Real World article
(written from a Production point of view)
(written from a Production point of view)
- For information dealing with this year in the timeline of the fictional Star Trek universe, see 1964.
- 1 January - Juliana Donald is born.
- 11 January - John Thibodeau is born.
- 27 January - Floyd, Lloyd and Troy Weaver are born.
- 1 February - Kaitlin Hopkins is born.
- 12 February - Raphael Sbarge is born.
- 14 February - Zach Galligan is born.
- 27 February - John Pyper-Ferguson is born.
- 11 March - Cover date of "Star Trek is...", the original series proposal written by Gene Roddenberry.
- 19 March - Marjorie Monaghan is born.
- 24 March - Lisa Lord is born.
- 2 April - Jana Marie Hupp is born.
- 14 April - Bob Clendenin is born.
- 23 April - Ken Clark is born.
- 27 April - Lisa Wilcox and Michael Mahonen are born.
- After several studios have turned him down, Desilu, rumored to be desperate for a new television series, signs a three-year contract with Gene Roddenberry on the basis of the Star Trek format. (The Making of Star Trek)
- Late April - Broadcasting network CBS (which had a first proposal deal with Desilu) turns down Star Trek in favor of Lost in Space, which they regarded as a more accesible 'family' science-fiction show. (The Making of Star Trek, Inside Star Trek: The Real Story)
- Ironically, CBS is currently the owner of the Star Trek television franchise through CBS Paramount.
- Early May - NBC's Mort Werner, Vice-President in Charge of Programming, signs an agreement with Desilu. Roddenberry will write three Star Trek story outlines, one of which NBC will want to see further developed into a pilot. (The Making of Star Trek)
- Early May - Dorothy Fontana begins to work for Gene Roddenberry as an assistant and secretary. (The Making of Star Trek)
- 19 May - Sean Whalen is born.
- 26 May - Michael Cuneo is born.
- 30 May - Tom Morello and Mark A. Sheppard are born.
- 11 June - Wren T. Brown is born.
- 12 June - Kevin Dilmore is born.
- 13 June - Hugh Aodh O'Brien is born.
- 16 June - Ron Sarchian is born.
- 21 June - Josh Pais is born.
- 29 June - Three story outlines are submitted to NBC. Despite reservations about the perceived costs and difficulties of producing the stories, NBC chooses the "The Cage" story line to be developed into a pilot episode.
- 5 July - Ronald D. Moore is born.
- 15 July - Galyn Görg is born.
- 16 July - Amy Benedict is born.
- 19 July - Douglas Price is born.
- 1 August - Melanie Shatner is born.
- 11 August - Jim Lee and Lawrence Monoson are born.
- 28 August - Original story for TOS: "Charlie X" is written, titled "Charlie is God."
- 8 September - First draft script for "The Cage" is submitted.
- 14 September - Sean Callery is born.
- 17 September - Christian R. Conrad is born.
- 1 October - Estee Chandler is born.
- 10 October - Michael Owen is born.
- 14 October - Robin D. Laws is born.
- 18 October - Anthony Guidera is born.
- 23 October - David Sobolov is born.
- 28 October - Robert Hewitt Wolfe is born.
- 5 November - Famke Janssen is born.
- 7 November - Michael Papajohn is born.
- 9 November - Robert Duncan McNeill is born.
- 20 November - Ned Vaughn is born.
- 20 November - Revised script for "The Cage" is submitted.
- 21 November - Stefan Sonnenfeld is born.
- 23 November - James Castle Stevens is born.
- 27 November - The first Star Trek scenes, with Jeffrey Hunter and John Hoyt, are filmed, for "The Cage"
- 30 November - Michelle Johnston is born.
- The 3-foot demonstration model of the USS Enterprise is completed and shown to Gene Roddenberry.
- 5 December - Cliff Eidelman is born.
- 8 December - Teri Hatcher is born.
- 14 December - The three-foot Enterprise studio model is delivered to Gene Roddenberry on the set of "The Cage".
- 15 December - Brett Rickaby is born.
- 18 December - Filming is completed on "The Cage", going five days over schedule and $164,248 over budget.
- 23 December - Star Trek is mentioned in the New York Times as one of seven one-hour pilots currently under consideration by NBC. Other pilots under consideration are I Spy, Convoy, Indictment, The Ghost Breakers, The Mayor, and The Wackiest Ship In The Army.
- 26 December - Kristina Kochoff and Guy Vardaman are born.
- 29 December - The 11-foot filming model of the USS Enterprise as it was designed by Matt Jefferies is delivered to the Howard Anderson Company by Richard Datin, who oversaw the construction of the model.