Cost of Living 1965
Average Cost of new house $13,600.00
Average Income per year $6,450.00
Gas per Gallon 31 cents
Average Cost of a new car $2,650.00
Loaf of bread 21 cents
Average Rent per month $118,00
1965 the war in Vietnam continues to worsen as
whatever the Americans do including major bombing of North Vietnam they
continue to lose more men , at the same time the Anti-War movement grows
and on November 13th
35,000 march on Washington as a protest against the war.
There is also
civil unrest with rioting, looting and arson in Los Angeles.
also the first year mandated health warnings appeared on cigarette
packets and smoking became a no no.
The latest craze in kids toys was
the Super Ball and The Skate Board.
Fashions also changed as women's
skirts got shorter men's hair grew longer as the The miniskirt makes its
Hypertext is introduced for linking on the Internet.
St Louis Arch is completed and The Beatles release 4 new albums
Ref: the People History