Sunday 2 February 1964
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of February people in US were listening to I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles.
In UK Glad All Over by Dave Clark Five was in the top 5 hits.
The Silence, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964
while The Venetian Affair by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 2 February 1964 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Veja Diena observed.
- St. Adelbald
- Catholicism - Candlemas, The Presentation of the Lord, The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, World Day for Consecrated Life (also February 3 in the United States).
- United States and Canada - Groundhog Day.
- Scotland - A quarter day in the Christian calendar (due to Candlemas).
- Paganism - Imbolc (in northern hemisphere), Lughnasadh (in southern hemisphere).
- Czech Republic - Hromnice.
- St. Cornelius
- France - CrOpe Day.
- Diane Charlemagne: English singer-songwriter (d. 2015).
- Red Faber, Burleigh Grimes, Tim Keefe, Heinie Manush, John Montgomery Ward, and Miller Huggins are selected to Hall of Fame.
- GI Joe debuts as a popular American boy's toy.
- Sjoukje Dijkstra (Netherlands) wins Olympic gold for figure skating.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1964 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand
- Lesley Gore - You Don't Own Me
- The Marketts - Out Of Limits
- The Trashmen - Surfin' Bird
- The Rip Chords - Hey Little Cobra
- The Kingsmen - Louie Louie
- Bobby Vinton - There! I've Said It Again
- Major Lance - Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um
- Dionne Warwick - Anyone Who Had A Heart
- Rick Nelson - For You
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