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1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap yearstarting on Wednesday (dominical letter ED) 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 fifth 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 10 years of the Seattle World's Fair in 1962, a few countries decline, but a large number of 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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