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1965 Trivia compiled by Ted Yates

 

 

1965 Trivia
compiled by Ted Yates

 

 

 

TV shows which made their debut in 1965 included Green Acres, Hogan’s Heroes, I Dream Of Jeannie, I Spy, My Mother The Car, The Dean Martin Show, the F.B.I., F-Troop and Gidget.

 

   

In ‘65, Diet Pepsi was introduced along with Carnation’s Instant Breakfast, Cap’n Crunch and the camera flash cube.

 
   

Entertainers we lost in 1965 included Nat ‘King’ Cole, Alan Freed, Judy Holiday, Stan Laurel & Edward R. Morrow.

 
 

 

Top movies of 1965 included, Doctor Zhivago, The Sound of Music, Cat Ballou, The Pawnbroker, Ship of Fools, Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte and The Collector.

 

   

Paris designers shock the world with the introduction of the mini-skirt.

 
   

The Montreal Canadiens beat the Chicago Black Hawks 4 games to 3 to win the Stanley Cup.

 
   

The skateboard and motor scooter fad began in ‘65.

 
   

Music artists who had their first hit in 1965 included The Moody Blues, The Byrds, Donovan, Tom Jones, The Turtles, The Lovin’ Spoonful and The Who.

The Grammy award winning record of the year was ‘ A Taste of Honey’ by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.

 
   

The Beatles made their second movie, ‘Help’, toured North America for the second time and were awarded the MBE by Queen Elizabeth.

 
   

Timothy Leary advises young people to ‘drop out, turn on, and tune in’.

Poet Allen Ginsberg at Berkely California, introduced the term ‘flower power’.

 
   

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader blasted the automobile industry with his book ‘unsafe at any speed’.

 
   

U.S. troops are drafted for war service in Vietnam.

 
   

The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Minnesota Twins 4 games to 3 to win the World Series.

 
   

Here are some 1965 price checks; Kraft Cheese Slices $1.19, a jar of Maxwell House coffee was an eye opening 79 cents. In ‘65, you could drive away in a brand new 4 door Ford Meteor. It was sticker priced at $ 3,175.00.

The price for a daily newspaper back then was 10 cents.

 
   

The world’s biggest air-conditioned arena, the Houston Astrodome opened.

 
 

 

Gas was hiked by 2 cents and it would now cost you 41 cents a gallon for gasoline.

 

   

Entertainers born in 1965 include Sandra Bullock, Sarah Jessica Parker, Charlie Sheen and David Spade.

 
   

69 year olds became eligible for old age security pensions in Ontario. By 1970 the age limit was expected to reach as low as 65 years of age.

Discussions were underway to widen the Q.E.W. to six lanes from Hamilton to the Garden City Skyway. It took over 30 years before it would become reality.