Port Lincoln Times Flashback Friday 1964 | GALLERY

Take your mind off of the worries of the present and enjoy a fond look back to the past with this week's Port Lincoln Times Flashback Friday gallery.

As the end of summer is almost upon us, we are going back to the summer of 1964 to see who featured in the pages of the Port Lincoln Times throughout January and February of that year.

Can you recognise anyone from the community in this week's photos?

Sir Robert Menzies was serving as Australian Prime Minister while Sir Thomas Playford, who is pictured in this week's gallery, was Premier of South Australia.

It was the year Beatlemania came down under as The Beatles toured Australia.

The Olympic Games are expected to still go ahead in Tokyo this year, and 1964 was the last time Tokyo hosted the summer games with Australia finishing eighth on the medal tally with six gold, two silver and ten bronze medals.

Four gold was won in swimming (Robert Windle 1500m freestyle, Ian O'Brien 200m breaststroke, Kevin Berry 200m butterfly, Dawn Fraser 100m freestyle), while in athletics Betty Cuthbert won the women's 400m and in sailing the team of William Northam, Peter O'Donnell and James Sargeant won the men's five and a half metre class.

Melbourne Demons fans would also know the year as the last time their team had won a VFL/AFL premiership, defeating Collingwood by four points. It is the longest active premiership drought in the league.