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October 14th, 1965.

October 14th, 1965, was a Thursday. It was day 287 of 1965. The decade was the 1960s.

56 years and 3 days have passed since October 14th, 1965.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

On this day.

What happened on October 14th, 1965?

  • Baseball: The Los Angeles Dodgers defeat the Minnesota Twins by 4-3 to win the 1965 World Series.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 14th, 1965.

  • United States: Yesterday - The Beatles
  • United Kingdom: Tears - Ken Dodd
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 October 14th, 1965.

Take me back to October 14th, 1965!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 14th, 1965 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker.

Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In America, the song Yesterday by The Beatles is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Tears by Ken Dodd 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 "What's My Line?", "Rawhide", "Gilligan's Island" and "I Dream of Jeannie".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "Captain Kangaroo", "Underdog" and "Milton the Monster". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Troll doll, Tammy (doll), the Easy-Bake Oven and Army men.

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 October 14th, 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 exist at this time, they were relatively uncommon.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 56 years and 3 days have passed since October 14th, 1965.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 41 of 1965.
  • Leap Year: 1965 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 14th, 1965, will be 56 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1965 belong to the Generation X generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around October 14th, 1965.

  • September 17th, 1965: The first episode of "Hogan's Heroes" is aired on television.
  • October 4th, 1965: Johnny Cash is arrested in El Paso, Texas after police discover prescription drugs inside his guitar.
  • October 6th, 1965: Moors murders: 17-year-old Edward Evans is murdered by Ian Brady.
  • October 7th, 1965: Moors murderer Ian Brady is arrested at his home in Manchester.
  • This date: October 14th, 1965
  • October 29th, 1965: The Who release their song "My Generation".
  • November 11th, 1965: Boxing legend Sugar Ray Robinson announces his retirement.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 14th, 1965, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • 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 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 14th, 1965 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • I Dream of Jeannie - Fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie.
  • Where the Action Is - Music-based variety show.
  • Hullabaloo - Musical variety series.
  • Gilligan's Island - Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.
  • Shindig! - 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.
  • Hazel - Sitcom about a live-in maid called Hazel Burke.
  • 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.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game 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.

Kid's TV shows on October 14th, 1965.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1965.

  • Milton the Monster
  • Atom Ant
  • Thunderbirds
  • 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
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • The Gumby Show
  • Mighty Mouse Playhouse
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Lassie
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

Popular toys and games in 1965.

Toys and games that were 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)
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Big Loo
  • Mouse Trap
  • Tammy (doll)
  • Chatter Telephone
  • Rock-a-Stack
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch
  • Troll doll

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 October 14th, 1971 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on October 14th.

Eamon de Valera

Irish revolutionary leader. Deceased
Born on October 14th, 1882
He turned 83 on this day in 1965.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

US President. Deceased
Born on October 14th, 1890
He turned 75 on this day in 1965.

Roger Moore

English actor. Deceased
Born on October 14th, 1927
He turned 38 on this day in 1965.

Cliff Richard

British singer.
Born on October 14th, 1940
He turned 25 on this day in 1965.

Usher

Singer.
Born on October 14th, 1978
He was born exactly 13 years after this date.

Stacy Keibler

Wrestler.
Born on October 14th, 1979
She was born exactly 14 years after this date.

Rowan Blanchard

Actress.
Born on October 14th, 2001
She was born exactly 36 years after this date.

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on October 14th, 1965.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 14th, 1965.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 14th, 1965 was most likely conceived around the 4th of January, 1965.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 14th, 1965 is close to the 24th of July, 1966.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 14th, 1965.

  • A total of 20,457 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,922 weeks have passed.
  • 1,767,484,800 seconds have passed since the October 14th, 1965.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,062,065,600 times.
  • Since October 14th, 1965, the earth has travelled approximately 912,022,156,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 294,580,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 152,003,693 steps. That's about 67,557 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,209,818 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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