Thursday 12 March 1964
It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Francesco Piccolo and Tony Terry.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles.
In UK Little Children by Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas was in the top 5 hits.
The Pink Panther, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964
while The Living Reed by Pearl S. Buck 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 12 March 1964 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Gregoru Diena observed.
- Flag Day in Venezuela.
- "National Day" of the Republic of Jamtland
- Sweden - Namesday of Crown Princess Victoria, an Official Flag Day.
- Mauritius - National Day.
- St. Justina
- St. Jozefina
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast day of: St. Theophanes the Confessor
- Arbor Day in China.
- St. Maximilian
- Francesco Piccolo: Italian writer, a novelist who won the Piero Chiara Prize 1997.
- Tony Terry: rock producer (Tony Terry).
- Jimmy Hoffa sentenced to 8 years
- WKAB TV channel 32 in Montgomery, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
- 6th Grammy Awards: "Days of Wine and Roses", Streisand win.
- The first legal lottery in the USA in the twentieth century is the New Hampshire Sweepstakes. Draws are held twice per year, at a cost of $3 per ticket. The lottery commission pays US$500,000 to the IRS as a ten percent wagering excise tax.
- Malcolm X resigns from Nation of Islam.
- New Hampshire Lottery: New Hampshire becomes the first U.S. state to legally sell lottery tickets in the 20th century.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1964 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand
- The Beatles - She Loves You
- The Beatles - Please Please Me
- The Four Seasons - Dawn (Go Away)
- Al (He's the King) Hirt - Java
- Diane Renay - Navy Blue
- The Beach Boys - Fun, Fun, Fun
- The Rivieras - California Sun
- Bobby Goldsboro - See The Funny Little Clown
- Al Martino - I Love You More And More Every Day
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