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May 23rd, 1965.

May 23rd, 1965, was a Sunday. It was day 143 of 1965. The decade was the 1960s.

55 years, 11 months and 14 days have passed since May 23rd, 1965.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Born on May 23rd, 1965.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Melissa McBride: Actress.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 23rd, 1965.

  • United States: Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter - Herman's Hermits
  • United Kingdom: King Of The Road - Roger Miller

Take me back to May 23rd, 1965!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 23rd, 1965 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

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, King Of The Road by Roger Miller 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "Perry Mason", "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Gilligan's Island". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "Mighty Mouse Playhouse", "The Flintstones" and "Jonny Quest". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Chatter Telephone, the Easy-Bake Oven, Johnny Seven OMA (toy gun) and Motorific (slot car toys).

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 May 23rd, 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.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 55 years, 11 months and 14 days have passed since May 23rd, 1965.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1965.
  • Leap Year: 1965 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 23rd, 1965, will be 55 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1965 belong to the Generation X generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 23rd, 1965.

  • April 25th, 1965: A 16-year-old called Michael Clark kills 3 people with a sniper rifle in California.
  • May 5th, 1965: FA Cup Final 1965: Liverpool defeat Leeds United 2-1 after Extra Time.
  • This date: May 23rd, 1965
  • May 25th, 1965: Boxing: Muhammad Ali defeats Sonny Liston in their second fight.
  • May 27th, 1965: Football: Internazionale win the European Cup after they defeat Benfica 1-0.
  • June 5th, 1965: The Rolling Stones release their song "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction".
  • June 18th, 1965: The United Kingdom announces that it will be bringing in a drink-driving limit.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 23rd, 1965, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1965 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 23rd, 1965 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

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.

  • 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.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

Kid's TV shows on May 23rd, 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

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 23rd of May.

  • May 23rd, 1908: John Bardeen (American physicist) (Deceased)
  • May 23rd, 1950: Bill Barr (US Attorney General) turned 15 on this day in 1965.
  • May 23rd, 1958: Drew Carey (Actor) turned 7 on this day in 1965.
  • May 23rd, 1991: Aaron Donald (NFL player) was born exactly 26 years after this date.
  • May 23rd, 1999: James Charles (Internet personality) was born exactly 34 years after this date.

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on May 23rd, 1965.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 23rd, 1965.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 23rd, 1965 was most likely conceived around the 13th of August, 1964.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 23rd, 1965 is close to the 2nd of March, 1966.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 23rd, 1965.

  • A total of 20,437 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,919 weeks have passed.
  • 1,765,756,800 seconds have passed since the May 23rd, 1965.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,060,049,600 times.
  • Since May 23rd, 1965, the earth has travelled approximately 911,130,508,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 294,292,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 151,855,085 steps. That's about 67,491 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,189,082 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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