I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND – The Beatles
#1 – February 1, 1964
- In his first State of the Union Address, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson declares a "War on Poverty", he also signs the Civil Rights Act into law, abolishing racial segregation in the United States.
- Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa is convicted by a federal jury of tampering with a federal jury in 1962.
- American civil rights movement leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. becomes the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
- A Dallas, jury finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.
- The Good Friday Earthquake, the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history at a magnitude of 9.2, strikes South Central Alaska.
- The United States State Department says that more than 40 hidden microphones have been found embedded in the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
- MOVIES: Bikini Beach”, “Dr. Strangelove” and “My Fair Lady”.
- T.V.: The 1-hour stop-motion animated special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, based on the popular Christmas song, premieres on NBC.
- The first “Muscle Car” the Pontiac GTO hits the streets, as does the Ford Mustang.
- It would be the first time a British group would top the American music charts in nearly 2 years.
- The Beatles would have a total of 4 #1 songs in 1964.
- They would receive 8 gold records in 1964.
- The Beatles would appear on the Ed Sullivan show twice!
- Your # 1 @ 1 from February 1964 The Beatles “I Want to Hold Your Hand”