Wednesday 17 June 1964
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Michael Gross and Rinaldo Capello.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Chapel Of Love by The Dixie Cups.
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.
On TV people were watching Pension Spreewitz.
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Which were the important events of 17 June 1964 ?
- St. Albert Chmielowski.
- National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
- Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
- Michael Gross: German competitive swimmer who is 201 centimetres (6 ft 7 in) tall, and thus nicknamed "The Albatross" for his especially long arms that gave him a total span of 2.13 meters.
- Rinaldo Capello: Italian race car driver.
- Svetla Mitkova-Sınırtaş: Bulgarian-Turkish shot putter and discus thrower.
- Erin Murphy: American actress.
- Steve Rhodes: English cricketer and coach.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1964 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Dixie Cups - Chapel Of Love
- Peter and Gordon - A World Without Love
- The Beach Boys - I Get Around
- Ray Charles Singers - Love Me With All Your Heart (Cuando Calienta El Sol)
- Millie Small - My Boy Lollipop
- Dionne Warwick - Walk On By
- The Beatles - Love Me Do
- Barbra Streisand - People
- Gerry and the Pacemakers - Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying
- The Bachelors - Diane
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