May 5th, 1965

May 5th, 1965, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 125 of 1965. The decade was the 1960s.

55 years, 3 months and 6 days have passed since May 5th, 1965.


On This Date

Events that occurred on May 5th, 1965:

  • FA Cup Final 1965: Liverpool defeat Leeds United 2-1 after Extra Time.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 5th, 1965:

  • United States: Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter - Herman's Hermits
  • United Kingdom: Ticket To Ride - The Beatles

Take Me Back!

The date is May 5th, 1965 and it's a Wednesday. The summer of 1965 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. In America, the song Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter by Herman's Hermits is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Ticket To Ride by The Beatles is the number one hit song. Lyndon Baines Johnson is currently the President of the United States. 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.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Rawhide", "Bonanza" and "The Andy Griffith Show". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Flintstones", "Mister Ed", "The Mighty Hercules" and "Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Troll doll", "Mouse Trap", "Army men" and "Motorific (slot car toys)".


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 May 5th, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 55 years, 3 months and 6 days have passed since May 5th, 1965.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 1965.
  • Leap Year: 1965 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 5th, 1965, will be 55 years of age.
  • People born in 1965 belong to the "Generation X" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 5th, 1965:

  • April 25th, 1965: A 16-year-old called Michael Clark kills 3 people with a sniper rifle in California.
  • May 27th, 1965: Football: Internazionale win the European Cup after they defeat Benfica 1-0.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 5th, 1965, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1965 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 5th, 1965 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • 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" - "Captain Kangaroo" - "Lassie" - "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 and historical figures that were born on the 5th of May:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 5th of May:

  • Liberation Day (Denmark)
  • Children's Day (Japan)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on May 5th, 1965.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 5th, 1965 was probably conceived around the 26th of July, 1964. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 5th, 1965 is the 12th of February, 1966. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 5th, 1965.

  • 20,187 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,744,156,800 seconds have passed since the May 5th, 1965.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,034,849,600 times.
  • Since May 5th, 1965, earth has travelled approximately 899,984,908,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 290,692,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 149,997,485 steps. That's about 66,666 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,929,882 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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