Thursday 24 December 1964, Christmas Eve
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Mark Valley in Odgensvurg and Elbert Shelley.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to I Feel Fine by The Beatles.
In UK I Feel Fine by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.
Sex and the Single Girl, directed by Richard Quine, 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.
On TV people were watching Le inchieste del commissario Maigret.
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Which were the important events of 24 December 1964 ?
- December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
- It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
- In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
- The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
- Mark Valley in Odgensvurg: New York, USA; actor (Days of Our Lives).
- Elbert Shelley: NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons).
- Gary Muller: in South Africa; tennis star.
- Marcel van: der Net; Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht).
- Christophe Miossec: French singer and songwriter who has released nine albums as of 2014.
- Valérie Payet: French TV and radio presenter, and occasionally singer. She worked for Astrocenter TV.
- Mark Valley: American actor
- Shooting begins on The Cage the pilot for Star Trek
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1964 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Beatles - I Feel Fine
- The Supremes - Come See About Me
- Bobby Vinton - Mr. Lonely
- The Beatles - She's A Woman
- The Zombies - She's Not There
- Little Anthony and the Imperials - Goin' Out Of My Head
- Lorne Greene - Ringo
- The Beach Boys - Dance, Dance, Dance
- The Larks - The Jerk
- The Rolling Stones - Time Is On My Side
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