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1964 Trivia

<< - 1963
World Series Champions:
St. Louis Cardinals
NFL Champions:
Cleveland Browns
AFL Champions:
Buffalo Bills
NBA Champions:
Boston Celtics
Stanley Cup Champs:
Toronto Maple Leafs
U.S. Open Golf:
Ken Venturi
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Roy Emerson/Maria Bueno
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
Roy Emerson/Maria Bueno
NCAA Football Champions:
Alabama & Arkansas & Notre Dame
NCAA Basketball Champions:
UCLA
Kentucky Derby:
Northern Dancer
The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
Jayne Mansfield, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Doris Day, Annette Funicello, Kim Novak
"The Quotes"

"Skipper!"
- Gilligan

"Does she or doesnít she?"
-Clairol

"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!"
- Peter Sellers, in 'Dr. Strangelove'

"Come alive! Youíre in the Pepsi generation"
- Pepsi

"A martini. Shaken, not stirred."
- Sean Connery, as James Bond, in 'Goldfinger'

"Please donít squeeze the Charmin"
- Dick Wilson, as Mr. George Whipple

"Let your fingers do the walking"
-Yellow Pages

"Put a tiger in your tank"
- Esso (later Exxon)

Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Lyndon B. Johnson
Miss America:
Donna Axum (El Dorado, AR)
Miss USA:
Bobbie Johnson (District of Colombia)
The Scandal:

Audrey Hepburn did not get an Oscar nomination for her performance in My Fair Lady. Marni Nixon did the singing, so the Academy figured it was "half a performance".

Pop Star Death: Sam Cooke (murder, he was apparently drinking and there was a misunderstanding)

U.S. paper currency is made Legal Tender for all Debts, Public and Private. According to the U.S. Constitution, it must be backed by gold. It isn't anymore.

Nerd News:

Robert Moog develops his first electronic music synthesizer. RCA created the first music sythesizer in 1953.

The Ford Mustang was introduced.

Feb 9 - The Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show.

The Sharpie marker was introduced. The extra fine point came out in 1979 and the ultra fine point was released in 1989.

The BASIC (Beginner's All Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) computer language was created.

Jazz artist Dizzy Gillespie ran for president, promising to rename the White House "the Blues House" and appoint Ray Charles librarian of Congress, Miles Davis head of the CIA, and Malcolm X attorney general.

"You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin," cowritten by Phil Spector, was first performed by the Righteous Brothers. The song has received more airplay on radio and television than any other song in the past century.

Fashion designers Andre Courreges and Mary Quant introduced the miniskirt, scandalizing conservatives and signaling the rapidily changing mores of the decade.

The Habits:

Troll Dolls (Year 2), Watching the cool kids drive their Ford Mustangs

Reading The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.

1st appearances & 1964's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Easy Bake Oven, G.I. Joe, Rat Fink Collectible Hot Rod Figures, Password Game , Mighty Tonka Dump Truck (made popular due to the elephant stepping on it during a commercial), PLASTIC Mr. Potato Head, Wham-O Professional Frisbees, Monster Magnet, Rube Goldberg's Animated Hobby Kit, Hand's Down (with Slam-O-Matic)
1964 Most Popular TV shows:
1. Bonanza (NBC)
2. Bewitched (ABC)
3. Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. (CBS)
4. The Andy Griffith Show (CBS)
5. The Fugitive (ABC)
6. The Red Skelton Show (CBS)
7. The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS)
8. The Lucy Show (CBS)
9. Peyton Place II (ABC)
10. Combat (ABC)

The biggest Pop Artists of 1964 include:
The Animals, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Betty Everette, Bobby Vinton, Brenda Lee, Dave Clark Five, Dionne Warwick, The Drifters, Elvis Presley, The 4 Seasons, Gene Chandler, The Impressions, Jackie Wilson, Jan & Dean, Jerry Butler, Johnny Tillotson, Leslie Gore, Major Lance, Martha and the Vandellas, The Marvelettes, Marvin Gaye, Mary Wells, Ray Charles, The Ronettes, Rufus Thomas, Sam Cooke, The Searchers, The Shangri-Las, Solomon Burke, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, The Temptations

(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)

The Number One Hits Of 1964:
December 7, 1963 - January 3, 1964: The Singing Nun - Dominique

January 4, 1964 - January 31, 1964: Bobby Vinton - There! I've Said It Again

February 1, 1964 - March 20, 1964: The Beatles - I Want to Hold Your Hand

March 21, 1964 - April 3, 1964: The Beatles - She Loves You

April 4, 1964 - May 8, 1964: The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love

May 9, 1964 - May 15, 1964: Louis Armstrong - Hello, Dolly!

May 16, 1964 - May 29, 1964: Mary Wells - My Guy

May 30, 1964 - June 5, 1964: The Beatles - Love Me Do

June 6, 1964 - June 26, 1964: The Dixie Cups - Chapel of Love

June 27, 1964 - July 3, 1964: Peter and Gordon - A World Without Love

July 4, 1964 - July 17, 1964: The Beach Boys - I Get Around

July 18, 1964 - July 31, 1964: The Four Seasons - Rag Doll

August 1, 1964 - August 14, 1964: The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night

August 15, 1964 - August 21, 1964: Dean Martin - Everybody Loves Somebody

August 22, 1964 - September 4, 1964: The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go

September 5, 1964 - September 25, 1964: The Animals - The House of the Rising Sun

September 26, 1964 - October 16, 1964: Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman

October 17, 1964 - October 30, 1964: Manfred Mann - Do Wah Diddy Diddy

October 31, 1964 - November 27, 1964: The Supremes - Baby Love

November 28, 1964 - December 4, 1964: The Shangri-Las - Leader of the Pack

December 5, 1964 - December 11, 1964: Lorne Greene - Ringo

December 12, 1964 - December 18, 1964: Bobby Vinton - Mr. Lonely

December 19, 1964 - December 25, 1964: The Supremes - Come See About Me

December 26, 1964 - January 22, 1965: The Beatles - I Feel Fine