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January 20th, 1965.

January 20th, 1965, was a Wednesday. It was day 20 of 1965. The decade was the 1960s.

56 years, 3 months and 29 days have passed since January 20th, 1965.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On this day.

What happened on January 20th, 1965?

  • Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as U.S. President.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 20th, 1965.

  • United States: Come See About Me - The Supremes
  • United Kingdom: Yeh, Yeh - Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames
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Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 20th, 1965 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. In America, the song Come See About Me by The Supremes is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Yeh, Yeh by Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames is the number one hit song. Lyndon Baines Johnson is currently the President of the United States and Harold Wilson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In fashion, women are wearing miniskirts and "space age" attire with synthetic materials. The "Dolly Girl" look has also become popular. Meanwhile, men are beginning to transition into "surf rock" fashion, which has been made popular by bands such as The Beach Boys. "Greasers", who are influenced by rock 'n' roll fashion, have also become a popular subculture.

Because it's 1965, radio stations are playing hit songs from music artists such as The Rolling Stones, The Byrds, The Beatles, Sonny & Cher and The Supremes. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "What's My Line?", "Rawhide" and "Shindig!". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "Heckle and Jeckle", "The Flintstones" and "The Patty Duke Show".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Etch A Sketch, Rock-a-Stack, Tammy (doll) and Army men.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 20th, 1965.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1965?

    The best NBA players in 1965 were Bill Russell, Elgin Baylor, Jerry Lucas, Oscar Robertson and Jerry West.

  • Who were the best football players in 1965?

    In 1965, the best soccer players were Pelé, Eusébio, Giacinto Facchetti, Luis Suárez, Paul Van Himst, Bobby Charlton, Flórián Albert, Gianni Rivera, Georgi Asparuhov, Alessandro Mazzola, Denis Law and Valery Voronin.

  • The Sound of Music.

    "The Sound of Music" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1965.

  • Tony Bennett - "The Shadow of Your Smile".

    "The Shadow of Your Smile" by Tony Bennett would go on to win a Grammy for 1965's Song of the Year.

  • 1965 in music.

    The Billboard Charts in 1965 were dominated by The Supremes, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Sonny & Cher and Herman's Hermits.

  • 1965 in movies.

    Movies released in 1965 included The Sound of Music, Doctor Zhivago, Thunderball, Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines, That Darn Cat!, The Great Race, Cat Ballou, What's New Pussycat?, Shenandoah, Von Ryan's Express, Darling and Battle of the Bulge.

  • William Westmoreland.

    U.S. General William Westmoreland was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1965. General Westmoreland was in command of U.S. forces in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

  • Fast food begins to replace diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food begins to replace diners and drive-ins.

    During this period, the fast food industry was growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. As a result, things such as jukeboxes and carhops also started to decline.

  • Rotary phones.

    Rotary phones.

    During the first half of the 1960s, rotary phones were still the most common type of landline phone. Although push-button telephones did exist at this time, they were relatively uncommon.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 56 years, 3 months and 29 days have passed since January 20th, 1965.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 03 of 1965.
  • Leap Year: 1965 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 20th, 1965, will be 56 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1965 belong to the Generation X generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 20th, 1965.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 20th, 1965, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1965 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 20th, 1965 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Hullabaloo - Musical variety series.
  • Gilligan's Island - Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.
  • Shindig! - Musical variety series that was presented by Jimmy O'Neill.
  • My Favorite Martian - Sci-fi sitcom starring Ray Walston as Uncle Martin O'Hara.
  • The Farmer's Daughter - Sitcom starring Inger Stevens as Katy Holstrum.
  • Hazel - Sitcom about a live-in maid called Hazel Burke.
  • The Andy Griffith Show - Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.
  • Danger Man - British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.
  • Bonanza - American Western series.
  • Rawhide - American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.
  • Perry Mason - Legal drama series.
  • Wagon Train - American western series.

Kid's TV shows on January 20th, 1965.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1965.

  • Underdog
  • Hoppity Hooper
  • Jonny Quest
  • Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long
  • The Patty Duke Show
  • The Mighty Hercules
  • Davey and Goliath
  • Mister Ed
  • The Bugs Bunny Show
  • The Flintstones
  • My Three Sons
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • The Gumby Show
  • Mighty Mouse Playhouse
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Lassie
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

Popular toys and games in 1965.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1965.

  • Motorific (slot car toys)
  • Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
  • Army men
  • G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
  • Johnny Seven OMA (toy gun)
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Big Loo
  • Mouse Trap
  • Tammy (doll)
  • Chatter Telephone
  • Rock-a-Stack
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch
  • Troll doll

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 20th of January.

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on January 20th, 1965.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 20th, 1965.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 20th, 1965 was most likely conceived around the 12th of April, 1964.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 20th, 1965 is close to the 30th of October, 1965.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 20th, 1965.

  • A total of 20,573 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,939 weeks have passed.
  • 1,777,503,600 seconds have passed since the January 20th, 1965.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,073,754,200 times.
  • Since January 20th, 1965, the earth has travelled approximately 917,191,857,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 296,250,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 152,865,310 steps. That's about 67,940 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,330,043 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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