Saturday 8 August 1964
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Harry Lee "Butch" Reynolds and Christina Pavarotti.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to A Hard Day's Night by The Beatles.
In UK It's All Over Now by The Rolling Stones was in the top 5 hits.
A Hard Day's Night, directed by Richard Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964
while A Night In Lisbon by Erich Maria Remarque 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 8 August 1964 ?
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
- St. Smaragdus (and companions)
- St. Largus
- St. Cyriacus
- Harry Lee "Butch" Reynolds: United States -- 400m runner (world record).
- Christina Pavarotti: Italian noted family, the daughter of Adua and Luciano Pavarotti.
- Anastasia Ashman: American blogger and author.
- Scott Sandelin: American ice hockey player and coach.
- Paul Taylor: English cricketer.
- Eddie Trunk: American radio host and author
- 110 in the Shade closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 330 performances
- Dutch Opera forms in Amsterdam
- Rolling Stones 1st Dutch concert
- A Rolling Stones gig in Scheveningen gets out of control. Riot police end the gig after about 15 minutes, upon which spectators start to fight the riot police.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1964 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
- Dean Martin - Everybody Loves Somebody
- The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go
- Jan & Dean - The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena)
- The 4 Seasons - Rag Doll
- Dusty Springfield - Wishin' And Hopin'
- The Drifters - Under The Boardwalk
- Roger Miller - Dang Me
- The Jelly Beans - I Wanna Love Him So Bad
- The Beach Boys - I Get Around
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