Flashback 1964!



1 song for .10 cents, 3 for .25!


 
Cost of living:


  • Average yearly income $5,880
  • Gallon of gas .25
  • Gallon of milk $1.06
  • Loaf of bread .21
  • 1st class postage stamp .05
  • Pay phone (local call) .10
  • Look Magazine .25 an issue
  • Life Magazine .35 an issue
  • Life Magazine 1 year gift subscription (51 issues) $5.00
  • Sunshine clothes dryer by General Electric $99.95
  • Thom McAn Shoes $9.95
  • Arrow staple gun $12.50
  • Squibb aspirin 400 tablets $1.96
  • Emerson 11" portable TV $139.95
  • Admiral 19" portable TV $139.95
  • Emerson transistor tape recorder (reel to reel) $79.95
  • Best Homes-(pre fabricated houses) $8,990-$17,990
  • Rolls Royce Silver cloud III sedan $16,655
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    Jack Paar





    Bewitched





    Think pink!





    The Addams family
    TV highlights of '64:


  • 01/03/1964 - Jack Paar Show, shows a clip of the Beatles singing "She Loves You"
  • 01/24/1964 - CBS purchases 1964 & 1965 NFL TV rights for $28.2 million
  • 01/29/1964 - NBC purchases AFL 5 year (1965-69) TV rights for $36 million
  • 02/09/1964 - 1st appearance of Beatles on "Ed Sullivan Show" (73.7 million viewers)
  • 03/19/1964 - Sean Connery's 1st day of shooting on "Goldfinger"
  • 05/04/1964 - "Another World" & "As the World Turns" premieres on TV
  • 05/27/1964 - "From Russia With Love" premieres in US
  • 06/27/1964 - "New Phil Silvers Show," last airs on CBS-TV
  • 09/14/1964 - "The Danny Thomas show" last aires. Show was on ABC-TV from 1953-1957 & CBS from 1957-1964 and had 336 episodes.
  • 09/14/1964 - The adventure series, "Voyage to the bottom of the sea" begins on ABC-TV. Show ran until 9/15/1968 and had 110 episodes.
  • 09/17/1964 - The comedy show, "Bewitched" premieres on ABC-TV. Show ran until 9/1/1972 and finished with 252 episodes.
  • 09/18/1964 - "Addams family" premiers on ABC=TV. Show would run intil 9/2/1966 and have 64 episodes made.
  • 09/19/1964 - "Flipper", an NBC-TV adventure series begins and runs until 9/1/1968 with 88 episodes.
  • 09/22/1964 - The "Man from U.N.C.L.E." spy spoof premieres on NBC-TV. Show ran until 1/15/1968 and 105 episodes were made.
  • 09/24/1964 - The Munsters premier on CBS-TV. Last show aired on September 8th, 1966 and had a total of 70 episodes
  • 09/25/1964 - The comedy, "Gomer Pyle" begins on CBS-TV. Show ran until 9/19/1969 with 150 episodes.
  • 09/26/1964 - Gilligans Island premiers on CBS-TV. Last show was on September 4th, 1967 and had a total of 98 episodes
  • 10/26/1964 - Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show
  • 12/12/1964 - Shooting starts for "Star Trek" pilot "The Cage" (Menagerie)
  • 12/18/1964 - "The Pink Panther" cartoon series premieres (Pink Phink)
  • 12/25/1964 - "Goldfinger" premieres in US
  • Gilligans Island






    The Munsters






    I got you babe


     
    Top singles of '64:


    Baby Love (The Supremes)
    Can't Buy Me Love (The Beatles)
    Chapel Of Love (The Dixie Cups)
    A Hard Day's Night (The Beatles)
    House Of The Rising Sun (The Animals)
    I Get Around (The Beach Boys)
    I Want To Hold Your Hand (The Beatles)
    Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison)
    Rag Doll (The Four Seasons)
    There, I've Said It Again (Bobby Vinton)
     


     
    Movies of '64:


    Goldfinger
    Marnie
    Mary Poppins
    The Pink Panther
    A shot in the dark
    My Fair Lady
    Last Man on Earth
    Lady in a Cage
    Dead Ringer
     


    Gracie Allen with Husband George Burns in earlier days












    Famous Deaths:


    April 5th - General Douglas MacArthur
    July 31st - Jim Reeves (airplane crash)
    August 27th - Gracie Allen (heart attack)
    September 28th - Harpo Marx "Arthur Marx" (following heart surgery)
    October 20th - Herbert Hoover (intestinal cancer)



    Famous Births:


    January 7th - Nicholas Cage
    January 27th - Bridget Fonda
    February 15th - Chris Farley
    February 18th - Matt Dillon
    February 20th - French Stewart
    March 17th - Rob Lowe
    May 8th - Melissa Gilbert
    May 26th - Lenny Kravitz
    July 9th - Courtney Love
    July 26th - Sandra Bullock
    September 2nd - Keanu Reeves
    September 11th - Kristy McNichol
    November 7th - Dana Plato
    November 11th - Phillip McKeon
    December 18th - "Stone Cold" Steve Austin



     


    Special events of '64:


  • There are approximately 4,027,000 births in 1964.
  • Chevrolet introduces the "Chevelle" for 1964. $2,268-$2,695 (base price)
  • Pontiac comes out with the "GTO" or "Gran Turismo Omologato". It's a big hit with 7,384 sport coupes, 18,422 hardtops, and 6,644 convertibles made in it's first year.
  • Marlboro Country ad campaign is launced in 1964. "Come to where the flavor is, come to Marlboro country." Marlboro sales begin to grow 10% per year.
  • Cigarette smoking is enjoyed by 60% of the population.
  • The Academy award for Best Picture goes to "My Fair Lady." Julie Andrews wins for Best Actress in "Mary Poppins."
  • Police catch the "Boston Strangler," Albert DeSalvo.
  • "Hello Dolly," "Funny Girl," and "Fiddler on the Roof" premier in New York.
  • 01/08/1964 - President Lyndon B Johnson declares "War on Poverty"
  • 01/11/1964 - U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry reports that smoking may be hazardous
  • 02/09/1964 - Hasbro introduces the G.I. Joe doll
  • 03/06/1964 - Liz Taylor's 4th divorce (Eddie Fisher)
  • 03/15/1964 - Liz Taylor's 5th marriage (Richard Burton)
  • 04/17/1964 - Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2368 base)
  • 06/27/1964 - Jan & Dean release "Little Old Lady From Pasadena"
  • July - President Johnson signs a bill enacting Medicare.
  • 08/05/1964 - US begins bombing North Vietnam
  • 09/17/1964 - Supremes release "Baby Love"
  • 10/15/1964 - Dr Martin Luther King Jr awarded Nobel Peace Prize
  • 10/27/1964 - Singers Sonny & Cher wed, Cher wore bell-bottoms
  • Colonel Harland Sanders began his "Kentucy Fried Chicken" empire in 1952, and by 1964 over 600 restaurants were selling his chicken on a franchise basis.

    It's finger lickin' good-Colonel Harlan Sanders





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