Wednesday 8 December 1965
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Luca Cantagalli and Fréderic Soulier (politician).
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
while The Green Berets by Robin Moore was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Power Game.
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- Malta - Public Holiday.
- Panama - Mother's Day
- Romania - Constitution Day
- Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
- R.C. Saints - The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: a Holy Day of Obligation
- Italy - In Milan, the opera season starts.
- Buddhism - The Enlightenment of Gautama Buddha
- Afflux (50 Aftermath) (Discordianism)
- Luca Cantagalli: Italian member of the Men's Volleyball Team that won a Bronze Medal at the Atlanta Olympics on 8/04/1996.
- Fréderic Soulier (politician)
- David Harewood: English actor.
- Troy Sadowski: NFL tight end (Cincinnati Bengals).
- Carina Lau: Chinese actress and singer.
- Theo Maassen: Dutch actor producer and screenwriter.
- Greg Truitt: NFL safety / linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals).
- Teresa Weatherspoon: WNBA guard (New York Liberty).
- Nikolai Podgorny succeeds Mikojan as President of the USSR
- Pope Paul VI signs second Vatican council.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1965 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
- The Supremes - I Hear A Symphony
- The 4 Seasons - Let's Hang On
- James Brown - I Got You (I Feel Good)
- The Dave Clark Five - Over And Over
- The Shangri-Las - I Can Never Go Home Anymore
- Len Barry - 1-2-3
- Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass - Taste Of Honey
- Fontella Bass - Rescue Me
- Dean Martin - I Will
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