August 16th, 1965

August 16th, 1965, fell on a Monday. It was day 228 of 1965. The decade was the 1960s.

55 years, 3 months and 16 days have passed since August 16th, 1965.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 16th, 1965:

  • "Smokin' Joe" Frazier makes his boxing debut in a win over Woody Goss.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 16th, 1965:

  • United States: I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher
  • United Kingdom: Help - The Beatles

Take Me Back!

The date is August 16th, 1965 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song I Got You Babe by Sonny & Cher is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Help by The Beatles 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.

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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Rawhide", "Bonanza" and "Danger Man". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Captain Kangaroo", "The Patty Duke Show" and "Hoppity Hooper".

Popular toys include the likes of "Etch A Sketch", "Rock-a-Stack", "Johnny Seven OMA (toy gun)" and "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on August 16th, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 55 years, 3 months and 16 days have passed since August 16th, 1965.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 1965.
  • Leap Year: 1965 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 16th, 1965, will be 55 years of age.
  • People born in 1965 belong to the "Generation X" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 16th, 1965:

  • August 1st, 1965: Cigarette advertising is banned in the United Kingdom.
  • August 6th, 1965: The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is signed into law. The act prohibits racial discrimination in voting.
  • August 11th, 1965: The Watts Riots take place in Los Angeles, California.
  • September 9th, 1965: 76 people are killed after Hurricane Betsy strikes New Orleans.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 16th, 1965, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1965 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 16th, 1965 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Gilligan's Island - Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.
  • 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.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

1965 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Lassie
  • Looney Tunes

1965 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1965:

  • Barrel of Monkeys
  • Motorific (slot car toys)
  • Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
  • Army men
  • G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
  • Johnny Seven OMA (toy gun)
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Big Loo
  • Mouse Trap
  • Tammy (doll)
  • Chatter Telephone
  • Rock-a-Stack
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch
  • Troll doll

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 16th of August:


US President

Who was the US President on August 16th, 1965?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 16th, 1965?

  • Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 16th, 1965 was probably conceived around the 6th of November, 1964. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 16th, 1965 is the 26th of May, 1966. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 16th, 1965.

  • 20,196 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,744,938,000 seconds have passed since the August 16th, 1965.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,035,761,000 times.
  • Since August 16th, 1965, earth has travelled approximately 900,388,008,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 290,823,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 150,064,668 steps. That's about 66,695 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,939,256 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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