Monday 1 February 1965
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of February people in US were listening to You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' by The Righteous Brothers.
Red Desert, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965
while The Rector Of Justin by Louis Auchincloss was one of the best selling books.
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- St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
- In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
- Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
- The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
- The start of Black History Month in the United States.
- Imbolc - the first day of Spring in Ireland (Irish Calendar), one of the eight solar holidays in the Wheel of the Year.
- St. Veridiana
- Stephanie Of Monaco: Royalty.
- Stéphanie : Monaco noted family and daughter of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier of Monaco.
- Sherilyn Fenn in Detroit: Michigan, USA; actress (Two Moon Junction, Twin Peaks).
- Princess Stephanie: of Monaco.
- Brandon Lee in Emerson: Colorado, USA; actor (Showdown in Little Tokyo).
- Stephanie Marie Elisabeth de Grimaldi in Monte Carlo: Monaco; Princess.
- Sherilyn Fenn: American actress
- Tom Ziglar: American businessman and motivational speaker, the CEO of The Zig Ziglar Corporation and Ziglar, Inc.
- Brandon Lee: American actor and noted family, the son of martial arts star Bruce Lee. His dad died on 20 July 1973 of a cerebral hemorrhage. Brandon, who followed in his dad's footsteps to make action-films was also killed at an early age, on 31 March 1993, pronounced dead at 1:03pm. While filming "The Crow" in Wilmington, North Carolina, he was struck by a bullet lodged in the barrel of a gun that was supposed to have contained only blanks.
- Dutch Queen Juliana opens Brienenoord Bridge in Rotterdam
- NL adopts emergency team replacement plan to restock any club struck by disaster
- Martin Luther King Jr and 700 demonstrators arrested in Selma, Alabama.
- The Hamilton River in Labrador, Canada is renamed the Churchill River in honour of Winston Churchill.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1965 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
- Petula Clark - Downtown
- Shirley Ellis - The Name Game
- Gary Lewis and the Playboys - This Diamond Ring
- Joe Tex - Hold What You've Got
- The Searchers - Love Potion Number Nine
- The Kinks - All Day And All Of The Night
- The Temptations - My Girl
- Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
- Sam Cooke - Shake
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