Thursday 19 March 1964

The Beatles’ first Top Of The Pops appearance

Between 7pm and 8.30pm The Beatles were at the BBC’s Television Theatre (since renamed the Shepherd’s Bush Empire) in west London, to film their debut appearance on Top Of The Pops.

The Beatles are given Variety Club awards

On this day The Beatles attended the 12th annual luncheon held by the Variety Club of Great Britain, where leader of the opposition Harold Wilson presented them with the Show Business Personalities of 1963 award.

Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

The Beatles filmed parts of A Hard Day’s Night at Twickenham Film Studios in the morning and afternoon, and in between visited London’s Dorchester Hotel to attend a Variety Club awards dinner.