• Lyndon Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended.
• The first SR-71 Blackbird spy plane goes into service
• Fidel Castro declares martial law in Cuba because of a possible U.S. attack.
• The National Organization for Women (NOW) is founded in Washington, DC.
• Lyndon Johnson signs a bill creating the United States Department of Transportation.
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
• MOVIES: “Born Free”, “Grand Prix” & “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken”
• T.V.: “Bonanza,” “The Andy Griffith Show, “Green Acres” and “The Red Skelton Show”
• The Academy Awards and the Miss Universe pageant broadcast in color.
• The Beatles: In an interview published in The London Evening Standard, John Lennon comments, “We’re more popular than Jesus now,” eventually sparking a controversy in the United States.
• The 8-track was a new-fangeled option on many Ford cars
• Written in February 1964 by Paul Simon in the aftermath of the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy.
• It was one of the songs Simon & Garfunkel performed when they were starting out and playing the folk clubs in Greenwich Village.
• It was their first Number One hit.
• It’s the duo’s second most popular song after “Bridge Over Troubled Water”.
• The song features Simon on acoustic guitar and both singing.
• The first recording was an acoustic version on Simon & Garfunkel’s first album, which tanked and only sold about 2000 copies. Record producer Tom Wilson added electric instruments to the acoustic track and the song became a huge hit.
• Here is Simon and Garfunkel and “The Sound of Silence” your number 1 @ 1 from January 1966.