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1964 Historical Event(s)
- January 9, 1964 – Martyrs’ Day: Several Panamanian youths try to raise the Panamanian flag on the U.S.-controlled Panama Canal Zone, leading to fighting between U.S. military and Panamanian civilians.
- January 13, 1964 – Anti-Muslim riots break out in Calcutta – resulting in 100 deaths.
- February 13, 1964 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Dragon in Chinese astrology.
- March 13, 1964 – American Kitty Genovese is murdered, reportedly in view of neighbors who did nothing to help her, prompting research into the bystander effect.
- May 5, 1964 – The Council of Europe declares May 5 as Europe Day.
- June 11, 1964 – World War II veteran Walter Seifert runs amok in an elementary school in Cologne, Germany, killing at least eight children and two teachers and seriously injuring several more with a home-made flamethrower and a lance.
- July 20, 1964 – Vietnam War: Viet Cong forces attack the capital of Dinh Tuong Province, Cai Be, killing 11 South Vietnamese military personnel and 40 civilians (30 of which are children).
- September 12, 1964 – Canyonlands National Park is designated as a National Park.
- October 18, 1964 – The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair closes for its first season after a six-month run.
- November 28, 1964 – Vietnam War: National Security Council members agree to recommend that U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson adopt a plan for a two-stage escalation of bombing in North Vietnam.
Who Were Born On 1964?
- January 1, 1964 – Dedee Pfeiffer, American actress
- January 19, 1964 – Ricardo Arjona, Guatemalan singer
- February 6, 1964 – Gordon Downie, Canadian musician (The Tragically Hip)
- February 13, 1964 – Ylva Johansson, Swedish politician
- February 18, 1964 – Matt Dillon, American actor
- March 17, 1964 – Lee Dixon, English footballer
- April 18, 1964 – Rithy Panh, Cambodian film director
- August 13, 1964 – Hank Cheyne, American actor
- November 11, 1964 – Anabel Alonso, Spanish actress
- November 16, 1964 – Maeve Quinlan, American actress