Wednesday 25 March 1964
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Lisa Gay Hamilton and Ken Wregget in Brandon.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to She Loves You by The Beatles.
In UK Little Children by Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas was in the top 5 hits.
The Quick Gun, directed by Sidney Salkow, 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 Die Drehscheibe.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 25 March 1964 ?
- Maryland Day.
- Saint Pelagius
- International Waffle Day in Sweden.
- Freedom Day in Belarus
- Greek Independence Day.
- As the day falls close to the vernal equinox, similar to the way Christmas falls near the winter solstice, both days are regarded as one of the Quarter Days to Christians in the British Isles. (see below)
- Traditional date of the start of the new year in England and Wales, until the Calendar Act of 1752 (called Lady Day - see below).
- Traditional date of the death (circa 33), of Jesus, central figure in Christianity (b. circa 1 BC in traditional dating)
- In Christianity, March 25 is typically celebrated as the day of the Annunciation so long as it does not coincide with a Sunday or during Holy Week. (see below)
- The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Lady Day) - this date is nine months before Christmas Day, and is based on the traditional date in Catholicism of a 1 BC - Annunciation of the Virgin Mary and conception of Jesus.
- One of the four Irish Quarter days in the Irish calendar.
- Saint Dysmas, the 'Good Murderer'
- Saint Harold
- Saint Humbert
- The date of the passing of Sauron in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Many fans celebrate this day by throwing parties.
- Saint Izaak
- Lisa Gay Hamilton: American actress.
- Ken Wregget in Brandon: Manitoba, Canada; NHL goalie (Pittsburgh Penguins).
- Alex Solls: jockey.
- Eric Woods in California: USA; Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Xerox British Columbia Open).
- Kate DiCamillo: American children's author.
- Raffaella Baracchi: Italian actress and 1983 Miss Italia who represented Italy at the Miss Universe 1984.
- Mike Henry: Voice Actor
- Shannon Beador: Reality Star
- Kate Dicamillo: Children's Author
- Lisa Hamilton: American actress and director
- René Meulensteen: Dutch footballer and coach
- Alex Solis: Panamanian-American jockey
- Ken Wregget: Canadian ice hockey player
- Britain sets memorial for the late President John F Kennedy
- U.S. Treasury runs out of silver dollar coins for releasing to circulation, other than 2.8 million kept for their numismatic value.
- Egypt ends state of siege (1952-64).
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1964 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Beatles - She Loves You
- The Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand
- The Beatles - Twist And Shout
- The Beatles - Please Please Me
- The Four Seasons - Dawn (Go Away)
- The Beach Boys - Fun, Fun, Fun
- Terry Stafford - Suspicion
- Louis Armstrong - Hello, Dolly!
- Bobby Vinton - My Heart Belongs To Only You
- The Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over
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