Friday 6 August 1965
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Luc Alphand and Stéphane Peterhansel.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to I'm Henry VIII, I Am by Herman's Hermits.
In UK Help! by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.
Help!, directed by Richard Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965
while Journal Of A Soul by Pope John XXIII was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Vital Spark.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Jamaica - Independence Day
- Roman Catholicism - several feasts, including those of at least 3 saints: Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
- St. Joachim (father of St. Mary, according to Catholic tradition)
- St. Juatus
- St. Pastor
- Bolivia - Independence Day
- United Arab Emirates - H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan's Accession Day
- Japan - Toro Nagashi (Hiroshima) - Floating lantern ceremony to honor those killed by the U.S. atomic bomb in Hiroshima.
- St. Xystus/Sixtus
- Luc Alphand: French skier and winner of the World Cup events in 1995 and 1996, when he won a Bronze Medal (downhill) in the World championships.
- Bogotá (Colombia)
- David Robinson: Florida, United States -- NBA center (San Antonio Spurs, Olympics - Gold - 92).
- Stéphane Peterhansel: French driver, he won 6 Paris-Dakar rallys in the motorcycle category and then 6 Paris-Dakar rallys in the car category.
- Jeremy Ratchford
- Ravi Coltrane: American saxophonist.
- Olivier Megaton
- Kim Sang-joong
- Brian Kinchen: NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens).
- Juliane Kohler: German actress.
- Vincent Wells: England cricketer.
- Yuki Kajiura: Japanese pianist and composer (See-Saw).
- Juliane Köhler: German actress.
- Mark Speight: English television presenter (Born 1965).
- Vince Wells: English cricketer.
- 32nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 24, All-Stars 16 (68,000)
- Federal Voting Rights Act guarantees black voting rights
- Indian troops invade Pakistan
- LBJ signs Voting Rights Act, guaranteeing voting rights for blacks
- US President Lyndon Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act, which makes it illegal to impose restrictions on federal, state and local elections that were designed to deny the vote to blacks.
- Beatles release "Help" album in United Kingdom.
- U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1965 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Herman's Hermits - I'm Henry VIII, I Am
- The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
- Tom Jones - What's New Pussycat
- Gary Lewis and the Playboys - Save Your Heart For Me
- Sonny & Cher - I Got You Babe
- Barbara Mason - Yes, I'm Ready
- The Dave Clark Five - I Like It Like That
- Jay and the Americans - Cara-Mia
- Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself
- Patty Duke - Don't Just Stand There
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