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May 16, 1965

May 16, 1965, was a Sunday. It was 59 years and 2 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Birthdays

Born on May 16, 1965

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on May 16, 1965:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 16, 1965

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter - Herman's Hermits
  • Count Me In - Gary Lewis And The Playboys
  • Ticket To Ride - The Beatles
  • I'll Never Find Another You - The Seekers
  • Silhouettes - Herman's Hermits
Play the top songs 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.
The Sound of Music

Top movie

The movie "The Sound of Music" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date was 21,552 days ago. Approximately 718 months have passed. It was the 136th day of 1965, in week 19. The decade was the swinging sixties. People born on this day are currently 59 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. We have gone through approximately 239 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to May 16, 1965

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Sunday, May 16, 1965. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Taurus. People are currently enjoying their weekend. However, because it's a Sunday, some are dreading the days ahead.

The summer of 1965 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. The school year is nearly finished. In America, the song "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter" by Herman's Hermits is at the top of the singles charts, while "Ticket To Ride" by The Beatles is the number-one song in the UK. Lyndon Baines Johnson is the President of the United States, and the movie The Sound of Music is at the top of the box office.

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.

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 Ed Sullivan Show", "Rawhide", "The Andy Griffith Show", and "Hullabaloo". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "My Three Sons", "The Patty Duke Show", and "Jonny Quest".

Popular toys at the moment include Tonka trucks, Chatter Telephone, Johnny Seven OMA (toy gun), and Motorific (slot car toys).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 16, 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?

    Who were the best football players?

    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

    US General William Westmoreland was named Time Person of the Year in 1965. At the time, Westmoreland was in command of US forces in South Vietnam.
  • The USA officially enters the Vietnam War.

    The USA officially enters the Vietnam War

    The United States 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

    The fast food industry was steadily growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. Consequently, things such as jukeboxes and carhops also started to decline.
  • Rotary phones.

    Rotary phones

    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.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to May 16, 1965.

  • April 25, 1965: A 16-year-old called Michael Clark kills 3 people with a sniper rifle in California.
  • May 5, 1965: FA Cup Final 1965: Liverpool defeat Leeds United 2-1 after Extra Time.
  • This date: May 16, 1965
  • May 25, 1965: Boxing: Muhammad Ali defeats Sonny Liston in their second fight.
  • May 27, 1965: Football: Internazionale win the European Cup after they defeat Benfica 1-0.
  • June 5, 1965: The Rolling Stones release their song "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction".
  • June 7, 1965: The US Supreme Court of the United States prohibits states from criminalizing the use of contraception by married couples.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 16, 1965, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • 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: May 16, 1965 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

TV series on May 16, 1965

TV audiences were watching the following shows on May 16, 1965:

TV shows from May 1965.

Hullabaloo
Hullabaloo
Gilligan's Island
Gilligan's Island
Shindig!
Shindig!
My Favorite Martian
My Favorite Martian
The Farmer's Daughter
The Farmer's Daughter
Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
Hazel
Hazel
The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Danger Man
Danger Man
Bonanza
Bonanza
Rawhide
Rawhide
Perry Mason
Perry Mason

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.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on May 16, 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
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1965

Toys and games that were popular 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)

Were you born on May 16, 1965?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out May 16, 1971, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 16.

Liberace

Liberace

American pianist Deceased
Born on May 16, 1919
He turned 46 on this day in 1965.

Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan

Actor
Born on May 16, 1953
He turned 12 on this day in 1965.

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson

Singer
Born on May 16, 1966
She was born exactly one year after this date.

David Boreanaz

David Boreanaz

Actor
Born on May 16, 1969
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Tucker Carlson

Tucker Carlson

TV presenter
Born on May 16, 1969
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Tori Spelling

Tori Spelling

Actress
Born on May 16, 1973
She was born exactly 8 years after this date.

Wee Man

Wee Man

Stunt performer
Born on May 16, 1973
He was born exactly 8 years after this date.

Melanie Lynskey

Melanie Lynskey

Actress
Born on May 16, 1977
She was born exactly 12 years after this date.

Chris Watts

Chris Watts

Murderer
Born on May 16, 1985
He was born exactly 20 years after this date.

Megan Fox

Megan Fox

American actress
Born on May 16, 1986
She was born exactly 21 years after this date.

Omos

Omos

Wrestler
Born on May 16, 1994
He was born exactly 29 years after this date.

USA

US President

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on May 16, 1965.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 16, 1965 was most likely conceived around August 23, 1964.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 16, 1965 is close to February 6, 1966.

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Stats for May 16, 1965

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about May 16, 1965:

  • 21,552 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,078 weeks have passed.
  • 1,862,092,800 seconds have passed since May 16, 1965.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,172,441,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 960,839,884,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 310,348,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 160,139,981 steps. That's roughly 71,173 miles.
  • 22,345,114 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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