Thursday 30 January 1964
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Cheryl Akemi Toma in Pearl City and Otis Smith.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles.
In UK Glad All Over by Dave Clark Five was in the top 5 hits.
The Silence, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964
while The Hat On The Bed by John O'Hara 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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Which were the important events of 30 January 1964 ?
- Cheryl Akemi Toma in Pearl City: Hawaii, USA; Miss Hawaii-America (1990).
- Otis Smith: American basketball player coach and manager.
- Berthold Altaner: German church historian, dies at age 80.
- Ranger 6 launched; makes perfect flight to Moon, but cameras fail.
- Ranger program: Ranger 6 is launched.
- In a bloodless coup, General Nguyen Khanh overthrows General Duong Van Minh's military junta in South Vietnam.
- February – African and Malagasy Union for Economic Cooperation (UAMCE) (Union Africaine et Malgache de Coopération Économique).
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1964 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand
- Lesley Gore - You Don't Own Me
- The Marketts - Out Of Limits
- The Trashmen - Surfin' Bird
- The Rip Chords - Hey Little Cobra
- The Kingsmen - Louie Louie
- Bobby Vinton - There! I've Said It Again
- Major Lance - Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um
- Dionne Warwick - Anyone Who Had A Heart
- Rick Nelson - For You
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