April 13, 2007

1964 was a very good year

In 1964 (the year you were born)
Lyndon B. Johnson is president of the US

After riots break out, Panama suspends relations with he US

Cassius Clay becomes heavyweight champion when Sonny Liston throws in the towel in the sixth round in Miami Near Anchorage, the strongest earthquake ever to strike North America kills 117

Worst soccer disaster in history occurs when rioting and panic kills over 300 in Liverpool

Hundreds of white college students work for civil rights in the south during "Freedom Summer"

South Africa sentences Nelson Mandela to life in prison

Kemeny and Kurtz create BASIC (Beginners' All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code), an easy to learn high level programming language

Nicolas Cage, Jeff Bezos, Rob Lowe, Elle Macpherson, Courteney Cox Arquette, and Keanu Reeves are born

St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series

Cleveland Browns win the NFL championship

Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup

"I Want to Hold Your Hand" by The Beatles released in the US, sparking Beatlemania

The Beatles appear on The Ed Sullivan Show, breaking television ratings records

The game show Jeopardy! debuts on television

Mary Poppins, starring Julie Andrews, is the top grossing film

What Happened the Year You Were Born?

Posted by vw bug at April 13, 2007 06:51 AM | TrackBack

Uh oh, I graduated from high school in 1964! I remember some of the things that happened, especially the Beatles.

Posted by: PrimoDonna at April 13, 2007 07:52 AM

I was 7 in 1964 and my clearest memory is listening to "I wanna hold your hand"...! :)

Posted by: pam at April 13, 2007 12:38 PM

I was conceived Christmas Eve 1964. I should not know that... but I do. ;-)

Posted by: Bou at April 13, 2007 03:02 PM

1964?! I am surrounded by children.

Okay, you've only got me by a year. But still.

Posted by: physics geek at April 16, 2007 04:12 PM

Geez- how did I miss this?? Happy Birthday!! Did I know you were a thirteener too??

:-) I hope your day was wonderful!

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