Friday 2 October 1964
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Michael Brooks and Sheila Echols.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison.
In UK You Really Got Me by The Kinks was in the top 5 hits.
Cheyenne Autumn, directed by John Ford, 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 Vergißmeinnicht.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 October 1964 ?
- Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
- World Farm Animal Day
- Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
- Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
- French Republican Calendar - Pomme de terre (Potato) Day, eleventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- India - Gandhi Jayanti (birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, 1869)
- Michael Brooks: NFL linebacker (New York Giants).
- Sheila Echols: Memphis, Tennessee -- 4x100m runner (1988 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Sherry Arnett: St. Louis, Missouri -- Playmate (Jan, 1986).
- Sam Bockarie: Sierra Leonean commander (d. 2003).
- Dirk Brinkmann: German field hockey player.
- Jaanus Kuum: Estonian-Norwegian cyclist (d. 1998)
- The Kinks release their first album, ''The Kinks''.
- Twenty-three men and thirty-one women escape to West Berlin through a narrow tunnel under the Berlin Wall.
- Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh begin an 8-day visit to Canada.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1964 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman
- Manfred Mann - Do Wah Diddy Diddy
- The Newbeats - Bread And Butter
- Martha & the Vandellas - Dancing In The Street
- The Shangri-Las - Remember (Walkin' In The Sand)
- Ronny & The Daytonas - G.T.O.
- Gene Pitney - It Hurts To Be In Love
- The Animals - The House Of The Rising Sun
- Gale Garnett - We'll Sing In The Sunshine
- The 4 Seasons - Save It For Me
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