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February 21st, 1965.

February 21st, 1965, was a Sunday. It was day 52 of 1965. The decade was the 1960s.

56 years, 3 months and 18 days have passed since February 21st, 1965.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

On this day.

What happened on February 21st, 1965?

  • Muslim leader Malcolm X is assassinated in Manhattan.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 21st, 1965.

  • United States: You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - The Righteous Brothers
  • United Kingdom: You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - The Righteous Brothers
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Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is February 21st, 1965 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The song You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' by The Righteous Brothers is on top of the singles charts in both the USA and the United Kingdom. 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", "My Favorite Martian", "Shindig!" and "Hullabaloo". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Heckle and Jeckle", "The Mighty Hercules", "Jonny Quest" and "Hoppity Hooper".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Tammy (doll), Mouse Trap, the Easy-Bake Oven 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 February 21st, 1965.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 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?

    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.

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

  • Tony Bennett - "The Shadow of Your Smile"

    Tony Bennett - "The Shadow of Your Smile"

    The song "The Shadow of Your Smile" by Tony Bennett won a Grammy for 1965's Song of the Year.

  • 1965 in music.

    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.

    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.

    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.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 56 years, 3 months and 18 days have passed since February 21st, 1965.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 07 of 1965.
  • Leap Year: 1965 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 21st, 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 February 21st, 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 February 21st, 1965, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1965 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 21st, 1965 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

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 February 21st, 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

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1965.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out February 21st, 1971 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 21st of February.

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on February 21st, 1965.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 21st, 1965.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 21st, 1965 was most likely conceived around the 14th of May, 1964.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 21st, 1965 is close to the 1st of December, 1965.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about February 21st, 1965.

  • A total of 20,565 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,937 weeks have passed.
  • 1,776,812,400 seconds have passed since the February 21st, 1965.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,072,947,800 times.
  • Since February 21st, 1965, the earth has travelled approximately 916,835,198,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 296,135,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 152,805,866 steps. That's about 67,914 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,321,749 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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