Thursday October 08, 1964
US date format: 10/8/1964, UK date format: 8/10/1964
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It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 8, 1964). The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Alec Douglas-Home (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Dawna Friesen and Ian Hart.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison.
In UK Oh Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison was in the top 5 hits.
My Fair Lady, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964
while A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Stingray.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 08, 1964?
- French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
- Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
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- Ringo Starr takes and passes his driving test
- Charles Hodge: NYU Professor (Answers for Americans),...
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 08, 1964?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman
- Manfred Mann - Do Wah Diddy Diddy
- Martha & the Vandellas - Dancing In The Street
- The Newbeats - Bread And Butter
- The Shangri-Las - Remember (Walkin' In The Sand)
- Gale Garnett - We'll Sing In The Sunshine
- Gene Pitney - It Hurts To Be In Love
- Ronny & The Daytonas - G.T.O.
- J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers - Last Kiss
- Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde - A Summer Song
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Don Covay & The Goodtimers - Mercy, Mercy
- Joe Hinton - Funny (How Time Slips Away)
- Betty Everett & Jerry Butler - Let It Be Me
- The Impressions - You Must Believe Me
- Major Lance - Rhythm
- Four Tops - Baby I Need Your Loving
- Jerry Butler - I Stand Accused
- James Brown And His Orchestra - Out Of Sight
- The Shangri-Las - Remember (Walkin' in the Sand)
- Dionne Warwick - You'll Never Get To Heaven (If You Break My Heart)
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