1965 - What's Up

Top 20 Songs

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

1965 the war in Vietnam continues to worsen as whatever the Americans do including major bombing of North Vietnam they continue to lose more men , at the same time the Anti-War movement grows and in November 35,000 march on Washington as a protest against the war. There is also civil unrest with rioting, looting and arson in Los Angeles. This was also the first year mandated health warnings appeared on cigarette packets and smoking became a no no. The latest craze in kids toys was the Super Ball and The Skate Board. Fashions also changed as womens skirts got shorter mens hair grew longer as the The miniskirt makes its appearance. Sony introduces it's doomed Betamax Recorder and Hypertext is introduced for linking on the Internet. The St Louis Arch is completed and The Beatles release 4 new albums including "Help". 





Cost of Living 1965

How Much things cost in 1965
Yearly Inflation Rate USA 1.59%
Yearly Inflation Rate UK 5.0%
Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 969
Average Cost of new house $13,600.00
Average Income per year $6,450.00
Gas per Gallon 31 cents
Average Cost of a new car $2,650.00
Loaf of bread 21 cents
Average Rent per month $118,00 

Technology 1965

  • Ranger 8 crashes into the Moon after a successful mission of photographing possible landing sites for the Apollo program
  • Ranger 9 sends back live TV broadcast when it crashes on to the moon
  • Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space
  • Major Edward H. White II becomes the second human to walk in space during the flight of Gemini 4
  • Sony introduces it's Betamax video recorder
    Inventions Invented by Inventors and Country ( or attributed to First Use )
    Space Walk Russia Aleksei Leonov - first person outside space vehicle
    Optical Disk USA by James Russell - now Compact Disk
    Hypertext USA for linking text on the Internet

    Respirator ( replacement for the Iron Lung ) USA 


Popular Culture

  • The Mary Quant designed Mini Skirt appears in London and will be the fashion statement of the 60's
  • One of most popular films "Sound of Music" released
  • The Beatles Release The Movie and Album Help!
  • The Beatles Play Live Concert Shea Stadium
  • The Grateful Dead with Lead guitarist Jerry Garcia play their first concert, in San Francisco

Popular Films

  • Mary Poppins
  • The Sound of Music
  • Goldfinger
  • My Fair Lady
  • What's New Pussycat?
  • Cat Ballou

Books Released

  • Dune
  • The Man with the Golden Gun
  • Hotel

Popular Musicians

  • The Beatles
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Freddie and the Dreamers
  • The Animals
  • The Kinks
  • The Searchers
  • The Seekers
  • Moody Blues
  • Donovan
  • Cilla Black
  • Dusty Springfield
  • Tom Jones

Major World Political Leaders 1965

Australia Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies

Brazil President Castelo Branco

Canada Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson

China Chairman of the People's Republic of China Liu Shaoqi

France President Charles de Gaulle

Germany Chancellor Ludwig Erhard

India Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri

Italy Prime Minister Aldo Moro

Japan Prime Minister Eisaku Sato

Mexico President Gustavo Díaz Ordaz

Russia / Soviet Union
First Secretary of the CPSU Leonid Brezhnev

South Africa Prime Minister Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd

United States President Lyndon B. Johnson

United Kingdom Prime Minister Harold Wilson