Looking Back at Life in 1965!
Minimum Wage was $1.40 per/hr.
New house cost on average $13,600
The average cost of a loaf of bread was $1.00
A New Chevrolet Corvette was $4,233 and fuel was $0.31 per gallon (still, no litres back then in Canada)
January – The Hope Slide, the largest landslide ever recorded in Canada, kills four.
February – National Flag of Canada Day, marked by ceremonies across the Dominion, the Maple Leaf becomes the National Flag. March – Martin Luther King, Jr. Leads Second March from Selma to Montgomery.
April – Lester Pearson gives a speech at Temple University in the United States that calls for a stop to the bombing of North Vietnam, infuriating President Lyndon Johnson.
May – The Montreal Canadiens won their Thirteenth Stanley Cup by defeating the Chicago Black Hawks 4 games to 3.
June – Rolling Stones release single “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”.
July – Star Trek series is filmed as a pilot episode.August – The Beatles release ‘Help’ album in the UK.
September – The new Toronto City Hall is opened.
October – A pivotal moment of the introduction of the miniskirt to women’s fashion.
November – Wills Transfer celebrated 20 years in business.
December – “A Charlie Brown Christmas” premieres.