THE FAB 40!
Celebrating The 40th Anniversary Of
The Beatles Coming To America

BEATLES 40th ANNIVERSARY - KEY DATES


These are the dates in January & February 2004 that correspond with the key days in January & February 1964 of the Beatles invasion of America

Also noted are all celebration events occurring on the corresponding date in 2004 - as currently scheduled. Other celebration events are likely to be added. Check frequently


 January

January 16th 1964      Beatles' "I Want To Hold Your Hand" officially certified #1 in US charts. Over 1 million copies sold in under 3 weeks

Friday January 16th 2004      Publication of major new book about Beatles US Invasion

     Illustrated Talk celebrating the Beatles by author/historia Bruce Spizer

     Opening of major Beatles photo exhibition at Smithsonian

 February

Friday February 6th 2004      Opening Night of 7-day Beatles Film Tribute at AFI (Washington D.C. area)

     Opening Day of 3-month Museum Of TV & Radio Salute to The Beatles (NYC & L.A.)

 
February 7th 1964      Beatles arrive at JFK - mobbed by thousands of fans.

Saturday February 7th 2004      Beatles film tribute at George Eastman House Museum of photography & film created by the founder of Kodak (Rochester, NY)

 
February 8th 1964      Beatles rehearse for their "Ed Sullivan Show" debut

Sunday February 8th 2004      Beatles film & TV tribute at Lincoln Center (NYC)

 
February 9th 1964      Beatles perform on "Ed Sullivan Show" - 73 million viewers

 
February 10th 1964      Beatles in all-day press conferences at Plaza Hotel NYC
Awarded gold records for first Capitol single & album

Tuesday February 10th 2004     

 
February 11th 1964      Beatles train to D.C. & give first US concert in Washington

Wednesday February 11th 2004     

 
February 12th 1964      Beatles return to NY - give two concerts at Carnegie Hall

Thursday February 12th 2004     

 
February 13th 1964      Beatles fly to Miami

Friday February 13th 2004     

 
February 14th 1964      Beatles see their first palm trees! R&R on the beach!

Saturday February 14th 2004     

 
February 15th 1964      Beatles rehearse for their 2nd "Ed Sullivan Show" in Miami

Sunday February 15th 2004     

 
February 16th 1964      Beatles perform on their 2nd "Ed Sullivan Show" in Miami

Monday February 16th 2004     

 
February 18th 1964      Beatles photo-op with Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali)

Wednesday February 18th 2004     

 
February 21st 1964      Beatles fly to JFK and massive fan send-off to UK

Saturday February 21st 2004     


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