July 31st, 1965, was a Saturday. It was day 212 of 1965. The decade was the Swinging Sixties.
57 years, 4 months and 1 days have passed since July 31st, 1965.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.
People who were born on this exact date.
On July 31st, 1965, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.
The following singles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "The Sandpiper".
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on July 31st, 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.
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.
The USA 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.
During this period, the fast food industry was growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. As a result, things such as jukeboxes and carhops also started to decline.
During the first half of the 1960s, 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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News stories and other events that happened around July 31st, 1965.
Zodiac and birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching in July, 1965.
Where the Action Is
Music-based variety show.
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.
Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long
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.
Barrel of Monkeys
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
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on July 31st.
Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on July 31st, 1965.
Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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