Friday 19 June 1964
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). 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.
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- Juneteenth ? celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation.
- Bill Barretta: American actor and puppeteer.
- Brent Goulet: American soccer player and manager.
- Laura Ingraham: American radio host and political commentator.
- Alysia Rogers: American actress.
- Brian Ark: American singer-songwriter guitarist and actor (The Verve Pipe).
- John DePetro: American radio personality, host of a talk show on Boston, MA radio channel WRKO. He was reprimanded and suspended for two days in July 2006 for calling a local politician a "fag." The politician is not homosexual and DePetro explained that he didn't mean the word in the usual way it is used but that the pol was "sissy" and that his wife "wears the pants in the family." Four months later, in early November 2006, he was fired when he called a Green Party candidate a "fat Lesbian." The candidate i
- Boris Johnson: British Conservative Party politician, who has served as Mayor of London since 2008. Initially coming to public attention as a journalist, he became editor of The Spectator in 1999, then later served as the Member of Parliament.
- Bob Dylan completes UK tour
- Cambuur Leeuwarden BVO soccer team forms in Leeuwarden
- Civil Rights Act of 1964 passes 73-27
- The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the United States Senate.
- U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy, 32, is seriously injured in a private plane crash at Southampton, Massachusetts the pilot is killed.
- Three civil rights workers, Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney, are murdered near Philadelphia, Mississippi, by local Klansmen, cops, and a sheriff.
- Spain beats the Soviet Union 2–1 to win the 1964 European Nations Cup.
- Jim Bunning pitches a perfect game for the Philadelphia Phillies, the first in the National League since 1880.
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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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