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Beatles At Shea Stadium

Lenny Bruce Back In Nightclubs

 

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"You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" - Righteous Brothers

 

 

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January – Weds - Beloved Mouseketeer, actress and singer Annette Funicello (22) to her agent - Jack Gilardi (34)… Passing - Alan Freed (43) - “The Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” dies in Desert Hospital in Palm Springs from uremia poisoning. His famed radio shows, which featured race r&b records first on WJW, Cleveland then WINS, New York, were supplemented with incredible stage shows… John Lennon is set to appear in a new BBC-TV revue “Not only… But Also.” Lennon will read some of the poems from his book “John Lennon In His Own Write… Elvis Presley is still a bachelor at 30 and, after just making movie #5 (Tickle Me), is probably the highest paid actor in the business. Says Elvis “I’m really looking now. I want to get married and when I know that means I’ll have to obey the rules and... . maybe I’m not ready for that yet. Or I haven’t met the right one”… Singer Nat King Cole undergoes surgery to remove his cancerous left lung after cobalt treatments failed to rid the lung of the malignant tumor. A doctor said, “There is no reason why he won’t be able to sing again.” The beloved singer is said to be in good condition… Peter Jennings begins anchor duties for ABC’s early evening newscast on Monday. February 1…

We Say Goodbye To Nat King Cole (With A 1963 TV Special)

 

sean connery james bond goldfinger timeline 1965 news movie mrpopculture imageFebruary Top Movie – “Goldfinger” starring Sean Connery as James Bond…

"Goldfinger" Trailer

 

  Nat King Cole (45) - world-renowned singer and jazz pianist, dies in his sleep in a Santa Monica, Calif hospital, three weeks after he had undergone surgery for removal of cancerous left lung… Actress Patricia Neal (39) - undergoes brain surgery after suffering two strokes…

She's finally got her first huge hit. Petula Clark has been singing professionally since the 1950's - and it looks like, "Downtown" is a monster hit. Will there be more for Pet?

Here's "Downtown" - Petula Clark

 

More February - Ringo Starr (24) marries his hometown girl friend Maureen Cox (18). They were married in a civil ceremony at London’s Caxton Register Hall under their legal names - Richard Starkley and Mary Guy… ABC’s late-night talk show -”The Les Crane Show” is replaced this week by “Nightlife.” The show will rotate star hosts. Crane had been in the slot since November. “That Regis Philbin Show” is canceled and will be replaced by a 90-minute program starring Merv Griffin, says the show’s producer - Group W… Columbia Records signs England’s Chad (Stewart ) & Jeremy (Clyde). They had been on a smaller Pittsburgh-based label… Murray the K began playing this one in December on 1010WINS NY. Looks like Jerry Lewis' son, Gary - has his first hit record:

"This Diamond Ring" - Gary Lewis

 

March - Looks like NBC is going to renew “ Wild Kingdom.” This week, host Marlin Perkins off to scout locations in East Africa, Rhodesia and Republic of South Africa for 1965-66 episodes. NBC will bump from the show from its late Sunday afternoon slot, due to football Berry Gordy’s “Motown” record label is hot - especially the Supremes, who keep the hits coming. Gordy (35) was with the group during their appearance this week on “The Hollywood Palace.” “I should be home cranking out more records. I lose money when I travel with the girls.” So far, an incredible 60% of the label’s single records make it to the charts of Billboard and Cashbox…. “Shebang” - a new teen dance show debuts this week on KTLA (Channel 5) in Los Angeles. Disc Jockey Casey Kasem of KRLA radio (1110) is host... Also - “Hollywood A Go Go” - a teen dance show produced by KHJ-TV (channel 9) in Los Angeles, is sold to six markets. The show is hosted by L.A. disc jockey Sam Riddle… Donald McGannon of the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company announces that its New York City station - 1010 WINS, is going all-news on April 19 - an announcement that shocks the radio industry. A spokesman for the station says that the top-40 music station has been losing audience, which he attributed to the number of new disk jockeys on the station. WINS’s  competitors, WMCA and WABC, have served a steady diet of familiar voices for the past several years, but many of the voices now on WINS have not found a steady audience, which in radio, can take time…

"Game Of Love" - Wayne Fontana

 

mary poppins 1965 timeline academy awards winner facts movie history mrpopculture disneyApril - At the 37th annual Academy Awards - some winners:

Best picture - “My Fair Lady" - Jack L. Warner producer 

 

Best actor - Rex Harrison - “My Fair Lady”

Best actress - Julie Andrews - “Mary Poppins” 

Best supporting actor - Peter Ustinov - “Topkapi” 

Best supporting actress – Lila Kedrova - “Zorba the Greek”…

 

 

More February 1965 mrtimeline - Actress Patty Duke (18), star of the ABC-TV comedy series, signs an exclusive contract to United Artists records as a singer. In a recent Patty Duke show, she performed as a folk singer at a beatknik club…

Some winners in the 7th annual Grammy Awards -

Record of the yearThe Girl From Ipanema - Stand Getz and Astrud Gilberto  Album of the Year - Getz-Gilberto 

Grammy Winner - "The Girl From Ipanema" - Getz and Gilberto

 

 More Grammy Award Winners-  Song of the Year - "Hello Dolly" - Louis Armstrong

Best Instrumental Composition - "Pink Panther Theme" - Henry Mancini 

 

Best Performance By A Vocal group - “A Hard Day’s Night” – Beatles 

 

Best Recording For Children - Mary Poppins: Here's "Chim-Chim Cheree"

 

Best Comedy Recording I Started Out As A Child - Bill Cosby

 

Best Spoken Word Recording - BBC Tribute to John F. Kennedy …

Best Country - Female Artist - Dottie for "Here Comes My Baby Back Again"

 

More from April 1965 mrtimeline news - as Herman's Hermits have a big hit with this:

"Mrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter" - Herman's Hermits

 

May - Beatles news - The boys are scheduled to perform at the Hollywood Bowl, and then they’ll stay in the L.A. area for a 10-day vacation in late August. Tickets will only be available by mail order from $3 to $7.00. Bob Eubanks, who’s producing the concerts this year with his company - “Prestige Promotions,” says they had to do it by mail to avoid the mess last year, when more than 17,000 tickets were sold in a little over munsters 1965 timeline facts history tv movie mrpopculture imagethree hours… The Munsters” film “Hot Rod Herman” at Long Beach, CA this week. It unveils the “Dragula,” a dragster fashioned from a coffin with a Mustang engine… Alfred Hitchcock, whose show is canceled by NBC, says that networks are chicken when it comes to chillers: “I really think the reason is fear of the horrific. With all the criticism about violence and with congressional investigations in the offering, the networks are afraid to put on any shows with a bite. The result will be a continuing flood of situation comedies”… Desilu will reshoot the pilot for Star Trek without Jeffrey Hunter . The first pilot reportedly cost $500 thousand. The lead actor for the part of “captain” is yet to be named…  Tony Hatch, who writes many of Petula Clark’s songs and arrangements, seems to have hit his stride. You can hear it on Pet’s new album “I Know A Place” which features “Downtown,” “I Know A Place,” and “You’re the One.” No doubt, the team of Tony Hatch and Petula Clark should produce other memorable hit records… They come from England via Australia. The Seekers have their first hit on the charts - “I’ll Never Find Another You” The Seekers originate from Australia, even though they’ve been in England since the spring of last year. They began performing around Melbourne several years ago. Last year, the group performed on a cruise ship, which brought them to England. They had only planned to stay in England for 10 weeks. Thinking they might want to  perform during their short stay, they sent some of their promotional material, including tapes and TV appearances, to a local booking agency. When they got to England, they were brian epstein 1965 timeline facts history may music beatles news  mrpopculture imagebooked solid for far more than 10 weeks…  Brian Epstein estimates that the Beatles will earn almost $1 million on their second American Tour in August. Epstein was told by New York promoter Sid Bernstein that even before posters or tickets were printed, more than half of the 55,000 seats at Shea Stadium, where the group opens on Aug. 15, have been sold. Bernstein wants the Beatles to perform the following night and the date is being held open. Their concert at an open-air stadium in Chicago (Aug. 20), has already been sold out and unless Epstein agrees to a second show, the promoter will have to return a ton of cash. Brian Epstein says he resisted presenting the Beatles at the 100,000 seat Rose Bowl in favor of concerts at the Hollywood Bowl on Aug. 29 & 30…

"Mr Tamberine Man" - Byrds

 

June - Electrified folk Music ? - The Byrds are making waves with Bob Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man.” Says member Jim McGuinn of the approach - “The kids were tired of inane lyrics They were tired of being played down to”… Ventriloquist Jerry Mahoney presides over the children’s program “Winchell- Mahoney Time.” The show stars Winchell and his two sidekick dummies – Jerry Mahoney and Knucklehead… Queen Elizabeth II elevates the Beatles: making them members of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire . From now on, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr can place the coveted initials M.B.E . after their names. More Beatles - An animated color series called “The Beatles” featuring cartoon counterparts of the four lads will join ABC’s Saturday morning line-up Sept. 25…Sometime this week on the syndicated “Soupy Sales Show” - produced from WNEW-TV, New York - Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin Sammy Davis Jr. and Joey Bishop. Which one will get a pie in the face?...

Soupy Sales Show/W Frank Sinatra Sammy Davis Jr.

 

man from uncle ideal toys 1965 timeline facts history tv photoMan From UNCLE is hot - Ideal Toys sets a new deal to merchandise an “U.N.C.L.E.” gun - on which, says the company, they already have $600,000 in advance sales. The gun is given its first exposure this week at a hotel in Hollywood, with the UNCLE cast. Ideal is also developing an U.N.C.L.E. board game. Other Man from UNCLE licensed articles already being sold include card games, boxed puzzles, comic books, Halloween costumes and masks, trading cards, chewing gum, men’s and boy’s T-shirts  and sweatshirts; novelty hats and buttons, pajamas, photos and fan posters…

Sample Of "Man From U.N.C.L.E."

 

More June - As Bonanza goes into its 7th season, there won’t be any Adam Cartwright (Played by Pernell Roberts). Says Michael Landon (28), who plays “Little Joe” - “It’s a heavier work load for the three of us this season. But it’s worth it. There is harmony on the set now”… Barry McGuire , former singer with the New Christy Minstrels, is signed as a soloist by Dunhill Records… Promoter Irving Granz and KFWB radio are co- promoting a huge rock ‘n’ roll show at the Hollywood Bowl, July 3. Lineup includes The Beach Boys, Righteous Brothers, The Byrds, Sam the Sham, Sir Douglas Quintet, Donna Loren; Dino, Desi & Billy, The Kinks, The Liverpool 5 and Ian Whitcomb…“Having A Wild Weekend,” the Dave Clark Five’s first full-length film, will be the title of an Epic (Records) album to be released shortly. The film will have its U.S. premiere next week. The Dave Clark Five arrives in the U.S. this week for a promotional tour and guest shots on the “Ed Sullivan,” “Dean Martin” and “Shindig” TV programs…

More June - Capitol Records is rush releasing the album “Beatles VI” in an effort to stimulate record dealer traffic. Capitol says the album was created expressly for the American market and features four new songs never available anywhere and four titles never released in the U.S. The remaining three songs have been previously been issued. More Beatles - “Help!” - will premiere July 29 at London’s Pavilion Theater, Piccadilly Circus… Discotheques are extremely popular these days. Most play rock ‘n’ roll. You’ll see their influence on most TV dance shows…

 

sandy becker 1965 ny tv history timeline wnew tvJuly - Passing - Clyde Beatty (62) - wild animal trainer. Beatty was famous for entering the cages of lions and tigers…WNEW-TV, New York - celebrates Sandy Becker week. Sandy is one of the best-loved children’s hosts in New York, along with Chuck McCann, who is moving to WNEW-TV from rival WPIX-TV, Sonny Fox of Wonderama, Officer Joe Bolton, Capt Jack McCarthy, Soupy Sales and Claude Kirschner. Says WNEW-TV - “For the past ten years, Sandy Becker has brought joy to the hearts and enrichment to the lives of many children. In grateful appreciation and recognition of his unique television talent, we salute him”… John Denver is named as third member of the Chad Mitchell Trio, replacing Mitchell. Denver, who has been working as a club singer in and around Phoenix, was selected after auditions of over 200 applicants for the job… Music Trends - Dick Clark says that Rock ‘n’ Roll is attracting older audiences these days. “The popularity of the discotheque craze is a good example. Discotheque shows that young adults are listening to rock and roll.” Also, some of the biggest audiences for his “Dick Clark Caravan” road shows are at colleges. Clarks says one obvious reason is that people are older - the type of music has been around for ten years Murray the K presents a summer spectacular this week at Brooklyn’s Fox Theater featuring Tom Jones, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Ben E. King, the Temptations, the Ronettes, Patty and the Bluebelles, Cannonball and the Headhunters, the Tymes and Ruby and the Romantics… Beatle news - “Help” premieres in London and the general verdict from peter paul mary newport 1965 music history july facts timeline mrpopculture imagearea writers was that it had its moments, but not enough of them… The Newport Folk Festival is held this week. Appearing - Peter Seegar, Joan Baez, Peter, Paul & Mary, Bob Dylan, Theodore Bikel, Blue Grass Bill Monroe, Odetta, Ian and Sylvia, Donovan, Mississippi John Hurt, Sam and Kirk McGee and many more. Bob Dylan stirred the most controversy from the crowd. According to one reviewer - “... Then when Bob Dylan arrived for a brief moment, it seemed that he had lost the support of his followers. Shouts from non-Dylan attendees that he go back to the ‘Ed Sullivan Show,’ or that he shun the electric guitar brought cheers. The indication was that many in the audience felt that he wasn’t the same Bob Dylan of a year ago - that perhaps he’s turned too commercial for the folk purists. Dylan, with the air of one who relishes controversy, soon had the crowd in his palm. A particularly moving rendition of his “Tambourine Man” brought it to its feet with cheers for more”… Here's Jane Fonda, Tuesday Weld, Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall & Others - just being themselves in Malibu. Home movie (silent) shot by Roddy McDowall. Amazing!

