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1961 1962 1963 -1964- 1965 1966 1967
 1968 .  1969 .  1970 .  1971  . 1972  . 1973  . 1974 
       In radio: 1961 1962 1963 -1964- 1965 1966 1967     
          In film: 1961 1962 1963 -1964- 1965 1966 1967     
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The year 1964 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events in 1964.

For the American TV schedule, see: 1964-65 American network television schedule.

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Events

  • Most of NBC's programs are now broadcast in color.
  • January 1 – The first Top of the Pops airs on BBC Television.
  • January 3 – Footage of the Beatles performing a concert in Bournemouth, England is shown on The Jack Paar Show.
  • January 4 – TV Tokyo launched in Japan.
  • February 9, 16 and 23 – The Beatles appear on The Ed Sullivan Show, breaking television ratings records.
  • April 20 – BBC2 starts broadcasting in the UK; the existing BBC channel is renamed BBC1. A power failure prevents the planned opening night's schedule from happening, meaning the first programme shown is Play School the following morning.
  • April 30 – Television sets manufactured as of this date are required to receive UHF channels.
  • May 5 – The documentary film Seven Up! is broadcast on ITV in the UK, showing the lives of fourteen school children. Subsequent films in the series have seen them interviewed every seven years since.
  • August 1 – The official launch of Melbourne's third commercial television station ATV-0, signalling the beginning of what is now Network Ten.
  • October 10 – The 1964 Summer Olympics opening ceremony at Tokyo, Japan, with first time of live Olympic telecast program by geostationary communication satellite Syncom 3.
  • October 18 – Jackie Mason appears on The Ed Sullivan Show and is subsequently banned after he seemingly gives Ed "the finger" on the air.
  • October 25 - The Rolling Stones make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. The next day, Mr. Sullivan insists that he'll never have them back.
  • November 26 – PTV airs the first television broadcasts in Pakistan.
  • December 6 – NBC debuts the Christmas special Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer. It will become a holiday tradition, moving to CBS in 1972.

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