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1964 Historical Event(s)
- February 13, 1964 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Dragon in Chinese astrology.
- February 25, 1964 – U.S. Air Force launches a satellite employing a US Air Force Atlas/Agena combination from Point Arguello (LC-2-3) in California and from Cape Kennedy in Florida.
- March 31, 1964 – A coup d'état in Brazil establishes a military government, under the aegis of general Castello Branco.
- April 13, 1964 – At the Academy Awards, Sidney Poitier becomes the first African-American male to win the Best Actor award for the 1963 film Lilies of the Field.
- May 5, 1964 – The Council of Europe declares May 5 as Europe Day.
- May 22, 1964 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces the goals of his Great Society social reforms to bring an “end to poverty and racial injustice” in America.
- July 2, 1964 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 meant to prohibit segregation in public places.
- September 18, 1964 – North Vietnamese Army begins infiltration of South Vietnam.
- October 12, 1964 – The Soviet Union launches the Voskhod 1 into Earth orbit as the first spacecraft with a multi-person crew and the first flight without space suits
- October 26, 1964 – Eric Edgar Cooke becomes last person in Western Australia to be executed.
Who Were Born On 1964?
- January 27, 1964 – Bridget Fonda, American actress
- April 4, 1964 – Branco, Brazilian footballer and coach
- April 14, 1964 – Gina McKee, British actress
- July 2, 1964 – Hisakatsu Oya, Japanese professional wrestler
- July 9, 1964 – Courtney Love, American singer and guitarist (Hole) and actress
- July 31, 1964 – Jim Corr, Irish singer and musician (The Corrs)
- August 1, 1964 – Adam Duritz, American musician (Counting Crows)
- August 23, 1964 – Kong Hee, Singaporean pastor
- October 23, 1964 – Robert Trujillo, American bassist (Metallica)
- November 21, 1964 – Shane Douglas, American wrestler