Flashback 1965!



1965 Impala station wagon






Hershey bar
Cost of living:


  • Average yearly income $5,942
  • First class postage stamp .05
  • Pay phone (local call) .10
  • Hershey bar .05
  • Impala station wagon (base price from $2,909-$3,115)
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    Hullabaloo





    Sony and Cher





    William Shatner as Captain Kirk





    Charlie Brown's Christmas
    TV highlights of '65:


  • 01/12/1965 - "Hullabaloo" premieres on NBC-TV.
  • 01/16/1965 - "Outer Limits" last airs on ABC-TV.
  • 01/23/1965 - "King Family Show" (musical variety) premieres on ABC-TV.
  • 02/01/1965 - Peter Jennings, 26, becomes anchor of ABC's nightly news.
  • 04/28/1965 - Barbara Streisand stars on "My Name is Barbara" special on CBS-TV.
  • 05/18/1965 - Gene Roddenberry suggests 16 names including Kirk for the Star Trek Captain.
  • 06/12/1965 - Sonny & Cher make their first TV appearance on "American Bandstand."
  • 07/19/1965 - Shooting begins on Star Trek's 2nd pilot, "Where No Man Has Gone Before."
  • 09/05/1965 - NBC & ABC-TV's western series, "Wagon train" ends. Show had 442 episodes.
  • 09/10/1965 - CBS & NBC-TV's comedy series, "The Jack Benny show" ends. Show had 343 episodes.
  • 09/14/1965 - "My mother the car" debuts on NBC-TV. Show lasts until September 6, 1966 with only 30 episodes.
  • 09/14/1965 - ABC-TV's comedy, "F-Troop" premiers. Show runs until 8/31/1967 and had 65 episodes.
  • 09/15/1965 - CBS-TV's situation comedy, "Green Acres" premiers. Show runs until 9/7/1971 and had 170 episodes.
  • 09/15/1965 - NBC-TV's drama series, "I Spy" premiers and runs until 9/9/1968 with a total of 82 episodes.
  • 09/15/1965 - ABC-TV's western series, "The big valley" premiers. Show runs until 5/19/1969 and had 112 episodes.
  • 09/15/1965 - ABC-TV's situation comedy, "Gidget" begins. Show runs until 9/1/1966 with only 32 episodes.
  • 09/15/1965 - CBS-TV's comedy series, "Hogans Heroes" premiers. Show runs until 7/4/1971 with 168 filmed episodes.
  • 09/15/1965 - ABC-TV's western series, "The big valley" premiers. Show runs until 5/19/1969 and had 112 episodes.
  • 09/15/1965 - "Lost in Space", CBS-TV's science fiction, adventure series premieres. Show ran until 9/11/1968 with 83 episodes.
  • 09/16/1965 - NBC-TV's comedy/variety, "The Dean Martin show" begins. Show runs until 5/24/1974.
  • 09/17/1965 - CBS-TV's western series, "The wild, wild west" premiers. Show runs until 9/19/1969 with 104 episodes.
  • 09/18/1965 - NBC-TV's comedy, "I dream of Jeannie" aires and runs until 7/1/1970 and had 139 episodes.
  • 09/18/1965 - "Get Smart" premieres on NBC & CBS-TV. Show runs until 9/11/1970 with 138 episodes.
  • 09/19/1965 - "The FBI", a crime drama series starring Ephram Zimbalist Jr. debuts on ABC and lasts until September 8, 1974. A total of 240 episodes were made.
  • 09/25/1965 - A "Beatles" cartoon show begins in U.S.
  • 11/08/1965 - "Days of Our Lives" premieres on daytime TV. (originally was 30 minutes long-expanded to 1 hour in 1975)
  • 12/09/1965 - "A Charlie Brown Christmas," premieres.
  • 12/29/1965 - The James Bond movie, "Thunderball" premieres in U.S.
  • 12/29/1965 - CBS purchases NFL TV rights for 1966-68 season at $18.8 million per year


  • Get smart



    Green Acres is the place to be...



    Hogans Heroes



    I dream of Jeanie


     
    Top singles of '65:


    Get Off My Cloud (The Rolling Stones)
    Help! (The Beatles)
    Help Me Rhonda (The Beach Boys)
    (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones)
    I Got You Babe (Sonny and Cher)
    Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter (Herman's Hermits)
    Stop! In The Name Of Love (The Supremes)
    Turn, Turn, Turn (The Byrds)
    Wooly Bully (Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs)
    Yesterday (The Beatles)
     


     
    Movies of '65:


    The Nanny
    Thunderball
    Doctor Zhivago
    The Sound of Music
    Cat Ballou
     


     
    Famous Deaths:


    January 4 - T.S. Eliot "Thomas Sterns Elliot" (emphysema)
    January 24 - Winston Churchill "Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill"
    February 15 - Nat King Cole (lung cancer)
    February 23 - Stan Laurel "Arthur Stanley Jefferson" (heart attack)
    May 1 - Spike Jones (emphysema)
    November 8 - Dorothy Kilgallen (suspected suicide)

    Famous Births:


    Feb 23rd - Kristin Davis
    Feb 25th - Carrot Top
    March 9th - Brian Bosworth
    March 25th - Sarah Jessica Parker
    April 4th - Robert Downey Jr.
    April 16th - Jon Cryer
    April 16th - Martin Lawrence
    May 27th - Todd Bridges
    May 31st - Brooke Shields
    July 22nd - Patrick Laborteaux
    July 22nd - David Spade
    July 23rd - Slash
    Sept 3rd - Charlie Sheen



