Friday 28 August 1964
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Lee MacLeod Janzen and Kaj Johannesen.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes.
In UK Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits.
Mary Poppins, directed by Robert Stevenson, 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 Match of the Day.
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Which were the important events of 28 August 1964 ?
- Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
- Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)
- Lee MacLeod Janzen: Austin, Minnesota -- PGA golfer (1993 US Open).
- Kaj Johannesen: Faroese footballer and politician 12th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands.
- Lumsden Hare: Actor (Oregon Trail, Desert Fox), dies at 89.
- US weather satellite Nimbus 1 launched
- Race riot in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- The Philadelphia race riot begins.
- Gracie Allen, Mrs George Burns/comedian (Burns and Allen), dies at age 62.
- 30 – Philadelphia 1964 race riot: Tensions between African American residents and police lead to 341 injuries and 774 arrests.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1964 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go
- The Animals - The House Of The Rising Sun
- Dean Martin - Everybody Loves Somebody
- The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
- Bobby Freeman - C'mon And Swim
- The Drifters - Under The Boardwalk
- The Dave Clark Five - Because
- The Ventures - Walk..Don't Run '64
- The Newbeats - Bread And Butter
- Gerry and the Pacemakers - How Do You Do It
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