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1965 - News and Entertainment

Changes continue - the World watches America

The news this year was quite centred on America; Both the Civil Rights Movement led by Martin Luther-King and the growing opposition to the war in Vietnam were gaining momentum.

The American Charts were still being dominated by British Pop Music, the Rolling Stones achieved their first Number One there with 'Satisfaction', closely followed with 'Get off of my Cloud'. The Byrds and other more anti-establishment US Bands were coming to the fore more.

Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as President of the United State of America
Sir Winston Churchill is given a State Funeral at St. Paul's Cathedral
Sir Stanley Matthews retires from Football
The Pennine Way is opened
'Bloody Sunday' Alabama State Troopers clash with Civil Rights defenders
Great Train Robber Ronald Biggs escapes Prison (later found to live in Brazil
Lyndon B. Johnson made his 'We shall overcome' speech
Former Conservative Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas Hume resigns
Cigarette Advertising on TV is banned (UK)
Liverpool win the FA Cup, beating Leeds 2 - 1.
The Mt. Blanc tunnel is inaugerated.
Edward Heath take over as Leader of the Conservative Party
Charles De Gaulle is re-elected as French President

Years top selling Album (UK)

The Soundtrack for 'The Sound of Music'

Years top selling Single (UK)

Tears - Ken Dodd (oh dear !!!)

Best Movie Oscar

My Fair Lady

Best Actor Oscar

Rex Harrison - My Fair Lady

Best Actress Oscar

Julie Andrews - Mary Poppins

At the Cinema 1965

The Sound of Music, Doctor Zhivago, Thunderball, Cat Ballou, What's new Pussycat, Von Ryan's Express, The Greatest Story Ever Told, For a few Dollars more, The Sandpiper, Darling, The Train

People born in 1965

Vinnie Jones (footballer), Hugh Fearnley Whittingshall,James Nesbitt, Princess Stephanie of Monaco, Lawrence Llewelyn-Bowen, Damien Hirst, Elizabeth Hurley, J.K.Rowling, Shania Twain, Lennox Lewis, Steve Coogan, Ben Stiller,

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UK Singles - No.1 hits 1965

The Moody Blues -"Go Now"
The Righteous Brothers - "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin"
The Kinks - "Tired of Waiting for You"
The Seekers - "I'll Never Find Another You"
Tom Jones - "It's Not Unusual"
The Rolling Stones -"The Last Time"
Unit 4 + 2 - "Concrete and Clay"
Cliff Richard - "The Minute You're Gone"
The Beatles - "Ticket to Ride"
Roger Miller - "King of the Road"
Jackie Trent
- "Where Are You Now (My Love)"
Sandie Shaw - "Long Live Love"
Elvis Presley - "Crying in the Chapel"
The Hollies - "I'm Alive"
Elvis Presley - "Crying in the Chapel"
The Hollies - "I'm Alive"
The Byrds - "Mr. Tambourine Man"
The Beatles - "Help!"
Sonny & Cher - "I Got You Babe"
The Rolling Stones - "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
The Walker Brothers - "Make It Easy on Yourself"
Ken Dodd - "Tears"
The Rolling Stones - "Get Off of My Cloud"
The Seekers - "The Carnival Is Over"
The Beatles - "Day Tripper"


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