It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) by The Byrds.
In UK The Carnival Is Over by The Seekers was in the top 5 hits.
The Flight of the Phoenix, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in December 1965 ?
- The Slender Thread
directed by Sydney Pollack
starring: Sidney Poitier, Anne Bancroft, Telly Savalas
- Doctor Zhivago
directed by David Lean
starring: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin
directed by Terence Young
starring: Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi
- The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
directed by Martin Ritt
starring: Richard Burton, Oskar Werner, Claire Bloom
- Battle of the Bulge
directed by Ken Annakin
starring: Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan
Which were the important events of Thursday, 16 December 1965 ?
- R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
- South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
- Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
- Kazakhstan - Independence Day
- Bahrain - National Day
- Bangladesh - Victory Day
Famous People born
- Gemini 6 returns to Earth.
- Pioneer 6 launched into solar orbit.
: Washington, DC -- Lightweight boxer (1988 Olympics - Bronze Medalist)
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1965 ?
Playboy Magazine cover
TIME Magazine Cover: General Harold K. Johnson -- Dec. 10, 1965
Sports Illustrated: no.7952
Vogue Magazine cover
The Source - James A. Michener
Up the Down Staircase - Bel Kaufman
Herzog - Saul Bellow
The Looking Glass War - John Le Carre
RCA TV Americas Successful Space Programs (1965)
General Motors Chevrolet Chevelle Style (1965)
Burroughs E 2190 Direct Accounting Computer (1965)
Tell the world why Thursday, 16 December 1965 is such a special date for you!