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March 17, 1964 St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 1964, was a Tuesday. It was the 77th day of 1964. The decade was the swinging sixties.

59 years, 11 months, and 16 days have passed since March 17, 1964.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

Birthdays

Born on March 17, 1964

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on March 17, 1964:

  • United States: "She Loves You" by The Beatles
  • United Kingdom: "Little Children" by Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas

The Billboard Hot 100 on March 17, 1964

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
  • She Loves You - The Beatles
  • Please Please Me - The Beatles
  • Dawn (Go Away) - The 4 Seasons
  • Java - Al (He's the King) Hirt
Play the top singles 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.
Tom Jones

Top movie

The movie "Tom Jones" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

St. Patrick's Day 1964 occurred 21,900 days ago. Approximately 730 months have passed. It was the 77th day of 1964, in week 12. The decade was the swinging sixties. People who were born on March 17, 1964, are now 59 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 1964 was a leap year, which means that it had an extra day in February. We have gone through approximately 243 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to March 17, 1964

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is March 17, 1964, and it's a Tuesday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring has arrived, and the days are starting to get longer.

It's St. Patrick's Day, which means that a sizeable amount of people are spending their day in bars. Parades are being held in major cities throughout the world. In America, the song "She Loves You" by The Beatles is at the top of the singles charts, while "Little Children" by Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas is the number-one song in the UK. Lyndon Baines Johnson is the President of the United States, and the movie Tom Jones is at the top of the box office.

Sir Alec Douglas-Home is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Perry Mason", "The Andy Griffith Show", and "My Favorite Martian". 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 still be alive. Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "My Three Sons", "The Flintstones", and "The Patty Duke Show".

Children are playing with toys such as Playpal dolls, Rock-a-Stack, Hamilton Invaders, and Army men.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on March 17, 1964.

  • Beatlemania.

    Beatlemania

    In 1964, "Beatlemania" hit the United States. During this time, the word "Beatlemania" was often used to describe the fanaticism that surrounded the English rock group.
  • 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?

    Who were the best football players?

    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

    US President Lyndon B. Johnson was named Time Person of the Year in 1964.
  • Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins

    The fast food industry was steadily growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. Consequently, 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

    The United States was slowly escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War. In May 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

    Rotary phones were still the most common type of landline phone. Although push-button telephones did begin to appear at the end of 1963, they were relatively uncommon.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around March 17, 1964.

  • February 25, 1964: Boxing: Underdog Muhammad Ali defeats Sonny Liston, despite being 7-1 odds.
  • March 4, 1964: Jimmy Hoffa is sentenced to eight years in prison for attempted bribery of a grand juror.
  • March 8, 1964: Civil rights activist Malcolm X leaves the Nation of Islam after becoming disillusioned with the organization.
  • March 14, 1964: Jack Ruby is found guilty of murdering Lee Harvey Oswald.
  • March 15, 1964: Elizabeth Taylor marries Welsh actor Richard Burton.
  • This date: March 17, 1964
  • March 27, 1964: 131 people are killed after an earthquake strikes south-central Alaska.
  • March 31, 1964: The 1964 Brazilian coup d'état begins after General Olímpio Mourão Filho orders his forces into Rio de Janeiro.
  • April 1, 1964: The government of Brazilian President João Goulart is overthrown by members of the armed forces.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 17, 1964, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1964 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 17, 1964 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

TV series on March 17, 1964

People in March 1964 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from March 1964.

My Favorite Martian
My Favorite Martian
The Farmer's Daughter
The Farmer's Daughter
Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
Hazel
Hazel
Route 66
Route 66
The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Danger Man
Danger Man
The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
Bonanza
Bonanza
Rawhide
Rawhide
Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Wagon Train
Wagon Train
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
What's My Line?
What's My Line?
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan 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.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in March 1964

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long
Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long
The Patty Duke Show
The Patty Duke Show
The Mighty Hercules
The Mighty Hercules

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
Noggin the Nog
Noggin the Nog
The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole
The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole
Captain Pugwash
Captain Pugwash
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
Toys

Toys in 1964

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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 March 17, 1964?

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 of their early childhood.

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

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

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

Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole

Singer Deceased
Born on March 17, 1919
He turned 45 on this day in 1964.

John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy

Serial killer Deceased
Born on March 17, 1942
He turned 22 on this day in 1964.

Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell

Actor
Born on March 17, 1951
He turned 13 on this day in 1964.

Test

Test

Wrestler Deceased
Born on March 17, 1975
He was born exactly 11 years after this date.

Stephen Gately

Stephen Gately

Irish singer Deceased
Born on March 17, 1976
He was born exactly 12 years after this date.

Rob Kardashian

Rob Kardashian

TV personality
Born on March 17, 1987
He was born exactly 23 years after this date.

Grimes

Grimes

Musician
Born on March 17, 1988
She was born exactly 24 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on March 17:

  • St. Patrick's Day
USA

US President

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

UK

UK Prime Minister

Sir Alec Douglas-Home was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 17, 1964 was most likely conceived around June 25, 1963.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 17, 1964 is close to December 8, 1964.

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Stats for March 17, 1964

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about March 17, 1964:

  • 21,900 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,128 weeks have passed.
  • 1,892,160,000 seconds have passed since March 17, 1964.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,207,520,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 976,354,560,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 315,360,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 162,725,760 steps. That's roughly 72,323 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,705,920 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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