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Events in 1964
|3 January:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1383 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|14 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.|
|29 January:|| ||Kubrick's movie “Dr Strangelove or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb” premieres in the US.|
|2 February:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|7 February:|| ||The Beatles fly from Heathrow to JFK Airport for their first American tour, greeted by thousands of screaming fans in both places.|
|13 February:|| ||In this Chinese New Year the Rabbit makes room for the Year of the Dragon.|
|16 March:|| ||“You Only Live Twice” is the twelfth James Bond novel by spy author Ian Fleming and the last published in his lifetime.|
|27 March:|| ||At 17:36 local time a 9.2 earthquake hits Alaska, resulting in 131 deaths, the second largest quake ever recorded after the 9.5 Chile quake only four years earlier.|
|28 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|29 March:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|4 April:|| ||In a two-hour writing session Paul McCartney helps John Lennon put the finishing touch on “Help!”.|
|10 April:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|1 May:|| ||American astrophysicist Hong-Yee Chiu introduces the word “quasar” to refer to a quasi-stellar radio source in the May issue of Physics Today.|
|17 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|27 May:|| ||Jawaharlal Nehru, first prime minister of India since 1947, dies in New Delhi at age 74.|
|29 May:|| ||Members of the Arab League meet in East Jerusalem to establish the Palestinian Liberation Organization PLO.|
|7 Augustus:|| ||Prometheus, a large bristlecone pine in a Nevada park, is cut down for research, revealing it is the world's oldest tree, at least 4862 but more likely around 5000 years old.|
|12 Augustus:|| ||Ian Fleming, British Naval Intelligence Officer and author, creator of James Bond, dies in Canterbury at age 56.|
|27 Augustus:|| ||The Disney movie “Mary Poppins”, based on the children's books series by P.L. Travers, is released in the United States.|
|16 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|17 September:|| ||The third Bond movie “Goldfinger” is released in the United Kingdom.|
|21 September:|| ||Malta becomes independent from the United Kingdom.|
|22 September:|| ||The Boadway show “Fiddler on the Roof” premieres at the Imperial Theatre, going on to become the first musical in history to run over three thousand performances.|
|1 October:|| ||The Tōkaidō Shinkansen begins its high speed railway service in Japan, shortening the travel time between Tokyo and Osaka from seven to four hours.|
|10 October:|| ||The Summer Olympics open in Tokyo, the first Olympic Games to be held in Asia and the first to be telecast worldwide.|
|16 October:|| ||China tests its first atomic bomb, becoming the fifth nuclear power.|
|28 November:|| ||Mariner 4 is launched from Cape Canaveral, going on to make the first flyby of the planet Mars and take the first pictures of its surface seven months later.|
|22 December:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1384 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1964
Lyndon Johnson, Time Man of the Year.Janet Parker, Bertrand Russell, Winston Churchill, Otto Hahn, Pablo Picasso, Igor Stravinsky, Harry S. Truman, David Ben-Gurion, Marc Chagall, J.C. Bloem, Chiang Kai-shek, Chandrasekhara Raman, Andrei Tupolev, T. S. Eliot, Taha Hussein, Charlie Chaplin, Martin Heidegger, Dwight Eisenhower, Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Karl Dönitz, James Chadwick, J.R.R. Tolkien, Francisco Franco, Tito, Haile Selassie, Mao Zedong, Nikita Khrushchev, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Trygve Lie, Paul VI, M.C. Escher, René Magritte, Alfred Hitchcock, Vladimir Nabokov, Gladwyn Jebb, Jan Oort, Walt Disney, Marlene Dietrich, Hirohito, Charles Lindbergh, Puyi, Belcampo, Louis Leakey, Bob Hope, Salvador Dalí, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Ayn Rand, Gerard Kuiper, Jean-Paul Sartre, Samuel Beckett, Leonid Brezhnev, Kurt Gödel, Edwin McMillan, Bette Davis, Herbert von Karajan, Willard Libby, Albert Broccoli, U Thant, Wernher von Braun, Richard Nixon, Jesse Owens, Gerald Ford, Menachem Begin, Benjamin Britten, Kees Stip, Yuri Andropov, Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra, Arthur C. Clarke, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, Anwar Sadat, Isaac Asimov, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Federico Fellini, Yves Montand, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Maria Callas, Lucebert, Margaret Thatcher, Malcolm X, Pol Pot, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Andy Warhol, Che Guevara, Stanley Kubrick, Jacques Brel, Martin Luther King, Yasser Arafat, Neil Armstrong, Edsger Dijkstra, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Elizabeth Taylor, John Barry, Rutger Kopland, Yuri Gagarin, The 14th Dalai Lama, Elvis Presley, Kofi Annan, John Lennon, Pelé, John Hurt, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Stephen Hawking, Jim Morrison, Johnny Hallyday, Mick Jagger, Lech Wałęsa, Gerrit Komrij, Bob Marley, Freddie Mercury, Johan Cruyff, Vladimir Putin, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Benazir Bhutto, Oprah Winfrey, Tim Berners-Lee, Bill Gates, Osama bin Laden, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Diego Maradona, Barack Obama and Axl Rose celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1964 was a leap year starting on a Wednesday, just like 1868, 1896, 1908 and 1936 in the century before it and 1992, 2020 and 2048 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2018 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1964 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 24 February 2018.