• President Lyndon Johnson declares a "War on Poverty".
• Barry Goldwater ran for President.
• John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, resigns from the space program.
• The New York Worlds Fair opens
• Plans to build the World Trade Center are announced
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
• T.V.: “Bonanza” “Gomer Pyle” & “Bewitched”
• MOVIES: “Bikini Beach” “Dr. Strangelove” and “My Fair Lady”
• Beatles got a Grammy as “Best New Artists” in 1964.
• The “Pony” car hit the streets, but its official name was the Ford Mustang.
• Miniskirts & topless bathing suits were the rage!
• Jayne Mansfield, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Doris Day, Annette Funicello, Kim Novak were the heartthrobs and fashion icons.
• Robert Moog develops his first electronic music synthesizer.
• The Sharpie marker was introduced.
• Sam Cooke (born Samuel Cook on January 22, 1931 – died December 11, 1964) Bertha Franklin, manager of the motel, told police that she shot and killed Cooke in self-defense because he had threatened her.
• Ian Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) was a British author and journalist. Created the character of James Bond and chronicling Bond's adventures in twelve novels and nine short stories.
• The title was inspired by Roy Orbison's wife Claudette. She interrupted a conversation to announce she was going out; when Roy asked if she was okay for cash, his co-writer Bill Dees interjected "A pretty woman never needs any money."
• The song spent three weeks at number one.
• In 1999, the song was honored with a Grammy Hall of Fame Award and was named one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
• Rolling Stone magazine ranked it #222 on their list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time."
• Here’s Roy Orbison and “Oh, Pretty Woman” your Number 1 @1 from September 1964.