     


    Special events of '65:


  • Chevrolet is the first to build more than 3 million cars and trucks in a single year!
  • Chevrolet replaces the legendary 409 with the new 396 as it's top of the line engine on the full size cars.
  • Congress passes legislation requiring cigarette packages to carry this warning-"Caution: Cigarette Smoking May Be Hazardous to Your Health."
  • 25% of all milk is delivered to homes by milkmen in 1965. (A decade later, this would drop to 15%). Here comes the milkman...
  • Great Britain bans cigarette advertising from television. It wouldn't be until 1971 that the U.S. would as well.
    In 1965, an American lawyer named Ralph Nader published his book, "Unsafe at Any Speed." The book attacked Chevrolet's Corvair in particular and the auto industry in general for emphasizing profits and style over safety. Corvair sales plunged, and Chevrolet stopped producing the car in 1969.
  • The Academy award for Best Picture goes to "The Sound of Music." Lee Marvin wins for Best Actor in "Cat Ballou."
  • The most popular baby names of 1965 for girls were; Lisa, Maria, Karen, Mary, Kimberly, Susan, Patricia, Cynthia, Linda and Donna. For boys it was; Michael, James, John, David, Robert, William, Richard, Mark, Thomas and Jeffrey.
  • Diet Pepsi becomes available for the first time.
  • The miniskirt makes its appearance
  • 01/02/1965 - N.Y. Jets sign quarterback Joe Namath.
  • 01/15/1965 - Rock group "The Who" releases 1st album "I Can't Explain."
  • 01/16/1965 - Music group, "Searchers" song, "Love Potion #9" peaks at #3.
  • 01/30/1965 - "The Name Game" by Shirley Ellis hits #3.
  • February - Dr. Martin Luther King is arrested in Selma, Alabama, while protesting state regulations on voting. Martin Luther King
  • 02/06/1965 - "Righteous Brothers" song, "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" hits #1.
  • 02/07/1965 - Cassius Clay becomes a Muslim and takes the name, "Muhammad Ali."
  • 02/07/1965 - U.S. begins regular bombing & strafing of North Vietnam.
  • 02/08/1965 - "The Supremes" release the song, "Stop In the Name of Love."
  • 02/15/1965 - John Lennon passes his driving test.
  • 03/03/1965 - "The Temptations" song, "My Girl" reaches #1.
  • 03/15/1965 - L.B.J. asks congress to ensure that everyone has the right to vote.
  • 03/15/1965 - T.G.I. Fridays first restaurant opens in N.Y.C.
  • 04/19/1965 - At a cost of $20,000, the outer Astrodome ceiling is painted because of suns glare. This causes the grass to die.
  • 04/21/1965 - New York World's Fair re-opens for it's second and final season.
  • 04/27/1965 - R.C. Duncan patents Pampers disposable diapers.
  • 05/16/1965 - Spaghetti-O's 1st sold.
  • 05/22/1965 - The song, "Super-cali-fragil-istic-
    expi-ali-docious" hits #66.
  • 05/22/1965 - The "Beatles" song, "Ticket to Ride," single goes #1.
  • 05/25/1965 - Dave Davies of "The Kinks" stumbles & is knocked unconscious on stage.
  • 06/05/1965 - "Wooly Bully" by Sam the Sham & Pharaohs hits #2.
  • 06/17/1965 - "The Kinks" arrive in N.Y.C. beginning their first U.S. tour.
  • 07/06/1965 - The rock group, "Jefferson Airplane" forms.
  • 07/10/1965 - Rolling Stones score their first #1 hit, "I Can't Get No Satisfaction."
  • 07/14/1965 - U.S. Mariner IV, the first Mars probe, passes Mars at 6,100 miles.
  • 07/15/1965 - "Mariner IV" sends back first pictures of Mars.
  • 08/15/1965 - The Beatles play to 55,000 fans at Shea Stadium.
  • 08/20/1965 - The Rolling Stones release their song, "Can't get no satisfaction" (their first #1 U.S. hit)
  • 08/27/1965 - The Beatles spend an evening with Elvis Presley
  • 08/27/1965 - Bob Dylan booed off stage in N.Y's Forest Hills
  • 07/24/1965 - Bob Dylan release "Like a Rolling Stone."
  • 07/27/1965 - President Johnson signs a bill requiring cigarette makers to print health warnings on all cigarette packages about the effects of smoking.
  • 07/28/1965 - L.B.J. sends 50,000 more soldiers to Vietnam (total of 125,000)
  • 07/30/1965 - L.B.J. signs Medicare bill, which goes into effect in 1966.
  • August - The Voting Rights Act becomes law.
  • August - Race riots in the Watts section of Los Angeles result in 34 deaths. More than 200 businesses are destroyed.
  • 08/14/1965 - Sonny & Cher's song, "I Got You Babe" hits #1.
  • 10/28/1965 - Gateway Arch (630' high) completed in St Louis, Missouri. It commemorates the Louisiana purchase in 1808.
  • 11/19/1965 - ABC radio begins weekly "Vietnam Update" report.
  • 11/19/1965 - Kellogg's Pop Tarts pastries created.
  • 12/29/1965 - The Supremes release "My World is Empty Without You"




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