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October 20, 1964

October 20, 1964, was a Tuesday. It was 59 years, 5 months, and 25 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

Birthdays

Born on October 20, 1964

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on October 20, 1964:

  • United States: "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" by Manfred Mann
  • United Kingdom: "Always Something There To Remind Me" by Sandie Shaw

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 20, 1964

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann
  • Dancing In The Street - Martha & The Vandellas
  • Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison And The Candy Men
  • We'll Sing In The Sunshine - Gale Garnett
  • Last Kiss - J. Frank Wilson and The Cavaliers
Play the top songs 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

The top movie on this day was "A Shot in the Dark".

Facts

This date was 21,726 days ago. Approximately 724 months have passed. It was the 294th day of 1964, in week 43. The decade was the swinging sixties. People born on this day are currently 59 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 1964 had 366 days because it was a leap year. 241 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to October 20, 1964

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Tuesday, October 20, 1964. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Libra. The summer is long gone. Temperatures have become much cooler, and the evenings are beginning to get darker.

There is a fresh, earthy scent in the air, and fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways, and sidewalks. Halloween 1964 is quickly approaching. In America, the song "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" by Manfred Mann is at the top of the singles charts, while "Always Something There To Remind Me" by Sandie Shaw is the number-one song in the UK.

Lyndon Baines Johnson is the President of the United States, and the movie A Shot in the Dark is at the top of the box office. Harold Wilson 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 Sam Cooke, T. S. Eliot, Winston Churchill, and Nat King Cole would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "The Jack Benny Program", "Perry Mason", and "Bonanza".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "The Dick Tracy Show", "Top Cat", and "The Patty Duke Show". Popular toys at the moment include Metal House robots, Tonka trucks, Etch A Sketch, and the Easy-Bake Oven.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 20, 1964.

  • The USA officially enters the Vietnam War.

    The USA officially enters the Vietnam War

    The United States 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?

    Who were the best football players?

    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

    US President Lyndon B. Johnson was named Time Person of the Year in 1964.
  • Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins

    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.
  • Rotary phones.

    Rotary phones

    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.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to October 20, 1964.

  • September 26, 1964: The first episode of the sitcom "Gilligan's Island" is aired on television.
  • October 12, 1964: American socialite Mary Pinchot Meyer is murdered in Washington D.C.
  • October 14, 1964: Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. receives the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • October 15, 1964: Baseball: The St. Louis Cardinals defeat the New York Yankees by 4-3 to win the 1964 World Series.
  • This date: October 20, 1964
  • November 3, 1964: Lyndon B. Johnson is re-elected as the president of the United States.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 20, 1964, will have the star sign Libra.
  • 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 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 20, 1964 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

TV series on October 20, 1964

People in October 1964 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from October 1964.

Gilligan's Island
Gilligan's Island
Shindig!
Shindig!
My Favorite Martian
My Favorite Martian
The Farmer's Daughter
The Farmer's Daughter
Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
Hazel
Hazel
The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Danger Man
Danger Man
Bonanza
Bonanza
Rawhide
Rawhide
Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Wagon Train
Wagon Train

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 October 20, 1964

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

Underdog
Underdog
Hoppity Hooper
Hoppity Hooper
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest

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
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1964

Toys and games that were popular 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

Were you born on October 20, 1964?

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 October 20, 1970, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 20.

Mickey Mantle

Mickey Mantle

Baseball player Deceased
Born on October 20, 1931
He turned 33 on this day in 1964.

Tom Petty

Tom Petty

Musician Deceased
Born on October 20, 1950
He turned 14 on this day in 1964.

Scott Hall

Scott Hall

Wrestler Deceased
Born on October 20, 1958
He turned 6 on this day in 1964.

Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen

Actor
Born on October 20, 1958
He turned 6 on this day in 1964.

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg

Rapper
Born on October 20, 1971
He was born exactly 7 years after this date.

John Krasinski

John Krasinski

Actor
Born on October 20, 1979
He was born exactly 15 years after this date.

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Actor
Born on October 20, 1988
She was born exactly 24 years after this date.

USA

US President

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on October 20, 1964.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 20, 1964 was most likely conceived around January 28, 1964.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 20, 1964 is close to July 13, 1965.

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Stats for October 20, 1964

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about October 20, 1964:

  • 21,726 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,103 weeks have passed.
  • 1,877,126,400 seconds have passed since October 20, 1964.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,189,980,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 968,597,222,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 312,854,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 161,432,870 steps. That's roughly 71,748 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,525,517 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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