March 16th, 1965

March 16th, 1965, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 75 of 1965. The decade was the 1960s.

56 years, 1 months and 5 days have passed since March 16th, 1965.


On This Date

Events that occurred on March 16th, 1965:

  • Police clash with Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee marchers in Montgomery, Alabama.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 16th, 1965:

  • United States: Eight Days A Week - The Beatles
  • United Kingdom: It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones

Take Me Back!

The date is March 16th, 1965 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring has started to creep in and the days are beginning to get longer.

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner. In America, the song Eight Days A Week by The Beatles is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, It's Not Unusual by Tom Jones 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.

A musical drama film called "The Sound of Music" is currently being shown in movie theaters. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Perry Mason", "Danger Man" and "Gilligan's Island". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Heckle and Jeckle", "Davey and Goliath" and "Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long".

Popular toys include the likes of "Ken (doll)", "Mouse Trap", "G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man" and "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on March 16th, 1965.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 1965 in music.

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

  • 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.

  • The Sound of Music

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

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 56 years, 1 months and 5 days have passed since March 16th, 1965.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 11 of 1965.
  • Leap Year: 1965 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on March 16th, 1965, will be 56 years of age.
  • People born in 1965 belong to the Generation X generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around March 16th, 1965:

  • February 15th, 1965: A new red and white maple leaf design becomes the new flag of Canada.
  • February 21st, 1965: Muslim leader Malcolm X is assassinated in Manhattan.
  • March 2nd, 1965: The film "The Sound of Music" is released.
  • March 7th, 1965: State Troopers attack 525 civil rights demonstrators in Selma, Alabama.
  • March 15th, 1965: US President Lyndon B. Johnson delivers his "We Shall Overcome" speech.
  • This date: March 16th, 1965
  • 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.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 16th, 1965, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Pisces is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1965 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: March 16th, 1965 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • Gilligan's Island - Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.
  • 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.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • The Jack Benny Program - 25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

1965 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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

1965 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been 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)
  • 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 noteable people who were born on the 16th of March:


US President

Who was the US President on March 16th, 1965?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 16th, 1965?

  • Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on March 16th, 1965 was probably conceived around the 6th of June, 1964. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 16th, 1965 is the 24th of December, 1965. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about March 16th, 1965.

  • 20,491 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,770,418,800 seconds have passed since the March 16th, 1965.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,065,488,600 times.
  • Since March 16th, 1965, earth has travelled approximately 913,536,100,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 295,069,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 152,256,017 steps. That's about 67,669 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,245,026 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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