Home Movie Shot By Roddy McDowall

 

Temptations perform, "My Girl" on "Where The Action Is"

 

August - “Let’s Make A Deal” - seen weekday afternoons on NBC, is the hottest daytime show of its kind. Emcee Monty Hall says people will go to great lengths to be recognized… Jerry Lewis taking second billing? - At least to his son, as both will host NBC’s “Hullabaloo” in September. Gary Lewis & The Playboys have had a nice run on the pop charts this year… The Beatles perform at their largest concert venue to date - Shea Stadium, New York. Over 50,000 fans showed up. Ushers estimate that 80% of the audience was female, mostly teen-agers. After the loudspeaker announced “Don’t worry - the Beatles are here”… If you couldn’t make it to Shea, WMCA (fabulous 57) and “goodguy” Ed Baer broadcast from the stadium. Ed played the hits from the WMCA playlist, until the Beatles came on stage. As the Beatles played a number, you heard the identical recording from the WMCA turntables (the actual concert was not broadcast, but the dynamics of the event came over the radio loud and clear)… CBS is  perry mason 1965 tv sked news timeline history mrpopculture imagemoving “Perry Mason” to 9pm Sundays beginning next season. It will compete with TV’s biggest show - “Bonanza.” Says Perry Mason executive producer Gail Patrick Jackson - “We’re going to give it the old college try. I think we will shake them up a bit. They may shake us, too. But just remember, there was a time when NBC moved “Bonanza” to get away from Perry Mason”… Music trends - “Protest” music is hitting it big. It could get a boost with a new single called “Eve of Destruction” by Barry McGuire. Other singles include Jody Miller’s “Home of the Brave,” Donovan’s “Colours.” Another new sound combines rock, folk and protest. It’s a hybrid combining the best and instrumentation of rock music with the folk lyric, usually a fresh urban lyric and often a lyric of protest. Some of the songs here include “I Got You Babe” - Sonny & Cher, “All I Really Want To Do” - Cher/The Byrds and “Like A Rolling Stone” - Bob Dylan… Beatles update - The boys “sneek” into Los Angeles under the cover of darkness to begin a few says of vacation before they make the concert scene in San Diego, then the Hollywood Bowl. Only two teenagers figured out when they were landing at the airport. They touched down at 3:15am. Paul McCartney, dapper in a green suede sports jacket said “We do not expect any teen-agers. They should be home in bed at this hour.” For their vacation, they’ve rented a house at 2850 Benedict Canyon Drive and will be hosting at least two private parties there during the week…. For the first time, the Beatles meet Elvis. It all took place at his home in Bel Air. At first, things were kind of stiff and finally, Elvis said - “if you damn guys are gonna sit here and stare at me all night, I’m going to bed.” Then Elvis broke out guitars and they all jammed as Elvis played songs from his rock record collection…

Ed Sullivan Introduces The Beatles At Shea Stadium

 

Beatles sing their latest hit, "Help" - Live At Shea Stadium

 

man from uncle september 1965 tv history facts timelineSeptember - Music - he’s hot - Bob Dylan. Billboard magazine reports that 48 recordings of Dylan songs by other artists have been cut or commissioned in the last month! Television news - “I Spy” - said to be the first weekly network television to present a Negro as co-star in an integrated cast, is accepted by more than 180 NBC television affiliates… One of the hottest returning  shows is “The Man From U.N.C.L.E” on NBC and “UNCLE Mania” seems to be everywhere. The show’s stars - Robert Vaughn and David McCallum are getting the Beatle treatment wherever they go – with mobs of screaming teens… Hmm - do you think Brian Epstein has an influence on the Flintstones? A new character will appear this season - rock ‘n’ roll impresario Eppy Brainstone. Pebbles and Bam Bam will sing on the show (and Hanna- Barbara Records will even release a single - “Let The Sun Shine In.”)…

"Sonny & Cher" have a huge hit with, "I Got You Babe." Both were known around the Los Angeles recording scene before pairing up. Interestingly, they have another hit single, "Baby Don't Go" on another label - Reprise. This one's on Atco.

 

More Beatles - Promoter Sid Bernstein, delighted with the results of the Shea Stadium- Beatles concert last month, dispatches a letter to Beatles manager Brian Epstein, detailing an offer of $500,000 against 60% of the gross for two one-night performances. Bernstein had earlier, dispatched a $250,000 offer for a one nighter at Shea Stadium, but he rescinded that offer in favor of his new two-night deal. Bernstein also stated that he wants an answer immediately in order to start selling tickets now. He hopes to sell out at least one show by Thanksgiving Day… Bob Dylan jets to Toronto to rehearse with Levon & The Hawks, a local rock group that will back him on his current tour. Dylan was in the city for several days…

"Eve Of Destruction" - Barry McGuire (Jerry Lewis Hullabaloo NBC-TV)

 

October - Peter Best, former drummer with the band, files an $8 million lawsuit against Playboy magazine, the Beatles en masse and Beatle drummer Ringo Starr in particular. Best charges that in an interview with the Beatles, published in Playboy last February, a statement attributed to Starr served to hinder Best from gaining employment and immeasurably damaged his career  Long reported to be in trouble fiscally, Vee-Jay Records closes. The 12-year-old label had a colorful history. First founded as a rhythm and blues label by Vivian Carter and James Bracken, Vee-Jay would sign The 4 Seasons and later, released several early Beatles recordings in 1963. Those records were redistributed in 1964 and became huge hits, but the label ny worlds fair october 1965 news facts timeline history mrpopculture imagegot into a tassle with Capitol Records… The New York World’s Fair closed, breaking records for attendance - but it wasn’t enough and according to counters, the fair will lose money. Also, on the fair’s final weekend - souvenir-clamoring crowds pulled up just about everything they saw the final weekend - from flowers to typewriters. The “General Electric Circle Theater” is being torn down and will be shipped to Disneyland in California…  Aaron Spelling forms Aaron Spelling Productions and enters into a two-year partnership with United Artists Television for the creation and production of television series and motion pictures. Currently, Spelling has four shows on the air with Four Star Television - The Smothers Brothers Show, Honey West, Amos Burke and Secret Agent…

Keep On Dancing - Gentrys (Jimmy O'Neil ABC-TV Shindig)

 

julie christie 1965 news timeline facts movie histoy mrpopculture imageNovember - Becoming popular with teen girls, go-go boots - available at your favorite shoe store… Julie Christie seems to be the one to watch ever since the movie “Darling” has vaulted her to overnight fame. She is working on another film - Dr. Zhivago with Omar Shariff and is seeing English painter Don Bassant… A new concept in game shows - “The Dating Game” will debut on December 20 over ABC-TV. Seen Monday through Friday in two segments, a potential date will interview three eligible bachelors behind a screen. She won’t be able to see them, but will ask a series of questions, which will enable her to decide her best date. The show will be emceed by Jim Lang , San Francisco DJ and former announcer for the Tennessee Ernie Ford daytime show…

"Let's Hang On" - 4 Seasons 

 

More November - Bob Dylan and his manager Al Grossman branch into the publishing business. Their new firm, called Bob Dylan Words and Music, will hold the new songs written by Dylan. For the past three years, Dylan’s material has been published by Music Publishers Holding Corp. Dylan has had more than 237 of his MPHC copyrights recorded. In addition to managing Dylan, Grossman also manages Peter, Paul & Mary, Ian and Sylvia, Odetta and Gordon Lightfoot… Lorne Green and Betty White host Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on NBC - in color! CBS’s coverage of various parades is also in color: Jack Linkletter in Toronto, Betty Furness and Arthur Godfrey in Philadelphia, Frank Gifford and Marilyn Van Derbin in Detroit and Bess Myerson and Budd Collyer in New York… This Friday night on NBC - “ The Incredible World of James Bond ” “What, asks this full-hour, color special, makes the world of Bond go ‘round? Is it the exploding suitcases, the underwater motorcycles? (Sean Connery takes you back-stage for a demonstration.) The super-villains and the wonder-girls? (You’ll see them all in scenes from James Bond thrillers, including the soon-to-be released Thunderball .”) 

 

mighty mouse playhouse cbs tv 1965 cartoon timeline mrpopculture imageDecember - The Mighty Mouse Playhouse marks its tenth anniversary on CBS. It’s the oldest cartoon series on network television. You can catch it Saturday mornings… Greenwich Village happenings - The Swingle Singers of Paris return to the Village Gate and appear through New Years… Music news - Bobby Fuller , recently signed to Mustang Records, just completed his first motion picture role in “Out of Sight,” a Universal picture… CBS says this will be the last season for Dick Van Dyke . Van Dyke wants to pursue motion pictures. He’ll still be tied to CBS under a long- term contract now being negotiated. Van Dyke will do several one-hour comedy-variety specials each year for three years, beginning in 1967. It is understood the contract would permit him to be a guest on other networks. Dick’s show is still one of the highest rated TV programs around… New Year’s Eve - Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians on ABC from 11:30pm to 1:00am. At midnight, see a special telecast of the revelers at Time Square!... Is this the beginning of more Charlie Brown Specials? - “Charlie Brown’s Christmas” the animated special featuring the Peanuts comic strip characters drew good ratings and CBS says they want to see another Charlie Brown special. Another special is being planned for the spring with a baseball storyline…. Brian Holland is named vice president of Motown Records in charge of creative evaluation. Holland had been supervising that department since last August… Bill Cosby - now of “I Spy” on NBC, says someday, he’d like to do a Negro situation comedy. “I want to do a family situation comedy on TV and it will be a hit because people want to see what goes on in a Negro home today”…

"We Can Work It Out" - Beatles

 

The Year 1965 In News Headlines And Information 

john glenn 1965 events news timeline january mrpopculture imageJanuary 1 – Treasury Secretary Douglas Dillon submits his letter of resignation to President Johnson and will leave the Cabinet soon after Inauguration Day… Col. John H. Glenn Jr. retires from the Marine Corps and denounces as “pure fabrication” reports that a fall he suffered stemmed from after effects of his pioneer space flight. He is to become a member of the board of the Royal Crown Bottling Co, but most of his time will be spent as a paid consultant to the civilian space agency…

President Johnson conducts his 1965 State of the Union and includes his "Great Society."

 

January 8 – A strike of 60,000 East and Gulf Coast longshoremen begins. The government blamed the walkout on “confusion and misunderstanding”… Two U.S. Air Force fighter-bombers are shot down while striking at a key Laotian road, over which supplies and men reached Communist guerrillas in South Vietnam and in Laos. Both pilots - one from an F-105, the other from an F-100 - were recovered and are OK… Rufus Youngblood , the agent who shielded President Johnson with his body at the time of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, is appointed head of the White House Secret Service detail… 

January 15 – American Nazi leader George Lincoln Rockwell shows up in Selma, Ala and announces that he and his followers will heckle Dr. Martin Luther King in blackface costumes. Dr. King plans to lead a voter registration drive and massive tests of the civil rights law. Segregationists led by J.B. Stoner and Connie Lynch announce they would counter with a white voter registration drive… 36th President - Lyndon Baines Johnson is inaugurated for a full term as President and calls upon his countrymen to end old hatreds and seek justice and higher living standards for all…

Goodbye To Winston Churchill

 

winston churchill 1965 dies february timeline facts events mrpopculture imageJanuary 22 – Dies - Sir Winston Churchill (90) - Britain’s man of the century - in his London home – 10 days after suffering a stroke. He was the last to die of the big three war leaders. His body will lie in state at Westminster Hall until his funeral at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday… Dr. Martin Luther King is arrested with more than 250 Negroes while leading a right-to-vote protest march in Selma, Alabama. Police charge they were parading without a permit. DR King refused to post bond when called before a magistrate, saying he would spend the night in jail…

February 1 -  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. emerges from jail and announces he would seek a conference with President Johnson on the seething racial situation that has brought more than 3,000 arrests in Alabama…

February 8 – Communist China threatens a Korean-style intervention in the Vietnamese war, as they did in the Korean War. The threat was announced on a broadcast from Peking… Here's a KGO-TV (San Francisco) newscast from this week... Vietnam leads the news...

 

February 15 – Malcolm Xslain - gunfire cuts down Negro nationalist leader Malcolm X as he rose to address a rally in an upper Manhattan ballroom. At least five Negro men are believed to have sprung the fatal ambush. They were among a crown of 500. His lawyer claims that Malcolm X knew he was a marked man for murder and was preparing his speech to disclose “the names of those who were trying to kill him.” Police are blaming the slaying on a feud between Malcolm X and the Black Muslims, which he broke from in 1964… In this video - he comments on the leader of the Black Muslims... 

