
  • May 10Carol Haney, American dancer and actress (b. 1924)
  • May 13Diana Wynyard, English actress (b. 1906)
  • May 21James Franck, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1882)
  • May 27Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India (b. 1889)
  • May 30
    • Dave MacDonald, sports car driver (b. 1936)
    • Eddie Sachs, auto racing driver (b. 1927)
  • June 3Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Finnish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
  • June 6Robert Warwick, American actor (b. 1878)
  • June 7
    • Violet Attlee, Countess Attlee, wife of former British PM Clement Attlee (b. 1895)
    • Charlie Llewellyn, first non-white South African Test cricketer (b. 1876)
  • June 9Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, Canadian-born newspaper publisher and politician (b. 1879)
  • June 17Clarence G. Badger, American film director (b. 1880)
  • June 21 (killed in Mississippi):
    • James Chaney, African-American civil rights activist (killed in Mississippi) (b. 1943)
    • Andrew Goodman, American civil rights activist (b. 1943)
    • Michael Schwerner, American civil rights activist (killed in Mississippi) (b. 1939)
  • June 25Gerrit Rietveld, Dutch architect (b. 1888)
  • June 27Mona Barrie, English actress (b. 1909)


  • July 1Pierre Monteux, French conductor (b. 1875)
  • July 2Glenn "Fireball" Roberts, American race car driver (b. 1929)
  • July 4Henry (Hank) Sylvern, U.S. radio personality (b. 1908)
  • July 7Lillian Copeland, American athlete (b. 1904)
  • July 13Stephen Galatti, Director of AFS, American Field Service (b. 1888)
  • July 16Alfred Junge, German-born art director (b. 1886)
  • July 23Thakin Kodaw Hmaing, Burmese poet and politician (b. 1876)
  • July 26William A. Seiter, American film director (b. 1890)
  • July 29Vean Gregg, American baseball player (b. 1885)
  • July 31Jim Reeves, American country singer (b. 1923)
  • August – Salima Machamba Sultan of Mohéli (b. 1874)
  • August 3Flannery O'Connor, American writer (b. 1925)
  • August 6 – Sir Cedric Hardwicke, English actor (b. 1893)
  • August 7Aleksander Zawadzki, former President of Poland (b. 1899)
  • August 12
    • Ian Fleming, British writer (b. 1908)
    • Dmitri Dmitrievich Maksutov, Russian astronomer and inventor (b. 1896)
  • August 21Palmiro Togliatti, Italian communist leader (b. 1893)
  • August 27Gracie Allen, American actress and comedian (Burns And Allen) (b. 1895)
  • September 2
    • Glenn Albert Black, American archaeologist (b. 1900)
    • Francisco Craveiro Lopes, President of Portugal (b. 1894)
    • Alvin Cullum York, American hero of World War I (b. 1887)
  • September 18
    • Clive Bell, English art critic (b. 1881)
    • Sean O'Casey, Irish writer (b. 1880)
  • September 28
    • Nacio Herb Brown, American songwriter (b. 1896)
    • Harpo Marx, American comedian (Marx Brothers) (b. 1888)


Nobel Prizes[]

  • PhysicsCharles Hard Townes, Nicolay Gennadiyevich Basov, Aleksandr Prokhorov
  • ChemistryDorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin
  • Physiology or MedicineKonrad Bloch, Feodor Lynen
  • LiteratureJean-Paul Sartre
  • PeaceMartin Luther King, Jr.


  1. ^ Flynn, George Q. (1993). The Draft, 1940–1973. Modern war studies. University Press of Kansas. p. 175. ISBN 0-7006-0586-X. 
  2. ^ Gottlieb, Sherry Gershon (1991). Hell no, we won't go!: resisting the draft during the Vietnam War. Viking. p. xix. ISBN 0-670-83935-3. "1964: May 12—Twelve students at a New York rally burn their draft cards..." 
  3. ^ "1964: Labour scrapes through". BBC News. April 5, 2005. 
  4. ^ "1964: Labour voters are 'bonkers' says Hogg". BBC News. October 12, 1964. 
  5. ^ "Chronology (1964-66)". Misión permanente de la república de Cuba ante las naciones unidas. Permanent Missions To The United Nations. Retrieved 2006-10-09. 
  6. ^ Gernreich Bio

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People of the year 1964 at Familypedia

53 people were born in 1964

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Stephen Ainslie (1964-2018)Michael Ainslie (1930-1999)Amanda Beckermann (1929-2004)
Ambat Madan MohanKizhakke Valappil Achutha MenonAmbat Sunanda Menon
Silviu Balcan (1964-)Nicolae Balcan (1931-2000)Silvia (Lila) Dragomir (1937-2013)
Daniel John Boyce (1964)Reggie Boyce (1933-1986)Mary Morgan (1932-2006)
Fernando Cabrera (1964)
Mark David Carpenter (1964)Marshall Leroy Carpenter (1938)Carolyn Mae Arinaga (1938)
Courteney Bass Cox (1964)Richard Lewis Cox (1931-2001)Courteney Bass (1934)
Catherine Clare Critchlow (1964-1964)Jeffery Edward Critchlow (?-?)Margaret Hughes (?-?)
Michael Ray DenisonRay Laville DenisonBette Irene Burgess (1934-)
Adam Fredric Duritz (1964)Gilbert D. Duritz (1939)Linda Feldman (1941)
Douglas Craig Emhoff (1964-)Michael EmhoffBarbara (née Kanzer) Emhoff
David K Every (1964-)
Mircea Filotti (c1964)Traian Mircea Filotti (c1920)Nomen nescio
Bridget Jane Fonda (1964)Peter Henry Fonda (1940)Susan Jane Brewer (1939)
Anthony Andrew Green (1964-)
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13 children were born to the 21 women born in 1964

