1965 Headlines

World News

War Escalates in Vietnam

First Commercial Satellite launched

Wally Shirra and Thomas Stafford aboard Gemini VIII perform the first docking of two spacecraft.

Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov performs the first spacewalk (Mar. 18).


National News

Demonstrators organize a march from Selma to Birmingham to promote voting rights.

Five days of riots broke out on August 11, 1965 in Watts - Los Angeles, California.

President Johnson announces War on Poverty

Edward White II becomes the first American to walk in space (June 3).

Sports News

ABC pays an unprecedented $32 million for a 4-year contract with the NCAA to broadcast football games on Saturday afternoons.

World Series
LA Dodgers d. Minnesota (4-3)

NBA Championship
Boston d. LA Lakers (4-1)

Kentucky Derby Champion
Lucky Debonair

NCAA Basketball Championship
UCLA d. Michigan (91-80)

NCAA Football Champions
Alabama (AP, FW-tie) (9-1-1) & Michigan St. (UPI, NFF, FW-tie) (10-1-0)

Music Favorites

1."The Sound of Silence" ... Simon and Garfunkel
2."We Can Work It Out" ... The Beatles
3."My Love" ... Petula Clark
4."Lightnin' Strikes" ... Lou Christie
5."These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" ... Nancy Sinatra
6."The Ballad of the Green Berets" ... Sgt. Barry Sadler
7."Soul and Inspiration" ... The Righteous Brothers
8."Good Lovin'" ... The Young Rascals
9."Monday, Monday" ... The Mamas and the Papas
10."When a Man Loves a Woman" ... Percy Sledge

TV Favorites

1. Bonanza (NBC)
2. Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (CBS)
3. The Lucy Show (CBS)
4. The Red Skelton Hour (CBS)
5. Batman (Thur.) (ABC)
6. The Andy Griffith Show (CBS)
7. Bewitched (ABC)
8. The Beverly Hillbillies (CBS)
9. Hogan's Heroes (CBS)
10. Batman (Wed.) (ABC)


1. Thunderball
2. Doctor Zhivago
3. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
4. That Darn Cat
5. The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming
6. Lt. Robin Crusoe, USN
7. The Silencers
8. Torn Curtain
9. Our Man Flint
10. A Patch of Blue