Wednesday 20 October 1965
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Yesterday by The Beatles.
In UK Tears by Ken Dodd was in the top 5 hits.
Alphaville, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965
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Which were the important events of 20 October 1965 ?
- October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
- French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Amos Mansdorf: Israel -- Tennis star.
- Jil Caplan: French singer and songwriter.
- Chad Hennings: American athlete, defensive lineman.
- Norman Blake: Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Teenage Fanclub BMX Bandits and Jonny).
- Mikhail Shtalenkov: Moscow, Russia -- NHL goalie (Team Russia, Anaheim).
- William Zabka: American actor and producer
- 19th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-2 at Montreal
- Beatles receive a gold record for Yesterday
- Mass arrests of communists in Indonesia
- Ludwig Erhard is re-elected Chancellor of West Germany (he had first been elected in 1963).
- Comet Ikeya-Seki approaches perihelion, passing 450,000 kilometers from the sun.
- The OAU meets in Accra, Ghana.
- French authors André Figueras and Jacques Laurent are fined for their comments against Charles De Gaulle.
- African countries demand that the United Kingdom use force to prevent Rhodesia from declaring unilateral independence.
- Colonel Christophe Soglo stages a second coup in Dahomey.
- British Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Commonwealth Secretary Arthur Bottomley travel to Rhodesia for negotiations.
- British police find the decomposed body of a boy on Saddleworth Moor.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1965 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Beatles - Yesterday
- Roy Head - Treat Her Right
- The Toys - A Lover's Concerto
- The Rolling Stones - Get Off Of My Cloud
- The Gentrys - Keep On Dancing
- The McCoys - Hang On Sloopy
- Herman's Hermits - Just A Little Bit Better
- Gary Lewis and the Playboys - Everybody Loves A Clown
- Bob Dylan - Positively 4th Street
- The Vogues - You're The One
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