Malcolm X Interview Last Year

 

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February 22 -  Interviewed in Look Magazine this week, Sen Robert F. Kennedy of New York says he will run for re-election to the Senate in 1970 and that any run for the Presidency is “far off in the future.” Said Kennedy - “What concerns me today is not to become President. That field, that problem, is beyond my immediate programs. Very much beyond: far off from the future.” He denied he “made use” of his late brother’s name to get elected to the Senate, although it did help…

March 1 – The first major element of President Johnson’s Great Society program clears Congress by passage of a $1.1 billion bill to aid Appalachia. It authorizes a five-year program of federal economic aid to 360 counties in the mountainous Appalachia region stretching down the nation’s eastern flank from northern Pennsylvania to northern Alabama… A mob of 2000 screaming rock-throwing students smash through police barricades and attacks the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. The demonstration was the worst attack on the U.S. embassy in Moscow since the cold war began… A third suspect in the slaying of Malcolm X is seized from within the ranks of the rival Black Muslim sect. He is Thomas 15X Johnson (30), who served in the elite guard of Elijah Muhammad’s Chicago-based Muslim organization. Five men in all are believed to have taken part in the Feb. 21 killing of Malcolm X…

March 8 – In Selma - State troopers peaceably turn back Dr. Martin Luther King and 2,000 followers shortly after they began a march on Alabama’s capital in defiance of a federal court order and a plea from President Johnson. Dr. King turned his followers back two miles into the march after troopers gave them permission to conduct a brief prayer meeting on a four-lane highway…

March 15Space race - the Soviet Union announces the launching of a two-man space ship and says the copilot stepped out of the ship into space, some 90 minutes after the craft went into orbit. The spacecraft lands safely after orbiting the Earth for 26 1/2 hours… A federal court order clears the way for a Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights march by hundreds of persons. The court ruled that Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace and other officials must permit the demonstration and provide police protection martin luther king 1965 events march news timeline history facts mrpopculture photoalong the 50-mile route… Dr. Martin Luther King announces that “the most massive march ever held on any state capitol” will begin shortly after noon on Sunday at Selma, Ala and will end in Montgomery next Thursday… Space race - Gemini astronauts Virgil (Gus) Grissom and John W. Young , hurtle three times around the earth in America’s initial two-man space flight. Gemini 3 marks the resumption of U.S. manned space flights after almost two years… 

April 1For the first time - the House approves a vast medical insurance plan for the aged (Medicare) - the first time in history that the House had accepted any kind of Medicare program. The controversial medical plan was embodied in a $6 billion-a-year Social Security bill that also would increase the benefits of 20 million persons on Social Security rolls… President Johnson launches a major bid for peace in Vietnam, announcing U.S. readiness to join the Communists in “unconditional discussions” and willingness to invest $1 billion in economic development of Southeast Asia…

April 8 – North Vietnam’s President Ho Chi Minh rejects President Johnson’s offer of unconditional peace talks and described Mr. Johnson’s Vietnamese policies as “the daydream of a madman...

April 15 – Lawrence Bradford Jr. - a 16-year-old honor student, whose ambition is to run for mayor of New York City, begins work as the Senate’s first Negro page in history. Bradford is a sophomore at Lincoln school in Manhattan…

April 22 - Defense Secretary Robert McNamara announces plans to step up U.S. air and sea activity against Communist North Vietnam and that aid to South Vietnam is expected to increase “above originally planned levels”… The Soviet Union says it will send soldiers to fight in Vietnam if the U.S. steps up its military action there. Just how the Soviet Union would get its men to North Vietnam was not clear... President Johnson implores Hanoi and Peking to reconsider America’s bid for peace talks because “there is no human power capable of forcing us from South Vietnam until that nation’s freedom is secure”…

Secretary Of Defense McNamara On Vietnam This Week In 1965

 

May 1 – Dominican Republic trouble - Five U.S. marines are killed and 13 American military personnel are wounded in the bloody revolutionary fighting here that has slowed, but not halted by a cease-fire agreement... President Johnson appeals for acceptance of a shaky cease-fire formula in the Dominican Republic crisis… Rebel Col. Franciso Caamano Deno is sworn in as “constitutional president” of the Dominican Republic and immediately demands that U.S. troops get out of the country…

May 8 – President Johnson issues a code of ethics for 5 million government employees with a new proviso requiring hundreds of them to file reports on their debts and outside financial interests… The National Education Assn. blacklists the state of Oklahoma; warning teachers from out of state not to accept teaching positions in the state, in protest against alleged “sub john f kennedy memorial london 1965 timeline events mrpopculture imageminimal” conditions in almost every area of the Oklahoma school program Mrs. John F. Kennedy makes her first public appearance in London since the assassination of her husband. A London columnist wrote - “Tragedy has enhanced her dignity and beauty”… Kennedy memorial dedicated - Queen Elizabeth II dedicates three acres of rolling meadowland on which stands a massive rectangle of Portland stone bearing  President John F. Kennedy’s commitment to freedom...

May 15 – Dominican Civil War - The representatives of four Latin American nations and the United States sign a document creating a history-making first inter-American peace force. The Latin countries include Brazil, Costa Rica, Honduras and Nicaragua... Meanwhile The Organization of American States (OAS) announces it has worked out an informal cease-fire agreement in the Dominican Republic. The agreement was made with rebel leader Col Francisco Casmano Deno… The Saturn 1 super rocket thunders into its ninth test flight and carries the satellite Pegasus 2, set to measure tiny meteoroids and the hazard they pose to astronauts making lengthy space trips… 

May 22 - The Treasury, reversing its decision last week, announces that it will not mint any new silver dollars “at this time.” The decision not to produce 45 million silver dollars - the first time since 1935 - came at the urging of members of the coinage lyndon johnson highway billboards 1965 timeline events  mrpopculturecommittees of Congress… President Johnson tells the White House Conference on Natural Beauty he will ask Congress to ban billboards and automobile junkyards from view on most of the federally aided superhighway system. The billboard ban, long sought by conservationists, would bar signs along all interstate and primary routes except in commercial and industrial areas… In A Gallup poll - fewer whites object to having Negro neighbors. “If colored people came to live next door, would you move?”Yes, definitely - 13%  Yes, might - 22%  No - 65%  In 1963 - Yes, definitely - 20%  Yes, might - 25%  No - 55%...

June 1Gemini astronaut Edward H. White II maneuvers spectacularly in space on a tether for 20 minutes - becoming America’s first man to walk in space. Taped communications from the spacecraft show he was all over his Gemini 4 space capsule - sitting and standing on it… 17,000 cheer and applaud at an anti-Vietnam rally at Madison Square Garden. The last speaker, Dr. Benjamin Spock , the Cleveland childcare specialist, called upon those left in the Garden to take the crusade to the streets…The Senate votes to force R. Sargent Shriver to discard one of his two federal hats - as director of the Peace Corps or as head of the anti-poverty program. One of the senators - Jacob Javits (R- N.Y.) has long held that the Peace Corps and anti- poverty posts are too demanding to be held by one man…

June 8 – U.S. military authorities disclose that the strength of American military personnel in South Vietnam is now 51,000. That’s a far cry of the 1,650 in the area back in May/’61…

vietnam war june 1965 timeline facts history mrpopculture events June 15 – Sixteen to twenty-one thousand more troops are being sent to Vietnam, boosting overall U.S. strength there to around 75,000… Eight Negroes, including two young civil rights leaders who were chased from the House gallery less than four years ago, are elected to the State House of Representatives. With two Negro senators in the Georgia General Assembly, it gives the state the most Negro legislators in the land…Scores of doctors strongly oppose the federal Medicare plan as the American Medical Assn. begins searching for a response to that program when it becomes law. Says an Ohio doctor - “Medicare is basically against the American dream. It is the mark of  socialism”…

June 22 - Vietnam news - Hanoi Radio announces that the Vietcong have executed U.S. Sgt. Harold George Bennett in reprisal for the execution of several Viet Cong terrorists by the South Vietnamese government… The Senate approves a historic change in U.S coins and eliminates all silver from dimes and quarters and cutting silver content in half dollars from 90% to 40%. President Johnson urged the change because of a rapidly developing shortage of silver resulting from the heavy demand for coins in vending  machines and increased uses for silver in industry and defense…The Senate approves a $650 million, four-year authorization bill to establish regional medical centers to fight the nation’s three major killers: heart disease, cancer and stroke… 

July 1 – Sharply divided - In a poll - 24% of Americans says they would like to stop military action in Vietnam; 13% say to withdraw completely; 11% say begin negotiations, stop fighting and 16% say to continue the present policy. 33% offered no opinion…President Johnson becomes the first U.S. President to come out for birth control - saying, “Let us act on the fact that less than $5 invested in population control is worth $100 invested in economic growth”… In Florida - astronaut Scott Carpenter is charged with driving on the wrong side of the road after an accident in which his car collided head-on with another…

henry cabot lodge ambassador 1965 timeline vietnam history mrpopcultureJuly 8 – Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. is named ambassador to South Vietnam for the second time after the resignation of Ambassador Maxell Taylor. Lodge was first appointed ambassador to Saigon by President John F. Kennedy in 1963…President Johnson puts the American people on notice that a grave turn impends in Vietnam - one that may require heavy reinforcement of U.S ground troops. In a press conference, he said that “new dangers” might soon necessitate “new and serious decisions”… Adlai E. Stevenson (65), U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and twice a Democratic candidate for President, collapses and dies of an apparent heart attack near the American Embassy in London… The five chemical building blocks of DNA and RNA are synthesized for the first time from the simple ingredients and under the conditions that theoretically existed on primeval earth. NASA announces the achievement, saying it provides the best proof so far that life is the product of spontaneous chemical evolution on this planet…

July 15 – Mariner 4 transmits the first-ever close-up pictures from Mars, showing the curved edge of the planet and light and dark areas of the Martian desert… Addressing the Romanian Communist Party congress, Soviet Communist Party chief Leonid I. Brezhnev threatens swift retribution for any further escalation of the Vietnam War by “American interventionists”… The history-making Gemini 4 spacecraft will be placed on exhibit in the United States Space Park at the New York World’s Fair early next month. It’s the craft in which Lt. Col. James McDivitt and Lt. Col. Edward White orbited the earth for four days in early June…

medicare law 1965 timeline mrpopculture facts events  image julyJuly 22 - Medicare signed into law - At Independence Missouri - President Johnson, with Harry S. Truman by his side, signs Medicare into law. The bill, carrying $6.46 billion in benefits for more than 20 million persons, becomes a public at a ceremony in the Truman Library attended by Most of those who played a part in its long legislative history… President Johnson taps television newsman John W. Chancellor as director of the Voice of America…

August 1 – In a historic and symbolic symbol, President Johnson signs the voting rights bill into law proclaiming that it strikes away the last major shackle of America’s Negroes. The President then directs the attorney general to file a lawsuit to challenge the constitutionality of the poll tax in Mississippi… The British government announces that it will impose an over-all 7,500 a year entry quota on Commonwealth immigrants. All numbers refer to working males and does not include their dependents… Also in Britain, all cigarette advertising on British commercial television is banned…

August 8 – Nation in a water crisis? - President Johnson acts on two fronts to alleviate the growing water crisis in the United States. He signed into law a $185 million bill to expand and accelerate the desalination development program… Watts Riots - The National Guard is called out after more than 7,000 persons riot in the Los Angeles  neighborhood of Watts. Police say fires from markets and liquor stores, overturned cars and debris are burning unchecked along Avalon Blvd, between Imperial Highway watts riots los angeles 1965 timeline events facts history mrpopcultureand 120th street… President Johnson deplores the Los Angeles riots as tragic and shocking, and calls on local leaders to make every effort to restore order. “Killing, rioting and looting are contrary to the best traditions of this country. We are deeply committed to the fulfillment of every American’s constitutional rights. We have worked hard to protect those rights. But rights will not be won through violence”…

August 15 – United Airlines Flight 389 - a Boeing 727 airliner which took off from LaGuardia airport, crashes Monday night in a burst of orange flame into Lake Michigan, off Chicago’s north shore. It was just planning to land at Chicago’s O’Hare Field on a non-stop flight. 30 persons were aboard. There are no survivors… Drought in Northeast - President Johnson orders federal disaster assistance for four drought-stricken Northeastern states - Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware - declaring sectors of those states disaster areas… The Senate passed the $1.65 billion bill authorizing a doubling of President Johnson’s anti-poverty program in its second year. Voting for passage were 52 Democrats and 9 Republicans President Johnson likens the racial terrorists of Los Angeles to the night riders of the Ku Klux Klan: “A rioter with a Molotov cocktail in his hands is not fighting for civil rights any more than a Klansman with a sheet on his back and a mask on his face”…

August 22 - President Johnson warns that “the clock is ticking, time is moving” toward Los Angeles-type radical uprising in other major cities. He urges leadership at all levels of government to avert future disturbances through eradication of slims, joblessness, substandard housing and other festering problems urban America… Men between ages of 19 and 26 who get married after midnight Thursday will be subject to draft on the same basis as single men. The executive order was recently signed by President Johnson… Gemini 5 parachutes into the Atlantic ocean safely, but not before breaking a space record by orbiting the earth 120 times and staying in space longer than any other craft - 190 hours and 56 minutes. Astronauts L. Gordon Cooper Jr. and Charles Conrad were a bit tired and stiff - but otherwise fit… President Johnson signs into law, legislation to prohibit the destruction of draft cards - an outgrowth of student protests against U.S policy in Vietnam. Any person found guilty of destroying the Selective Service cards are subject to a $10,000 fine or a five-year prison term…

September 1 – The Senate passes a $4.7 billion higher education bill providing the first federal scholarships for needy undergraduates and funds to strengthen colleges struggling with the enrollment boom… President Johnson announces U.S. recognition of the new provisional government of the Dominican Republic. Johnson assured Dominican President Hector Garcia Godoy and the Dominican people that “they have our fill support” in trying to restore order to the revolt-torn island nation in the Caribbean… Passing - Albert Schweitzer “the great white doctor” - of the Equatorial African jungle. He was 90…

