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Class of 1965

This page is dedicated to the class of 1965 in honor of their 50th anniversary. Click below to enjoy taking a walk down memory lane with our collection of photos from the academic year 1964-1965.


Back in Time to 1965:

  • Lyndon Johnson is inaugurated as President. (January 20, 1965)
  • More than 700 protesters, including Martin Luther King, Jr., are arrested in Selma, AL. (February 1-2, 1965)
  • The U.S. Congress enacts the Elementary and Seconary Education Act of 1965, allocating $1.3 billion for public education. (March 25, 1965)
  • U.S. astronaut Ed White takes a 21-minute space walk outside the Gemini 4 Spacecraft—becoming the 1st American to acheive this feat. (June 1965)
  • President Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965. (August 6, 1965)
  • The first burning of a draft card is perpetrated by 22 year old David Miller in New York City. (October 15, 1965)
  • Construction of the "Gateway to the West" arch in St. Louis is completed. (October 28, 1965)
  • The U.S. Selective Service inducts 40,200 men for military service. (December 1965)
  • Concerning campus, Long Beach State College becomes California State College, Long Beach. (1965)

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Popular Songs of the Year:

  • Downtown by Petula Clark
  • Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones
  • I Got You Babe by Sonny and Cher
  • Yesterday by The Beatles
  • Stop in the Name of Love by The Supremes

Popular Movies of the Year:

  • The Sound of Music
  • Alphaville
  • Thunderball
  • Beach Blanket Bingo
  • Doctor Zhivago
  • Repulsion

Popular TV Shows:

  • The Dating Game
  • Green Acres
  • I Dream of Jeannie
  • The Dean Martin Show
  • Get Smart
  • Lost in Space