Wednesday August 12, 1964

US date format: 8/12/1964, UK date format: 12/8/1964

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 12, 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 Michael Hagan and Katherine Boo. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Everybody Loves Somebody by Dean Martin. In UK Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits. The Gorgon, directed by Terence Fisher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964 while Convention by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Children of the New Forest.
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Historical Events

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  • Mickey Mantle switch-hits HR record 10th and final time in a game
  • 10th time Mickey Mantle switch-hits home run in a game, one goes 502 feet.
  • Race riot in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA.
  • Charlie Wilson, one of the Great Train Robbers, escapes from Winson Green Prison in Birmingham, England.
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The Gorgon

The Gorgon

Directed by: Terence Fisher

Starring: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Richard Pasco, Barbara Shelley

Kisses for My President

Kisses for My President

Directed by: Curtis Bernhardt

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Polly Bergen, Arlene Dahl, Edward Andrews

Looking for Love

Looking for Love

Directed by: Don Weis

Starring: Connie Francis, Jim Hutton, Susan Oliver, Joby Baker

The Thrill Killers

The Thrill Killers

Directed by: Ray Dennis Steckler

Starring: Ray Dennis Steckler, Liz Renay, Joseph Bardo, Carolyn Brandt

Hercules Against the Sons of the Sun

Hercules Against the Sons of the Sun

Directed by: Osvaldo Civirani

Starring: Mark Forest, Anna-Maria Pace, Giuliano Gemma, Ángela Rhu

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The Children of the New Forest

The Children of the New Forest

Fire Crackers

Fire Crackers

Ready, Steady, Win!

Ready, Steady, Win!

Match of the Day

Match of the Day

Starring: Gary Lineker, John Motson, Guy Mowbray, Arsène Wenger

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Swizzlewick

Swizzlewick

Days to next August 12

If August 12, 1964 is your birthday you're 55 years, 11 months, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 days.
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Convention by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II

Convention

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Fletcher Knebel, author of the"Seven Days in May" White House thriller turns his attention to the political convention for the Presidency this time.

A Day In The Life Of President Kennedy by Jim Bishop

A Day In The Life Of President Kennedy

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"To my eternal sorrow, I was the last writer to work with President Kennedy on an exclusive story. Therefore, I asked to have it published as it was written, without anything

The Invisible Government by David Wise and Thomas B. Ross

The Invisible Government

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1964: by David Wise and Thomas B. Ross - 375 pages - Not listed as 1st Edition.

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

A Moveable Feast

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Ernest Hemingway’s classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, now available in a restored edition, includes the original manuscript along with insightful recollections and unfinished sketches.Published

A Tribute To John F. Kennedy by Pierre Salinger and Sander Vanocur

A Tribute To John F. Kennedy

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A Tribute To John F. Kennedy, by Pierre Salinger and Sander Vanocur, published by Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1964 with edition stated. Description: Black boards with President's signature and dates on the front


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