149 people died in 1964

 FatherMotherAge at death
Josiah Hoyt Adair (1893-1964)Elijah Thomas Adair (1856-1927)Lucy Amilla Hoyt (1861-1945)
Charity Melissa Adams (1868-1964)Joshua Joseph Adams (1833-1906)Lydia Meacham Thornton (1830-1901)
Ernest Arthur Adams (1888-1964)Henry Daniel Adams (1844-1920)Eliza Agnes Bradley (1846-1925)76
John Adams (1875-1964)Charles Francis Adams (1835-1915)Mary Hone Ogden (1837-1905)
Harold Lee Alden (1890-1964)David Adonijah Alden (1858-1930)Emily Elizabeth Worcester (1859-1916)
Anna Louise Allen (1880-1964)William Mercer Allen (1853-1927)Virginia Reakirt Thompson (1856-1929)
Henry Alm (1899-1964)George Alm (1873-1953)Denise Jussila (1876-1960)
Minnie Victoria Anlezark (1883-1964)Joseph Wilson Anlezark (1845-1932)Amanda Jane Thompson (1855-1933)81
James George Arbuthnot (1883-1964)Samuel B. Arbuthnot (1848-1889)Sallie Kelley (c1848-)81
John Frederick Archer (1886-1964)Robert Archer (1848-1929)Caroline Cramp (1849-1929)
William Francis Arthur (1895-1964)Thomas Moore Arthur (1859-1934)Harriet Mary Ann Swale (1861-1945)
Vasile Atanasiu (1886-1964)Ștefan AtanasiuPaulina Unknown
Venus Daisy Bailey (1887-1964)George Bailey (1843-1915)Lucy Northcott (1851-1935)77
Elsie Evelyn Lillian Barber (1906-1964)Thomas George Barber (1886-1968)Phoebe Matilda Perry (1887-1972)
Lillian Amelia Barlow (1877-1964)Samuel Barlow (1848-1891)Emma Castledine (1852-1943)
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7268 people lived in 1964

Lady Irina Bud de BudfalvaLord János Bud de BudfalvaBaroness Anna Tisza de Borosjenő et Szeged
Tsunekichi Yonogi (1905-2015)Shigeru Yonogi (1876-1940)Miyoko Yonogi (1882-1950)
Alfred Alonzo Aaron (1883-1969)Thomas Aaron (1850-1932)Sarah Dobbs (1858-1948)
Sadie Aaronson (1908-1970)Jack Aaronson (1880-1927)Laura Barenboim (1882-1932)
Rebecca Ababio (1926-1998)
Isabella Abadiano (1930-2003)
Annabelle Abargil (1922-2000)
Jennifer Abaya (1918-1996)
Alysson Abberton (1935-2012)
Charles Greeley Abbot (1872-1973)Harris Abbot (1812-1884)Caroline Ann Greeley (1836-1911)
Janet Abbot (1910-1970)
Julia Abbot (1900-1979)Jordan Abbot (1876-1960)Helen O'Malley (1879-1959)
Anthony Abbott (1911-1993)
Joseph Palmer Abbott (1891-1965)Joseph Palmer Abbott (1842-1901)Edith Solomon (1854-1935)
Ethel Louise Abel (1891-1973)Elijah Stark Abel (1868-1925)Amorette Eliza Avery (1868-1939)
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Events of the year 1964 at Familypedia

54 people were married in 1964.

 Joined with
Maury Apatow (1937)Tami Apatow (1944)
Henry Angus Armstrong (1940)Emma Virginia Peronnet Thompson-McCausland (1942)
Martha Barak (1940-1997)Frederick Mills (1930-2007)
Patricia Maud Bowes-Lyon (1932-1995)Oliver Robin Tetley (1929-1972)
Éva Mária Bánffy de Losoncz (1943-2009)Csaba Györke (1941)
Șerban Cantacuzino (1941-2011)Simona Romașcan (1941)
Harold Alma Carbine (1911-2006)Donna Eddington (1920-1999) + Roberta Powers (1917-2001) + Margaret Condie Baird (1922-1974) + Charlotte Cox (1915-1989) + Florence Effa Campbell (1915-2010)
Raymond Alexander Carnegie (1920-1999)Patricia Elinor Trevor Dawson (1923-2014)+Diana Denyse Hay, 23rd Countess of Erroll (1926-1978)+Maria Congreve Alexander (1959-)
Richard Bruce Cheney (1941-)Lynne Ann Vincent (1941)
Spencer Joel Condie (1940)Dorothea Speth
Peter Lindsay Cross (1939-2020)Betty Veronica Scanlan (living)
George Pember Darwin (1928-2001)Angela Mary Bruce Huxley (1939-)
Edith Ford (1929-)Maurice Landean (1920-1990)
Ilona Fáy (1944)Tibor Csehó (c1940)
Kathryn Jennifer Green (1945-2016)James Oakley (1941-2019)
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There were 0 military battles in 1964.

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