August 1964

August 20, 1964: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Economic Opportunity Act into law during the War on Poverty

The following events occurred in August 1964:

August 1, 1964 (Saturday)

  • With the acceptance by voters of a new constitution, the former Belgian Congo officially changed its name from the "Republic of the Congo" to the "Democratic Republic of the Congo". Since 1960, both the former French Congo and the former Belgian Congo had referred to themselves as "Republic of the Congo", and had been distinguished as "Congo-Brazzaville" and "Congo-Léopoldville", respectively.[1]
  • The final Looney Tune cartoon, "Señorella and the Glass Huarache", was released. The Warner Bros. Cartoon Division would subsequently be shut down by Jack L. Warner.
  • Emancipation Day was first celebrated in Barbados, Bermuda, Guyana, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, and Jamaica – as a celebration of the end of slavery during the British colonial era in the Caribbean.
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français: Août 1964
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ဩဂုတ် ၁၉၆၄
ၽႃႇသႃႇတႆး : ဢေႃးၵၢတ်ႉ 1964