• 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. They also made 3 appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show that year, and had 6 songs topping the charts.
• 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, were the heartthrobs.
• 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.
• This is the title track from the third studio album by The Beatles.
• This is the first Beatles album to be recorded entirely on four-track tape, allowing for good stereo mixes.
• The song’s title originated from something said by Ringo Starr. It was an off-the-cuff remark by Ringo, a malapropisms or Ringo-ism, where he said it not to be funny… just said it.
• It would also be the title of their first movie describing a couple of days in the lives of the group.
• This song was ranked number 153 on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”
• Here are The Beatles and “A Hard Days Night” your Number 1 @1 from August 1964.