Wednesday 24 June 1964
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of June people in US were listening to A World Without Love by Peter and Gordon.
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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 June 1964 ?
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of QuTbec
- Discovery Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (celebrating the 1497 discovery by John Cabot)
- Bannockburn Day in Scotland (see 1314 above)
- Quarter days in England
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Rahmat (Mercy) - First day of the sixth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Battle of Carabobo Day in Venezuela (1821)
- FOte nationale du QuTbec, also called St-Jean-Baptiste Day
- Day of Indian in Peru
- Original Midsummer's Eve in Finland and Sweden, although the official holiday is now moved to the nearest Friday
- St. John's Day in Estonia and Sao Joao in Porto
- Festival of San Juan observed in Bolivia and Peru
- American Radio Relay League - Field Day 2006
- Maryse Burgot: French journalist and international reporter, born in Combourg (well-known town thanks to Chateaubriand, famous french writer).
- Philippe Fargeon: French international football player, he played for Auxerre, Bordeaux, and Servette Football Club (Geneva).
- David Daniel: Jockey.
- Thierry Eliez: French jazz organist and pianist.
- Jean-Luc Delarue: French television producer and presenter, he began his television career as a copywriter.
- Kathryn Parminter: Baroness Parminter English politician
- Gary Suter: Madison, Wisconsin -- NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks, USA)
- FTC rules health warnings must appear on all cigarette packages
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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
- The Beach Boys - I Get Around
- Peter and Gordon - A World Without Love
- Johnny Rivers - Memphis
- Millie Small - My Boy Lollipop
- Ray Charles Singers - Love Me With All Your Heart (Cuando Calienta El Sol)
- Gerry and the Pacemakers - Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying
- Barbra Streisand - People
- Dionne Warwick - Walk On By
- Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas - Bad To Me
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