September 8 – As the New Orleans area recovers from Hurricane Betsy - there’s another problem. The hurricane sunk a chlorine-laden barge in the Mississippi river 85 miles upstream. The vessel has 600 tons of deadly gas aboard. In Washington, President Johnson orders the full resources of the government into a frantic search for the barge… Communist China threatens India with “grave consequences” unless it dismantles within three days, its military bases in the Tibet-Sikkim border area claimed by China… The U.S. Air Force transport planes airlift 400 Americans to safety from battle-torn PakistanThe New York Times suspends publication in the face of a strike by the AFL-CIO. Six other papers close down in sympathy and support. It was the first widespread New York City newspaper blackout since the 16-week strike of late ‘62 - early ‘63. Only one major daily, the tabloid afternoon New York Post, with a daily circulation of about 330,000 plans to continue full publication…

September 15 – The known death toll from hurricane Betsy stands at 63 in Louisiana and 12 others in areas of the Bahamas, Florida and Mississippi… Pakistan accepts a cease-fire in its war with India and orders all of its forces to fire only in self-defense after midnight. Meanwhile, the threat of war between India and Red China appears to have eased, hours before Peking’s deadline to New Delhi to dismantle military outposts in the Himalayas…

September 22 - Beginning this week, an extension of the 1964 Civil Rights act, Executive Order 1124, enforces Affirmative Action… President Johnson announces that the United States and Panama have agreed in principle on a new treaty, giving Panama sovereignty over the Canal Zone…

October 1-  Pope Paul VI visits New York for the first time and attracts tens of thousands of onlookers during his motorcycle escort around town. He met with President Johnson and called on the United Nations to pursue the cause of peace as the “last hope” of the world… Radio Jakarta says martial law has been proclaimed in Jakarta and throughout West Java after an attempted military coup to oust President Sukarno... President Johnson enters Bethesda Naval Hospital this week to undergo surgery to remove his gall bladder… 

charles degaulle 1965 timeline history october facts events mrpopcultureOctober 8 - Due to President De Gaulle’s (implied) NATO Policies – the U.S. says it will return a significant number of military installations, including several airfields which it has been utilizing in France since the early 1950’s. A Department of Defense study is being prepared for the complete withdrawal of troops from France - just in case… Mikhail Sholkhov wins the 1965 Nobel Prize for literature. Sholokhov (60), a Russian Communist, best-known for “And Quiet Flows The Don”…

October 15 – The FBI arrests David Miller for destroying his draft card. Miller publicly burned a card in New York last week, contending the draft is immoral… President Johnson signs the Highway Beautification Act of 1965, which banishes billboards and junkyards from the nation’s major highways… American headquarters in Saigon announces a new buildup in U.S. combat forces in Vietnam with new heavy guns, planes and men being added… The New York mayoral race is in full swing. Running is Conservative William F. Buckley Jr ., Rep. John V. Lindsay, Republican – Liberal candidate and City Controller Abraham D. Beam, Democrat…

October 22 - In America’s first attempt to join two spacecraft, the Agena rocket is launched from Cape Kennedy but explodes six minutes later. Astronauts Walter Schirra Jr. and Thomas Stafford were suppose to follow 101 minutes later in Gemini 6 and the plan was to rendezvous and dock with the rocket…

john lindsay 1965 news events november mayer mrpopculture timelineNovember 1 – A man identified through photograms and personal effects as Daniel Burros, grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan in New York State, is shot to death after publication of a New York Times report saying he was a Jew… Rep. John V. Lindsay is elected mayor of New York, wins a smashing victory over City Controller Abraham D. Beam, Democrat and William F. Buckley Jr., Conservative…

NBC Special Report - New York Power Blackout

 

November 8 – Vietnam news - Mme Ho Thi Que, the “Tiger Lady” of the South Vietnamese army, is shot and killed during a jealous argument with her husband. She was known as “Big Sister” to the men of the 44th Vietnamese Rangers, a Delta unit her husband formerly commanded… New York City and a large part of the Northeast are hit by a massive power blackout, knocking out power to Manhattan from around 5:30pm to 3:35am. At its peak, the blackout enveloped 80,000 square miles, affecting up to 30 million persons in eight states. The lights flickered out slowly as if someone were turning down the volume of a radio… In Texas - President Johnson orders an immediate federal investigation of the massive power failure. The President directed the Federal Power Commission to undertake the probe with the full support of the FBI, the Defense Department and other governmental agencies. It’s learned FBI special agents in the affected areas were checking possible espionage or sabotage angles because of the scope and duration of the power failure…

November 15 – For the first time since his gall bladder surgery, President Johnson is back behind his White House desk. Budget-making problems, his State of the Union address to Congress next January and this week’s entertainment for Britain’s Princess Margaret and her husband are occupying his attention… The Vietnam War gets its first landmark - a nondescript, heavily forested mound -Hill 732. It’s where for three days, North Vietnamese regulars and men of the American 1st Cavalry Division were locked in the most prolonged single combat engagement of the war…

November 22 -It’s reported that President Johnson is described as grievously concerned about mounting casualties in Vietnam, but determined to continue to help the Saigon government as long as necessary… President Johnson, his family and some friends are treated to Thanksgiving dinner on the LBJ ranch. Daughter Luci (18), brought her boyfriend, Patrick J. Nugent, whom she reportedly wants to marry… More than 25,000 persons descend on the White House to demonstrate against U.S. policy in Vietnam. A few hundred others could be seen counter-picketing in favor of American’s role in the war…

robert macnamera 1965 timeline history december facts mrpopcultureDecember 1 – Secretary Of State Robert McNamara says that he fully expects Communist North Vietnam to triple the rate at which they are infiltrating trained soldiers into South Vietnam… The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise goes to war for the first time and launches a record 140  attack sorties against Communist targets in South Vietnam… Despite fuel-cell problems, Gemini 7 takes off smoothly from Cape Kennedy. The 14-day mission is piloted by James Lovell Jr. and Frank Borman. The mission received “a go” to orbit the earth 31 times. It will be the longest journey in manned space history…

December 8 – In a Washington Post telephone survey - stepped-up draft calls resulting from the war in Vietnam have had an increase of full-time college enrollments. The survey also shows that enrollment in Reserve Officer Training Corps programs rose sharply on some campuses this fall…

December 15 – U.S. spacecraft’s Gemini 6 and Gemini 7 meet in space in a dramatic rendezvous – 187 miles the Mariana Islands. The ships met at only 6 to 8 feet apart - the first rendezvous of manned craft in space. It’s also the first time the United States has had two spacecraft aloft at the same time. Gemini 6 is manned by Walter Schirra Jr. and Thomas Stafford. Frank Borman and James Lovell Jr. are in Gemini 7. Later, Gemini 7 suffers some power trouble - but both managed to splash down safely...

December 22 - France re-elects President Charles de Gaulle (75) to a second seven-year term, with 54% of the vote. His opponent was Francois Mitterrand… The Justice Department files intimidation charges against eight Louisiana landowners who allegedly sent eviction notices to Negro sharecroppers and tenant farmers because they registered to vote. It is the first voter intimidation suit filed under the 1965 Civil Rights act… Pressed on the question of atomic weapons by a correspondent, Vietnam ambassador Arthur Goldberg says atomic weapons will not be used in the war. “The use of atomic weapons in Vietnam is not conceivable”…

Year 1965  In Technology News 

January - United Air Lines presents Jetarama Theater! - wide-screen movies, plus 6 channels of stereo and monaural listening on many of United’s Red, White & Blue jets…

March - Satellite news coverage will become a regular reality - NBC news organizes a team to develop programming utilizing a new TV satellite - the Early Bird, to be launched March 23. Among their duties will be exploring the opportunities offered by communications satellite in providing news coverage from Europe, including live reports on a regular basis and also planning and scheduling of satellite broadcasts. The new bird will have a “fixed” position instead of orbiting around the earth, as do the Relay and Telstar satellites… Television news - Color TV update - NBC says it’s almost broadcasting in full-color - almost. Only two shows next season will be in black & white - “I Dream of Jeannie” and “Convoy.” “I Dream of Jeannie” will employ visual effects that are either too costly or impractical in color. “Convoy” a drama about North Atlantic crossings in World War II could not be done in color because it will incorporate stock film footage of naval activities... ABC expects to offer about seven and a half hours of programming in color next season. Color shows will be - “The ABC Sunday Night Movie,” “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea,” “Big Valley, “Gidget,” “The Big Valley” and at least five episodes of “Ozzie and Harriet” plus “The Flintstones” and “The FBI.” CBS says “The Beverly Hillbillies,” “Gilligan’s Island,” “The Lucy Show,” “Hogan’s Heroes,” “Lassie” and “My Favorite Martian” will be in color as will “Danny Kaye” and “Red Skelton” and most of the motion pictures schedule for Thursday evenings in color…

April - Computer music - Prof. Lejaren Hiller of the University of Illinois - a music professor, issues some advice for budding composers - “Use the computer.” Startling advice for sure. “Newsmen use telephones, so why should musicians play a 17th century violin!” Hiller has composed a number of works on the university’s $4 million computer. He says a computer used to create music “is a musical instrument and also a basic laboratory tool.” “It’s the artists responsibility to deal with his own century and not in the past. After all, he’s living in the century of science.” Computers are getting smaller all the time. Once the size of buildings, they basically now take-up only one room. Says programmer Erh Lin - “Eventually, the computer will be the size of a transistor radio. A composer then could simply feed his freshly-written works into the machine and listen to an instant playback…

learjet 8-track deck tech history may 1965 timeline facts mrpopcultureMay - RCA Victor Records and Lear Jet announce the development of an integrated car-radio and stereo-tape-cartridge system for the car. Just insert a plastic cartridge into a slot in the radio. Each cartridge holds as much as 80 minutes of music in a continuous loop - no rewinding. The listener can choose between four stereo programs on the tape with the flip of a switch. When you pull the cartridge out, the radio automatically kicks on. The Ford Motor Company says it plans to offer the new tape system as an option with some of its 1966 model… Color TV sales are expected to hit 2 million this year - twice as many as last year… On CBS, NBC and ABC this Sunday, the networks will simulcast the first live telecast between the US and Europe using the new Early Bird satellite. Use of the new bird will be used forthwith on newscasts with Mike Wallace-Walter Cronkite (CBS), Huntley-Brinkley (NBC) and Peter Jennings (ABC)…

June - “Cheaper” home taping machines debut at an electronics show in Chicago – Sony and Matsushita display home videotape recorders for under $1,000. The Sony VTR will be the first VTR under $1000 to reach the public, with sales expected to begin this fall. Camera and microphone will be extra. Other videotape recorders are offered by North American Phillips (Norelco), Ampex and RCA, but those machines cost much more. Norelco showed a $3,950 machine (extra for camera, monitor and microphone) for  institutional use, and has no immediate plans for a lower priced unit…

July - Kodak - who brought you the Instamatic camera, now brings the Instamatic Camera idea to home movies! “Loads instantly, automatically. A new kind of movie film gives you clearer, sharper movies than ever before. Just slip the Kodapak Movie Cartridge into the camera and shoot a compete roll of brilliant color movies. No threading. No winding. No need to flip the film! In fact, your hands never even touch the film! And on your screen - see movies that are more than ever the nearest thing to life itself!...

color tv rca 1965 timeline tech history tv facts mrpopculture imageAugust - Television news - The Early Bird satellite - television’s only geosynchronous bird is upping its costs. The new charges for one-way TV service, to go into effect July 26 are $1,800 for the first 10 minutes, during “non-peak periods,” and $32 for each additional minute. For two-way transmission and reception of black and white television signals or for one-way color TV, the charge will be 150% of that for a one-way TV channel. Peak hours are 7am to 4pm New York City time…

September - Color-TV update - with more and more programs in color next TV season, they’ll be more commercials in color too. Both ABC and CBS will charge advertisers special “handling” fees for their color commercials. ABC is charging a $15 to $20 “handling” fee for the transmission of each color commercial and CBS imposes a “distribution charge” ranging from $125 to $250 per color commercial, depending on the time. NBC, for years the network with the most color programming, will have a “no extra charge” imposed… CBS takes a full-page ad out in larger newspapers on “some useful instructions for tuning the best color picture.” (editor’s note - these were the days when television sets constantly needed re-tuning when you changed a channel. Unless you were real lucky and lived were TV reception was very good. For color TV’s - hues, and brightness  could fluctuate. Most TV sets were manufactured with warm tubes as amplifiers in circuits. As the sets heat up, sometimes design tolerances would change, drifting the signal)… New Camera Technology – Instant Photos! – “Meet the Swinger” - the incredible new Polaroid Land camera for $19.95. Slip it up on your wrist. Take a shot. Count it down. Zip it off and presto - your black & white photos are ready… Westinghouse has a new TV set a new design - one that "doesn't stare back at you." And, it has "instant on." "You Can Be Sure If It's Westinghouse."

Westinghouse Jet Set/TV Set Commercial

 

More September - New Radio Ratings Company - More radio - a relatively new radio ratings company - Arbitron , is trying to make inroads into major markets. After pilot studies in Detroit and Washington, the company is now trying to break into New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. It just completed a radio ratings survey in New York and there was a problem. An FM station - WPIX-FM, showed up with more adult listeners than top-rated WMCA. Something was wrong - an FM station with those kinds of numbers? What was supposed to be WPIX-FM, was in fact WPIX-TV. Total confusion. Unlike competitors Pulse and Hooper, who call households to glean station listening information, Arbitron uses diaries. The company offers better demographic information than the other two. So far, Arbitron has signed WHN in New York as a client. (Arbitron would eventually become the dominant radio ratings company, tantamount to Nielson in television)…

October - RCA Victor presents 8 Track tape for your car! It’s called “ Stereo 8 .” “It’s a compact tape cartridge that plays through a stereo playback unit and 2 or 4 hidden speakers (depending on car model) ... gives up to 80 minutes of true-fidelity stereo sound... uninterrupted entertainment free from static and fade- outs... music of the listener’s own choosing. To start it, simply push the cartridge into slot in playback unit. To stop, pull cartridge out. It’s completely automatic, needs no rewinding. Stereo 8 cartridge tapes feature entertainment by the world’s greatest artists Belafonte, Como, Hirt, Mancini, The Boston Symphony and Boston Pops and many more and the catalog is growing daily. Stereo 8 is now available in many of the Ford Family of Fine Cars for ‘66 or the unit can easily be installed at other models…

November - The FDA says it has begun using a computer to speed up its evaluation of drugs that might be dangerous to human health. With it, it’ll be possible to process test reports on a drug within minutes or hours rather than the weeks or months now required. The FDA says it is using a rented IBM 1401 computer… Passing - Dr. Allen Balcom Du Mont (64) - called the “Father of Television.” He was responsible for the sale in America of the first all-electronic television receivers. He established a network that carried the first commercial television program - The Dumont Network… and developed the cathode ray tube used in TV sets… Sales of color-TV’s are exceeding the demand. Consumers are expected to buy approximately 2.5 million color sets this year, equal to almost the total number sold in the previous 11 years combined. RCA says the industry could sell another 300,000 to 400,000 this year if sets were available…

New Zenith Color-TV - "The Quality Goes In Before The Name Goes On." With hand-crafted chasis. 

