Friday 24 January 1964
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Carole Merle and Stefan Benz.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to There! I've Said It Again by Bobby Vinton.
In UK Glad All Over by Dave Clark Five was in the top 5 hits.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964
while The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre 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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- Jim Ross Day - State of Oklahoma
- Roman Catholic Church - Feasts of St. Francis de Sales and Our Lady of Peace
- Roman Empire - first day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra
- Carole Merle: French alpine skier, she was gold medalist in the giant slalom (World championships Morioka 1993).
- Stefan Benz
- Thierry Braillard
- Rob Dibble in Bridgeport: Connecticut, USA; pitcher (Cincinnati Reds).
- Ronnie McCann in Evander: South Africa; Nike golfer (1993 Hawkeye-37th).
- Anni Frank: Anni Frank first met with astrology at age 12, her father had a book by Derek and Julia Parker.
- Martin Kresses final comic strip of Eric the Viking
- CBS purchases 1964 and 1965 NFL TV rights for US$28.2 million.
- 24th Amendment to US Constitution goes into effect; it states that voting rights can not be denied due to failure to pay taxes.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1964 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby Vinton - There! I've Said It Again
- The Kingsmen - Louie Louie
- The Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand
- The Trashmen - Surfin' Bird
- The Murmaids - Popsicles And Icicles
- The Marketts - Out Of Limits
- The Rip Chords - Hey Little Cobra
- Bobby Rydell - Forget Him
- Major Lance - Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um
- Jan & Dean - Drag City
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