Friday December 31, 1965, NewYear’s Eve

US date format: 12/31/1965, UK date format: 31/12/1965

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 31, 1965). The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Gong Li and Jérôme Bertin. In that special week of December people in US were listening to The Sounds Of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel. In UK Yeh Yeh by Georgie Fame was in the top 5 hits. 7 Women, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965 while Those Who Love by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jackanory.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 31, 1965?


Holidays

  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.

Events

  • Jean-Bedel Bokassa, leader of the Central African Republic army, and his military officers begins a coup d'etat against the government of President David Dacko.
  • Bokassa takes power in the Central Africa Republic.
  • Tokyo officially becomes the largest city of the world, taking the lead from New York City.
  • The Council for National Academic Awards is established in the UK.
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Movies

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7 Women

7 Women

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Anne Bancroft, Sue Lyon, Margaret Leighton, Flora Robson

Doctor Zhivago

Doctor Zhivago

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger

Country: United States of America

Chimes at Midnight

Chimes at Midnight

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford, John Gielgud

Country: United States of America

Inside Daisy Clover

Inside Daisy Clover

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford, Ruth Gordon

Do Not Disturb

Do Not Disturb

Directed by: Ralph Levy

Starring: Doris Day, Rod Taylor, Hermione Baddeley, Sergio Fantoni

TV Series

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Jackanory

Jackanory

Directed by: Brian Hawkins

The Newcomers

The Newcomers

Directed by: James Allen Bradley

The Liars

The Liars

Starring: William Mervyn, Nyree Dawn Porter, Isla Blair, Ian Ogilvy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

A Whole Scene Going

A Whole Scene Going

Starring: Barry Fantoni, Wendy Varnals

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Beat! Beat! Beat!

Beat! Beat! Beat!

Starring: Cherry Wainer

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Those Who Love by Irving Stone

Those Who Love

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The love story of John and Abigail Adams from courtship to the White House

Airs Above The Ground by Mary Stewart

Airs Above The Ground

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Vanessa March never thought to look for her missing husband in Vienna -- until she saw him in a newsreelshot there at the scene of a deadly fire.

The Lockwood Concern by John O'Hara

The Lockwood Concern

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THE LOCKWOOD CONCERN by O'hara, John

A Gift Of Prophecy by Ruth Montgomery

A Gift Of Prophecy

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A Gift of Prophecy tells the story of the extraordinary Jeane Dixon who predicted: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the name of his killer; Teddy Kennedy's accident; the

A Thousand Days by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr

A Thousand Days

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As special assistant to the president, Arthur Schlesinger witnessed firsthand the politics and personalities that influenced the now legendary Kennedy administration.


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