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May 26th, 1964.

May 26th, 1964, was a Tuesday. It was day 147 of 1964. The decade was the 1960s.

57 years and 18 days have passed since May 26th, 1964.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Born on May 26th, 1964.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Lenny Kravitz: Singer.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 26th, 1964.

  • United States: Love Me Do - The Beatles
  • United Kingdom: You're My World - Cilla Black
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Take me back to May 26th, 1964!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 26th, 1964 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone 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.

In America, the song Love Me Do by The Beatles is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, You're My World by Cilla Black 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 "What's My Line?", "Wagon Train", "Perry Mason" and "Danger Man".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "My Three Sons", "The Flintstones", "Davey and Goliath" and "Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Etch A Sketch, Rock-a-Stack, the Easy-Bake Oven 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 May 26th, 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 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 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 and 18 days have passed since May 26th, 1964.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 22 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 May 26th, 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 May 26th, 1964.

  • May 2nd, 1964: FA Cup Final 1964: West Ham United defeat Preston North End 3-2.
  • This date: May 26th, 1964
  • May 27th, 1964: Football: Internazionale win the European Cup after they defeat Real Madrid 3-1.
  • June 12th, 1964: Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage.
  • June 16th, 1964: Moors murders: 12-year-old Keith Bennett is murdered by Ian Brady.
  • June 19th, 1964: The last episode of The Twilight Zone is aired.
  • June 21st, 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.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 26th, 1964, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • 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 26th, 1964 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

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.
  • 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.
  • Perry Mason - Legal drama series.
  • Wagon Train - American western series.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • The Danny Thomas Show - American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.

Kid's TV shows on May 26th, 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

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 May 26th, 1970 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 26th of May.

  • May 26th, 1907: John Wayne (Actor) turned 57 on this day in 1964.
  • May 26th, 1926: Miles Davis (Musician) turned 38 on this day in 1964.
  • May 26th, 1949: Jeremy Corbyn (British politician) turned 15 on this day in 1964.

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on May 26th, 1964.

UK Prime Minister.

Sir Alec Douglas-Home was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 26th, 1964.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 26th, 1964 was most likely conceived around the 17th of August, 1963.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 26th, 1964 is close to the 5th of March, 1965.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 26th, 1964.

  • A total of 20,837 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,976 weeks have passed.
  • 1,800,316,800 seconds have passed since the May 26th, 1964.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,100,369,600 times.
  • Since May 26th, 1964, the earth has travelled approximately 928,963,468,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 300,052,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 154,827,245 steps. That's about 68,812 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,603,802 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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