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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, 9 months and 8 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.

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
Play the top hits from 1964.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1964. Take a trip back to the days of The Beatles, The Supremes, Bobby Vinton, Cilla Black, Roy Orbison and The Beach Boys.
Charade

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Charade" was at the top of the box office on January 17th, 1964.

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 the movie Charade is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Sir Alec Douglas-Home is the current Prime Minister. 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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Herbert Hoover, Sam Cooke, T. S. Eliot and Winston Churchill would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "77 Sunset Strip", "Rawhide" and "The Andy Griffith Show". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mighty Mouse Playhouse", "Mister Ed", "The Patty Duke Show" and "Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Matchbox toy cars, Troll doll, Mouse Trap and Army men.

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?

    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?

    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.

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

  • Louis Armstrong - "Hello, Dolly!"

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Lyndon B. Johnson.

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

  • Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food is replacing 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.

  • The USA is escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War.

    The USA is escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War.

    During this time, the United States was slowly escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War. In May of 1961, President John F. Kennedy ordered helicopters and 400 Green Berets into South Vietnam. Covert operations against the communist forces in the north were also authorized. By 1963, the number of US military personnel in the country had grown to 10,000.

  • 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, 9 months and 8 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.

TV shows from January, 1964.

My Favorite Martian
My Favorite Martian
Sci-fi sitcom starring Ray Walston as Uncle Martin O'Hara.

The Farmer's Daughter
The Farmer's Daughter
Sitcom starring Inger Stevens as Katy Holstrum.

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.

Hazel
Hazel
Sitcom about a live-in maid called Hazel Burke.

Route 66
Route 66
Adventure crime drama.

The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.

Danger Man
Danger Man
British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.

The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
TV series about disturbing or unusual events.

Bonanza
Bonanza
American Western series.

Rawhide
Rawhide
American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.

77 Sunset Strip
77 Sunset Strip
Private detective drama series.

Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Legal drama series.

Wagon Train
Wagon Train
American western series.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.

The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

Cars in 1964.

1964 saw the introduction of cars such as the Chevrolet Chevelle, the Ford Mustang, the Opel Diplomat, the Ford Corsair, the Reliant Rebel and the Buick Sport Wagon.

Cars in 1964.

Kids' TV shows on January 17th, 1964.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1964.

Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long
Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long

The Patty Duke Show
The Patty Duke Show

The Mighty Hercules
The Mighty Hercules

Top Cat
Top Cat

Davey and Goliath
Davey and Goliath

Mister Ed
Mister Ed

The Dick Tracy Show
The Dick Tracy Show

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

The Flintstones
The Flintstones

My Three Sons
My Three Sons

Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse
Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends

Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle

The Gumby Show
The Gumby Show

Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Mighty Mouse Playhouse

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Lassie
Lassie

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Popular toys and games in 1964.

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

Army men
Army men

G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man

Johnny Seven OMA (toy gun)
Johnny Seven OMA (toy gun)

Hamilton Invaders
Hamilton Invaders

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Big Loo
Big Loo

Mouse Trap
Mouse Trap

Tammy (doll)
Tammy (doll)

Chatter Telephone
Chatter Telephone

Rock-a-Stack
Rock-a-Stack

Ken (doll)
Ken (doll)

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Astrobase
Astrobase

Troll doll
Troll doll

Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks

Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars

Barbie
Barbie

Playpal dolls
Playpal dolls

Crater Critters
Crater Critters

Metal House robots
Metal House robots

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1964.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out January 17th, 1970 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

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

Al Capone

Gangster. Deceased
Born on January 17th, 1899
He was not alive on this date.

Betty White

Actress.
Born on January 17th, 1922
She turned 42 on this day in 1964.

Muhammad Ali

Boxer. Deceased
Born on January 17th, 1942
He turned 22 on this day in 1964.

Jim Carrey

Actor.
Born on January 17th, 1962
He turned 2 on this day in 1964.

Zooey Deschanel

Actress.
Born on January 17th, 1980
She was born exactly 16 years after this date.

Calvin Harris

DJ.
Born on January 17th, 1984
He was born exactly 20 years after this date.

Marnie Simpson

English TV personality.
Born on January 17th, 1992
She was born exactly 28 years after this date.

Jake Paul

Youtuber.
Born on January 17th, 1997
He was born exactly 33 years after this date.

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 April 26th, 1963.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 17th, 1964 is close to October 9th, 1964.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 21,102 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,014 weeks have passed.
  • 1,823,209,200 seconds have passed since the January 17th, 1964.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,127,077,400 times.
  • Since January 17th, 1964, the earth has travelled approximately 940,775,947,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 303,868,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 156,795,991 steps. That's about 69,687 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,878,510 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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