Memory Lane: 1965

March From SelmaThe war in Vietnam continues to worsen as whatever the Americans do including major bombing of North Vietnam they continue to lose more men.

At the same time the Anti-War movement grows and on November 13th, 35,000 march on Washington as a protest against the war. There is also civil unrest with rioting, looting and arson in Los Angeles.

This was also the first year mandated health warnings appeared on cigarette packets and smoking became a “no no”.

The latest craze in kids toys was the SuperBall and The Skate Board.

Fashions also changed as women’s skirts got shorter men’s hair grew longer as the the miniskirt makes its appearance.

Hypertext is introduced for linking on the Internet.

The St Louis Arch is completed.

The Beatles release 4 new albums including “Help”.

In The News

Northeast blackout including parts of Canada and U.S. North East

Mini Skirt appears in London

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leads civil rights march in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery

The Voting Rights Act, guaranteeing African Americans the right to vote becomes law

Operation Rolling Thunder launched In Vietnam

St. Louis, Gateway Arch is completed

Race Riots Break Out In Watts, California


Population/Economy

Population:

  • Wake County (1960 Census): 169,082
  • NC: 4,863,000
  • USA: 194,300,000

National Debt:

  • $317,273,898,983 (1965)
  • $18,152,809,942,589 (2015)

Value of a Dollar: $1 in 1965 is $7.52 in 2015

Cost Of Living 1960:

  • Yearly Inflation Rate USA: 1.59%
  • Year-end close Dow Jones Industrial Average: 969
  • Average Income per year: $6,450
  • Average Cost of New House: $13,600
  • Average Monthly Rent: $118
  • Average Cost of a New Car: $2,650
  • Cost of a gallon of Gas: $0.31
  • Loaf of Bread: $0.21
  • McDonald’s Hamburger: $0.15
  • Ticket to Disneyland: $4.00

Ounce of Gold Price:

  • The cost of a Ounce of Gold was $35.12
  • The inflation-adjusted price of a Ounce of Gold was $286.09


Going to the Movies

Cost of a movie ticket: $1.01

Inflation-adjusted price of a movie ticket: $7.71

The cost of a movie ticket in 2015: $7.92

Top 5 Movies:

  1. The Sound of Music
  2. Doctor Zhivago
  3. Thunderball
  4. Those Magnificent  Men in their Flying Machines
  5. That Darn Cat!


38th Academy Awards

  • Best Picture: The Sound of Music
  • Best Actor: Lee Marvin – Cat Ballou
  • Best Actress: Julie Christie – Darling
  • Best Supporting Actor: Martin Balsam – A Thousand Clowns
  • Best Supporting Actress: Shelly Winters – A Patch of Blue
  • Best Director: Robert Wise


Top 10 TV Shows

  1. Bonanza – NBC – 17,124,300
  2. Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. – CBS – 14,970,300
  3. The Lucy Show – CBS – 14,916,450
  4. The Red Skelton Show – CBS – 14,862,600
  5. Batman (Thursday) – ABC – 14,539,500
  6. The Andy Griffith Show – CBS – 14,485,650
  7. Bewitched – ABC – 13,947,150
  8. The Beverly Hillbillies – CBS – 13,947,150
  9. Hogan’s Heroes – CBS – 13,408,650
  10. Batman (Wednesday) – ABC – 13,300,95


Top 20 Pop Songs

  1. Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs – Wooly Bully
  2. Four Tops – I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
  3. Rolling Stones – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
  4. We Five – You Were On My Mind
  5. Righteous Brothers – You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
  6. Petula Clark – Downtown
  7. Beatles – Help!
  8. Herman’s Hermits – Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat
  9. Elvis Presley – Crying In The Chapel
  10. Temptations – My Girl
  11. Beach Boys – Help Me, Rhonda
  12. Roger Miller – King Of The Road
  13. Jewel Aikens – The Birds And The Bees
  14. Mel Carter – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
  15. Jr. Walker and The All Stars – Shotgun
  16. Sonny and Cher – I Got You Babe
  17. Gary Lewis and The Playboys – This Diamond Ring
  18. Ramsey Lewis Trio – The “In” Crowd
  19. Herman’s Hermits – Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter
  20. Supremes – Stop! In The Name Of Love


Top 10 Country Songs

  1. You’re The Only World I Know – Sonny James
  2. I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail – Buck Owens
  3. King Of The Road – Roger Miller
  4. This Is It – Jim Reeves
  5. Girl On The Billboard – Del Reeves
  6. What’s He Doing In My World – Eddy Arnold
  7. Ribbon Of Darkness – Marty Robbins
  8. Before You Go – Buck Owens
  9. The First Thing Ev’ry Morning – Jimmy Dean
  10. Yes, Mr. Peters – Roy Drusky & Priscilla Mitchell


This Year in Sports

ACC Football Champ: Clemson and NC State; South Carolina/Duke originally co-champions. League office made South Carolina forfeit wins against NC State and Clemson which made them co-champions.

ACC Basketball Champs: NC State (NC State 91 – Duke 85)

World Series Winner: La Dodgers over the Minnesota Twins 4 games to 3

Heavyweight Boxing Champ: Muhammad Ali / Cassius Clay (WBC) and Ernie Terrell (WBA & NYSAC)

NFL Championship Game: Green Bay Packers (Green Bay Packers 23 – Cleveland Browns 12)

NASCAR Season Winner: Ned Jarrett

Masters Winner: Jack Nicklaus – 271 (-17) – Winner’s share: $20,000

Wimbledon Winners:

  • Men’s Singles: Australia Roy Emerson defeated Australia Fred Stolle 6–2, 6–4, 6–4
  • Women’s Singles: Australia Margaret Court defeated Brazil Maria Bueno 6–4, 7–5
  • Men’s Doubles: Australia John Newcombe / Australia Tony Roche defeated Australia Ken Fletcher / Australia Bob Hewitt 7–5, 6–3, 6–4
  • Women’s Doubles: Brazil Maria Bueno / United States Billie Jean King defeated France Françoise Dürr / South Africa Janine Lieffrig 6–2, 7–5
  • Mixed Doubles: Australia Margaret Smith Court / Australia Ken Fletcher defeated Australia Judy Tegart / Australia Tony Roche 12–10, 6–3