• President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law.
• The Warren Commission releases its report, concluding that Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, assassinated President John F. Kennedy.
• North Vietnam allegedly fires on a US destroyer in the Gulf of Tonkin Incident.
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
• MOVIES: “Bikini Beach” “Dr. Strangelove” “My Fair Lady” wins an Oscar
• T.V.: “Shindig” “Gomer Pyle” & “Gilligan’s Island” all premiered on TV.
• Steven Tyler forms his first serious band, The Strangeurs, in Sunapee, NH, in which he is the drummer.
• The GTO was acknowledged as the first “Muscle Car” but it was a vehicle nicknamed “Pony” car but the Ford Mustang was a huge success
• Comedian Lenny Bruce is convicted of obscenity
• Beatles win a Grammy as “Best New Artists” in 1964.
• The Beatles would appear on the Ed Sullivan show twice!
• While there is disagreement as to whose guitar made the noise at the beginning it was the 1st use of feedback on a record!
• The Beatles “I Feel Fine” your #1 @ 1 from December 1964