 

December - International Telephone & Telegraph Corp. (IT&T) and ABC are in discussions to merge. A merger would produce a company with revenues in the neighborhood of $2 billion, or about the same as RCA (which owns NBC)… General Precision - through Telecredit Inc. - unveils a new check verifying unit. The self-contained unit can sit at a cash-register of any store and verify a check within seconds. To use the unit - a teller or cashier punches the account number of a check-casher or his store ID card number on a push-button inquiry station. That initiates a signal that travels over communication lines from the terminal to the memory disc storage unit, also in a store or a bank. The memory unit is pre- programmed to maintain and update its file on store customers. The older system is cumbersome, with the cashier required to telephone a clearing number.

computer tech news 1965 timeline first desktop device programma 101 olivetti mrpopcultureOlivetti-Underwood innovates the world’s first desk-top computer - $3,200.. . “Now for less than one month’s rental of a large computer, businessmen, scientists and technicians can own the Programma 101 outright. Not much bigger than a typewriter, it sits on your desk. Like the large computers, it thinks in milliseconds, makes logical decisions. You can program it to compute logarithms, even print out complex mortgage plans. Automatic printout provides a permanent record. Programs can be stored off the machine on magnetic cards. reentered in seconds. And Olivetti Underwood’s program library offers virtually limitless applications. Ask us for a demonstration”…

Fad for Christmas - Walkie Talkies ! The FCC reminds you they are not toys – but radios. No profanity. The same channels are shared with Citizen Band Radios…

Satellite radio? - NASA authorizes a study of the transmission of radio programs directly to FM from an orbiting satellite. Authorization of the study is believed to be the first step by a branch of the Federal Government to consider the technical feasibility of uniting the millions of homes through one airborne broadcasting facility. What kind of power would be needed in a radio satellite, the size of the antenna required by a home receiver and the prospects for practical success in the technical sense are among the purposes of the NASA study…

 

Year 1965 Fascinating Facts

walt disney mary poppins comment january 1965 timeline history mrpopcultureJanuary - Walt Disney says it might be a bit hard to top Mary Poppins, which is expected to make $20 million in the U.S. “The trouble is, it’s hard to follow a success. Nothing is good enough. If you become too analytical you wind up doing nothing”… Hanna-Barbera just moved into bigger digs in Hollywood. The cartoon factory employs some 250 artists, turning out animated cartoons for television that are shown in 57 countries to an audience of some 300 million…The sale of harmonicas in the United States has soared - close to 4 million annually. That was 1963 and does not include an increase of 30-40% for 1964, according to Hohner, the German harmonica manufacturer who dominates the market. Hohner attributes the boom in sales to the activities of American r&b artists such as Sonny Boy Williamson, whose playing of the instrument created following, particularly from Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, Paul Jones of Manfred Mann and some Beatles recordings…

"Put A Tiger In Your Tank" - Esso Gasoline

 

February - Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson is set to introduce a half-hour color film about paintings in the White House. The program, syndicated by Westinghouse, will tell the story of White House history and its occupants through 47 paintings, now hanging in the White House… Hollywood clothes designer Don Loper has some things to say about the dress of today’s teen girls - “Young kooks who wear bouffant hairdos and stretch pants on the streets should be soundly disciplined by their parents – but parents are too busy being a ‘brother’ or ‘sister’ to their child to dare take action against them.” “It is a disgrace the way many college students look. You can’t tell the girls from the boys. Too many of both sexes look like slobs. Shaggy, unkempt hair, dirty necks, sweat shirts have no place on campus…

Corvair - For 1965! 

 

March -  A car in which actress Elizabeth Taylor was riding, strikes and kills an Irish woman in Dublin. Miss Taylor and her chauffeur, had just returned to Ireland from France, where they attended the funeral and burial of his 16-year-old son, killed in a shooting gallery incident. Witnesses say the woman stepped in front of the car, with no chance to stop… Teen movies about to invade Hollywood. Perhaps, because of the success of “A Hard Day’s Night” and American International’s “Beach Party” movies - Hollywood is set to unleash a ton of teen movies. Currently in release are American International Pictures’ “The T.A.M.I. Show” and Pajama Party”: United Artists’ “Ferry Across The Mercy”: MGM’s “Get Yourself A College Girl” and the Elvis Presley movie - “Girl Happy”: and United Artists “A Swingin’ Summer”…

addams family 1965 news timeline january facts history tv mrpopcultureApril - Cartoonist Charles Addams is developing three new characters for next season’s batch of Addams Family shows. They are - Granny Frump (Mortecia’s mother), Ophelia, a teenager and Woodrow, an invisible boy who plays with Wednesday. Also to be seen by TV viewers - a fully miniaturized palace and being built is an oversized bedroom to accommodate 6-ft 9-in Lurch… SURFING -  With the popularity of the sport over the past few years, particularly in Southern California and elsewhere, skin doctors say there are such things as surfer knots, the knobby lumps that form on the knees, toes and top of feet of expert surfers. Surfers take great pride in the lumps, which form at the points on the legs that receive the most friction when the rider is kneeling on his board. Doctors say there’s nothing to worry about, but the knots sometimes cause alarm when seen by “inland” doctors”… Sidewalk surfin’ - Skateboards have been extremely popular over the past several years. A medical group says as its popularity has soared, so have injuries. Parents are reminded that skateboarding is not as easy as it looks and to confine children to driveways or other protected areas during learning periods… The New York World’s Fair opens for its second season. The honors were performed by Vice President Hubert Humphrey. The second season will include more exhibits and more free shows. Here are some features - Kodak will show some of funnyman Herb Shriner’s “Madcap Movies’ for its pavilion ... Ford has added an animated show featuring its Philco Appliances ... The Spanish Pavilion is replacing the Goyas and El Greco paintings shown last year with other masterpieces mr lincoln ny worlds fair news timeline 1965 april mrpopculture image disneybrought from Spain ... Walt Disney has overhauled “Moments with Mr. Lincoln” - with the addition of new movements ... There will be discotheques for dancing in the Bourbon St. and Pavilion of Paris buildings ... Pope Paul’s jeweled tiara, will be on display ... Disneyland cartoon characters will answer the phone for children at the Bell Pavilion. Fair admission price is up 50 cents for adults to $2.50 ... Children can get in for 25 cents…

May - In congressional testimony, space chief James E. Webb sharply reproves astronaut John Young for slipping an unauthorized corned beef sandwich aboard the spaceship Molly Brown on America’s most recent manned space flight. It was the first known rebuke to a US astronaut… California’s ban on pay television in the home is ruled unconstitutional in Superior Court. Judge Irving Perluss says that the prohibition, approved by California voters last November as Proposition 15, violated freedom of speech. The initiative measure, backed by theater owners, was found by the judge to be aimed at “a speculative and illusory evil” that pay TV might destroy free television… Sargent Shriver , director of the United States Office of Economic Opportunity and CBS announce a Rock n Roll show aimed at dropouts and jobless youths. Bracts June 28 - “It’s What’s murray the k radio timeline 1965 whats happening tv special mrpopcultureHappening Baby” will be hosted by famed disc jockey Murray The K. Among those scheduled to appear are Bill Cosby, The Righteous Brothers and Ray Charles. Murray says he is making every effort to have the Beatles appear... Murray the K - who left WINS, New York, February 27, returns to radio with a syndicated show. The program will consist of five-minute spots aired 12 times daily, it will feature interviews with name acts, exclusive breaks on new records and “Minute Mysteries.” Talent lined up for his new radio program includes the Beatles, Dave Clark Five, Martha and the Vandellas, the Rolling Stones, Gerry and the Pacemakers. It will be heard over most of the 350 radio Pulsebeat News, which includes KFWB, KDWB, KEWB, KQV and WBZ…

June - Lenny Bruce update - The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to review the appeal of Lenny Bruce is was convicted by a lower court for giving an immoral performance in an appearance last year at the Café Au Go Go in Greenwich Village. He has been sentenced to four months in jail…ABC news is adding a second man to its Paris bureau - Louis Rukeyser of the Baltimore Sun. Brother Bud Rukeyser is an NBC-TV press info Vice President…Patrick McGoohan recently visited the U.S. to promote “Secret Agent” - a one-hour spy show seen on CBS Saturday nights. According to McGoohan, Secret Agent is the first one-hour foreign series to be shown by an American network in prime time. He thinks it’s about time American television pay attention to British series - “We’ve been flooded with American shows in England for many years. I think an exchange would be healthy for everybody…Religion - As contraception and abortion issues gain favor, the Catholic Church begins to organize Right to Life groups… A number of GI’s stationed in Vietnam are angry over reports that their families are receiving crank calls from people opposed to the Vietnam War… “Gilligan’s Island” - now going into its second season on CBS-TV, is not a favorite of TV critics, in fact, they panned it immediately and said it wouldn’t last a season. Bob Denver, who stars as “Gilligan” says - “I do know that the kids took to us right away because the comedy was so far out - and still is, in fact it’s getting worse. I guess we were just so silly we were accepted. Then the adults saw the kids falling down and getting hysterical so they started watching too and gradually they accepted the show”…

Lenny Bruce Nightclub Performance

 

July - Ford and Chevrolet report all-time record sales of passenger cars and trucks for the first six months of 1965. Both reported sales in excess of 1.5 million…

Dick Clark's "Where The Action Is" On ABC-TV This Week - Steve Alaimo/Jackie DeShannon 

 

Advertising/Radio - “You Meet the Nicest People On A Honda.” It’s a catchy tune currently heard on radio for Honda motorbikes… Now in some stores - Walt Disney’s small world of pen pal dolls. “Each of the 15 dolls comes from a different country and is an exact replica of one of the dolls used in Walt Disney’s “ Small World of Dolls/It’s a Small World ” exhibit at the New York World’s Fair. Standing 8” tall, each doll is dressed in authentic native costume, has bendable arms and legs”… Now at bookstores - Tom Wolfe’s “ Kandy-Kolored Tangerine Flake Streamline Baby ” - a collection of 20 pieces on “what’s happening”… Cloak and Dagger trend in TV - This past season saw “The Man From UNCLE,” “Burke’s Law” and “ secret agent patrick mcgoohan 1965 tv history cbs spy mrpopculture timelineSecret Agent ” with Patrick McGoohan. Next season promises: Honey West” - a character in one of last Season’s episodes of “Burke’s Law.” It stars Anne Francis and with the latest scientific equipment to help her, Anne will fight off spies... “I Spy” will star Bob Culp and Bill Cosby (who’s the first Negro to star in a TV series). They’ll roam the world with the cover occupation of amateur tennis players... Set in the West circa 1875, “Wild Wild West” stars Robert Conrad and Ross Martin. Both play secret service agents of the government with their headquarters in a railroad car... “Get Smart” centers around a bumbling espionage agent played by Don Adams…

More July - All-sports television ? - Kaiser Broadcasting’s WKBD-TV (channel 50) in Detroit, is over 50% sports and could be a prototype for a network of sports television stations. The company is taking a long hard look at the concept. Except for a few time-filling reruns shows, the station is booked solid with sports telecasts including national Football League games; Detroit Red Wing Hockey games; Michigan Michigan State and Notre Dame football contests’ Michigan, Michigan State and University of Detroit basketball Games, Detroit Pistons basketball games, Michigan and Michigan State hockey games and key football and basketball games of eastern Michigan and Wayne State universities as well as high school football and basketball games of the week. In addition, Channel 50 will show horse racing, wrestling and roller-skating telecasts… Capitol Records concludes a record-breaking singles year for the fiscal period ending June 30. Success was beach boys 1965 timeline capitol records music news july facts music mrpopculturebased on product cut by the Beatles, Beach Boys, Peter and Gordon, Al Martino, Buck Owens, the Seekers, Wayne Newton, Jody Miller, Sonny James and the Lettermen…. Recently, Coca-Cola launched the biggest radio spot campaign in its history, featuring top recording artists in an all-out drive for the teen market. Each artist is spotlighted in a different version of the “Things Go Better With Coke” jingle. Coke was the seventh largest ratio time buyer last year, will now vault to the number one buyer of national radio commercials. Artists signed by ad agency McCann-Erickson for showcasing include Petula Clark, the Coasters, the Four Seasons, Freddie and the Dreamers, Wayne Fontana and the Mind Benders, Jan and Dean, Tom Jones, Roy Orbison and others…NBC airs a special on the New York World's Fair, now in its second year. It's known for Walt Disney attractions, "It's A Small World," "Moments With Mr. Lincoln" and the General Electric Circule Theater. Here's an NBC-TV special about the Fair With Edwin Newman:

