Saturday 29 February 1964
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Henrik Sundstrom and James RB Ogilvy.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles.
In UK Needles And Pins by The Searchers was in the top 5 hits.
Kissin' Cousins, directed by Gene Nelson, 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.
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- Henrik Sundstrom: in Sweden; tennis star.
- James RB Ogilvy: son of English princess Alexandra.
- Giorgio Mancini: Italian dancer and choreographer.
- James Ogilvy: British noted family, the son of Princess Alexandra and Angus Ogilvy.
- Victor van Straelen Flemish biologist/paleontologist: dies at age 74.
- Frank Albertson: Actor (Chico & Man, Room Service), dies at 55.
- Rugantino closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 28 performances
- LBJ reveals US secretly developed the A-11 jet fighter
- NC high school basketball teams play to 56-54 score in 13 overtime
- Frank Rugani sets badminton shuttlecock distance record, 24.3 metres.
- US President Lyndon Johnson reveals US secretly developed the A-11 jet fighter.
- In Sydney, Australian swimmer Dawn Fraser sets a new world record in the 100-meter freestyle swimming competition (58.9 seconds).
- U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces that the United States has developed a jet airplane (the A-11), capable of sustained flight at more than .
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1964 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand
- The Beatles - She Loves You
- The Four Seasons - Dawn (Go Away)
- Al (He's the King) Hirt - Java
- The Rivieras - California Sun
- The Beatles - Please Please Me
- Lesley Gore - You Don't Own Me
- Diane Renay - Navy Blue
- Dale & Grace - Stop And Think It Over
- Major Lance - Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um
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