1964

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
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1964 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1964
MCMLXIV
Ab urbe condita 2717
Armenian calendar 1413
ԹՎ ՌՆԺԳ
Assyrian calendar 6714
Bahá'í calendar 120–121
Balinese saka calendar 1885–1886
Bengali calendar 1371
Berber calendar 2914
British Regnal year 12 Eliz. 2 – 13 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2508
Burmese calendar 1326
Byzantine calendar 7472–7473
Chinese calendar 癸卯(Water Rabbit)
4660 or 4600
    — to —
甲辰年 (Wood Dragon)
4661 or 4601
Coptic calendar 1680–1681
Discordian calendar 3130
Ethiopian calendar 1956–1957
Hebrew calendar 5724–5725
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2020–2021
 - Shaka Samvat 1885–1886
 - Kali Yuga 5064–5065
Holocene calendar 11964
Igbo calendar 964–965
Iranian calendar 1342–1343
Islamic calendar 1383–1384
Japanese calendar Shōwa 39
(昭和39年)
Javanese calendar 1895–1896
Juche calendar 53
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4297
Minguo calendar ROC 53
民國53年
Nanakshahi calendar 496
Thai solar calendar 2507
Tibetan calendar 阴水兔年
(female Water-Rabbit)
2090 or 1709 or 937
    — to —
阳木龙年
(male Wood-Dragon)
2091 or 1710 or 938

1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1964th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 964th year of the 2nd millennium, the 64th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1960s decade.

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April 8: Gemini 1 launched.
    • The 1964 New York World's Fair opens to celebrate the 300th anniversary of New Amsterdam being taken over by British forces under the Duke of York (later King James II) and being renamed New York in 1664. The fair runs until October 18, 1964, and reopens April 21, 1965, finally closing October 17, 1965. (Not sanctioned, due to being within ten years of the Seattle World's Fair in 1962, some countries decline, but many countries have pavilions with exotic crafts, art and food.)
  • April 25 – Thieves steal the head of the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, Denmark (Henrik Bruun confesses in 1997).
  • April 26Tanganyika and Zanzibar merge to form Tanzania.

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