What Happened in 1965

Significant Events

  • Jan 30 State funeral of Winston Churchill at St Paul's Cathedral in London. Largest ever state funeral.
  • Mar 18 Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space.
  • Mar 22 US confirms its troops used chemical warfare against the Vietcong
  • Mar 31 US orders first combat troops to Vietnam
  • May 5 First large-scale US Army ground units arrive in South Vietnam
  • Jun 7 The Supreme Court of the United States decides on Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples.
  • Aug 6 US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act prohibiting voting discrimination against minorities
  • Aug 9 Singapore separates from the Federation of Malaysia and gains its independence
  • Nov 27 1st French satellite launched; France becomes 3rd nation in space
  • Dec 7 Pope Paul VI & Orthodox Patriarch Athenagoras I simultaneously lift mutual excommunications that led to split of 2 churches in 1054
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