1965 – that’s 50 years ago – before the birth of some readers here entered the world. Others remember the year. For me – I turned 12, which means I split the year in sixth and seventh grade.
1965 – Started and ended on a Friday
1965 – a world population of 3,334,874,000
1965 – A world without the Super Bowl, personal computers, microwave ovens, cable or satellite television, text messages, LEDs, GPS, caller ID, apps, blogs, Apple, Microsoft, Netflix, and more
1965 – World leaders as Lyndon Johnson, Charles De Gaulle, Georgios Papandreou, u Thant, Alexei Kosygin, and Harold Wilson
1965 – Singapore established as a city-state
1965 – Pope Paul VI becomes the first pope to visit the U.S.
1965 – The Gemini space program has 6 flights
1965 – Zimbabwe forms as Rhodesia declares independence from Great Britain
1965 – Auschwitz trial in Frankfurt, Germany
1965 – The Astrodome (Houston) and the Gateway Arch (St. Louis) open
1965 – Cigarette ads banned from the telly in the UK
1965 – Sonny and Cher first television appearance on American Bandstand
1965 – India and Pakistan at war
1965 – Multiple storms kill thousands in India and Pakistan
1965 – U.S. President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society speech
1965 – Canada adopts the Maple Leaf flag
1965 – Second Vatican Council
1965 – Sound of Music, The Sons of Katie Elder, Dr. Zhivago, Thunderball, Von Ryan’s Express, The Great Race, and Cat Ballou
1965 – Born – JK Rowling, Shania Twain, Diane Lane, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ben Stiller, Elizabeth Hurley, Chris Rock, Charlie Sheen, and lava lamps
1965 – Much more … so see this photo essay from The Atlantic that sparked this post.