Today in 1964, The Beatles had their first #1 with “I Want To Hold Your Hand.”

Today in 1964, The Beatles began a seven-week run at #1 with “I Want To Hold Your Hand.” It was the first #1 single by a British group since the unlikely instrumental hit “Telstar” by The Tornadoes two years earlier, and obviously, would be the first of a whole lotta number 1’s for the Fab Four.