Saturday 10 October 1964
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison.
In UK You Really Got Me by The Kinks was in the top 5 hits.
Send Me No Flowers, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964
while The Rector Of Justin by Louis Auchincloss was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 10 October 1964 ?
- Maxi Gnauck: in the German Democratic Republic; uneven parallel bars (Olympic-gold-1980).
- Daniel Pearl: American journalist (d. 2002).
- Quinton Flynn: American voice actor.
- Antonio Albanese: Italian comedian, actor, director and writer.
- Christophe Lambert: French advertising executive, director of Luc Besson's films studio "La Cité du Cinéma" in Saint-Denis.
- Sarah Lancashire: English actress and director
- Frantisek Picha: Composer, dies at 71.
- Konrad Bayer: Writer.
- Russ Case: Orchestra leader (Julius La Rosa Show), dies at 52.
- Eddie Cantor: American entertainer who, as a star of stage, radio, TV and movies, was a singer and comedian known for tears-and-laughter comedy and popping eyeballs.
- Heinrich Neuhaus: Ukrainian-Russian pianist and educator (d. 1964).
- 18th modern Olympic games opens in Tokyo
- 18th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-2 at Toronto
- The opening ceremony at The 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, is broadcast live in the first Olympic telecast relayed by geostationary communication satellite.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1964 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman
- Manfred Mann - Do Wah Diddy Diddy
- Martha & the Vandellas - Dancing In The Street
- The Newbeats - Bread And Butter
- The Shangri-Las - Remember (Walkin' In The Sand)
- Gale Garnett - We'll Sing In The Sunshine
- Gene Pitney - It Hurts To Be In Love
- Ronny & The Daytonas - G.T.O.
- J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers - Last Kiss
- Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde - A Summer Song
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