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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.
- February 13, 1964 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Dragon in Chinese astrology.
- April 20, 1964 – BBC Two launches with a power cut because of the fire at Battersea Power Station.
- April 22, 1964 – The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair opens for its first season.
- May 5, 1964 – The Council of Europe declares May 5 as Europe Day.
- July 27, 1964 – Vietnam War: 5,000 more American military advisers are sent to South Vietnam bringing the total number of United States forces in Vietnam to 21,000.
- October 3, 1964 – First Buffalo Wings are made at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York.
- October 29, 1964 – A collection of irreplaceable gems, including the 565 carat (113 g) Star of India, is stolen by a group of thieves (among them is “Murph the surf”) from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
- November 3, 1964 – Washington D.C. residents are able to vote in a presidential election for the first time.
- December 5, 1964 – Vietnam War: For his heroism in battle earlier in the year, Captain Roger Donlon is awarded the first Medal of Honor of the war.
Who Were Born On 1964?
- June 23, 1964 – Yun Lou, Chinese gymnast
- July 22, 1964 – Don Van Natta, Jr., American journalist
- July 23, 1964 – Ed Forchion, American marijuana activist
- July 26, 1964 – Ralf Metzenmacher, German painter and designer
- September 7, 1964 – Andy Hug, Swiss martial artist and kickboxer (d. 2000)
- September 28, 1964 – Gregor Fisken, British racing driver and businessman
- November 6, 1964 – Greg Graffin, American singer (Bad Religion)
- November 29, 1964 – Ken Monkou, Dutch footballer
- December 12, 1964 – Haywood Jeffries, American football player
- December 18, 1964 – Robson Green, English actor and singer