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August 15th, 1964.

August 15th, 1964, was a Saturday. It was day 228 of 1964. The decade was the 1960s.

57 years, 9 months and 4 days have passed since August 15th, 1964.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

Birthdays

Born on August 15th, 1964.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 15th, 1964.

  • United States: Everybody Loves Somebody - Dean Martin
  • United Kingdom: Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 15th, 1964.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Everybody Loves Somebody - Dean Martin
  • Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes
  • A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
  • Rag Doll - The 4 Seasons Featuring the "Sound of Frankie Valli"
  • Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters
Play the top hits 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 Night of the Iguana

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Night of the Iguana" was at the top of the box office on August 15th, 1964.

Take me back to August 15th, 1964!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 15th, 1964 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Everybody Loves Somebody by Dean Martin is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann is the number one hit song.

Lyndon Baines Johnson is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Night of the Iguana is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Sir Alec Douglas-Home is the current Prime Minister. 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 be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "Gunsmoke", "Wagon Train" and "Bonanza".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Lassie", "The Gumby Show", "Noggin the Nog" and "Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Rock-a-Stack, Big Loo, Hamilton Invaders and Johnny Seven OMA (toy gun).

News

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 August 15th, 1964.

  • The USA officially enters the Vietnam War.

    The USA officially enters the Vietnam War.

    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.

  • 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 is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food is replacing 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 begin to appear at the end of 1963, they were relatively uncommon.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 57 years, 9 months and 4 days have passed since August 15th, 1964.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 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 August 15th, 1964, will be 57 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1964 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 15th, 1964.

  • July 16th, 1964: A race riot breaks out in Harlem following the police shooting of a 15-year-old African American teenager called James Powell.
  • July 25th, 1964: A race riot kicks off in Rochester, New York after authorities attempt to use police dogs to control an angry crowd.
  • August 2nd, 1964: The Gulf of Tonkin incident takes place after the USS Maddox is attacked by North Vietnamese Navy torpedo boats.
  • August 2nd, 1964: A race riot breaks out in Lafayette in Jersey City.
  • August 4th, 1964: The bodies of missing civil rights activists James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner are discovered in Neshoba County, Mississippi.
  • August 11th, 1964: The musical comedy film "A Hard Day's Night", starring The Beatles and Wilfrid Brambell, is released in the United States.
  • August 13th, 1964: Peter Allen and Gwynne Evans become the last people to be executed in the United Kingdom.
  • This date: August 15th, 1964
  • August 16th, 1964: General Nguyễn Khánh takes power in a coup d'état in South Vietnam.
  • August 27th, 1964: The movie "Mary Poppins" is released.
  • August 28th, 1964: A race riot begins in North Philadelphia following months of tension between black residents and police.

Personality traits.

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Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 15th, 1964, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1964 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 15th, 1964 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from August, 1964.

My Favorite Martian
My Favorite Martian
Sci-fi sitcom starring Ray Walston as Uncle Martin O'Hara.

The Farmer's Daughter
The Farmer's Daughter
Sitcom starring Inger Stevens as Katy Holstrum.

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.

Hazel
Hazel
Sitcom about a live-in maid called Hazel Burke.

The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.

Danger Man
Danger Man
British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.

Bonanza
Bonanza
American Western series.

Rawhide
Rawhide
American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.

Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Legal drama series.

Wagon Train
Wagon Train
American western series.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.

The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety 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

Kids' TV shows on August 15th, 1964.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1964.

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

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

Popular toys and games in 1964.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1964.

Motorific (slot car toys)
Motorific (slot car toys)

Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

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 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 August 15th, 1970 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 15th.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Emperor of France. Deceased
Born on August 15th, 1769
He was not alive on this date.

Miguel Rodríguez Orejuela

Colombian drug lord.
Born on August 15th, 1943
He turned 21 on this day in 1964.

Ben Affleck

Actor.
Born on August 15th, 1972
He was born exactly 8 years after this date.

Agnieszka Kotlarska

Polish fashion model. Deceased
Born on August 15th, 1972
She was born exactly 8 years after this date.

Nipsey Hussle

Rapper. Deceased
Born on August 15th, 1985
He was born exactly 21 years after this date.

Jennifer Lawrence

Actress.
Born on August 15th, 1990
She was born exactly 26 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 15th of August.

  • Assumption of Mary to Heaven / Assumption Day
USA

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on August 15th, 1964.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Sir Alec Douglas-Home was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 15th, 1964.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 15th, 1964 was most likely conceived around November 23rd, 1963.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 15th, 1964 is close to May 8th, 1965.

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Stats for August 15th, 1964

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 15th, 1964.

  • A total of 21,096 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,013 weeks have passed.
  • 1,822,694,400 seconds have passed since the August 15th, 1964.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,126,476,800 times.
  • Since August 15th, 1964, the earth has travelled approximately 940,510,310,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 303,782,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 156,751,718 steps. That's about 69,667 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,872,333 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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