|World Series Champions:
||St. Louis Cardinals
|Stanley Cup Champs:
||Toronto Maple Leafs
|U.S. Open Golf
|U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies)
||Roy Emerson/Maria Bueno
||Roy Emerson/Maria Bueno
|NCAA Football Champions:
||Alabama & Arkansas & Notre Dame
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
|The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
||Jayne Mansfield, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte
Bardot, Sophia Loren, Doris Day, Annette Funicello,
"Does she or doesnít she?"
"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is
the War Room!"
- Peter Sellers, in 'Dr. Strangelove'
"Come alive! Youíre in the Pepsi generation"
"A martini. Shaken, not stirred."
- Sean Connery, as James Bond, in 'Goldfinger'
"Please donít squeeze the Charmin"
- Dick Wilson, as Mr. George Whipple
"Let your fingers do the walking"
"Put a tiger in your tank"
- Esso (later Exxon)
|Time Magazine's Man of the Year
||Lyndon B. Johnson
||Donna Axum (El Dorado, AR)
||Bobbie Johnson (District of Colombia)
||Audrey Hepburn did not get an Oscar nomination
for her performance in My Fair Lady. Marni Nixon
did the singing, so the Academy figured it was "half
Pop Star Death: Sam Cooke
(murder, he was apparently drinking and there was a
U.S. paper currency is made Legal Tender for all Debts,
Public and Private. According to the U.S. Constitution,
it must be backed by gold. It isn't anymore.
Robert Moog develops his first electronic music synthesizer.
RCA created the first music sythesizer in 1953.
The Ford Mustang was introduced.
Feb 9 - The Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show.
The Sharpie marker was introduced. The extra fine
point came out in 1979 and the ultra fine point was
released in 1989.
The BASIC (Beginner's All Purpose Symbolic Instruction
Code) computer language was created.
Jazz artist Dizzy Gillespie ran for president, promising
to rename the White House "the Blues House"
and appoint Ray Charles librarian of Congress, Miles
Davis head of the CIA, and Malcolm X attorney general.
"You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin," cowritten
by Phil Spector, was first performed by the Righteous
Brothers. The song has received more airplay on radio
and television than any other song in the past century.
Fashion designers Andre Courreges and Mary Quant
introduced the miniskirt, scandalizing conservatives
and signaling the rapidily changing mores of the decade.
Troll Dolls (Year 2), Watching the cool kids drive
their Ford Mustangs
Reading The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.
|1st appearances & 1964's Most Popular
Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
||Easy Bake Oven, G.I. Joe, Rat Fink Collectible
Hot Rod Figures, Password Game , Mighty Tonka Dump Truck
(made popular due to the elephant stepping on it during
a commercial), PLASTIC Mr. Potato Head, Wham-O Professional
Frisbees, Monster Magnet, Rube Goldberg's Animated Hobby
Kit, Hand's Down (with Slam-O-Matic)
|Best Film Oscar Winner:
||My Fair Lady
|1964 Most Popular TV shows:
|1. Bonanza (NBC)
2. Bewitched (ABC)
3. Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. (CBS)
4. The Andy Griffith Show (CBS)
5. The Fugitive (ABC)
6. The Red Skelton Show (CBS)
7. The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS)
8. The Lucy Show (CBS)
9. Peyton Place II (ABC)
10. Combat (ABC)
Number One Songs
December 7, 1963 - January 3, 1964:
Dominique - The Singing Nun
January 4 - January 31:
There! I've Said It Again - Bobby Vinton
February 1 - March 20:
I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
March 21 - April 3:
She Loves You - The Beatles
April 4 - May 8:
Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles
May 9 - May 15:
Hello, Dolly! - Louis Armstrong
May 16 - May 29:
My Guy - Mary Wells
May 30 - June 5:
Love Me Do - The Beatles
June 6 - June 26:
Chapel Of Love - The Dixie Cups
June 27 - July 3:
A World Without Love - Peter & Gordon
July 4 - July 17:
I Get Around - The Beach Boys
July 18 - July 31:
Rag Doll - The Four Seasons
August 1 - August 14:
A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
August 15 - August 21:
Everybody Loves Somebody - Dean Martin
August 22 - September 14:
Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes
September 5 - September 25:
The House Of The Rising Sun - The Animals
September 26 - October 16:
Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
October 17 - October 30:
Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann
October 31 - November 27:
Baby Love - The Supremes
November 28 - December 4:
Leader Of The Pack - The Shangri-Las
December 5 - December 11:
Ringo - Lorne Greene
December 12 - December 18:
Mr. Lonely - Bobby Vinton
December 19 - December 25:
Come See About Me - The Supremes
December 26, 1964 - January 15, 1965:
I Feel Fine - The Beatles
*Mr. Potato Head first appeared