Friday 24 April 1964
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Cedric the Entertainer and Witold Smorawinski.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Can't Buy Me Love by The Beatles.
The Horror of Party Beach, directed by Del Tenney, 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 Musikauktion.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 April 1964 ?
- Saint Alexander (died 178)
- Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia.
- Republic Day in The Gambia (1970).
- Newman's Day.
- 24-Hour Comics Day.
- Saint Maria-Euphrasia Pelletier (d.1868)
- Saint Honorius
- Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen
- Saint Egbert of Northumbria
- Saint Deodatus
- Cedric the Entertainer: American comedian and actor.
- Witold Smorawinski: Polish musician.
- Mark Moogalian: French-born American teacher (Sorbonne University), musician, painter (cyber art), and sculptor.
- Djimon Hounsou: Movie Actor.
- Cedric the Entertainer : Movie Actor.
- Helga Arendt: German sprinter (d. 2013)
- Witold Smorawiński: Polish guitarist composer and educator
- Gregory Sporleder: American actor
- Treasury Secretary C. Douglas Dillon removes all restrictions on ownership of gold certificates.
- The Swedish warship ''Vasa'', sunk in 1628, is raised from the waters of Stockholm harbor.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1964 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love
- The Beatles - Twist And Shout
- The Beatles - Do You Want To Know A Secret
- Louis Armstrong - Hello, Dolly!
- Terry Stafford - Suspicion
- The Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over
- The Dave Clark Five - Bits And Pieces
- The Serendipity Singers - Don't Let The Rain Come Down (Crooked Little Man)
- Mary Wells - My Guy
- Jan & Dean - Dead Man's Curve
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