Thursday 2 July 1964
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of July people in US were listening to I Get Around by The Beach Boys.
In UK It's Over by Roy Orbison was in the top 5 hits.
The Masque of the Red Death, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964
while The Spy Who Came In From The Cold by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 July 1964 ?
- Feast Day of St. John Regis
- Originally, in the Roman Catholic Church, the Feast of the Visitation was celebrated on this day, although it has since been transferred to May 31
- Palio di Provenzano in Siena, Italy
- Canada Day. Under the Holidays Act, Canada Day is always observed on July 1 unless that date falls on a Sunday, in which case it is observed on July 2.
- DeAnne Hemmens: San Francisco, California -- Sprint kayak (1996 Olympics).
- Shannon Ritter: Jockey.
- Hisakatsu Oya: Japanese professional wrestler.
- Charles Robinson: American wrestling referee.
- Pascal Blanchard: French historian and filmmaker, who specializes in the French colonial empire, issues of diversity and stories of immigration.
- Jose Canseco: Cuban-American baseball player: outfield/designated hitter, Red Sox
- Eric Srecki: French fencer, won a Bronze Medal at the Atlanta Olympics on 7/23/1996 with Henry Leroux in the team epee.
- Andrea Yates: American infanticide, a mother who methodically drowned her five kids in the bathtub on 6/20/2001, Houston, TX. Russell Yates had left home for work at 8:50 AM and Andrea called the Houston police at 9:50 AM to report that she had killed her children
- Doug Benson: American comedian actor and producer
- Stéphan Bureau: Canadian journalist and producer
- Ozzie Canseco: Cuban-American baseball player coach and manager
- Joe Magrane: American baseball player and sportscaster
- Alan Tait: English-Scottish rugby player and coach
- Grand jury indicts Beckwith in murder of Medger Evers
- U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signs into law the Civil Rights Act, in a televised ceremony in the White House. The Act prohibits racial discrimination in employment and education and outlaws racial segregation in public places such as schools, buses, parks and swimming pools.
- President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits segregation in public places.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1964 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Beach Boys - I Get Around
- Millie Small - My Boy Lollipop
- Johnny Rivers - Memphis
- Gerry and the Pacemakers - Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying
- Barbra Streisand - People
- Peter and Gordon - A World Without Love
- The Dixie Cups - Chapel Of Love
- The 4 Seasons - Rag Doll
- Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas - Bad To Me
- The Dave Clark Five - Can't You See That She's Mine
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