Sunday 9 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 Needles And Pins by The Searchers was in the top 5 hits.
Seven Days in May, directed by John Frankenheimer, 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.
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Which were the important events of 9 February 1964 ?
- Saint Apollonia, patron saint of dentists and dental technicians
- Saint Ansbert of Rouen
- Saint Maroon's Day - Lebanon
- Debrah Miceli: Italian-American wrestler and manager.
- Madusa : Wrestler.
- Rachel Bolan: rocker (Skid Row).
- Willie Bryant: singer ("Sugar Hill Times"), dies at age 55.
- 1st appearance of Beatles on Ed Sullivan Show (73.7 million viewers)
- 9th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria
- GI Joe character created
- Hanumant Singh scores 105 India versus England on debut at Delhi.
- The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a ''record-busting'' audience of 73 million viewers.
- Greeks Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus.
- The Republic of China (Taiwan) drops diplomatic relations with France because of French recognition of the People's Republic of China.
- ''Wesberry v. Sanders'' (376 US 1 1964): The Supreme Court of the United States rules that congressional districts have to be approximately equal in population.
- Gabonese president Leon M'ba is toppled by a military coup and his archrival, Jean-Hilaire Aubame, is installed in his place. However, French intervention restores M'ba's government the next day.
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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 Rip Chords - Hey Little Cobra
- Major Lance - Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um
- The Trashmen - Surfin' Bird
- The Beatles - She Loves You
- Rick Nelson - For You
- Dionne Warwick - Anyone Who Had A Heart
- Bobby Vinton - There! I've Said It Again
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