New York World's Fair - NBC-TV & Edwin Newman

 

August - Teen Age Power - The nation’s teenagers, who are contributing substantially to the nation’s taste-makers in music, fashion, hair styles and hip talk, will be the subject of two TV specials on two networks - NBC and ABC. One of them, produced by David L. Wolper, surveys teen-age habits, hopes and influence on society… Still seen in New York City at the intersection of Seventh Avenue and 42d Streets - on a building being remodeled, reads a sign on the Northeast corner - “There’s always something interesting on NTA television, 13, WNTA-TV.” There’s one problem - the commercial station is long gone, having been sold to educational broadcasters in 1961. WNDT, present operators of channel 13, have sought in vain to have the sign eliminated, but the owners won’t unless another advertiser wants to buy the space… Ford introduces what it describes as a “little brother” to its popular Mustang - the 4-Wheel Drive Jeep-type Bronco. - a versatile 

sammy davis jr 1965 timeline broadway golden boy facts  mrpopculture imageutility vehicle. It’s the first real competition to the Jeep… “Golden Boy” starring Sammy Davis Jr. - is now in its 44th week. It’s doing about $94,000 a week in business and the numbers keep going up. Company manager Bill Levine says “After 35 years, Sammy has become an overnight sensation. There is no doubt that Davis, always a big name, now has joined that tiny charmed circle of major stars whose every simple gesture, such as crossing the street, produces electric sparks…

September - Hair tips - stay away from kookie fads. The ironing-hair fad that swept the country, when girls ironed their hair to make it straight did nothing but harm by drying and scorching delicate hair shafts. Model Lindsay Wagner – a blond, says she washes her hair twice a week with mild soap. “I rinse it a lot, over and over until it’s squeaky clean. Then I set it in beer for more body… Passing - Father Divine of Philadelphia - a Negro whose worldwide followers of all races revered him as a god after a long illness. The multimillion-dollar biracial cult which he founded on the basis of communal living, celibacy and personal honesty will be continued by Mother Devine - his widow… Passing - Joshua Lionel Cowen (85) - the man who influenced the celebration of American Christmas almost as much as Santa Claus. How many do you know who cast “Lionel” trains under the tree each year?...

supremes 1965 timeline music facts mrpopculture imageMore September - Tamla-Motown is the envy of the record business - with an incredible release/record chart ratio for both singles and albums. One of their acts - the Supremes, seems unstoppable. Says Phil Jones - marketing and research director - the label has only released 32 singles this year and “five of these were million-sellers. Ninety per cent hit the charts.” With the more established names, Tamla-Motown will lean toward album product, where so far, product has been limited. “We’ve been putting out a limited number of albums - 12 or so this year. Out of that, 10 have been on the charts and seven are still on. All of these albums have proper timing - the artists are hot. I don’t consider it any sense to turn our catalog product; it’s too difficult to compete with the budget lines. What we’re doing is signing people with talent that will fit in with material we’ve already got on hand… 

October - At issue - a big question these days - should boys wear their hair like the Beatles? Many schools have adopted regulations outlawing flowing locks for boys, an action which has stirred up protests among the young as well as their elders… New at the mart - Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts. “Drop-em into the toaster - or eat ‘em just as they are. A wonderful breakfast treat - grand for lunch or snacks too. Kellogg’s of Battle Creek…

November - The Washington Post ups deputy managing editor Benjamin C. Bradlee - to managing editor… Now at bookstores - “ lenny bruce book timeline 1965 october factsHow To Talk Dirty and Influence People: an autobiography by Lenny Bruce.” “People listen to Lenny Bruce. They don’t always like what they hear and sometimes they put him in jail for it, but they listen. What they hear is sometimes distorted. They hear fragments of his nightclub act in noisy nightspots; they read excerpts of trial records in the newspapers. Rarely does the essential Bruce reach the public. To get his point across, Bruce did the only thing he could do. He put it in writing. And his writing makes wild reading. Some will read Bruce’s autobiography and call it inspired social stature…”… LSD Happenings - In L.A. this weekend, one can see  Take LSD and See” - a spoof of psychologists Richard Alpert (later known as Ram Dass) and Timothy Leary, the patriarchs of the LSD cult. Del Close, an advocate of hip U.S. theater and Hugh Romney, a poet-comedian, stage the weirdness, including included Gregorian chants interrupted occasionally by a voice saying “Hello? Hello? ... Hello? One could hear a lecturer exclaim - “Welcome to your nose. I hope you all are comfortable, welcome to your derriere.” The happening is geared for hippies… Satirist Avery Schreiber has a new gig. He plays Capt. Manzini on “My Mother the Car.” Interestingly, his partner in comedy, Jack Burns, has taken Don Knotts’ place on the Andy Griffith show. Both are hilarious in stand-up. Schreiber began getting noticed as a member of the Second City Company where the audience delighted to see fun poked at political and religious mores. He says political satire almost died with the late President Kennedy. Schreiber and contemporaries Mort Sahl, Alan Arkin and Andy Duncan all deeply felt the loss of Kennedy… 

More November - Orlando to be come a major tourist destination? - Earlier, we told you about a proposed Roy Rogers park north of Sacramento in the works. Now, on the heels of Walt Disney’s announcement of a massive $100 million Disney World near Orlando, another project is revealed by Roy Rogers. Rogers’ project, budgeted at $10 million and planned in design to “complement the Disney World in the same way Knott’s Berry Farm complements Disneyland in Anaheim,” could turn the Orlando area into a major tourist attraction for the east coast…

December - FCC commissioner Robert Lee, says he enjoys off-color jokes now and then, but late-night talk television may be getting a little blue. “I’m not a prude. In fact, I’m one of the greatest dirty story tellers in town. But there have been four of five incidents on the (Johnny) Carson show over the past year which would raise some eyebrows.” Lee mentioned one Carson show incident in which actor Ray Milland told of using a pool on a movie set as a comfort station during the filming of a swimming scene… Fads - Seen on teen gals and guys - hoot-owl or granny glasses. They may not be as flattering as the old “streamlined” glasses - but they have immediate impact and they’re fun! The look was spurned by one of 1965’s hottest bands – The Byrds… In recent months, the United Nations’ General Services Division has been deluged with letters and telephone calls from fans of NBC’s “Man From UNCLE” wanting to enlist. “It’s the UN in the title that gets them” says Maurice Liu, director of the division. “And when they hear that bit of hokum that the show would not have been possible without the help of UNCLE, they are sure we are tied up with it... Most of the applications come from teenagers, but there are some adults too and they are the hardest to convince that we are not running a spy ring.” Continues Lie - “One guy was so intent on becoming a secret agent that we finally suggested that he get in touch with interpol. I don’t know what they told him.” One young applicant from Silver City, NC asked if he could join the spy ranks before he was 21. He wanted to know the location of the UNCLE branch nearest his hometown… Jeane Dixon , the “prophetess of the Potomac,” will appear on David Susskind’s “Open End” program. She is the subject of a recently published book, “A Gift of Prophecy,” which was written by Ruth Montgomery, a syndicated columnist…

Year 1965 In Sports News

joe namath 1965 sports news january trivia facts mrpopcultureJanuary -  Joe Namath signs a contract making him the richest rookie in the history of pro-football (so far). He concluded a deal with the New York Jets of the American Football League that reportedly will land him $400,000 for three years …  Wilt Chamberlain is traded by the San Francisco Warriors to the Philadelphia 76ers for an estimated $200 thousand and three players… Passing - Quarterback Harry Stuhldreher - one of the Four Horseman of Notre Dame. Called the plays for Knute Rockne’s football teams in the ‘20’s. The other three still survive - Don Miller, Elmer Layden and Jim Crowley… 

March - Bob Pettit , who scored more points than any player in NBA history (so far) announces his retirement at (32). In his 11 years in pro basketball, all with the St. Louis Hawks, he scored 20,841 points… Jackie Robinson crosses the color line once again. He was the first Negro to play major league baseball and this week, is hired by ABC to become the first Negro baseball commentator by a network. ..

April -  A crowd of 47,876 - including President Johnson and Lady Bird – attend the first game at the Houston Dome stadium, where the Astros played the New York Yankees… Jack Nicklaus wins the masters at Augusta with a 72-hole total of 271, shattering Ben Hogan’s 12-year-old record by three strokes…

May - Cassius Clay retains his world heavyweight boxing championship by knocking out challenger Sonny Listen in one minute of the first round in Lewiston, Maine…

June - The Milwaukee Braves offer to buy their release from Milwaukee for $500,000 so they could move to Atlanta by July 13, instead of waiting until next year…

July - The New York Mets place pitcher-coach Warren Spahn (44) on waivers for $1. The team says the purpose was to give him his unconditional release and an opportunity to make a deal for himself…The National League edges the American League in the All-Star game - held at Minneapolis - 6 to 5. The win places the National League into the series lead for the first time in the history of the mid- season event (18-17-1). Pitcher Juan Marichal gets MVP - edging out Willie Mays - who hit a home run on the second pitch of the game…Pitcher Mel Stottlemyre of the New York Yankees hits an inside-the-park grand slam homer in the fifth inning in a game against the Boston Red Sox, and pitcher Bill Monbouquette.  The home run was only the third grand slammer hit by a Yankee pitcher in the club’s history… Casey Stengel, manager of the New York Mets, suffers a fractured left hip in a fall on the eve of his 75th birthday. He’s reported in satisfactory condition…

August - National League president Warren Giles suspends Cincinnati Reds outfielder Frank Robinson for two days and fines him $150 for an altercation with umpire Shag Crawford… Juan Marichal of the San Francisco Giants is suspended for eight scheduled dates and fined $1,750 by the National League, for a bat attack on catcher John Roseboro of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Roseboro suffered a 2-inch scalp would during the brawl and San Francisco’s Candlestick Park… Shy Mickey Mantle casey stengal 1965 baseball trivia timeline  mrpopculture imagesits-in with sportscaster Howard Cosell in a “self-portrait” interview over a special show on WABC-TV…. Casey Stengel (75) on the advice of his physician announces his retirement as manager of the New York Mets - effective at the end of the season. The club is being managed by Wes Westrum , who was filling in while Stengel’s been out on an injury… Leo On Los Angeles Radio - “Lip off to ‘The Lip” ... Durocher! Be hostile! Talk back to Leo Durocher . Telephone Sports controversy, unrestrained vocalists, statistics, opinions, inside into, and special guests with one of the most talked-about personalities in the world of sports! Listen Monday Through Friday - 7:15p to 9:00p on KABC Radio 79, Los Angeles. The News and Conversation Station”…

September - Jack Kent Cooke buys the Los Angeles Lakers  for $5,175,000 - the highest price paid for a pro basketball team (so far). “I worked long and hard to swing this deal. It’s a high price, but I think the Lakers are worth it”… Daytime television - on a recent “Matchgame” host Gene Rayburn and six members of the New York Yankees. It was Mickey Mantle, Joe Pepitone and Whitey Ford against Joe Garagiola, Tom Tresh and Roger Maris. Some of the questions asked: “Name the easiest position to play in  baseball?” ... “Name a piece of equipment most apt to be found in a ballplayer’s locker?” ... “Name the greatest baseball player of all time?” (everyone matched this one - Babe Ruth)…

sandy koufax pitches perfect game september 1965 sports baseball timeline historySandy Koufax Pitches Perfect Game - Vin Scully Radio:

 

October - The Dodgers defeat the Twins in Milwaukee to capture the World Series. Sandy Koufax was the winning pitcher with his second shutout in four days. He allowed only three hits…  Third baseman Ken Boyer , the National League’s most valuable player in 1964 when he led St. Louis to the world championship, is traded the Cardinals to the New York Mets… Leo Durocher (59) returns to baseball as manager of the Chicago Cubs…

November - Willie Mays - center fielder for the San Francisco Giants wins the National League’s Most Valuable Player Award sugar ray robinson boxing timeline 1965 november mrpopculture- his second time, beating Sandy Koufax and Maury Wills. Mays won his first MVP in 1954… Sugar Ray Robinson, beat by young Joey Archer while seeking to earn another shot at the world middleweight crown in Pittsburgh, says he is quitting for good this week. He’s 45… Norm Van Brocklin stuns the Minnesota Vikings and quits as head coach…

December - Navy quarterback Roger Staubach signs an option with the Dallas Cowboys - if he ever decides to play professional football. The Cowboys made it clear that the pact does not obligate Staubach to leave the Naval service - to which he is legally bound until June of 1969… San Francisco Warrior rookie Rick Barry scores 57 points, but the Knicks still beat them 141-137. Barry’s total was a high for the NBA season, besting Wilt Chamberlain of Philadelphia with 53 points…  David (Deacon) Jones of the Rams, Johnny Unitas of Baltimore and Jim Brown of the Cleveland Browns are among those chosen for United Press International’s All-star team. Other names include Dave Parks of San Diego, Willie Davis of Green Bay and Jim Parker of Baltimore… Gale Sayers of the Chicago Bears is voted Rookie of the Year in the NFL…

More 1965 Pop Culture Including Radio/DJ News

brian epstein timeline beatles news mrpopcultureJanuary – Beatles manager Brian Epstein says the group is considering another tour of the United States, but a million-dollar tax hurdle must be cleared first. Epstein says the U.S. Internal Revenue still holds a large portion of the dollars the group earned in their August/September U.S. tour… Disney actor Tommy Kirk (23) is cleared of a charge of illegal possession of drugs. Kirk was arrested Christmas day after a raid on a Hollywood home and was booked on suspicion of possessing marijuana… Ryan O’Neal, who plays Rodney Harrington on the popular “Peyton Place” serial, says he has one of the best roles on television. “I kiss girls, from morning ‘til night. I play the kind of character that has a great deal of interest for fan magazines…”‘… Bob Cummings, who appears with Julie Newmar on “ My Living Doll ” quits the show and will not be replaced. CBS may not continue the comedy series, now seen on Wednesday evenings. Cummings has completed 21 episodes of the series… Jack Paar says he will not renew his television contract with NBC when it expires in June. Paar says he is moving to Poland Spring, Me, where he owns WMTW- TV and WMTW-FM…. Pete Myers, who was recently “Mad Daddy” on WINS, New York, will return to WNEW February 1 as just Pete Myers. (Pete has two distinct sounds. His “ Mad Daddy character was perfect for teens in the late-evening WINS slot. As mild-mannered Pete Myers, he was on rival WNEW in the early 60’s playing hits from Steve and Eydie, Al Martino et al…  WJJD - a pop music outlet in Chicago, says it is changing to country music on February 7. The city has never seen a station with this format before… Princess Grace of Manaco - the former movie star Grace Kelly gives birth to her second daughter and the third child of the Princess and Prince Rainier. She is named Stephanie Marie Elisabeth… Shirley Bassey has a huge hit - from the new James Bond movie, "Goldfinger"...

