Cost of Living 1964
Average Cost of new house $13,050.00
Average Income per year $6,000.00
Gas per Gallon 30 cents
Average Cost of a new car $3,500.00
Loaf of bread 21 cents
United States Postage Stamp 5 cents
Average Monthly Rent $115.00
Ticket to the movies $1.25
1964 as the war in Vietnam and US Congress
Authorizes war against N Vietnam more American servicemen were dying,
and after three civil rights workers were murdered in Mississippi the
president signed the Civil Rights act of 1964 but this did not stop the
violence as it continued to increase in many American Cities.
Johnson was also returned to power after a landslide victory.
also the year The Beatles took the world and America by storm and
Beatlemania went into overdrive as they released a series of number one
hits including "I want to hold your hand" , "All my Loving" .
British groups also found success including The Rolling Stones and The
Animals and together with the American Talent of The Supremes and Bob
Dylan many say this was one of the greatest years for music in the last
Also one young loud talented boxer by the name of Cassius Clay
won the Boxing World heavyweight championship from Sonny Liston.
Ref: the People History