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March 8th, 1965.

March 8th, 1965, was a Monday. It was day 67 of 1965. The decade was the 1960s.

56 years, 8 months and 30 days have passed since March 8th, 1965.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 8th, 1965.

  • United States: My Girl - The Temptations
  • United Kingdom: I'll Never Find Another You - The Seekers

The Billboard Hot 100 on March 8th, 1965.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • My Girl - The Temptations
  • This Diamond Ring - Gary Lewis And The Playboys
  • You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - The Righteous Brothers
  • The Jolly Green Giant - The Kingsmen
  • Eight Days A Week - The Beatles
Play the top hits from 1965.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1965. Take a trip back to the days of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Temptations, Tom Jones and The Supremes.
My Fair Lady

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "My Fair Lady" was at the top of the box office on March 8th, 1965.

Take me back to March 8th, 1965!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is March 8th, 1965 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring has started to creep in and the days are beginning to get longer.

In America, the song My Girl by The Temptations is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, I'll Never Find Another You by The Seekers is the number one hit song. Lyndon Baines Johnson is currently the President of the United States and the movie My Fair Lady is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Harold Wilson is the current Prime Minister. 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.

A musical drama film called "The Sound of Music" is currently being shown in movie theaters. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Walt Disney would be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Andy Griffith Show", "My Favorite Martian", "Shindig!" and "Gilligan's Island".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "The Patty Duke Show", "Jonny Quest" and "Hoppity Hooper". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Metal House robots, Barbie, Chatter Telephone and G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man.

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 March 8th, 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.

  • The USA officially enters the Vietnam War.

    The USA officially enters the Vietnam War.

    The USA officially entered the Vietnam War following the Gulf of Tonkin incident in August, 1964. In March, 1965, the US started a sustained aerial bombardment campaign against North Vietnamese forces. By the end of 1965, an estimated 184,300 US troops had entered the country.

  • Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food is replacing 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 begin to appear at the end of 1963, they were relatively uncommon.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 56 years, 8 months and 30 days have passed since March 8th, 1965.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 10 of 1965.
  • Leap Year: 1965 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on March 8th, 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 March 8th, 1965.

  • February 8th, 1965: 84 people die when Eastern Air Lines Flight 663 crashes after taking off from JFK Airport.
  • February 8th, 1965: The Supremes release their song "Stop! In the Name of Love".
  • February 15th, 1965: A new red and white maple leaf design becomes the new flag of Canada.
  • February 15th, 1965: Singer Nat King Cole dies from lung cancer at the age of 45.
  • February 18th, 1965: The funeral of singer Nat King Cole is held in Los Angeles.
  • February 21st, 1965: Muslim leader Malcolm X is assassinated in Manhattan.
  • March 2nd, 1965: The film "The Sound of Music" is released.
  • March 2nd, 1965: Operation Rolling Thunder: The United States begins a sustained aerial bombardment of North Vietnamese forces.
  • March 7th, 1965: State Troopers attack 525 civil rights demonstrators in Selma, Alabama.
  • This date: March 8th, 1965
  • March 15th, 1965: US President Lyndon B. Johnson delivers his "We Shall Overcome" speech.
  • March 16th, 1965: Police clash with Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee marchers in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • March 18th, 1965: Russian Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov becomes the first person to walk in space.
  • March 20th, 1965: The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 begins.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 8th, 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 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 8th, 1965 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

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.

TV shows from March, 1965.

Hullabaloo
Hullabaloo
Musical variety series.

Gilligan's Island
Gilligan's Island
Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.

Shindig!
Shindig!
Musical variety series that was presented by Jimmy O'Neill.

My Favorite Martian
My Favorite Martian
Sci-fi sitcom starring Ray Walston as Uncle Martin O'Hara.

The Farmer's Daughter
The Farmer's Daughter
Sitcom starring Inger Stevens as Katy Holstrum.

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.

Hazel
Hazel
Sitcom about a live-in maid called Hazel Burke.

The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.

Danger Man
Danger Man
British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.

Bonanza
Bonanza
American Western series.

Rawhide
Rawhide
American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.

Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Legal drama series.

Wagon Train
Wagon Train
American western series.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

Cars in 1965.

1965 saw the introduction of cars such as the Cadillac Calais, the Ford Bronco, the Renault 16, the Chevrolet Caprice, the Nissan President and the Peugeot 204.

Cars in 1965.

Kids' TV shows on March 8th, 1965.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1965.

Underdog
Underdog

Hoppity Hooper
Hoppity Hooper

Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest

Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long
Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long

The Patty Duke Show
The Patty Duke Show

The Mighty Hercules
The Mighty Hercules

Top Cat
Top Cat

Davey and Goliath
Davey and Goliath

Mister Ed
Mister Ed

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

The Flintstones
The Flintstones

My Three Sons
My Three Sons

Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse
Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse

Noggin the Nog
Noggin the Nog

The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole
The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole

Captain Pugwash
Captain Pugwash

Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle

The Gumby Show
The Gumby Show

Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Mighty Mouse Playhouse

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Lassie
Lassie

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Popular toys and games in 1965.

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

Motorific (slot car toys)
Motorific (slot car toys)

Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

Army men
Army men

G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man

Johnny Seven OMA (toy gun)
Johnny Seven OMA (toy gun)

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Big Loo
Big Loo

Mouse Trap
Mouse Trap

Tammy (doll)
Tammy (doll)

Chatter Telephone
Chatter Telephone

Rock-a-Stack
Rock-a-Stack

Ken (doll)
Ken (doll)

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Troll doll
Troll doll

Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks

Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars

Barbie
Barbie

Metal House robots
Metal House robots

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 March 8th, 1971 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on March 8th.

Freddie Prinze, Jr

Actor.
Born on March 8th, 1976
He was born exactly 11 years after this date.

Kat Von D

Tattoo artist.
Born on March 8th, 1982
She was born exactly 17 years after this date.

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on March 8th, 1965.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 8th, 1965.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 8th, 1965 was most likely conceived around June 15th, 1964.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 8th, 1965 is close to November 29th, 1965.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about March 8th, 1965.

  • A total of 20,728 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,961 weeks have passed.
  • 1,790,899,200 seconds have passed since the March 8th, 1965.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,089,382,400 times.
  • Since March 8th, 1965, the earth has travelled approximately 924,103,987,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 298,483,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 154,017,331 steps. That's about 68,452 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,490,790 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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