• Lyndon Johnson began his first full term as President and proclaims his “Great Society”.
• 3,500 United States Marines arrive in South Vietnam, becoming the first American combat troops in Vietnam.
• The Watts riots raged for 5 days and killed 30 people.
• Astronaut Edward Higgins White makes the first U.S. space walk.
• This was the first year the U.S. quit using silver in its coins.
• The first commercial communications satellite is launched.
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
• MOVIES: “Dr. Zhivago” & “Sound of Music”
• T.V.: “Green Acres” & “Batman”
• Bob Dylan elicits controversy among folk purists by "going electric" at the Newport Folk Festival.
• Charlie Brown and the Peanuts Gang appear on the cover of Time Magazine.
• Winston Churchill (The State funeral of Churchill takes place with the largest assembly of statesmen in the world until the 2005 funeral of Pope John Paul II)
• Nat King Cole
• T.S. Elliot
• Malcolm X is assassinated.
• Album: Beatles for Sale.
• The inspiration of the song has been attributed to at least two different sources by Paul McCartney. In a 1984 interview with Playboy, he credited the title to Ringo Starr, who was noted for his malapropisms, which are credited as the source of other song titles (such as "A Hard Day's Night and Tomorrow Never Knows).
• However, he has also credited the title to a chauffeur who once drove him to Lennon's house in Weybridge.
• Although it was a huge American hit, the group didn't think highly of the song (Lennon called it "lousy") and they never performed it live.
• The Beatles with “8 Days a Week” your #1 @ 1 from March 1965.