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COST OF LIVING IN 1964

Average cost of a new house $ 13,050.00
Average income $ 6,000.00
Average cost of a new car $ 3,500.00
Gas per Gallon $ .30
Loaf of bread $ .21
1st Class stamp $ .05
Average monthly rent $ 115.00
Ticket to the movies $ 1.25
Minimum wage $ 1.15 per hour

TOP ALBUMS

  1. Hello Dolly Original Cast
  2. Honey in the Horn Al Hirt
  3. Meet the Beatles The Beatles
  4. Songs of the West Side Story Movie Soundtrack
  5. The Second Barbra Streisand Albm Barbra Streisand

GRAMMY AWARDS

  1. Album of the Year Getz/Gilberto  Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto
  2. Best New Artist The Beatles
  3. Best Pop Duo or Group “A Hard Day’s Night”-The Beatles
  4. Best Pop Female Vocal “People”-Barbra Streisand
  5. Best Pop Male Vocal “Hello Dolly”- Louis Armstrong
  6. Best Rock and Roll Recording “Downtown”-Petula Clark
  7. Record of the Year “The Girl from Ipanema”-Stan Getz & A. Gilberto.
  8. Song of the Year “Hello Dolly”- Louis Armstrong
  9. Best Country & Western song “Dang Me”-Roger Miller
TOP GROSSING MOVIES

  1. Mary Poppins Grossed $102,300,000.00
  2. Goldfinger Grossed $51,100,000.00
  3. Viva Las Vegas Grossed $4,675,000.00
  4. A Fist Full of Dollars Grossed  $3,500,000.00
  5. Roustabout Grossed $3,000,000.00

ACADEMY AWARDS

  1. Best Actor  Rex Harrison-My Fair Lady
  2. Best Actress Julie Andrews-Mary Poppins
  3. Best Director George Cukor- My Fair Lady
  4. Best Picture Jack L. Warner- My Fair Lady
  5. Best Supporting Actor Peter Ustinov – Topkapi
  6. Best Supporting Actress Lila Kedrova Alexis Zorbas

 TOP 25 TELEVISION SHOWS OF 1964

  1. Bonanza
  2. Bewitched (debuted in 1964)
  3. Gomer Pyle USMC
  4. Andy Griffith Show
  5. The Fugitive
  6. Red Skelton
  7. Dick Van Dyke Show
  8. I Love Lucy
  9. Peyton Place II
  10. Combat
  11. Walt Disney
  12. Beverly Hillbillies
  13. My Three Sons
  14. Branded (Western starring Chuck Conners)
  15. (tie) Petticoat Junction and Ed Sullivan (17th season for him)
  16. Lassie
  17. The Munsters (Debuted in 1964)
  18. Gilligan’s Island (Debuted in 1964)
  19. Payton Place 1
  20. The Jackie Gleason Show
  21. The Virginian
  22. The Addam’s Family (Debuted in 1964)
  23. My Favorite Martian (Bill Bixby and Ray Walston)

OTHER DEBUTS  

  1. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
  2. Man From U.N.C.L.E.  (starring Robert Vaughn)
  3. That was the week that was (political comedy starring David Frost, Alan Alda, Henry Morgan and Buck Henry)
  4. Shindig- 1/2-hour dance/music show
  5. Daniel Boone (what was Ed Ames’s name?????)
  6. By 4/30/1964 all new TV’s had to have UFH capabilities.

NEWS

  1. Martin Luther King Jr. awarded Nobel Peace Prize
  2. World’s Fair opens in New York.
  3. The Alaskan Earthquake hit (2nd largest recorded 9.2…..Sunami killed 11 in Crescent City California the next day….waves as far as LA)
  4. China explodes the first Atomic Bomb
  5. Canada gets a new Flag….White with a Maple leaf in red
  6. GI Joe is introduced.
  7. Tonka Dump truck introduced (most popular truck and is guaranteed for life)
  8. Olympics held in Toyko
  9. Cassius Clay beats Sonny Liston in heavyweight boxing title fight.
  10. Cole Porter, Ian Fleming, Herbert Hoover die.

 POTPOURRI

  1. The first Mustangs hit the road
  2. The Kennedy half-dollar was introduced
  3. Pop Tarts were introduced
  4. Zip codes were introduced
  5. Lucky Charms were introduced
  6. BASIC (computer language) was introduced
  7. IBM announces the System/360
  8. Sony introduces the first VCR Home Recorder
  9. The first DRIVER-LESS train runs in the London Underground
  10. The first computer mouse is invented by Douglas Englebart.
  11. Bubble Wrap is invented by Marc A. Chanvannes
  12. Hermit’s Hermits hit # 13 with “I’m into something good” they really take off in 1965.
  13. Pink Panther hits the big Screen.
  14. New term “Battered Child Syndrome”
  15. Elizabeth Taylor marries Richard Burton 10 days after her divorce to Eddie Fisher is final.  

“October 23, 1956, is a day that will live forever in the annals of free men and nations. It was a day of courage, conscience and triumph. No other day since history began has shown more clearly the eternal unquenchability of man’s desire to be free, whatever the odds against success, whatever the sacrifice required.”

