Wednesday 16 September 1964
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include David Michael Sabo in Perth Amboy and Molly Shannon.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to The House Of The Rising Sun by The Animals.
In UK You Really Got Me by The Kinks was in the top 5 hits.
Band of Outsiders, directed by JeanLuc Cinéma Godard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964
while The Spy Who Came In From The Cold by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching World War One.
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Which were the important events of 16 September 1964 ?
- Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)
- Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila
- In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.
- Papua New Guinea - Independence Day (from Australia, 1975)
- David Michael Sabo in Perth Amboy: New Jersey, USA; rocker (Skid Row - "Psycho Love").
- Molly Shannon: American actress.
- Mary Coustas: Australian actress and screenwriter.
- Rossy de Palma: Spanish-French model and actress.
- Dave Sabo: American guitarist and songwriter (Skid Row).
- Leo Weismantel: German writer (Das Totenliebespar), dies at 76.
- Shindig premieres on ABC-TV
- ''Goldfinger'' opens in the UK.
- ''Bewitched'', starring Elizabeth Montgomery, premieres on ABC.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1964 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Animals - The House Of The Rising Sun
- The Newbeats - Bread And Butter
- The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go
- Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman
- Ronny & The Daytonas - G.T.O.
- Dean Martin - Everybody Loves Somebody
- The Shangri-Las - Remember (Walkin' In The Sand)
- The Dave Clark Five - Because
- Manfred Mann - Do Wah Diddy Diddy
- Martha & the Vandellas - Dancing In The Street
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