 

February - The Civil Aeronautics Board says bad weather and the inability of the pilot to fly by instruments led to the crash jim reeves 1965 timeline plane crash news facts  mrpopculture imagewhich killed country music star Jim Reeves . The CAB said Reeves attempted to pilot the plane in “visual flight” and lost control of the aircraft which crashed near Nashville July 31, killing both the singer and his pianist-manager Dean Manuel… Lenny Bruce appears at the Basin Street West in San Francisco. As part of his standup, he read excerpts from the police reports, his trial transcripts and other official documents. He said that he believes he will never become unentangled from the law because he is always in the position of being the Filipino son-in-law being introduced to his wife’s Jewish mother… Record news - a brand new teen recording artist in the United States - now on Colpix Records - Davy Jones! His first single - “Dream Girl”… Columbia Records moves to sign more rock acts - Columbia Records signs The Byrds , a new West Coast rock group which has been performing at various colleges and clubs in the Los Angeles area. Jim McGuinn, the combo’s leader, was formerly with the Chad Mitchell Trio…  Murray the K will be leaving his nightly deejay show over station 1010WINS in New York. Murray has been a staple on the station since 1958, where he once commanded huge ratings. Murray actually put in his resignation in late November, effective February 27. Kaufman, who has earned the unofficial title as “The Fifth Beatle” as a result of his close association with the group and his frequent forays overseas… Speaking of New York nighttime pop radio, it seems Scott Muni has been absent from WABC since January 26. We’re hearing he has parted WABC radio, perhaps even fired. If this is true - that leaves B. Mitchel Reed of WMCA and Cousin Bruce Morrow of WABC to battle it out for the top teen evening ratings in New York. But wait a minute ... is B. Mitchel Reed leaving WMCA?... Passing - Stan Laurel (the skinny one) in the famed comedy team “Laurel and Hardy.” He was 74… WMCA's Joe O'Brien is riding high in the NY ratings. Here's about 45 minutes of uncut Joe O'Brien: 

WMCA Joe O'Brien - March, 1965 (Audio)

 

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March - Barbara Cooke (27) - widow of singer Sam Cooke, marries guitarist Bobby Womack (who just turned 21). They were denied a marriage license a week earlier because he was under 21 and his parents were not present to consent… Comedian jerry lewis 1965 timeline movie news facts mrpopcultureJerry Lewis is confined to bed following a brain concussion suffered in a fall during the taping of the Andy Williams Show… “Listen and win $25,000 in prizes. Name the Ring-A-Ding-Thing on KFWB/98 in Los Angeles.” Prizes include transistor radios, tape recorders, ladies and men’s watches, Sunbeam & Norelco shavers, Wilson sporting goods, Westinghouse steam irons and more. “You Name It ... You win it! It’s that easy to win. Just listen to KFWB for the “Ring-A-Ding-Thing”… Los Angeles - Regis Philbin, who just had his national TV show canceled, is a guest on the Bob Crane morning radio show - heard on KNX radio… The Dave Clark Five” are set to star in their first film feature. The film, now before the cameras, is described as a tongue-in-cheek, hide- and-seek comedy thriller in which Dave Clark himself stars in a straight acting role… B. Mitchel Reed is leaving his top-rated evening show at WMCA, to rejoin KFWB, Hollywood. He’ll move into the 6-9pm slot formerly occupied by Sam Riddle who has switched to soon- to-be rocker KHJ. KFWB’s realigned DJ line-up will be Wink Martindale 6-9am, Bill Ballance 9-noon, Don MacKinnon noon-3pm, B. Mitchel Reed 6-9pm, Reb Foster (who just joined from rival KRLA) 9-midnight and Larry McCormick… midnight-6am.  

April - The Rolling Stones are due back in the states for their third concert tour. Their previous two concert tours saw marginal press coverage. The band’s performance on the US record charts hasn’t been anything near fellow British invasion groups like the Dave Clark Five, Gerry & The Pacemakers and of course, the Beatles. So far, they haven’t cracked the top-5 nationally, but came close with last year’s “Time Is On My Side”… Joe Flynn , who portrays the harassed captain in Universal’s feature, “McHale’s Navy Joins the Air Force,” says the role is the roughest, physically - he’s had to endure. He gets kicked, shoved, and clobbered in the film and is the #1 visitor to the studio doctor’s office for treatment of various wounds”… English groups return to the U.S. - Gerry & The Pacemakers arrive from Britain in a joint promotion with United Artists to plug the UA film “Ferry ‘Cross The Mercy.” The group is on the Ed Sullivan show this week then open a 10 day stand in Murray the K’s Easter show at the Fox Theatre in Brooklyn, Immediately afterwards, they open a tour of the U.S. with the “Shindig” TV troupe… Herman’s Hermits arrive April 19 for a cross-country tour of one-nighters with the Dick Clark show. The Animals are doing an eight-day tour of the U.S. beginning this week. In June, the Dave Clark Five will make another American tour while the Beatles are coming over in August…Actress Linda Darnell (43), visiting a friend in suburban Chicago, sustains second and third degree burns over 80% of her body in a house fire. She responded well to 4 1/2 hours of surgery ... Later - Ms. Darnell dies of her injuries…Gary Stevens is the new nighttime DJ - the most coveted teenage radio slot in radio - at WMCA, New York - replacing B. Mitchel Reed. Stevens comes from WKNR, Detroit ... “Goodguy” Jack Spector - 1-4pm DJ on WMCA is now doing a daily 7 to 8pm show via tape on Radio Caroline South and North. Tune in if you’re in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Germany, France or Holland… Los Angeles - KHJ is about to go contemporary with general manager Ken Devaney and programmer Bill Drake - and some of roger christian radio 1965 dj khj facts mrpopculturethe DJ line-up is named: Roger Christian, Sam Riddle (from crosstown KFWB), Gary Mack (from crosstown KRLA), Don Steele (from KEWB, San Francisco). Bill Drake will call the shots with Don Otis (recently hired as hired operations director) and will implement Drake's instructions…

May - Passing - Spike Jones (53), madcap musician who delighted millions… Japanese James Bond-type cartoon - WPIX-TV in New York is the first client for “Eighth Man” – a cartoon spoof of Bond. The producers claim “enough gadgets to make 007 say Uncle”… Female news reporter - CBS hires its first female news reporter – Marya McLaughlin. She will be a general assignment reporter and assignment desk editor for CBS News in New York… Broadway news - Liza Minnelli (19) daughter of Judy Garland, makes her Broadway debut in “Flora The Red Menace”… Greenwich Village - Erroll Garner and Leon Bibb appears at Art D’Lugoff’s Village Gate ... Woody Allen and the Bitter End Singers appear at the Bitter End - 147 Bleecker Street…  Producer Sam Spiegel says the Robert Redford will make his motion picture debut in his production of “The Chase.” James Fox and Robert Duval have also been signed for roles joining Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Redford, E.G. Marshall, Angie Dickinson and Janice Rule… “The Cool Ghoul” - John Zacherle - known in the New York area for his appearances on various Charles Addams-type shows on New York TV stations, will host “Disco Teen” on WNJU-TV (Channel 47) which signs-on this week. The teen dance show will, from time to time, cover more serious topics like dropping out of school. Zacherle is also known for the top-40 hit “Dinner with Drac” from 1958. WNJU also brings back an old New York favorite - “Jr. Town” – a cartoon program hosted by Fred Sayles . The children’s show was once part of the old WNTA-TV (Channel 13), a commercial station that was sold to educational broadcasters in 1961. It’s estimated that 750,000 TV receivers in the New York area now have a UHF dial That should increase by a million per year, since each television manufactured after April 30, 1964, must have all-channel capability - channels 2-83… On the West coast - Sam Riddle - who hosts two teen dance shows - “9th St. West” which is seen daily on KHJ (channel 9) ... and “Hollywood-A-Go Go” – a weekly program which is also syndicated. As a DJ - he’s now heard on 93/KHJ... 

bob crane radio news knx los angeles june 1965 timeline history mrpopcultureJune - In radio news - Bob Crane – the popular morning personality on KNX- 1070 in Los Angeles tells his audience he’s leaving the show to star in a new television series “Hogan’s Heroes.” Crane says he hopes to leave by mid- summer. “I’m not going to make a big deal out of it. I’m just going to say it’s been nice, we’ve all made money and good-bye. Crane says he’s been considering offers for years. Most recently, he co-starred on “The Donna Reed Show” while still doing mornings on KNX…Dick Clark signs brother-sister singing duo Nino Tempo and April Stevens as initial guest stars on his new musical variety series “Where The Action Is,” debuting June 28 on ABC…Hal Blaine - a session drummer who has played on numerous hit records, gets his own record deal, signing with Dunhill Records…Carolyn Jones will be doing double duty on the Addams Family next season, In addition to playing Morticia, she will be seen as Morticia’s older sister, Ophelia Frump… WPIX-TV, New York renews “ Buckaroo 500 ” after 13 weeks. Videotaped by KNTV (channel 11) in San Jose, “Buckaroo” is running on 11 stations. The show’s star is Buck Weaver, a Nevadan who uses from four to 10 trained animals for each show…Passing - David O. Selznick , producer of “Gone With the Wind” and many other pictures - of a heart attack…Actor Yul Brynner renounces his American citizenship by taking an oath of renunciation at the American embassy at Berne, Switzerland. He was a naturalized American with dual Swiss and American wmca goodguy timeline 1965 june radio news mrpopculturecitizenship…. Since WINS went all-news in April, New York’s remaining rockers have been going at it - head to head. It’s the WMCA Goodguys Vs the WABC All-Americans. They’re the only two places on the New York dial to hear top-40. The post-WINS Pulse ratings show the stations neck-in-neck - WABC at a 16.5 and WMCA at a 16.3 rating. But WMCA has about one-third the signal of WABC, so it performs much better and is more popular around New York City. WABC performs better with no WMCA competition - in the outlying suburbs…Disc Jockey Don MacKinnon , a favorite on popular radio station KFWB in Hollywood is killed  when his car plunges 75 feet off Malibu Canyon Road into a grove of trees…Radio station WCFL is giving Chicago another choice for pop music. The station is going through a transition with Program Director Ken Draper who was hired in April to turn the MOR (middle of the road) station around…. Don’t miss the Beach Boys Summer Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl on July 3rd - sponsored by KFWB (channel 98) with these stars - Sam the Sham, The Byrds, Donna Loren (It’s Dr. Pepper Time!), The Sir Douglas Quintet, Sonny & Cher, Dino, Desi & Billy, The Kinks and Ian Whitcomb - what a show! Tickets are $2.75 to $5.75… Cher has a new single out on Imperial Records - “All I Really Want To Do” written by Bob Dylan… 

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July -  Lisa Howard (35), one of the first prominent female network television reporters, dies after an overdose of pills. She recently suffered a miscarriage and was said by friends to have been depressed. She was to begin work as publicity director of frank sinatra newport jazz timeline 1965 facts music  mrpopculturethe New York antipoverty program… Frank Sinatra closes the 1965 Newport Jazz Festival. 15,000 were in the audience, the largest single audience ever to attend a Newport Jazz Festival concert in all its 12 years. During the four-day seven-concert program, the Festival present Dave Brubeck, Oscar Peterson, Thelonious Monk, Stan Getz, Joe Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane and the Modern Jazz Quartet… Passing - Actor Ray Collins (75) - best-known as Lt. Tragg on “Perry Mason” for eight seasons… WMCA NY is a top music station.