– John F Kennedy
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1964 A Hard Days Night The Beatles

Top 100 Songs For 1964

 

  1. I Want To Hold Your Hand Beatles, The
  2. She Loves You Beatles, The
  3. Where Did Our Love Go Supremes, The
  4. Oh, Pretty Woman Roy Orbison
  5. I Get Around Beach Boys, The
  6. Everybody Loves Somebody Dean Martin
  7. My Guy Mary Wells
  8. People Barbra Streisand
  9. Last Kiss J. Frank Wilson & the Cavaliers
  10. Hello Dolly! Louis Armstrong
  11. We’ll Sing in the Sunshine Gale Garnett
  12. Java Al Hirt
  13. A Hard Day’s Night Beatles, The
  14. Love Me Do Beatles, The
  15. Do Wah Diddy Diddy Manfred Mann
  16. Under the Boardwalk Drifters, The
  17. Dancing In the Street Martha & the Vandellas
  18. Little Children Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas
  19. Love Me with All Your Heart Ray Charles Singers, The
  20. Please Please Me Beatles, The
  1. Chapel of Love Dixie Cups, The
  2. Suspicion Terry Stafford
  3. Glad All Over Dave Clark Five, The
  4. Rag Doll Four Seasons, The
  5. Dawn (Go Away) Four Seasons, The
  6. Bread And Butter Newbeats, The
  7. It Hurts To Be In Love Gene Pitney
  8. Dead Man’s Curve Jan & Dean
  9. Come A Little Bit Closer Jay & the Americans
  10. A World without Love Peter & Gordon
  11. Have I The Right? Honeycombs, The
  12. Don’t Let the Rain Come Down Serendipity Singers, The
  13. Baby Love Supremes, The
  14. Let It Be Me Betty Everett & Jerry Butler
  15. Wishin’ and Hopin’ Dusty Springfield
  16. You Don’t Own Me Lesley Gore
  17. Walk On By Dionne Warwick
  18. The House of the Rising Sun Animals, The
  19. G.T.O. Ronny & the Daytona
  20. Twist and Shout Beatles, The
1964 Mary Poppins Dick Vandyke Julie Andrews
1964 My Fair Lady Aubrey Hepburn Rex Harrison Scaled
  1. Memphis Johnny Rivers
  2. White on White Danny Williams
  3. Hey Little Cobra Rip Chords, The
  4. The Shoop Shoop Song (In His Kiss) Betty Everett
  5. Bits and Pieces Dave Clark Five, The
  6. My Boy Lollipop Millie Small
  7. Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um Major Lance
  8. The Little Old Lady Jan & Dean
  9. Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying Gerry & the Pacemakers
  10. A Summer Song Chad & Jeremy
  11. The Girl from Ipanema Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto
  12. Can’t Buy Me Love Beatles, The
  13. Remember (Walkin’ In the Sand) Shangri-Las, The
  14. C’mon and Swim Bobby Freeman
  15. Do You Want To Know A Secret Beatles, The
  16. Keep on Pushing Impressions, The
  17. Baby I Need Your Loving Four Tops, The
  18. Navy Blue Diane Renay
  19. Diane Bachelors, The
  20. Out Of Limits Marketts, The
  1. Little Honda Hondells, The
  2. See the Funny Little Clown Bobby Goldsboro
  3. Because Dave Clark Five, The
  4. Just Like Romeo and Juliet Reflections, The
  5. For You Rick Nelson
  6. Today New Christy Minstrels, The
  7. Can’t You See That She’s Mine Dave Clark Five, The
  8. Leader of the Pack Shangri-Las, The
  9. Funny Joe Hinton
  10. The Way You Do the Things You Do Temptations, The
  11. Anyone Who Had a Heart Dionne Warwick
  12. I Love You More and More Every Day Al Martino
  13. It’s Over Roy Orbison
  14. Ronnie Four Seasons, The
  15. Surfin’ Bird Trashmen, The
  16. What Kind of Fool (Think I Am) Tams, The
  17. The Door Is Still Open To My Heart Dean Martin
  18. You Really Got Me Kinks, The
  19. The Shelter of Your Arms Sammy Davis Jr.
  20. I’m So Proud Impressions, The
1964 The Sound Of Music Julie Andrews
1964 Viva Las Vegas Elvis Ann Margaret 2
  1. Money Kingsmen, The
  2. Haunted Houses Gene Simmons
  3. Dang Me Roger Miller
  4. Do You Love Me Dave Clark Five, The
  5. You Don’t Know How Glad I Am Nancy Wilson
  6. I Wanna Love Him So Bad Jelly Beans
  7. Don’t Throw Your Love Away Searchers, The
  8. Hi-heel Sneakers Tommy Tucker
  9. How Do You Do It Gerry & the Pacemakers
  10. Walk, Don’t Run ’64 Ventures, The
  11. Cotton Candy Al Hirt
  12. Shangri-La Robert Maxwell, His Harp & Orch.
  13. Chug-a-lug Roger Miller
  14. Steal Away Jimmy Hughes
  15. Louie Louie Kingsmen, The
  16. A Fool Never Learns Andy Williams
  17. Bad to Me Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas
  18. There! I’ve Said It Again Bobby Vinton
  19. I Saw Her Standing There Beatles, The
  20. Needles and Pins Searchers, The

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