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Monday, March 05, 2012

I Remember March 1965 - It Was Cold

Looking back at March 1965 I recall the entire month was cold in my town of Circleville, Ohio.  As I sit here on my computer, today is March 5 and the temperature in Carrollton TX will reach 74 but on March 5, 1965 the high temp was 55 and in Circleville, Ohio it was 33 with a low of 22.

I was a high school junior back then and most of us walked to school.  Buses did not bus as many students back then as they do today.  It was definitely a brisk and cold walk to Circleville High School during the month of March. 

The civil rights demonstrations were in full swing back then and I recall seeing on TV Some 200 Alabama State Troopers clash with 525 civil rights demonstrators in Selma, Alabama.  I probably didn't understand it so much back then but it still shocked me.  Also around the same time we sent our first combat troops to Vietnam while the radio was playing the number one song "My Girl" by The Temptations.  It was the beginning of uneasy times of the 60s decade.

Still my world was the small town of Circleville as it was with the majority of students in my high school.  Spring was coming and shenanigans were in the horizon as soon as the weather breaks.  It turns out that the entire month of March 1965 remained cold and the warm weather will not arrive until next month when jockey straps will once again be raised on the flag pole on the football field.

The number one songs for the month of March 1965 including "My Girl" were "Eight Days a Week" and "Stop in the Name of Love."   You can listen to the most popular songs on the radio at the time on Soundtrack of the 60s where Neal Stevens plays the most popular songs from that month and recalls the times of March 1965.

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