Saturday 15 August 1964
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Everybody Loves Somebody by Dean Martin.
In UK Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits.
A Hard Day's Night, directed by Richard Lester, 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 15 August 1964 ?
- Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
- Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
- Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
- RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
- Acadie ? National Day
- Egypt ? Flooding of the Nile Day
- India ? Independence Day (from the United Kingdom, 1947)
- Korea ? Liberation Day
- Italy ? "Ferragosto", remembrance of an ancient Roman holiday in honor of Augustus (Feriae Augusti)
- Liechtenstein ? Liechtenstein Day
- Tuva ? Tuva Republic Day, Naadym
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Alipius
- St. Arnoul/Arnulphus
- St. MacCartin/Ard/Aed
- The Assumption of Mary - a holy day of obligation
- Ancient Latvia ? M?ras
- Melinda French Gates: American wife of Bill Gates.
- Srihari : Indian actor and producer (d. 2013).
- Jane Ellison: English lawyer and politician.
- Anne De Baetzelier: Belgian beauty pageant winner and TV personality, she has hosted the World Music Awards.
- Melinda Gates: Entrepreneur.
- Debi Mazar: Queens, New York -- Actress (Civil Wars, Little Man Tate, LA Law)
- Scott Saunders: American homicide/suicide, found dead, 4/17/2002, of gunshot wounds in the bedroom of his home along with the body of his wife, Desiree (b. 6/13/1965, Lynnwood, CA). They left three daughters, including an 11-year-old and twins Arianna and Alanna, age five. A good-looking black couple, Scott and Desiree seemed to have a perfect life, holding neighborhood barbecues at their newly renovated two-family home in Cambridge. Underneath, a tangled and violent family life was emerging with police showing
- Mayor Daley declares Ernie Banks Day in Chicago
- Phillies triple-play New York Mets
- Race riot in Dixmoor (Chicago suburb), Illinois, USA.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1964 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Dean Martin - Everybody Loves Somebody
- The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go
- The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
- The 4 Seasons - Rag Doll
- The Drifters - Under The Boardwalk
- Dusty Springfield - Wishin' And Hopin'
- Jan & Dean - The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena)
- Bobby Freeman - C'mon And Swim
- The Jelly Beans - I Wanna Love Him So Bad
- The Animals - The House Of The Rising Sun
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