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October 14th, 1964.

October 14th, 1964, was a Wednesday. It was day 288 of 1964. The decade was the 1960s.

57 years and 3 days have passed since October 14th, 1964.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

On this day.

What happened on October 14th, 1964?

  • Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. receives the Nobel Peace Prize.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 14th, 1964.

  • United States: Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann
  • United Kingdom: Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
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.
A Shot in the Dark

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "A Shot in the Dark" was at the top of the box office on October 14th, 1964.

Take me back to October 14th, 1964!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 14th, 1964 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker.

Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In America, the song Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Oh Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison is the number one hit song.

Lyndon Baines Johnson is currently the President of the United States and the movie A Shot in the Dark 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 "The Ed Sullivan Show", "What's My Line?", "Gunsmoke" and "Perry Mason".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Mighty Mouse Playhouse", "The Bugs Bunny Show" and "Jonny Quest". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Crater Critters, Big Loo, Johnny Seven OMA (toy gun) and G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man.

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 October 14th, 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 exist at this time, they were relatively uncommon.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 57 years and 3 days have passed since October 14th, 1964.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 42 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 October 14th, 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 October 14th, 1964.

  • September 15th, 1964: The Sun newspaper is founded in the United Kingdom.
  • September 26th, 1964: The first episode of the sitcom "Gilligan's Island" is aired on television.
  • October 12th, 1964: American socialite Mary Pinchot Meyer is murdered in Washington D.C.
  • This date: October 14th, 1964
  • October 15th, 1964: Baseball: The St. Louis Cardinals defeat the New York Yankees by 4-3 to win the 1964 World Series.
  • November 3rd, 1964: Lyndon B. Johnson is re-elected as the president of the United States.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 14th, 1964, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 14th, 1964 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

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.

  • Gilligan's Island - Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.
  • Shindig! - Musical variety series that was presented by Jimmy O'Neill.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

Kid's TV shows on October 14th, 1964.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1964.

  • Underdog
  • 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

Popular toys and games in 1964.

Toys and games that were 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
  • 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 October 14th, 1970 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on October 14th.

Eamon de Valera

Irish revolutionary leader. Deceased
Born on October 14th, 1882
He turned 82 on this day in 1964.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

US President. Deceased
Born on October 14th, 1890
He turned 74 on this day in 1964.

Roger Moore

English actor. Deceased
Born on October 14th, 1927
He turned 37 on this day in 1964.

Cliff Richard

British singer.
Born on October 14th, 1940
He turned 24 on this day in 1964.

Usher

Singer.
Born on October 14th, 1978
He was born exactly 14 years after this date.

Stacy Keibler

Wrestler.
Born on October 14th, 1979
She was born exactly 15 years after this date.

Rowan Blanchard

Actress.
Born on October 14th, 2001
She was born exactly 37 years after this date.

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on October 14th, 1964.

UK Prime Minister.

Sir Alec Douglas-Home was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 14th, 1964.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 14th, 1964 was most likely conceived around the 5th of January, 1964.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 14th, 1964 is close to the 24th of July, 1965.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 14th, 1964.

  • A total of 20,822 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,974 weeks have passed.
  • 1,799,020,800 seconds have passed since the October 14th, 1964.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,098,857,600 times.
  • Since October 14th, 1964, the earth has travelled approximately 928,294,732,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 299,836,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 154,715,789 steps. That's about 68,763 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,588,250 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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