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1964 - News and Entertainment

The year the World seemed to start to change

1964 in the UK was the year that the Music and Youth 'revolution' started to change things and this was shown most in the Labour Party General Election win. It seemed that the Country wanted change from the establishment bringing in an air of new freedoms with views to a more relaxed, or laid back as we called it.

Main news Stories

The Winter Olympics are held in Innsbruck
Southampton is granted City Status
Peter Sellers married Britt Eckland
British Government announces plans to build new Towns in the South East - one of these is Milton Keynes
150,000 people line the Streets to welcome back the Beatles to their home City of Liverpool
Sir Winston Churchill retires as an MP at the age of 89
'The Sun' Nespaper is launched
The Labour Party win the General Election, Harold Wilson becomes Prime Minister
The Olympic Games is held in Tokyo
The House of Commons vote and abolish the death penalty in the UK
Lyndon Johnson declares a 'war on poverty'
Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor marry
Dr. Martin Luther King is awarded a Nobel Peace Prize

Years top selling Album (UK)

With the Beatles - The Beatles

Years top selling Single (UK)

She Loves You - The Beatles

Best Movie Oscar

Tom Jones

Best Actor Oscar

Sidney Poitier - Lilies of the Field

Best Actress Oscar

Patricia Neal - Hud

At the Cinema 1964

My Fair Lady, Goldfinger, Mary Poppins, From Russia with Love, The Pink Panther, Viva Las Vegas, Zorba the Greek, Doctor Strangelove

People born in 1964

Sandra Bullock, Nicholas Cage, Russell Crowe, Bill Bailey, Boris Johnson, Harry Hill, Jane Horrocks, Nigel Farage, Robson Green, Ross Kemp, Shane Richie, Sian Williams, Christopher Eccleston

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UK Singles - No.1 hits 1964

The Dave Clark 5 Glad All Over
The Searchers Needles and Pins
The Bachelors Diane
Cilla Black Anyone Who Had A Heart
Billy J. Kramer Little Children
The Beatles Cant Buy Me Love
Peter and Gordon World Without Love
The Searchers Dont Throw Your Love Away
The Four Pennies Juliet
Cilla Black Youre My World
Roy Orbison Its Over
The Animals House Of The Rising Sun
The Rolling Stones Its All Over Now
The Beatles A Hard Days Night
Manfred Mann Do Wah Diddy Diddy
The Honeycombs Have I The Right
The Kinks You Really Got Me
Hermans Hermits Im Into Something Good
Roy Orbison Oh Pretty Woman
Sandie Shaw Always Something There To Remind Me
The Supremes Baby Love
The Rolling Stones Little Red Rooster
The Beatles I Feel Fine


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