1964 – British press report first Mods and Rockers clash in Clacton, England.
1964 – Madame Tussauds, London unveiled the wax works images of The Beatles, the first pop stars to be honoured.
1964 – Barbra Streisand opens on Broadway in “Funny Girl.” She wins a Best Actress Oscar for her role in the film version. (She ties for the award with Katharine Hepburn)
1964 – The Beatles make their first appearance on Britain’s Top of the Pops, singing “Can’t Buy Me Love.” Couldn’t find a Vid of that, but here’s this one.
1964 – John Lennon’s book In His Own Write is published in Britain.
1964 – Tracy Chapman is born in Cleveland. The singer-songwriter’s first single is the smash hit, “Fast Car.”
1964 – UK Prime Minister Harold Wilson presented The Beatles with their awards for show business personalities of the year for 1963 at London’s Dorchester Hotel.
1964 – Billy J Kramer And The Dakotas were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Little Children.’ The group’s second No.1.