Monday 9 August 1965
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include John Smith and Ezra Polley.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to I Got You Babe by Sonny & Cher.
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 Is Paris Burning? by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Vital Spark.
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- St. Nathy (or David)
- Feast day of the great martyr Saint Panteleimon in Russian Orthodox Church
- St. Fedlimid/Felimy
- St. Romanus Ostiarius
- St. Edith Stein
- Singapore: National Day
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Jean Vianney
- Ezra Polley: Georgetown, Kentucky -- Pitcher (New York Yankees).
- John Smith: Del City, Oklahoma -- 62kg freestyle wrestler (1988, 92 Olympics - 2 Gold Medals).
- Kyle Kyle in Kensington: Pennsylvania, USA; rock bassist (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals).
- Chris Miller: American athlete, quarterback.
- Chin Ka-lok: Hong Kong actor and choreographer.
- Creighton Hale: Silent film actor (Cat & Canary), dies at 83.
- Fire in Titan II silo in Searcy Arkansas, 53 die
- Singapore is expelled from Malaysia and becomes the first and only country to date to gain independence unwillingly.
- A fire at a Titan missile base near Searcy, Arkansas kills 53 construction workers.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1965 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Sonny & Cher - I Got You Babe
- The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
- Gary Lewis and the Playboys - Save Your Heart For Me
- Herman's Hermits - I'm Henry VIII, I Am
- Tom Jones - What's New Pussycat
- The Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
- Four Tops - It's The Same Old Song
- Patty Duke - Don't Just Stand There
- The Beach Boys - California Girls
- Billy Joe Royal - Down In The Boondocks
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