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YEAR IN WHEELS

March 1964

– Lamborghini debuted its first production vehicle at the Geneva Auto Show – 350GT

April 1964

– Ford GT40 made its press debut at the New York Auto Show (April 1)

– Henry Ford II introduced the Ford Mustang at the New York World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows, NY (April 17)

LEADERSHIP

USA – Lyndon B. Johnson

Canada – Lester B. Pearson

UK – Sir Alec Douglas – Hom (through October 16, 1964;

UK – Harold Wilson – elected and seated October 16

Italy – Aldo Moro

France – Charles de Gaulle

SPENDING POWER

Average Household Income – $6,000

Average New Home Cost – $13, 050.00

Price of a gallon of gas – 30 cents

Average rent – $115.00

Average New Car Cost – $3,500.00

Ticket to the movies – $1.25

MUSIC

Rolling Stones release debut album – “The Rolling Stones”

Bob Dylan releases “The Times They Are a-Changin’”

Beatle Mania
The Beatles make history by simultaneously occupying the top 5 positions on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 4, 1964. Here’s what those songs were:

#1 Can’t Buy Me Love

#2 Twist and Shout

#3 She Loves You

#4 I Want to Hold Your Hand

#5 Please Please Me

BOOKS AND MOVIES

Ronald Dahl published Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
At the movies:

Top Grossing Pictures

#1 Mary Poppins – $102.27M

#2 My Fair Lady – $72M

#3 Goldfinger – $51.08M

#4 The Carpetbaggers – $28.41M

#5 A Fistful of Dollars – $14.5M

Sidney Poitier won best actor Oscar

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