Friday 21 February 1964
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Scott Kelly (astronaut) and Alana Soares.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles.
In UK Needles And Pins by The Searchers was in the top 5 hits.
The Fire Within, directed by Louis Malle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964
while The Venetian Affair by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Einer wird gewinnen.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Pepin of Landen
- Language Martyrs' Day - A day celebrated by Bengali speaking people for gaining right of mother tongue.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Peter Damiani.
- Saint Randoald
- International Mother Language Day (UNESCO).
- Scott Kelly (astronaut)
- Alana Soares: Redondo Beach, California -- Playmate (Mar, 1983).
- Mark E Kelly in Orange: New Jersey, USA; Lieutenant US Navy/astronaut.
- Scott J Kelly in Orange: New Jersey, USA; Lieutenant US Navy/astronaut.
- Willie Pless: Canadian Football League linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos).
- Mark E Kelly and Scott J Kelly: American astronauts.
- Huw Higginson: British actor.
- Marion Clignet: American-French cyclist, the winner of a Silver Medal at the Atlanta Olympics in the pursuit race 7/28/1996.
- Mark Kelly: American captain pilot and astronaut.
- Scott Kelly: American captain pilot and astronaut.
- Jane Tomlinson: English runner and activist (d. 2007).
- UK flies 24,000 rolls of Beatle wallpaper to US
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1964 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand
- The Beatles - She Loves You
- The Four Seasons - Dawn (Go Away)
- Lesley Gore - You Don't Own Me
- Al (He's the King) Hirt - Java
- Major Lance - Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um
- The Rip Chords - Hey Little Cobra
- The Rivieras - California Sun
- The Tams - What Kind Of Fool (Do You Think I Am)
- Diane Renay - Navy Blue
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