1964 1965 1966
The space race is a very important part of the year 1965. Skateboarding also is
becoming popular. Diet Pepsi comes out in the U.S. Many popular bands release songs that are still recognized today. The lava lamp is being sold in
1965. Soft contacts are new. Health is an issue, so Congress makes
cigarette companies put a health warning on cigarette packs. Congress also approves the Higher Education Act,
which lends money to kids to help them afford college. The
Odd Couple, by Neil Simon, is first performed. The
Voting Rights Bill is
passed, which says that it is illegal to try to stop anyone from voting based on
T.S. Eliot dies in London on January 4 after a successful life writing
poetry and plays.
On January 7,
Lyndon B. Johnson
is sworn in as the 36th president of the United States. In his
address Johnson told us "more is required" to "advance the purpose of a
nation." his social programs became known as
British leader and U.S. ally during World War II,
Winston Churchill dies on January 24.
Thunder, designed to break the will of the North Vietnamese, begins on February 8
On February 18, U.S. officers arrest four Cuban terrorists who are
planning to blow up the Statue of Liberty, the Liberty Bell, and the
Malcolm X, a black civil rights leader, is shot in New York
On March 7, “Bloody
needs to be broken up by police with violent means.
U.S. astronauts Virgil Grissom and John Young go into space in the
Gemini 3 which is the first U.S. space mission with two crew members on
On April 11,
parts of Iowa, Illinois,
Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio with 271 people dead, 5,000 injured,
and $300 million worth of property is ruined.
- On April 19 New York radio station
begins broadcasting as the
first all news radio program, and soon after other radio stations
- On May 25
Muhammad Ali beats
Sonny Liston in the
of the first round of a heavyweight championship fight in Lewiston,
B-52 bomber is used for the first time in Vietnam in early June.
From June 3 – June 7, NASA sends astronaut Edward White who is the first
U.S. person to walk in space on the
President Johnson increases the number of troops in Vietnam from
75,000 to 125,000 in July.
- Federal examiners are reregistering black
voters, and the
Voting Right Acts become a law on August 10.
- On August 11 violence erupts in what is
later called the
Thousands join in as blacks burn and destroy and approximate area of 500
square blocks of downtown Los Angeles. 40 million dollars worth of property
is destroyed. Many people are killed, the majority of them are black, the
national guards show up and many thousands arrest are made, many businesses
are also destroyed.
- The longest space flight is taken by the
Gemini 5. It does 120 orbits in 8 days, from August 21 - August 29.
September 6 edition, the San Francisco Examiner says that a ‘hippie
movement’ has begun by observing that
Haight-Ashbury section of San
Francisco has become a
Betsy is one of the worst hurricanes on September 4, 1965 hitting
Florida and many other states leaving twenty-three dead in fifteen days.
Pope Paul VI has a
mass in Yankee Stadium on October 4.
- On October 14, The
Dodgers win the
World Series by defeating the Minnesota Twins 4 games to 3.
There is a
13 hour blackout in the northwest U.S. and Canada on November 9. 30
million people were affected.
On December 16,
Pioneer 6 is launched. It's mission is to learn information about solar winds and cosmic rays.
Lady Bird Johnson
pushes for approval by congress of the Highway Beautification Act to remove
billboards from U.S. highways.
- Radio show
Amos n' Andy moves to
- The Vivian Beaumont theatre is opened at
Lincoln Center. It is a very large theatre holding more than 1000
juice is new from Ocean Spray.
Grateful Dead is founded.
Sound of Music is released. It is the best play since Gone with the
Temptations release “My
Rolling Stones release “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”
Supremes release “Stop!
In the Name of Love.”
Sandy Koufax pitches his eighth perfect, no hitter game.
The companies of Pepsi and Fritos combine forming
Blue Whales become endangered with a population of only 2,000.
Miniskirts are first sold in
Mary Quant’s boutique in London. They are
cheap and quickly become popular.
Britain decides to use
38th Annual Academy
The Sound of Music
Best Actress: Julie Christie in Darling
Best Actor: Lee Marvin in Cat Ballou
Outstanding Drama Series: The Fugitive
Outstanding Comedy Series: The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS)
8th Annual Grammy Awards:
Song of the Year:
The Shadow of your Smile, Tony Bennett
Best New Artist: Tom Jones
Record of the Year: A Taste of Honey, Herb Alpert
Album of the Year: September of my Tears, Frank Sinatra