Tuesday 24 November 1964
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Garret Dillahunt and Conleth Hill.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Leader Of The Pack by The Shangri-Las.
Guns at Batasi, directed by John Guillermin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964
while The Strange Tactics Of Extremism by Harry Overstreet was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching R3.
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- Roman festivals - in the Byzantine empire the Brumalia (a wine festival) were celebrated from this day until the winter solstice
- R.C. Saints - Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and other Vietnamese martyrs
- Also see November 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Feast Day of St. Colman - Cobh, Ireland
- Teacher's Day in Turkey
- Garret Dillahunt: American actor.
- Conleth Hill
- David Rogers: American artist, a painter from a noted family, the grandson of artists Peter and Henriette Wyeth Hurd.
- Tony Rombola: American guitarist (Godsmack and Another Animal).
- Brad Sherwood: American actor and game show host.
- John Fabricius: Playwright, dies at 55.
- 30th Heisman Trophy Award: John Huarte, Notre Dame (QB)
- For 1st time since 1800, residents of Washington DC permitted to vote
- Rebellion ends in Zaire.
- Belgian paratroopers and mercenaries capture Stanleyville, but a number of hostages die in the fighting, among them Evangelical Covenant Church missionary Dr. Paul Carlson.
- Mariner program: NASA launches the Mariner 4 space probe from Cape Kennedy toward Mars to take television pictures of that planet in July 1965.
- Vietnam War: United States National Security Council members, including Robert McNamara, Dean Rusk, and Maxwell Taylor, agree to recommend a plan for a 2-stage escalation of bombing in North Vietnam, to President Lyndon B. Johnson.
- 28 November - France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker in Algeria
- Gustavo Díaz Ordaz takes office as President of Mexico.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1964 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Shangri-Las - Leader Of The Pack
- The Supremes - Baby Love
- Jay & the Americans - Come A Little Bit Closer
- The Zombies - She's Not There
- Lorne Greene - Ringo
- Bobby Vinton - Mr. Lonely
- The Kinks - You Really Got Me
- The Rolling Stones - Time Is On My Side
- J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers - Last Kiss
- Johnny Rivers - Mountain Of Love
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