May 23rd, 1965, was a Sunday. It was Day 143 of 1965. The decade was the Swinging Sixties.
58 years and 5 days have passed since May 23rd, 1965.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.
People who were born on this exact date.
On May 23rd, 1965, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.
A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date:
The top movie on this date was "The Sound of Music".
Let's take a walk down memory lane.
The date is May 23rd, 1965, and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. People are currently enjoying their weekend. However, because it's a Sunday, some are dreading the week ahead.
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 at the 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 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. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "Rawhide", "Bonanza", and "My Favorite Martian".
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.
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Lassie", "Mighty Mouse Playhouse", and "Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse". Children are playing with toys such as Matchbox toy cars, Tonka trucks, Ken (doll), and Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots.
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 23rd, 1965.
The best NBA players in 1965 were Bill Russell, Elgin Baylor, Jerry Lucas, Oscar Robertson and Jerry West.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1965.
The song "The Shadow of Your Smile" by Tony Bennett won a Grammy for 1965's Song of the Year.
The Billboard Charts in 1965 were dominated by The Supremes, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Sonny & Cher and Herman's Hermits.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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Television shows that people were watching in May 1965.
Musical variety series.
Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.
Musical variety series that was presented by Jimmy O'Neill.
My Favorite Martian
Sci-fi sitcom starring Ray Walston as Uncle Martin O'Hara.
The Farmer's Daughter
Sitcom starring Inger Stevens as Katy Holstrum.
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.
Sitcom about a live-in maid called Hazel Burke.
The Andy Griffith Show
Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.
British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.
American Western series.
American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.
Legal drama series.
Western drama series.
What's My Line?
Panel game show.
The Ed Sullivan Show
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1965.
The Patty Duke Show
The Mighty Hercules
Davey and Goliath
The Bugs Bunny Show
My Three Sons
Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse
Noggin the Nog
The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole
Heckle and Jeckle
The Gumby Show
Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Tom and Jerry
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1965.
Motorific (slot car toys)
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
Johnny Seven OMA (toy gun)
The Easy-Bake Oven
Etch A Sketch
Matchbox toy cars
Metal House robots
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 23rd, 1971, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 23rd.
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Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on May 23rd, 1965.
Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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