September 26th, 1964

September 26th, 1964, fell on a Saturday. It was day 270 of 1964. The decade was the 1960s.

56 years, 5 months and 11 days have passed since September 26th, 1964.


On This Date

Events that occurred on September 26th, 1964:

  • The first episode of the sitcom "Gilligan's Island" is aired on television.


Music Singles

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

  • United States: Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
  • United Kingdom: I'm Into Something Good - Herman's Hermits

Take Me Back!

The date is September 26th, 1964 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

Schools have started back and autumn has arrived, so temperatures have started to cool and trees are beginning to shed their leaves. The earthy smells of fall have started to fill the air. In America, the song Oh Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, I'm Into Something Good by Herman's Hermits 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.

A new sitcom called "Gilligan's Island" has recently made its TV debut on CBS. The show, which stars Bob Denver, follows the lives of seven people who have become shipwrecked on an island. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Perry Mason", "Rawhide", "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Hazel". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "Heckle and Jeckle", "The Flintstones" and "Jonny Quest".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Astrobase", "G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man", "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots" and "Motorific (slot car toys)".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on September 26th, 1964.

  • Lyndon B. Johnson.

    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1964.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Louis Armstrong - "Hello, Dolly!"

    "Hello, Dolly!" by Louis Armstrong would go on to win a Grammy for 1964's Song of the Year.

  • My Fair Lady

    "My Fair Lady" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 56 years, 5 months and 11 days have passed since September 26th, 1964.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 39 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 September 26th, 1964, will be 56 years of age.
  • People born in 1964 belong to the "Baby Boomer" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around September 26th, 1964:

  • August 27th, 1964: The movie "Mary Poppins" is released.
  • September 15th, 1964: The Sun newspaper is founded in the United Kingdom.
  • This date: September 26th, 1964
  • October 12th, 1964: American socialite Mary Pinchot Meyer is murdered in Washington D.C..
  • October 14th, 1964: Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. receives the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • October 15th, 1964: Baseball: The St. Louis Cardinals defeat the New York Yankees by 4-3 to win the 1964 World Series.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 26th, 1964, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1964 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: September 26th, 1964 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Gilligan's Island - Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.
  • 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.
  • 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 Jack Benny Program - 25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

1964 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1964.

  • Hoppity Hooper
  • Jonny Quest
  • 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
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • The Gumby Show
  • Mighty Mouse Playhouse
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Lassie
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

1964 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1964:

  • Motorific (slot car toys)
  • Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
  • Army men
  • G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
  • Johnny Seven OMA (toy gun)
  • Hamilton Invaders
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Big Loo
  • Mouse Trap
  • Tammy (doll)
  • Chatter Telephone
  • Rock-a-Stack
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch
  • Astrobase
  • Troll doll
  • Crater Critters

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people that were born on the 26th of September:


US President

Who was the US President on September 26th, 1964?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on September 26th, 1964?

  • Sir Alec Douglas-Home was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on September 26th, 1964 was probably conceived around the 18th of December, 1963. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 26th, 1964 is the 6th of July, 1965. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 20,616 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,781,226,000 seconds have passed since the September 26th, 1964.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,078,097,000 times.
  • Since September 26th, 1964, earth has travelled approximately 919,112,616,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 296,871,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 153,185,436 steps. That's about 68,082 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,374,712 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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