My birthday is coming up next week, Election Day this year actually . I love to look up facts about the year I was born to see how much has changed in all those many years I've been alive. I was looking at a few sites today and found this (I linked it to the site where I found it): Cracks me up that I'm the same age as Astroturf , and how about that last bit - Barbie coming with a diet book and a scale . Some other fun facts about 1965: When McDonalds first became a publicly traded company in 1965, many Wall Street brokers were wary as they had never heard of it. US Senator John McCain won Jeopardy in 1965. Gatorade was created and named in 1965 by scientists at the University of Florida at the request of the head coach of the football team. When the Gators won the Orange Bowl, the opposing coach said about the loss, "We didn't have Gatorade. That made the difference." January 1, 1965, Soupy Sales, a popular wacky children's show host, told his young listeners to rob their parents while they slept, and send him the dollar bills they found. Bonanza was the biggest TV show And lots of other really interesting stuff! My, how the world has changed...mostly in good ways! Any fun facts about the year you were born? If you don't want to share your age, you can be more general .