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August 28th, 1965.

August 28th, 1965, was a Saturday. It was day 240 of 1965. The decade was the 1960s.

56 years, 4 months and 27 days have passed since August 28th, 1965.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On This Day

On this day.

What happened on August 28th, 1965?

  • American fast food restaurant franchise "Subway" is founded in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Birthdays

Born on August 28th, 1965.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 28th, 1965.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 28th, 1965.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher
  • Help! - The Beatles
  • California Girls - The Beach Boys
  • Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
  • It's The Same Old Song - Four Tops
Play the top hits 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 at the Box Office.

The movie "The Sound of Music" was at the top of the box office on August 28th, 1965.

Take me back to August 28th, 1965!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 28th, 1965 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer of 1965 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. 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 the movie The Sound of Music is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Harold Wilson is the current Prime Minister. 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Bonanza", "Danger Man", "Gilligan's Island" and "Where the Action Is".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Pugwash", "Jonny Quest", "Hoppity Hooper" and "Underdog". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Metal House robots, Barbie, Rock-a-Stack and Barrel of Monkeys.

News

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 August 28th, 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 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.

  • 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.

    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 enters the Vietnam War.

    The USA officially enters 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.

  • Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    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.

  • Rotary phones.

    Rotary phones.

    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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 56 years, 4 months and 27 days have passed since August 28th, 1965.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 of 1965.
  • Leap Year: 1965 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 28th, 1965, will be 56 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1965 belong to the Generation X generation.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 28th, 1965.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 28th, 1965, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1965 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 28th, 1965 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from August, 1965.

Where the Action Is
Where the Action Is
Music-based variety show.

Hullabaloo
Hullabaloo
Musical variety series.

Gilligan's Island
Gilligan's Island
Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.

Shindig!
Shindig!
Musical variety series that was presented by Jimmy O'Neill.

My Favorite Martian
My Favorite Martian
Sci-fi sitcom starring Ray Walston as Uncle Martin O'Hara.

The Farmer's Daughter
The Farmer's Daughter
Sitcom starring Inger Stevens as Katy Holstrum.

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.

Hazel
Hazel
Sitcom about a live-in maid called Hazel Burke.

The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.

Danger Man
Danger Man
British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.

Bonanza
Bonanza
American Western series.

Rawhide
Rawhide
American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.

Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Legal drama series.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety 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

Kids' TV shows on August 28th, 1965.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1965.

Underdog
Underdog

Hoppity Hooper
Hoppity Hooper

Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest

Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long
Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long

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

Popular toys and games in 1965.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1965.

Barrel of Monkeys
Barrel of Monkeys

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 this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out August 28th, 1971 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 28th.

Roxie Roker

Actress. Deceased
Born on August 28th, 1929
She turned 36 on this day in 1965.

Daniel Stern

Actor.
Born on August 28th, 1957
He turned 8 on this day in 1965.

Jack Black

Actor.
Born on August 28th, 1969
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Florence Welch

Singer.
Born on August 28th, 1986
She was born exactly 21 years after this date.

César Azpilicueta

Soccer player.
Born on August 28th, 1989
He was born exactly 24 years after this date.

Kyle Massey

Actor.
Born on August 28th, 1991
He was born exactly 26 years after this date.

Junior Malanda

Belgian soccer player. Deceased
Born on August 28th, 1994
He was born exactly 29 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on August 28th, 1965.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 28th, 1965.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 28th, 1965 was most likely conceived around December 5th, 1964.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 28th, 1965 is close to May 21st, 1966.

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Stats for August 28th, 1965

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 28th, 1965.

  • A total of 20,603 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,943 weeks have passed.
  • 1,780,102,800 seconds have passed since the August 28th, 1965.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,076,786,600 times.
  • Since August 28th, 1965, the earth has travelled approximately 918,533,044,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 296,683,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 153,088,841 steps. That's about 68,039 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,361,234 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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