Tuesday 7 April 1964
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Russell Crowe and Helen Wadsworth.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Can't Buy Me Love by The Beatles.
In UK Little Children by Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas was in the top 5 hits.
From Russia with Love, directed by Terence Young, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964
while The Martyred by Richard E. Kim was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Die Drehscheibe.
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Which were the important events of 7 April 1964 ?
- Saint Herman-Jozef (died 1241)
- World Health Day - April 7th of every year is designated as World Health Day and celebrated by the 191 member countries of the World Health Organization to emphasize significant issues in public health of worldwide concern. Observed annually since 1948.
- The feast of Annunciation is celebrated by the Eastern Orthodox Church.
- Saint John Baptist de La Salle (d.1719)
- Mozambique - Women's Day.
- Russell Crowe: New Zealand actor, fabulous in "Gladiator," winning the "Best Actor" Oscar for his performance, 2000.
- Helen Wadsworth: South Wales, United Kingdom -- Golfer (Curtis Cup 1990).
- Joe Durant in Pensacola: Florida, USA; Nike golfer (1992 Boise Open-7th).
- Jace Alexander: American television director.
- Steve Graves: Canadian ice hockey player.
- IBM introduces the IBM System/360 mainframe computer.
- Four of 5 railroad operating unions strike against the Illinois Central Railroad without warning, bringing to a head a 5-year dispute over railroad work rules.
- Gemini 1 is launched, the first unmanned test of the 2-man spacecraft.
- ''From Russia with Love'' premiers in U.S. movie theaters.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1964 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love
- The Beatles - Twist And Shout
- Terry Stafford - Suspicion
- The Beatles - She Loves You
- Louis Armstrong - Hello, Dolly!
- Betty Everett - The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)
- The Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand
- The Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over
- The Beatles - Please Please Me
- The Serendipity Singers - Don't Let The Rain Come Down (Crooked Little Man)
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