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1964

1964 opened with a series of riots over the sovereignty of the Panama Canal zone, which ended with the involvement of the U.S. Army and was a significant factor in the United States’ decision to transfer control of the Canal to Panama in the 70’s.

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Another important event in South America that year is the military coup against President João Goulart of Brazil, establishing a 21-year-long military dictatorship.

The United States are going through a rocky time against the backdrop of the Vietnam War. The first student demonstrations against the war occur concurrently in New York City and San Francisco on May 2nd. That same month, young men protest the war by burning their draft cards, the first such demonstration to occur.

President Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964, officially abolishing racial segregation in the country, although tensions between racial groups remain.

In sports, the 1964 Winter Olympics were held in Austria and Cassius Clay, who became Muhammad Ali in March of 1964, wins the title of Heavyweight Champion of the World on February 25th.

In the arts, the British Invasion of the United States begins when the Beatles, having released their first U.S. single a few weeks before, perform on the Ed Sullivan show for about 73 million viewers. The Rolling Stones and the Kinks, two other famous British bands, released their first albums in April and October, respectively.

In movies, actor Sydney Poitier became the first African-American to win the Oscar for Best Actor for his leading role in Lilies in the Field. That same year, the movie version of My Fair Lady wins eight Oscars. Notable births in 1964 include American actress Courteney Cox of Friends fame, Italian actress Monica Bellucci, First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama and Prince Edward, Earl of Essex.

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this year ?

The Incredible Mr. Limpet

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

Starring: Don Knotts, Carole Cook, Jack Weston

Country: United States

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Man's Favorite Sport?

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Rock Hudson, Paula Prentiss, Maria Perschy

Country: United States

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The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!?

Directed by: Ray Dennis Steckler

Starring: Ray Dennis Steckler, Carolyn Brandt, Brett O'Hara

Country: United States

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Paris When It Sizzles

Directed by: Richard Quine

Starring: William Holden, Audrey Hepburn, Grgoire Aslan

Country: United States

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in 1964 ?

Profiles In Courage

By: John F. Kennedy

Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American.

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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

By: John Le Carre

The Pigeon Tunnel, John le Carré's first work of non-fiction, will be available from Viking in September 2016The 50th-anniversary edition of the bestselling novel that launched John le Carré’s career worldwide In the shadow of the newly erected Berlin Wall, ...

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The Rector of Justin

By: Louis Auchincloss

Regarded as one of Louis Auchincloss's most accomplished novels, THE RECTOR OF JUSTIN centers on Frank Prescott, the founder of an exclusive school for boys.

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The Wapshot Scandal

By: John Cheever

Dust jacket design by Anita Scott. His second novel about the Wapshot family, for which he received the William Dean Howells Medal.

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Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1964 in the USA ?

Top #10 male names
  1. Michael
  2. John
  3. David
  4. James
  5. Robert
  6. Mark
  7. William
  8. Richard
  9. Thomas
  10. Jeffrey
Top #10 female names
  1. Lisa
  2. Mary
  3. Susan
  4. Karen
  5. Patricia
  6. Kimberly
  7. Donna
  8. Linda
  9. Cynthia
  10. Tammy

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