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THE BABY BOOM YEARS
1964

THE BABY BOOM YEARS<BR>1964
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BORN:
  • Nicolas Cage
  • Rob Lowe
  • Elle Macpherson
  • Lenny Kravitz
MUSIC
  • The Beatles appear on The Ed Sullivan Show.
  • The Supremes emerge as Motown’s powerhouse, scoring three #1 hits.
  • John Coltrane creates his crowning achievement: A Love Supreme.

FASHION

  • Beatlemania rocks fashion with long straight hair, patterned stockings, and most of all, the nminiskirt.
  • Pants, one-piece jumpsuits, and culottes come into fashion for women.

SPORTS

  • Arnold Palmer takes fourth Masters, becoming golf’s first $1 million winner.
  • Cassius Clay upsets Sonny Liston by 8th round TKO to win the heavyweight boxing title.

WORLD

  • Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa.
  • Soviet leader Khrushchev resigns under pressure.
  • Martin Luther King wins Nobel Peace Prize.

TRIVIA QUESTIONS:

  1. What iconic American muscle car first rolled off of the Ford assembly line this year?
  2. This game show first debuted on NBC this year, and would go on to earn the #2 ranking of the greatest game shows of all time. Name that game show.
  3. How many different characters does Peter Sellers play in 1964’s Dr. Strangelove?
    a. 2 b. 3 c. 5 d. 7
  4. The first disco in the USA is opened in Los Angeles on January 11th. It still stands. Can you name it?
  5. The scandalous “monokini” topless swimsuit was first introduced in 1964 by which designer?
    a. Yves St. Laurent b. Rudi Gernreich c. Versace d. Kimora Lee
  6. This doll was the first made exclusively for boys, and was disguised as a war toy. Its success surprised toy manufacturers, who were convinced that boys wouldn’t play with dolls. Its release coincided with the war in Vietnam, making it highly controversial.

Billboard Top 10 Pop Hits:

  1. Bread And Butter — The Newbeats
  2. Under The Boardwalk — The Drifters
  3. I Get Around — The Beach Boys
  4. Little Old Lady (From Pasadena) — Jan & Dean
  5. Out Of Limits — The Marketts
  6. Suspicion — Terry Stafford
  7. Chapel Of Love — The Dixie Cups
  8. She’s Not There — The Zombies
  9. Last Kiss — J. Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers
  10. Leader Of The Pack — The Shangri-Las

R.I.P.

  • Ian Fleming
  • Gracie Allen
  • Harpo Marx
  • Cole Porter
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