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1964 Historical Event(s)
- February 10, 1964 – Melbourne-Voyager collision: The aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne collides with the destroyer HMAS Voyager off the south coast of New South Wales, Australia.
- February 11, 1964 – The Republic of China (commonly known as Taiwan) breaks off diplomatic relations with France.
- February 13, 1964 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Dragon in Chinese astrology.
- March 1, 1964 – Villarrica Volcano begins a strombolian eruption causing lahars that destroy half of the town of Coñaripe.
- 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.
- March 20, 1964 – The precursor of the European Space Agency, ESRO (European Space Research Organization) is established per an agreement signed on June 14, 1962.
- April 20, 1964 – BBC Two launches with a power cut because of the fire at Battersea Power Station.
- May 2, 1964 – First ascent of Shishapangma the fourteenth highest mountain in the world and the lowest of the Eight-thousanders.
- August 2, 1964 – Vietnam War: Gulf of Tonkin incident – North Vietnamese gunboats allegedly fire on the U.S. destroyers USS Maddox and USS Turner Joy.
- December 11, 1964 – Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
Who Were Born On 1964?
- January 6, 1964 – Jacqueline Moore, American wrestler
- January 22, 1964 – Joe Dudek, American football player
- February 1, 1964 – Mario Pelchat, Canadian singer
- February 21, 1964 – Mark and Scott Kelly, American astronauts and identical twin brothers
- July 20, 1964 – Dean Winters, American actor
- August 25, 1964 – Dan Parent, American comic book artist and writer
- November 6, 1964 – Greg Graffin, American singer (Bad Religion)
- November 7, 1964 – Troy Beyer, American actress
- November 29, 1964 – Ken Monkou, Dutch footballer
- December 9, 1964 – Paul Landers, German guitarist (Rammstein)