Wednesday August 12, 1964: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

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

August 12th, 1964 was the 225th day of the year 1964 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Leo. The day of the week was Wednesday.

Famous birthdays on this day include Teo Mammucari and Michael Hagan.

The number one song in US was Everybody Loves Somebody by Dean Martin. Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann was #1 song in the UK.

The Gorgon, directed by Terence Fisher, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1964 while The Naked Society by Vance Packard was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Jonny Quest.

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.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

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August 12, 1964 Events

What happened on August 12, 1964?

Historical Events

  • 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.
  • South Africa is banned from the Olympic Games due to the country's racist policies.

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August 12, 1964 Famous Birthdays

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August 12, 1964 Famous Deaths

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August 12, 1964 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Leo personality

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Babies born in August are either Leo or Virgo. People born before August 22nd are Leo, while people born from August 23rd have the sign of Virgo

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Chinese Zodiac

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Sign: Dragon

Element: Wood

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August 12, 1964 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was August 12, 1964?

The day of the week was Wednesday.

August 12th marks the 224th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 1964.

There are 141 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


August 12, 1964 Holidays and Observances

What is special on August 12, 1964?


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Music charts

What was the number one song on August 12, 1964? Which were the top hits on August 12, 1964?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Everybody Loves Somebody
  2. - Where Did Our Love Go
  3. - A Hard Day's Night
  4. - Rag Doll
  5. - Under The Boardwalk

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Do Wah Diddy Diddy
  2. - A Hard Day's Night
  3. - Have I The Right?
  4. - It's All Over Now
  5. - I Won't Forget You

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Under The Boardwalk
  2. - Keep On Pushing
  3. - Steal Away
  4. - Just Be True
  5. - Where Did Our Love Go

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The Gorgon

The Gorgon

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Terence Fisher

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

Kisses for My President

Kisses for My President

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Curtis Bernhardt

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

Looking for Love

Looking for Love

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Don Weis

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

The Thrill Killers

The Thrill Killers

Release year: 1964

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

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Osvaldo Civirani

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

TV Series

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Jonny Quest

Jonny Quest

Release year: 1964

Country: United States of America

Magazine Covers

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The Naked Society by Vance Packard

The Naked Society


The Naked Society, originally published 1964, was the first book to address how then-new technologies like hidden microphones, hidden cameras, modern filing system, and the polygraph lie detector could be used.

The Invisible Government by David Wise and Thomas B. Ross

The Invisible Government


1964: By Thomas B. Ross and David Wise - 375 Pages - Not listed in the 1st edition.

Candy by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg



The now-classic Candy was banned upon its first publication. It is a hilarious romp about Candy Christian, an all-American girl with wide eyes and lusciousness. Candy, a satire on Voltaire's Candide, chronicles her adventures meeting mystics and sexual analysts as …

Convention by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II



Fletcher Knebel is the author of "Seven Days in May," a White House thriller. Now, he turns his attention to this year's Presidency political convention.

The Rector Of Justin by Louis Auchincloss

The Rector Of Justin


The RECTOR of JUSTIN is a Louis Auchincloss novel. It centers on Frank Prescott who founded a school for boys. Six narrators provide unique perspectives on Prescott's life, including his motivations and the causes of his successes and failures. They …

Birth chart on this day

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August 12, 1964 Lunar and Planetary phase

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Sport Games on August 12, 1964

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