It Seems Like Only “Yesterday”*

Sally Ann Schmitz, of Paso Robles, CA, was born at 12:23 AM on January 1, 1965, reportedly making her the first baby of the new year in San Luis Obispo County, located about midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you’re out there,
Sally Ann, welcome to
FabOverFifty.

Welcome also to: Viola Davis, Diane Lane, Maura Tierney, Sarah Jessica Parker, Brooke Shields, Melissa McBride and J.K. Rowling, among the celebs who made their real debuts in 1965.

Twenty-five other notable, and not so
notable, events of that year:

Feb. 7 George Harrison has his tonsils removed

Feb. 15 John Lennon passes his driving test

Mar. 2 One of the most popular musical films of all time, “The Sound of Music”, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, is released

Mar. 8 1st US combat forces arrive in Vietnam (3,500 Marines)

Mar. 15 T.G.I. Friday’s 1st restaurant opens in NYC

Mar. 21 Martin Luther King Jr. begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama

Apr. 5 Lava Lamp Day celebrated

May 16 The Campbell Soup Company introduces SpaghettiOs under its Franco-American brand

May 18 Gene Roddenberry suggests 16 names, including Kirk, for Star Trek Captain

May 25 Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in 1 for heavyweight boxing title rematch

Jun. 6 Rolling Stones release single
“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”

Jun. 7 Sony Corp introduced its home video
tape recorder, priced at $995

Jul. 15 “Mariner IV” sends back 1st pictures of Mars

Jul. 24 Bob Dylan releases “Like a Rolling Stone”

Jul. 27 President Lyndon B. Johnson signs a bill requiring cigarette makers to print health warnings on all cigarette packages about the effects of smoking

Jul. 30 LBJ signs Medicare bill, which
goes into effect in 1966

Aug. 14 Sonny & Cher’s “I Got You Babe” hits #1

Sep. 13 Today Show’s 1st totally color broadcast

Sep. 13* Beatles release “Yesterday”

Sep. 18 “I Dream of Jeannie”, starring Barbara Eden as
a 2,000-year-old genie, and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, premieres on NBC

Oct. 4 Pope Paul VI becomes 1st Pope to visit Western Hemisphere (UN)

Nov. 8 “Days of Our Lives” premieres on TV

Nov. 9 Several U.S. states and parts of Canada are hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13 hours in the Northeast Blackout of 1965

Nov. 16 Walt Disney launches Epcot Center: Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow

Dec. 9 “A Charlie Brown Christmas” premieres

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