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More July - TV for housewives - a show called “ Girl Talk ” with Virginia Graham - each weekday on ABC-TV. The chatter can range from hair curlers to the atomic bomb to sex and perhaps husband changing….Grand Ole Opry star Roy Acuff is seriously injured in a two-car collision near Sparta, Tennessee. Two others were also injured. Acuff suffered broken ribs, pelvis collarbone… Columbia Records releases two versions of a new single by Bob Dylan - “Like A Rolling Stone” to radio stations. On one version - “Like A Rolling Stone” is backed with “Gates of Eden.” Interesting, because each song is about 6 minutes, giving the single 12 minutes of music. So as not to completely frighten top-40 disc jockeys, where the average song is just over two minutes, a special DJ single has been created featuring parts one and two of “Like A Rolling Stone.” The song fades out about midway, flip it over and it continues ...  The Kinks are set for a second U.S tour in October. The Britishers launched a four-week tour June 18 that included 18 cities…

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A new country music TV show titled “Grand Ole Opry” is being videotaped live at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville for showing in three markets so far. It’s the fourth syndicated TV show being taped by WSM-TV in Nashville. The other three, all with sponsors are “The Flatt and Scruggs Show,” The Porter Wagoner Show” and “The Wilburn Brothers Show”… Divorce granted - Nancy Sinatra and Tommy Sands. Nancy testified that her husband told her was not happy being married and did not want the responsibility of marriage and did not want to raise a family…  KFWB (Los Angeles) Presents Herman’s Hermits at the Rose Bowl! - August 7 at 2:00pm. Also on the ticket – The Bobby Fuller Four , The Guilloteens, Midnighters, Turtles and more. Tickets just $1.00. Listen to KFWB/98 for all the details!...  Ed McMahon, announcer on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight” show, begins conducting a telephone quiz program over WNBC radio (660) in New York City. “Fortune Phone” offers cash and merchandise to callers with correct answers. You can catch it Mon-Fri - 10:10am to noon…

August - Dies - character actor Everett Sloane (55). Sloan was featured in numerous films including Orson Wells’ “Citizen Kane”… The city of Hiroshima pauses for a minute to mark the 20th Anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing which killed an estimated 80,000 people. New York City Disc Jockey Bob Dayton of WABC radio is fired for dedicating the opening verse of “16 Candles” to the anniversary... “Happy birthday, happy birthday baby...” Dayton later calls a press conference, stating he hadn’t intended to be sardonic. “It was more or less for a laugh - that’s all – but not to make light of it (the bombing)”… charlie brown christmas 1965 tv timeline facts history  mrpopculturePeanuts will make its television debut in “ Charlie Brown’s Christmas ” - a half-hour animated cartoon special starring Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Snoopy and Schroeder from the popular Peanuts comic strip, December 9 on CBS. The color special is being written by Charles Schulz, creator of the cartoon series that appears in almost 800 newspapers in the United States and in 40 foreign countries. (This would be changed to “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”)… Borrowing from a hep slogan from Los Angeles DJ “The Magnificent Montague” on soul station KGFJ - Negro arsonists race autos through streets flinging Molotov cocktails into store after store - shouting “Burn Baby Burn”…  Since last week, WMCA in New York has been giving away tickets to see the Beatles at Shea Stadium on the nighttime Gary Stevens show (7p-11p). Listeners have to guess which Beatle is going to “talk to them” next on WMCA. A random continuous-loop tape of either John, Paul, George or Ringo will be played and if you guess, you and a friend are in Shea Stadium to see the Fab Four Sunday night!... In Asheville, NC, police say actor Tony Dow of “Leave It To Beaver” has been placed under $1,000 bond for a coroner’s inquest into a traffic accident which killed a North Carolina youth. Dow, of Van Nuys, California, was the driver of a car which struck and killed Jimmy Leander Smith as he tried to run across the Asheville expressway. Dow told Asheville police he saw a pedestrian on the dividing strip of the four lane road start to run across his side of the highway. H said he applied his brakes but could not stop in time…

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More August -  Wants out of New York - Bill Randle, once a popular Cleveland DJ who has been working at WCBS-AM the past three years - says he’s had it and is going back to his old Cleveland station - WERE. At WCBS, Randle says he was hamstrung, that the choice of records on his show was limiting and besides that, the rules kept changing… Promoter Sid Bernstein signs the 

dean martin houston music pop single facts 1965 timeline mrpopcultureRascals - a rock ‘n’ roll group...  “Houston” the latest hit by Dean Martin, has pleased the Texas city of the song title so much that they will make him an honorary Houstonian … San Francisco scene - Author/writer Ken Kasey (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest/Sometimes a Great Notion) and his Merry Pranksters are seen around the Bay area. Recently at his ranch, Kasey and the Pranksters hosted a party for Hell’s Angels, complete with acid and LSD. The Merry Pranksters are known for their “jokes” on the straight world and perform around San Francisco. Kasey and friends just returned from the New York World’s Fair - by bus. Portions of the journey were filmed (and will be shown at parties to his chemically-altered audiences). .. Bob Dylan performs at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium. The show was emceed by Murray the K who was booed by folkniks after he had a few words to say about Dylan and his conversion to rock from folk. Dylan played the first half with just himself, guitar and harmonica - satisfying the folk crowd. The second half, he was accompanied with a rhythm quartet comprising of electric guitars, piano and drums… “My Three Sons” returns next month, but will move from ABC to CBS (in color). A couple of changes. Gone will be the oldest son played by Tim Considine who is now 25. He was married- off to Meredith MaCrae, and both will disappear. Barry Livingston (11), brother of Stanley Livingston (14 who plays Chip), joins the cast as the youngest son. William Demarest continues as the replacement for the ailing William Frawley…

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September - This Sunday - Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera introduce their new cartoon characters in a color special “The World of Atom Ant and Secret Squirrel ” - before “The Wonderful World Of Disney”… Ed Sullivan opens his 18th season this Sunday with the Beatles, Marty Allen, Steve Rossi, Soupy Sales and Cilla Black… Debut - Lost In Space - Sci-Fi adventure series about a family of future shipwrecked on an unknown planet. Stars Guy Williams, June Lockhart, Mark Goddard, Marta Kristenson, Angela Cartwright, Billy Mumy. Special guest star - Jonathan Harris… Radio news - heard on Buffalo’s WKBW radio (1520) every evening - The Joey Reynolds show. Joey also conducts a dance-type show on WKBW-TV (channel 7) every Saturday 5-6pm… WMCA in New York city is a top music station - thanks to its team of "Goodguys."

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More Radio News - September 1965 - KNX staffers Mel Baldwin and George Walsh are the station’s interim morning personalities until Rege Cordic arrives from Pittsburgh to replace Bob Crane. Rege has contractual obligations with KDKA until the end of the year... KYW radio (1060) in Philadelphia goes all news this week. It is being modeled after sister station WINS (1010) in New York. KYW is the fifth all-news station to sign on after KFAX San Francisco, XTRA Southern California, WNUS Chicago, WINS New York. New York City gets its first country station as WJRZ (970) switches to the format…. Johnny Holliday , the announcer on New York based “Hullabaloo” seen on NBC - commutes once a week across the country. Johnny is also the new morning man at KYA (1260) in San Francisco. He got the Hullabaloo job while working at WINS, New York late last year…. Several radio DJ’s got to travel with the Beatles during their last tour. We mentioned two of them - Reb Foster/B. Mitchel Reed of KFWB. Here are the other lucky ones. Each got to interview the Beatles on their own and we’re sure, brought back some great interviews:

Paul Drew - WQXI - Atlanta

lord tim hudson dj radio beatles news facts timeline 1965 mrpopcultureGary Stevens - WMCA, New York (Gary traveled part of the time)

Lord Timothy Hudson - KCBQ, San Diego.

Jerry G. Bishop - WKYC, Cleveland

Jim Stagg - WCFL, Chicago

Larry Kane of WFUN, Miami. Larry is the news director and not a DJ.

October - CBS reporter Morley Safer (34) and two CBS cameraman are shot down in their helicopter by Viet Cong ground fire - 280 miles north of Saigon. All escaped without injury… Actress Marie McDonald (42) is found dead in her Hollywood home. Miss McDonald, known as “The Body” during two decades in show business, was married seven times to six men… Music trends - well, at least influences. Joe O’Brien, morning man at WMCA, New York - says there’s a trend toward updated baroque. It’s been big on college campuses for the last year and is reflected on several charted hits. Says O’Brien - “Who knows precisely where modern music is going? But I kind of detect a digging into medieval and Elizabethan music ... a borrowing from baroque feeling in ‘Yesterday,’ by the Beatles, ‘A Lover’s Concerto’ recorded by the Toys has a baroque feeling as does ‘You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away’ by the Silke.”…  Murray the K and Blast, a newspaper about record artists aimed at teenagers, and its publisher Radio Pulsebeat News, which syndicated his radio show, severe their ties. Kaufman says he never had any real ties with the newspaper except that they bought an article of his. Blast says Kaufman was in violation of his agreement with Radio Pulsebeat and also failed to produce usable material for the publication. Kaufman’s arrangement with Blast was based on his claiming to be a “fifth Beatle.” According to publisher Jay Levy – formal requests by Blast and by Kaufman failed to obtain permission for Kaufman to travel on the U.S. tour murray the k hosts the righteous brothers NY music news history timeline mrpopculture with the Beatles... Murray will be hosting the Righteous Brothers, for their first-ever New York area appearance at the Westchester County Center next monthAnother British DJ joins the ranks of U.S. stations. We mentioned Lord Tim Hudson moving from KCBQ (1170) in San Diego to KFWB (980) in Los Angeles. Now, British DJ Paul Michael joins WCFL (1000) in Chicago for a British Countdown show each Saturday evening. He’s also teamed with afternoon man Jim Stagg every weekday. There’s also Tommy Vance on KHJ, Los Angeles…

November - Hollywood news - Singer Judy Garland and actor Mark Herron are married in Las Vegas… Passing - Dorothy Kilgallen (52), Broadway columnist and panelist on “What’s My Line?” on CBS-TV. She died in bed while reading, No word on cause of death… Pete Seeger, folk singer and instrumentalist, begins his own show over WNJU-TV (channel 47) in the New York City area. The program will feature several singing guests each week. For the first program, Seeger will be joined by the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem and composer Tom Paxton. Seeger will perform a few numbers form Woody Guthrie. Seegar is still barred from network television… The Beatles start another trend ? - Hanna-Barbera - the television cartoon giant, is working on a project to develop beatles 1965 music timeline cartoon facts history trivia mrpopculturea weekly TV series for network exposure based on zany rock ‘n’ roll musicians. The idea is based on the success of the cartoon show - “The Beatles” -, which is not a Hanna-Barbera project. Apparently, some TV executives believe this is an untapped area for cartoon development. Hanna-Barbera has already spoken with the Beach Boys, Herman’s Hermits and Gary Lewis and the Playboys about being the central characters in the series. Because of their schedules, none can fit into the project. The company is working on a fictitious rock ‘n’ roll group and says “through animation, we can create a rock ‘n’ roll group which will travel around the world and get into crazy situations…. WABC radio, a station that has a policy of waiting until a record has some sales before adding it, does just the opposite when it becomes the first station to begin playing “I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore” by a new group called the Young Rascals. (Turns out the Rascals’ agent is Sid Bernstein, who has an “in” to the Beatles, having presented them several times in New York. Adding the record, a favor to Bernstein, is sure to be paid-back the next time the Beatles come to town!)…  In New York – Scott Muni’s “Rolling Stone” discotheque. Dance to your favorite hit sounds plus live appearances. Scott is booking a group called “The Seven of Us” this week… Phil Ochs will perform at his first Carnegie Hall Concert - January 7. Tickets on sale now – from $2.00 to $3.25… 

December - Dave Clark - leader of the “Dave Clark Five” produces all the groups hit singles. He’s appeared in movies – even starred in one (Catch Us If You Can). Now he wants to make documentaries - “Way-out documentaries. I’d like to do one on a tour of the United States.” He was asked about the controversy over the Beatles’ MBE honors by the Queen - “People here (US) don’t understand that award - it’s for achievement, not gallantry. The Beatles deserve it. If they’d been old with bald heads, nobody would fuss”… If you happen to be in Hollywood this weekend -drop by KFWB-Radio (channel 98) at 6419 Hollywood Blvd - not far from Vine, for the KFWB Christmas open house and you’re invited!! Meet all of the KFWB DJ’s including Wink Martindale, B. Mitchell Reed, Gene Weed (you know him from Shivaree!), plus - meet these recording and television stars: Jackie De Shannon, Mel Carter, Nino Temple and April Stevens, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Donna Loren (good times begin with Dr. Pepper), Bobby ryan oneal peyton place news kfwb radio appearance timeline tv trivia history mrpopcultureFuller Four, the Knickerbockers and more. From Television - meet Ryan O’Neal/Chris Connelly/Pat Morrow and Barbara Parkins of “Peyton Place.”  David Hedison (Capt Crane) of “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.”  Pat Priest (Marilyn) of “The Munsters.”  Melody Patterson (Jane) of “F-Troop”  Sally Field - Gidget (you’ll want her for your valentine)  Paul Peterson (Jeff Stone) of “Donna Reed.”  Bill Bixby (Tim O’Hara) of “My Favorite Martian”  The Wellingtons of Shindig. They also sing  “Gilligan’s Island” at the beginning of that show! Jim McMullan of “Ben Casey”  Linda Foster - of “Hank”…

More December - Radio news - Texas broadcaster Gordon McLendon is buying Los Angeles FM station KGIA (103.5) for $400,000 and has an FCC application saying he wants to try a new format - all want ads. The classified ads would be divided into categories like job opportunities, help wanted and homes for sale. The station would charge by the word. Says McLendon - “In the beginning, we might charge a penny a word. That means the average one-minute announcement, which has 125 words, would cost $1.25. But eventually our advertising rates would depend upon or circulation and how many people were listening. If it turned out to be a real jim-dandy operation, we might charge 5, 6 or 7 cents a word”… Bill Drake - a radio (doctor) or consultant, uses a hands-on approach to his work. He doesn’t just set a format and leaves town, but is in constant tune with his stations. He has three that he consults - KYNO (1300) - Fresno, KGB (1360), San Diego and KHJ (930) – Los Angeles. Drake’s way to do top-40 radio is different then what’s out there. The DJ usually doesn’t banter, but gets in and gets out of what he’s doing quickly. Radio station jingles are always followed by music - a subliminal effect on the listener says Drake. All three stations feature 20/20 news - usually 20 minutes before the hour. That way, if the competition is programming news at the top or five minutes before the hour, his stations are usually playing music. Drake’s stations have 14-song minimum per hour, which usually means more music then the competition. The object to a winning station in Drake’s opinion is playing better records more often. “A tight playlist is not the answer because the wrong record can ruin it through repetition”…

 

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