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29/01/1964 The IX Olympic Winter Games open in Innsbruck, Austria

The Winter Olympics was opened by a concert performed by Vienna Philharmonic, under the baton of Karl Böhm. Beethoven's 7th Symphony and Mozart's 40th Symphony were performed in the opening concert. For the first time, the Closing Ceremonies were held at a different place than the Opening Ceremonies.


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