|In 1965 (the year you were born)|
Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara calls for a nationwide network of bomb shelters
Former leader of the Black Muslims, Malcolm X, is shot and killed in New York City
To protest voting rights discrimination, civil rights demonstrators begin a march for Selma to Montgomery with federal troop protection
The first commercial satellite, Early Bird, is launched into space by Nasa to transmit telephone and television signals
Voting Rights Act is signed into law
Riots by young blacks in the Watts area of Los Angeles begin, causing $200 million in damage
Hurricane Betsy claims 75 lives in southern Florida and Louisiana
United States President Lyndon Johnson proclaims his "Great Society" during his State of the Union address
Dr. Dre, Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert Downey Jr., Shania Twain, Moby, and Ben Stiller are born
Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series
Green Bay Packers win the NFL championship
Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup
The Sound of Music, starring Julie Andrews, is the top grossing film
Dune by Frank Herbert is published
The Beatles' Rubber Soul is released
"Satisfaction" by Rolling Stones is a top hit
The Beatles appear on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing songs from their new album Help!
Sony introduces the Betamax, a home video tape recorder
Nearly all of NBC's programs are now broadcast in color
I Dream of Jeannie premieres
Of the events mentioned, which would you most liked to have witnessed in person?
I suppose I would have to say the Super Bowl! Bart Starr baby!!!
Of the people mentioned, who would you most like to meet in person?
The Beatles, I guess.
Of the people mentioned, who would you least like to meet in person?
Probably, Ed Sullivan, I have read that he was not really that nice.
Which of the events do you think had the most profound effect on history?
The Civil Rights movement.
Which of the events do you think contributed the most to our culture?
Wow, that is a good question, I suppose the Beatles and the whole 'mania' that happened around them. It has continued, year after year, just with new subjects to be 'maniacal' about, I suppose.
But, color tv has certainly become an entrenched part of our culture as well! lol
From Patrick's Weekender, answer these questions after finding out what happened on the year of your birth (see the above link).