Days of 1965

"Days" of Our Cast

When "Days" premiered in 1965, of the current cast & crew, only 10 were out of school and in the working world. 11 were in school and 5 were toddlers. Finally, 23 of the cast members were not even born yet when "Days" debuted on November 8, 1965!

Already in the working world (and what they were doing approximately November, 1965):

John Aniston (Victor)...............appearing in stage plays in Los Angeles; engaged to Nancy Dow (future mother of daughter Jennifer).
Deidre Hall (Marlena)................just graduated from high school in Florida and taking acting classes
Bill Hayes (Doug)......................preparing for the stage play "Brigadoon" in Milwaukee; married to Mary Hobbs with 5 kids.
Ron Leath (Henderson).............appearing in local plays in his native Pennsylvania.
Joseph Mascolo (Stefano).........getting ready to appear in the Broadway production of "Dinner at Eight."
Peggy McCay (Caroline)............portraying Susan Garrett on the soap "The Young Marrieds."
James Reynolds (Abe)...............in the Marines stationed in Hawaii as an Information Service Officer.
Suzanne Rogers (Maggie)..........a dancer in the famed Radio City Rockettes in New York City.
Susan Seaforth (Julie)................portraying Carol West on the soap "The Young Marrieds."
Josh Taylor (Roman)..................starting law school at University of Colorado; married to Geanne; 1 daughter Tristen (born 11/18/64).

In High School: Julian Barnes (Harold), Ken Corday (Executive Producer), Aloma Wright (Maxine).
In Middle School: Drake Hogestyn (John), Lauren Koslow (Kate).
In Elementary School: Matthew Ashford (Jack), Mary Garripoli (Mary), Renee Jones (Lexie), Wally Kurth (Justin), Greg Meng (Co-Executive Producer), Peter Reckell (Bo).
Too young to be in school (aka "the toddlers"): Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Judi Evans (Adrienne), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla), Marlene McPherson (Head Writer), Darrell Ray Thomas Jr. (Head Writer).
Not yet born: Camila Banus (Gabi), Lauren Boles (Ciara), Sarah Brown (Madison), Molly Burnett (Melanie), Shawn Christian (Daniel), Christie Clark (Carrie), Casey Deidrick (Chad), Bren Foster (Quinn), Galen Gering (Rafe), Aaron & Griffin Kunitz (Johnny), Kate Mansi (Abigail), Eric Martsolf (Brady), Chandler Massey (Will), Noel Maxam (Co-Executive Producer), Patrick Muldoon (Austin), Terrell Ransom Jr. (Theo), Melissa Reeves (Jennifer), Isabelle & Sahara Roberts (Sydney), Campbell & Carolyn Rose (Allie), James Scott (EJ), Freddie Smith (Sonny), Alison Sweeney (Sami), Arianne Zucker (Nicole).

People in the News

President....Lyndon B. Johnson
Vice President...Hubert H. Humphrey

Miss America...Vonda Kay VanDyke (Arizona)
Best Actress at the Oscars...Julie Christie for Darling
Best Actor at the Oscars...Lee Marvin for Cat Ballou
Indianapolis 500 winner...Jimmy Clark
PGA Golf champion...Dave Marr

Born in 1965

Matt Battaglia (J.L. King, 1997)
Sarah Buxton (Crystal Galore, 2004)
Sandra Canning (Grace Jeffries, 1989-1990)
Crystal Chappell (Carly Manning, 1990-1993, 2009-2011)
Shawn Christian (Daniel Jonas, 2008-Present)
Jon Cryer...actor
Alan Cumming...actor
Kristin Davis...actress
Robert Downey Jr...actor
Dr. Dre...singer
Linda Evangelista...model
Rick Hearst (Scott Banning, 1989-1990)
Elizabeth Hurley...actress
Diane Lane...actress
Lennox Lewis...boxer
Julia Ormond...actress
Sarah Jessica Parker...actress
Ty Pennington...carpenter/TV host
Jeremy Piven...actor
Chris Rock...actor/comedian
J.K. Rowling...author of "Harry Potter" series
Charlie Sheen...actor
Brooke Shields...actress
Maura Tierney...actress
Shania Twain...singer
Fuschia Walker (Caprice, 2002-2003)
Katarina Witt...figure skater
Claire Yarlett (Whitney Baker, 1990-1991)

Top Grossing Films

Mary Poppins...The Sound of Music (best picture Oscar)...Goldfinger...My Fair Lady...What's New Pussycat?

Popular Songs

"Downtown" by Petula Clark
"Eight Days a Week" by The Beatles
"Help Me, Rhonda" by The Beach Boys
"I Got You, Babe" by Sonny & Cher
"I Hear a Symphony" by The Supremes
"My Girl" by The Temptations
"Stop! In the Name of Love" by The Supremes
"Ticket to Ride" by The Beatles

Record of the Year (Grammys): "The Girl From Ipanema"
Song of the Year (Grammys): "Hello, Dolly!"

Television Debuts

Get Smart...Green Acres...Hogan's Heroes...I Dream of Jeannie...Lost in Space
A Charlie Brown Christmas also debuts

Sports

Baseball Champions...Los Angeles Dodgers
Basketball Champions...Boston Celtics
NCAA Basketball Champions...UCLA
NFL Champs (no Super Bowl yet)...Buffalo Bills (AFL) & Green Bay Packers (NFL)
Ice Hockey Champions...Montreal Canadiens
US Open Tennis Champions...Margaret Smith & Manuel Santana

Average Prices

Yearly Income..............$ 6,469
Car..............................$ 2,350
Gallon of Milk.................$ 1.05
Gallon of Gas.................$ 0.24
Loaf of Bread..................$ 0.21
Stamp............................$ 0.05

World Events

January: English Prime Minister Winston Churchill dies of a stroke.
February: Canada's Maple Leaf flag is introduced.
March: The U.S. Supreme Court declares businesses are allowed to close to avoid unionism.
April: The Soviet Union launches its first communications satellite.
May: Great Britain changes to the Metric system.
June: For the first time, US troops in Vietnam are placed in combat roles.
July: The Soviet Union launches a rocket into space.
August: The Beatles perform for over 55,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City.
September: The US creates the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
October: The US announces all Cuban exiles will be allowed refuge in the US.
November: Ferdinand Marcos is elected President of Philippines.
December: California takes over the top spot as the most populous state in the US.
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