Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Back in the Day - 1964


Major News/Sporting Events

  • Warren Report issued stating Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination of JFK
  • China detonates its first atomic bomb
  • Nelson Mandela sentenced to life in prison
  • The Vietnam conflict
  • Bubble wrap is invented
  • St. Louis Cardinals def. NY Yankees 4-3
  • Winter Olympics held in Innsbruck, Austria- Soviet Union11 gold, Austria 4 gold, US 1 gold
  • Summer Olympics held in Tokyo, Japan - US 36 gold, Soviet Union 30 gold, Japan 16 gold

Prices
  • Loaf of bread: $0.21
  • Gallon of gas: $0.30
  • Movie ticket: $1.25
  • Postage stamp: $0.05
  • Average annual income: $6,000

Top Movies
  • Dr. Strangelove
  • Mary Poppins
  • Goldfinger
  • Becket
  • A Fistful of Dollars

Top Songs
  • I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles
  • Last Kiss by J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers
  • She Loves You by The Beatles
  • Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes
  • I Get Around by The Beach Boys



Top Television Shows
  • Bewitched
  • Gilligan's Island
  • Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
  • Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theater
  • Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Top Books
  • The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John Le Carre (F)
  • You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming (F)
  • I Need All the Friends I Can Get by Charles M. Schultz (NF)
  • A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway (NF)
  • In His Own Write by John Lennon (NF)


Awards
  • Tony for Best Musical: Hello, Dolly!
  • Pulitzer for Photography: Robert H. Jackson, Dallas Times-Herald
  • Grammy for Best New Artist: The Beatles
  • Oscar for Best Picture: My Fair Lady
  • Nobel Peace Price: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

1 comments:

Katy said...

I always love the differences in eras, especially the prices! You can beat $1.25 to see a movie!