Thursday 15 October 1964
It was Thursday, 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 Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann.
In UK Oh Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison was in the top 5 hits.
My Fair Lady, directed by George Cukor, 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 15 October 1964 ?
- United States - White Cane Safety Day, National Grouch Day, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
- R.C. Saints - Saint Teresa of Avila
- Roman festivals - the Equirria or October equus: sacrifice of a horse to Mars
- French Republican Calendar - Amaryllis (Amaryllis) Day, twenty-fourth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Denise Fraga: Brazilian comedy actress.
- Roberto Vittori: Italian astronaut, a participant in the 2002 Soyez Expedition where a rich South African tourist was also on board.
- Cole Porter: American composer of popular music and many successful musical comedies, as well as music for the movies.
- Dr Martin Luther King Jr awarded Nobel Peace Prize
- New York Yankees appears in 14 and win 9 of last 16 World Series
- St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 61st World Series
- Craig Breedlove sets auto speed record of 846.97 kph.
- Kosygin and Brezhnev replace Soviet premier Nikita Krushchev.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1964 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Manfred Mann - Do Wah Diddy Diddy
- Martha & the Vandellas - Dancing In The Street
- Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman
- Gale Garnett - We'll Sing In The Sunshine
- J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers - Last Kiss
- The Shangri-Las - Remember (Walkin' In The Sand)
- Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde - A Summer Song
- Gene Pitney - It Hurts To Be In Love
- When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) - The Beach Boys
- Betty Everett - Let It Be Me
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