August 5th, 1964, was a Wednesday. It was day 218 of 1964. The decade was the Swinging Sixties.
58 years and 12 days have passed since August 5th, 1964.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.
People who were born on this exact date.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 5th, 1964.
These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" was at the top of the Box Office on August 5th, 1964.
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on August 5th, 1964.
The USA officially entered the Vietnam War following the Gulf of Tonkin incident in August, 1964. In March, 1965, the US started a sustained aerial bombardment campaign against North Vietnamese forces. By the end of 1965, an estimated 184,300 US troops had entered the country.
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.
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1964.
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.
During the first half of the 1960s, 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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News stories and other events that happened around August 5th, 1964.
Zodiac and birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching in August, 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.
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
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.
Motorific (slot car toys)
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
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
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 5th.
Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on August 5th, 1964.
Sir Alec Douglas-Home was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 5th, 1964.
Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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