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May 23, 1965

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

58 years, 9 months, and 10 days have passed since May 23, 1965.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Birthdays

Born on May 23, 1965

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Popular songs

On May 23, 1965, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 23, 1965

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Ticket To Ride - The Beatles
  • Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter - Herman's Hermits
  • Count Me In - Gary Lewis And The Playboys
  • Help Me, Rhonda - The Beach Boys
  • I'll Never Find Another You - The Seekers
Play the top singles 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 top movie on this day was "The Sound of Music".

Facts

This date occurred 21,468 days ago. Approximately 716 months have passed. It was the 143rd day of 1965, in week 20. The decade was the swinging sixties. People who were born on May 23, 1965, are now 58 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 239 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to May 23, 1965

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is May 23, 1965, and it's a Sunday. Babies who are 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. 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 "King Of The Road" by Roger Miller 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. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Hazel", "My Favorite Martian", "Gilligan's Island", and "Hullabaloo". 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", "Tom and Jerry", "Lassie", and "Hoppity Hooper".

Children are playing with toys such as Rock-a-Stack, Tammy (doll), Big Loo, and Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 23, 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?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around May 23, 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 23, 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.
  • June 18, 1965: The United Kingdom announces that it will be bringing in a drink-driving limit.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 23, 1965, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • 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 23, 1965 falls under the Deer.
  • 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

Television shows in May 1965

In May 1965, TV audiences were watching the following series:

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
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
What's My Line?
What's My Line?
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show

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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in May 1965

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Underdog
Underdog
Hoppity Hooper
Hoppity Hooper
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest

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
My Three Sons
My Three Sons
Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse
Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse
Noggin the Nog
Noggin the Nog
The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole
The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole
Captain Pugwash
Captain Pugwash
Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle
The Gumby Show
The Gumby Show
Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo
Lassie
Lassie
Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
Toys

Toys in 1965

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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)
Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch
Troll doll
Troll doll
Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks
Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars
Barbie
Barbie
Metal House robots
Metal House robots

Were you born on May 23, 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 23, 1971, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 23.

John Bardeen

John Bardeen

American physicist Deceased
Born on May 23, 1908
He turned 57 on this day in 1965.

Bill Barr

Bill Barr

US Attorney General
Born on May 23, 1950
He turned 15 on this day in 1965.

Drew Carey

Drew Carey

Actor
Born on May 23, 1958
He turned 7 on this day in 1965.

Bray Wyatt

Bray Wyatt

Wrestler Deceased
Born on May 23, 1987
He was born exactly 22 years after this date.

Aaron Donald

Aaron Donald

NFL player
Born on May 23, 1991
He was born exactly 26 years after this date.

James Charles

James Charles

Internet personality
Born on May 23, 1999
He was born exactly 34 years after this date.

USA

US President

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on May 23, 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 23, 1965 was most likely conceived around August 30, 1964.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 23, 1965 is close to February 13, 1966.

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Stats for May 23, 1965

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about May 23, 1965:

  • 21,468 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,066 weeks have passed.
  • 1,854,838,800 seconds have passed since May 23, 1965.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,163,978,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 957,096,820,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 309,139,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 159,516,137 steps. That's roughly 70,896 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,258,066 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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