The pages of LIFE chronicled the fact that ``The Munsters'' was the TV hit of the year...
Hey, the Addams Family was no slouch in molding "Lurch" either...
BLAST FROM THE PAST!
time capsule..quick version...from DMarie:
Friday, August 21, 1964
Top News Headlines This Week:
Aug 22 - Guine, Liberia & Ivory Coast form joint market
Aug 22 - Supreme's "Where Did Our Love Go," reaches #1
Aug 23 - Marilynn Smith wins Albuquerque Professional Amateur Golf Tournament
Aug 23 - St Louis Cards are 11 games back in NL, & win the World Series
Aug 24 - 2nd Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 6-4
Aug 25 - Singapore limits imports from Neth due to Indonesian aggression
Top Songs for 1964
The House of the Rising Sun by Animals
Can't Buy Me Love by Beatles
Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison
I Feel Fine by Beatles
I Want to Hold Your Hand by Beatles
She Loves You by Beatles
There! I've Said It Again by Bobby Vinton
Baby Love by Supremes
Chapel of Love by Dixie Cups
I Get Around by Beach Boys
1964 Prices US President
Bread: $0.21/loaf Lyndon B. Johnson
Milk: $1.06/gal US Vice President
Eggs: $0.98/doz No Vice President
US President-Lyndon B. Johnson
US Vice President- No Vice President
Academy Award Winners
Best Picture: My Fair Lady Directed By George Cukor
Best Actor: Rex Harrison in My Fair Lady
Best Actress: Julie Andrews in Mary Poppins
Avg Income: $7,336/yr
Min Wage: $1.25/hr
DOW Avg: 874
People born on August 21
1906 - William "Count" Basie jazz pianist
1936 - Wilt Chamberlain NBA great center (LA Laker, 5 time MVP)
1938 - Kenny Rogers singer (Lady) actor (Coward of the County)
On TV in 1964
The Addams Family
The Lawrence Welk Show
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Flipper
Hot New Toys in 1964
Gun That Shoots Around The Corner
Bobbing Head Beatles Dolls
Foto-Electric Pro Football Hall of Fame Game
Addams Family "Thing" Bank
Easy Bake Oven
Agent Zero-M Invisible Ink Set
Mad Magazine Straight Jacket
Top Books in 1964
It's Like This, Cat by Emily Cheney Neville
Why We Can't Wait, Martin Luther King by Jr.
Shadow and Act by Ralph Ellison
Thanks for posting it.
It just reinforces the impression I already had of Senator Kerry.
Namely, that he is a 60s retread, unable or unwilling to come up with innovative solutions to tackle the pressing issues of the day head-on.
-good times, G.J.P. (Jr.)
Jump to 1/13/67 issue . Swift boats on the cover. Main article about " The Delta " ( Mekong) Fertile Swamp of suspicion.
"from a threat that was real and imminent"
The problem is, Kerry's idea of real and imminent is an army landing on our shores. As they sail across the ocean he'd be at the UN begging for them to join us in a coalition.
Let see I was 8 in Aug 64...and my favorite TV show was about to become "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." (it started in Sept that year and got the full U.N.C.L.E. siper rifle/sub machine gun with the red night scope for Chrismas! o how un pc)