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A Look Back at Gay History: 1964

1964

 

Jan 12, 1964 - Ethel Merman is a guest on Judy Garland's variety show.

Jan 16, 1964 - Hello, Dolly! opens on Broadway, starring Carol Channing.

March 26, 1964 - Funny Girl, starring Barbra Streisand, has its Broadway opening.

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Sept 1, 1964 - Susan Sontag's essay Notes on Camp is published in the Fall issue of Partisan Review.

Oct 27, 1964 - 18-year old Cheryl Sarkisian (aka "Cher") wears bell bottoms at her wedding to Sonny Bono.

Nov 16, 1964 - At London's Palladium, Judy Garland and her 18-year-old daughter Liza perform together on stage for the first time.

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Dec 27, 1964 - The Supremes appear on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.

 

(To read about gay milestones from other years, double click here.)

 

 

 

 

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