Wednesday 29 April 1964
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Mohammad Qatanani and Melody Barnes.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Can't Buy Me Love by The Beatles.
Black Sabbath, directed by Mario Bava, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964
while The Night Of The Generals by Hans Kirst was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Horizon.
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Which were the important events of 29 April 1964 ?
- Saint Robert Blessed Robrecht Gruuthuuse (d.1157)
- Saint Hugh of Cluny
- International Dance Day.
- Japan (public holiday since 1927, traditionally the start of the Golden Week holiday period.) The Emperor's Birthday (1927-1988. Holiday of Emperor Hirohito's birthday until his death in 1989).
- Greenery Day (1989-2006).
- Sh?wa Day (2007 - Day of Showa period, which is reigned by Emperor Hirohito)
- Roman Empire - second day of the Floralia in honor of Flora.
- Bah�'f Faith - The ninth day of the Festival of Ridv�n.
- Saint Catherine of Siena
- Saint Wilfred the Younger
- Saint Peter of Verona
- Mohammad Qatanani: Muslim Imam.
- Melody Barnes: Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council.
- Federico Castelluccio: Italian-American actor director producer and screenwriter.
- Radek Jaroš: Czech mountaineer and author.
- Albert Saverys: Flemish painter, dies at age 77.
- Princess Irene marries Spanish Prince Carel Hugo de Bourbon Parma.
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
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
- Louis Armstrong - Hello, Dolly!
- The Beatles - Do You Want To Know A Secret
- The Dave Clark Five - Bits And Pieces
- Mary Wells - My Guy
- The Serendipity Singers - Don't Let The Rain Come Down (Crooked Little Man)
- The Beatles - Twist And Shout
- Terry Stafford - Suspicion
- Jan & Dean - Dead Man's Curve
- The 4 Seasons - Ronnie
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