May 26th, 1964, was a Tuesday. It was Day 147 of 1964. The decade was the Swinging Sixties.
59 years and 12 days have passed since May 26th, 1964.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.
People who were born on this exact date.
On May 26th, 1964, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.
The following singles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:
The top movie on this date was "The Pink Panther".
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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 at the 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 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", "Gunsmoke", "The Andy Griffith Show", and "Steptoe and Son". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Mighty Mouse Playhouse", "The Gumby Show", "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends", and "The Bugs Bunny Show".
Popular toys at the moment include Troll doll, Tammy (doll), the Easy-Bake Oven, and Army men.
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 26th, 1964.
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.
The best NBA players in 1964 were Oscar Robertson, Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Bob Pettit and Jerry West.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1964.
"Hello, Dolly!" by Louis Armstrong would go on to win a Grammy for 1964's Song of the Year.
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.
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.
US President Lyndon B. Johnson was named Time Person of the Year in 1964.
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 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 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.
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Television shows that people were watching in May 1964.
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.
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.
Sitcom about a live-in maid called Hazel Burke.
The Andy Griffith Show
Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.
British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.
The Twilight Zone
TV series about disturbing or unusual events.
American Western series.
American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.
Legal drama series.
American western series.
Western drama series.
The Danny Thomas Show
American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.
What's My Line?
Panel game show.
The Ed Sullivan Show
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1964.
Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long
The Patty Duke Show
The Mighty Hercules
Davey and Goliath
The Dick Tracy Show
The Bugs Bunny Show
My Three Sons
Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends
Noggin the Nog
The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole
Heckle and Jeckle
The Gumby Show
Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Tom and Jerry
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1964.
G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
Johnny Seven OMA (toy gun)
The Easy-Bake Oven
Etch A Sketch
Matchbox toy cars
Metal House robots
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 26th, 1970, instead.
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Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on May 26th, 1964.
Sir Alec Douglas-Home was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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