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May 26, 1964

May 26, 1964, was a Tuesday. It was 59 years, 10 months, and 19 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Birthdays

Born on May 26, 1964

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Popular songs

On May 26, 1964, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Love Me Do" by The Beatles
  • United Kingdom: "You're My World" by Cilla Black

The music charts on May 26, 1964

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • My Guy - Mary Wells
  • Love Me Do - The Beatles
  • Hello, Dolly! - Louis Armstrong And The All Stars
  • Chapel Of Love - The Dixie Cups
  • Love Me With All Your Heart (Cuando Calienta El Sol) - The Ray Charles Singers
Play the top songs 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.
The Pink Panther

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "The Pink Panther".

Facts

This date was 21,873 days ago. Approximately 729 months have passed. It was the 147th day of 1964, in week 22. The decade was the swinging sixties. People born on this day are currently 59 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 1964 had 366 days because it was a leap year. 243 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to May 26, 1964

Let's go back to the swinging sixties.

It is Tuesday, May 26, 1964. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Gemini. The summer of 1964 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. The school year is nearly finished.

In America, the song "Love Me Do" by The Beatles is at the top of the singles charts, while "You're My World" by Cilla Black is the number-one song in the UK. Lyndon Baines Johnson is the President of the United States, and the movie The Pink Panther is at the top of the box office. 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. 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Danny Thomas Show", "Perry Mason", "Bonanza", and "The Twilight Zone". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "Heckle and Jeckle", "My Three Sons", and "Top Cat". Popular toys at the moment include Metal House robots, Matchbox toy cars, Troll doll, and Rock-a-Stack.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 26, 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?

Notable events that happened close to May 26, 1964.

  • May 2, 1964: FA Cup Final 1964: West Ham United defeat Preston North End 3-2.
  • This date: May 26, 1964
  • May 27, 1964: Football: Internazionale win the European Cup after they defeat Real Madrid 3-1.
  • June 12, 1964: Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage.
  • June 16, 1964: Moors murders: 12-year-old Keith Bennett is murdered by Ian Brady.
  • June 19, 1964: The last episode of The Twilight Zone is aired.
  • June 21, 1964:
    • A late goal from Marcelino Martínez helps Spain to secure a 2-1 victory over the Soviet Union in the 1964 European Nations' Cup Final.
    • Civil rights activists James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner are murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 26, 1964, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1964 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 26, 1964 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1964

In May 1964, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from May 1964.

My Favorite Martian
My Favorite Martian
The Farmer's Daughter
The Farmer's Daughter
Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
Hazel
Hazel
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

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

Kids TV shows on May 26, 1964

If you were a kid on May 26, 1964, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

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
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1964

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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

Were you born on May 26, 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 May 26, 1970, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 26.

John Wayne

John Wayne

Actor Deceased
Born on May 26, 1907
He turned 57 on this day in 1964.

Miles Davis

Miles Davis

Musician Deceased
Born on May 26, 1926
He turned 38 on this day in 1964.

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn

British politician
Born on May 26, 1949
He turned 15 on this day in 1964.

Ashley Massaro

Ashley Massaro

Wrestler Deceased
Born on May 26, 1979
She was born exactly 15 years after this date.

Aaron Chalmers

Aaron Chalmers

TV personality
Born on May 26, 1987
He was born exactly 23 years after this date.

USA

US President

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on May 26, 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 May 26, 1964 was most likely conceived around September 3, 1963.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 26, 1964 is close to February 16, 1965.

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Stats for May 26, 1964

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about May 26, 1964:

  • 21,873 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,124 weeks have passed.
  • 1,889,827,200 seconds have passed since May 26, 1964.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,204,798,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 975,150,835,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 314,971,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 162,525,139 steps. That's roughly 72,233 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,677,926 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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