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1965 History, Trivia and Fun Facts
1965 55 Years Ago | History Snapshot
World Series Champions
|Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Green Bay Packers|
National Basketball Association Champions
NHL Stanley Cup Champions
US Open Golf
US Open Tennis (Men Ladies)
|Manuel Santana/ Margaret Smith|
|Roy Emerson/Margaret Smith|
NCAA Football Champions
|Alabama & Michigan|
NCAA Basketball Champions
|Orange Bowl: January 1, 1965 - Texas over Alabama
Rose Bowl: January 1, 1965 - Michigan over Oregon State
Sugar Bowl : January 1, 1965 - LSU over Syracuse
Westminster Kennel Best in Show Dog
Time Magazine's Man of the Year
|Vonda Van Dyke (Phoenix, AZ)|
|Sue Ann Downey (Ohio)|
Fashion Icons and Movie Stars
|Brigitte Bardot, 'Wilhelmina' Cooper, Doris Day, Patty Duke, Barbara Eden, Barbara Feldon, Jane Fonda, Annette Funicello, Audrey Hepburn, Marta Kristen, Julie London, Sophia Loren, Tina Louise, Peggy Moffitt, Elizabeth Montgomery, Mary Tyler Moore, Julie Newmar, Kim Novak, Donna Reed, Diana Rigg, Jean Shrimpton, Elizabeth Taylor, Dawn Wells|
|"Sorry about that, Chief"
- Maxwell Smart
"Caution: Cigarette Smoking May Be Hazardous To Your Health"
- US Surgeon General
"Turn on, tune in and drop out"
- Dr. Timothy Leary
Johnny Cash's truck caught fire triggering a forest fire that burnt several hundred acres in Los Padres National Forest. When the judge asked Cash why he did it, Cash said, "I didn't do it, my truck did, and it's dead, so you can't question it."
1965 Pop Culture History
Pete Townshend of The Who wrote the lyric "Hope I die before
I get old" for My Generation after England's Queen Mother
had his 1935 Packard hearse towed from the front of his home.
The longest recorded time spent awake was set in 1965- Randy Gardner,
a 17-year-old high school student, stayed awake for 264 hours.
RIP, Scandals, Sad and Odd News
|January 1, 1965, Soupy Sales, a popular wacky children's
show host, told his young listeners to rob their parents while they
slept, and send him the dollar bills they found.
Randy Gardner of San Diego is the longest person who has gone without sleep for 11 days in 1965.
A man named Norman Morrison committed suicide in protest of America's involvement in Vietnam. Before a crowd, he set himself on fire outside the Pentagon.
Jerry Van Dyke starred in a sitcom (1965/1966) in which a used car turns out to be the reincarnation of his deceased mother, Gladys - My Mother the Car.
The species of banana eaten today is different to the species eaten pre 1965. The Gros Michel banana became commercially extinct in 1965 due to fungal disease. Today's main export banana, the Cavendish, is now under threat from the same disease.
Charles Linster broke the world record for the most nonstop pushups w/ 6,006. He only stopped at 6,006 because his couch didn't want him to harm himself unknowingly. 69 days later he broke his neck, paralyzing him permanently.
NASA astronaut John Young upset Congress by smuggling a corned beef sandwich onto Gemini 3, prompting The House of Representatives' appropriations committee to organize a meeting to investigate the "sandwich scandal".
Pete Best released an album in 1965 called "Best of the Beatles" that contained no Beatles music but fooled so many people into buying it that it was investigated for consumer fraud. The case was dropped because no fraud had been committed, he was Best, of the Beatles.
Firsts and the Biggest Christmas Gifts
Disney Magazine (1965-2005)
|Bouncing Wham-O's Super-balls
Playing with Troll Dolls (Year 3)
Reading The Source by James A. Michener
United States 1965 Census
|Operation, Moon McDare action figures, James Bond Aston Martin from Corgi, Green Ghost Game , Bash! Game , Flea Circus, Super Ball (which could bounce at 92% of the prior bounce), Rock Em' Sock Em' Robots, Mystery Date|
1965/66 Biggest Television Shows
|(according to Nielsen
1. Bonanza (NBC)
2. Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. (CBS)
3. The Lucy Show (CBS)
4. The Red Skelton Show (CBS)
5. Batman (Thursday, ABC)
6. The Andy Griffith Show (CBS)
7. Bewitched (ABC)
8. The Beverly Hillbillies (CBS)
9. Hogan's Heroes (CBS)
10. Batman (Wednesday, ABC)
11. Green Acres (CBS)
Popular Music Artists
|The Biggest Pop Artists of 1965 include
Barbara Mason, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Billy Stewart, The Byrds, Gene Chandler, Dean Martin, Elvis Presley, Fontella Bass, The 4 Seasons, The Four Tops, Freddie & the Dreamers, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Herman's Hermits, The Impressions, Jackie Wilson, James Brown, Jay & the Americans, Joe Tex, Jr. Walker & the All Stars, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Martha and the Vandellas, The Marvelettes, Marvin Gaye, The Miracles, Otis Redding, Petula Clark, The Righteous Brothers, Roger Miller, The Rolling Stones, Shirley Ellis, Solomon Burke, Sonny & Cher, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, The Temptations, Wilson Pickett
(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)
Number One Hits of 1965
|December 26, 1964 - January 22, 1965: The Beatles -
I Feel Fine
January 23, 1965 - February 5, 1965: Petula Clark - Downtown
February 6, 1965 - February 19, 1965: Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
February 20, 1965 - March 5, 1965: Gary Lewis & The Playboys - This Diamond Ring
March 6, 1965 - March 12, 1965: The Temptations - My Girl
March 13, 1965 - March 26, 1965: The Beatles - Eight Days a Week
March 27, 1965 - April 9, 1965: The Supremes - Stop! In the Name of Love
April 10, 1965 - April 23, 1965: Freddie and the Dreamers - I'm Telling You Now
April 24, 1965 - April 30, 1965: Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders - Game of Love
May 1, 1965 - May 21, 1965: Herman's Hermits - Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter
May 22, 1965 - May 28, 1965: The Beatles - Ticket to Ride
May 29, 1965 - June 11, 1965: The Beach Boys - Help Me Rhonda
June 12, 1965 - June 18, 1965: The Supremes - Back In My Arms Again
June 19, 1965 - June 25, 1965: Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
June 26, 1965 - July 9, 1965: The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man
July 10, 1965 - August 6, 1965: The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
August 7, 1965 - August 13, 1965: Herman's Hermits - I'm Henry VIII, I Am
August 14, 1965 - September 3, 1965: Sonny & Cher - I Got You Babe
September 4, 1965 - September 24, 1965: The Beatles - Help!
September 25, 1965 - October 1, 1965: Barry McGuire - Eve Of Destruction
October 2, 1965 - October 8, 1965: The McCoys - Hang On Sloopy
October 9, 1965 - November 5, 1965: The Beatles - Yesterday
November 6, 1965 - November 19, 1965: The Rolling Stones - Get Off of My Cloud
November 20, 1965 - December 3, 1965: The Supremes - I Hear A Symphony
December 4, 1965 - December 24, 1965: The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn!
December 25, 1965 - December 31, 1966: The Dave Clark Five - Over and Over
|A Clockwork Orange, A Patch of Blue, A Thousand Clowns, Alphaville, Beach Blanket Bingo, Cat Ballou, Doctor Zhivago, Faster Pussycat Kill! Kill!, For A Few Dollars more, The Great Race, Help!, Invasion of Astro-Monster, Repulsion, Ship of Fools, The Sound of Music, Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours, Tokyo Olympiad|
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