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January 17th, 1964.

January 17th, 1964, was a Friday. It was day 17 of 1964. The decade was the 1960s.

57 years, 4 months and 0 days have passed since January 17th, 1964.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Born on January 17th, 1964.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Michelle Obama: First Lady.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 17th, 1964.

  • United States: There I've Said It Again - Bobby Vinton
  • United Kingdom: Glad All Over - The Dave Clark Five
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Take me back to January 17th, 1964!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 17th, 1964 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

In America, the song There I've Said It Again by Bobby Vinton is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Glad All Over by The Dave Clark Five is the number one hit song. Lyndon Baines Johnson is currently the President of the United States and Sir Alec Douglas-Home is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Because it's 1964, radio stations are playing hit songs from music artists such as The Beatles, Roy Orbison, The Animals, The Supremes and The Beach Boys. In fashion, women are wearing miniskirts and "space age" attire with synthetic materials. The "Dolly Girl" look has also become popular. Meanwhile, men are beginning to transition into "surf rock" fashion, which has been made popular by bands such as The Beach Boys. "Greasers", who are influenced by rock 'n' roll fashion, have also become a popular subculture. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Wagon Train", "Rawhide" and "Route 66".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Heckle and Jeckle", "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends" and "Davey and Goliath". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Etch A Sketch, Rock-a-Stack, Big Loo and the Easy-Bake Oven.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 17th, 1964.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1964?

    The best NBA players in 1964 were Oscar Robertson, Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Bob Pettit and Jerry West.

  • Who were the best football players in 1964?

    In 1964, the best soccer players were Pelé, Denis Law, Luis Suárez, Amancio, Eusébio, Paul Van Himst, Jimmy Greaves, Mario Corso, Lev Yashin, Gianni Rivera and Valery Voronin.

  • My Fair Lady.

    "My Fair Lady" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1964.

  • Louis Armstrong - "Hello, Dolly!".

    "Hello, Dolly!" by Louis Armstrong would go on to win a Grammy for 1964's Song of the Year.

  • 1964 in music.

    The Billboard Charts in 1964 were dominated by the likes of Bobby Vinton, The Beatles, The Supremes, The Dixie Cups, The Animals and Roy Orbison.

  • 1964 in movies.

    Movies released in 1964 included My Fair Lady, Goldfinger, Mary Poppins, The Carpetbaggers, From Russia with Love, A Fistful of Dollars, Fail Safe, Father Goose, A Shot in the Dark, A Hard Day's Night, The Last Man On Earth and The Night of the Iguana.

  • Lyndon B. Johnson.

    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1964.

  • Fast food begins to replace diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food begins to replace diners and drive-ins.

    During this period, the fast food industry was growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. As a result, things such as jukeboxes and carhops also started to decline.

  • Rotary phones.

    Rotary phones.

    During the first half of the 1960s, rotary phones were still the most common type of landline phone. Although push-button telephones did exist at this time, they were relatively uncommon.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 57 years, 4 months and 0 days have passed since January 17th, 1964.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 03 of 1964.
  • Leap Year: 1964 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Age: Anyone born on January 17th, 1964, will be 57 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1964 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 17th, 1964.

  • December 25th, 1963: Disney releases the animated film "The Sword in the Stone".
  • December 26th, 1963: "Beatlemania" officially begins in the United States when The Beatles release their songs "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "I Saw Her Standing There".
  • December 29th, 1963: NFL: The Chicago Bears defeat the New York Giants by 14-10 to win the 1963 NFL Championship Game.
  • January 4th, 1964: The Boston Strangler murders his last known victim.
  • This date: January 17th, 1964
  • January 18th, 1964: Plans to build the World Trade Center are announced.
  • January 29th, 1964: American actor Alan Ladd dies from an accidental overdose at the age of 50.
  • February 7th, 1964: The BBC reports that "Beatlemania" has arrived in the USA.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 17th, 1964, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1964 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 17th, 1964 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • My Favorite Martian - Sci-fi sitcom starring Ray Walston as Uncle Martin O'Hara.
  • The Farmer's Daughter - Sitcom starring Inger Stevens as Katy Holstrum.
  • Hazel - Sitcom about a live-in maid called Hazel Burke.
  • Route 66 - Adventure crime drama.
  • The Andy Griffith Show - Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.
  • Danger Man - British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.
  • The Twilight Zone - TV series about disturbing or unusual events.
  • Bonanza - American Western series.
  • Rawhide - American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.
  • 77 Sunset Strip - Private detective drama series.
  • Perry Mason - Legal drama series.
  • Wagon Train - American western series.

Kid's TV shows on January 17th, 1964.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1964.

  • Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long
  • The Patty Duke Show
  • The Mighty Hercules
  • Davey and Goliath
  • Mister Ed
  • The Bugs Bunny Show
  • The Flintstones
  • My Three Sons
  • The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • The Gumby Show
  • Mighty Mouse Playhouse
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Lassie
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

Popular toys and games in 1964.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1964.

  • Army men
  • G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
  • Johnny Seven OMA (toy gun)
  • Hamilton Invaders
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Big Loo
  • Mouse Trap
  • Tammy (doll)
  • Chatter Telephone
  • Rock-a-Stack
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch
  • Astrobase
  • Troll doll
  • Crater Critters

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 17th of January.

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on January 17th, 1964.

UK Prime Minister.

Sir Alec Douglas-Home was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 17th, 1964.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 17th, 1964 was most likely conceived around the 9th of April, 1963.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 17th, 1964 is close to the 26th of October, 1964.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 17th, 1964.

  • A total of 20,941 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,991 weeks have passed.
  • 1,809,298,800 seconds have passed since the January 17th, 1964.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,110,848,600 times.
  • Since January 17th, 1964, the earth has travelled approximately 933,598,180,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 301,549,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 155,599,697 steps. That's about 69,155 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,711,586 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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