What Happened in April 1965

Historical Events

  • 1st South Africa worker's union leader Henry Fazzie sentenced to 10 years
  • 1st Syncom 3, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, passes from civilian to military control
  • 2nd Hochhuths play "Stellvertreter" banned in Italy
  • 3rd 1st atomic powered spacecraft (snap) launched
  • 4th Mickey Wright wins LPGA Baton Rouge Golf Invitational
  • 4th The first model of the new Saab Viggen fighter aircraft plane is unveiled.

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

5th 37th Academy Awards: "My Fair Lady", Rex Harrison & Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins) win awards

Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
  • 5th Lava Lamp Day celebrated
  • 5th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 6th Intelsat 1 ("Early Bird") 1st commercial geosynchronous communications satellite launched
  • 7th Bevan Congdon makes a stumping as 12th man NZ v Pakistan
  • 8th India & Pakistan forces engage in a border fight
  • 9th Beatles "Ticket to Ride" is released in UK

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

9th 1st game at Astrodome, Houston beats Yankees 2-1 in exhibition as Mickey Mantle hits 1st indoor homerun

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Sport awardGolf Major

11th 29th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 271

  • 11th 40 tornadoes strike US midwest killing 272 & injuring 5,000
  • 12th 1st NL game at Houston's Astrodome (Phillies beat Astros 2-0)
  • 13th Beatles record "Help"
  • 13th 1st US Senate black page, Lawrence W Bradford Jr, 16, appointed by NY Sen Jacob Javits
  • 13th 7th Grammy Awards: The Girl From Ipanema, The Beatles wins
  • 14th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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15th James Baldwin's "Amen Corner" premieres in NYC

  • 15th NFL changes penalty flag from white to bright gold
  • 16th Test flight of heavy Saturn S-1C-rocket
  • 19th 1st all news radio station (WINS 1010 AM in NYC) begins operating
  • 19th 69th Boston Marathon won by Morio Shigematsu of Japan in 2:16:33
  • 19th T.A.M.I. Show premieres in London
  • 19th At a cost of $20,000, the outer Astrodome ceiling is painted because of sun's glare, this causes the grass to die
  • 20th People's Republic China offers North Vietnam military aid
  • 21st New York World's Fair reopens for 2nd & final season
  • 23rd Launch of 1st Soviet communications satellite
  • 24th "Comedy in Music-Opus 2" closes at John Golden NYC after 192 performances
  • 24th Military coup under Donald Reid Cabral in Dominican Republic
  • 24th NY Met Casey Stengel wins his 3,000 game as manager
  • 25th 19th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
  • 25th Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Pensacola Golf Invitational
  • 26th Ives' 4th Symphony premieres
  • 27th "I'm Solomon" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 27th RC Duncan patents "Pampers" disposable diaper

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28th Barbra Streisand stars on "My Name is Barbra" special on CBS

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 28th Lindsey Nelson broadcasts game at Astrodome from a hanging gondola
  • 28th Richard Helms replaces Marshall S Carter as deputy director of CIA
  • 28th US marines invade Dominican Republic, stay until October 1966
  • 28th William F Raborn Jr replaces John A McCone as 7th head of CIA
  • 29th Australian government announces it would send troops to Vietnam
  • 29th Earthquake hits Seattle; 5 die
  • 29th Malta becomes 18th member of Council of Europe

Famous Birthdays

  • 1st John "Jumbo" Elliott, NFL tackle (NY Giants, NY Jets)
  • 1st Mark Jackson, NBA guard (Indiana Pacers) and coach, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1st Robert Steadman, English composer

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2nd Rodney King, African American motorist beaten by LA cops, born in Sacramento, California (d. 2012)

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • 3rd Nazia Hassan, South Asian pop singer (d.2000)
  • 4th Black Francis [Charles Thompson], American singer/songwriter (Pixies), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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4th Robert Downey Jr, American actor ( Chrlie Chaplin, Iron Man, Avengers), born in NYC, New York

  • 4th Tony Burse, CFL fullback (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 5th Cris Carpenter, American baseball player
  • 6th Gerald Diduck, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)
  • 6th Rica Reinisch, German DR, 100m/200m backstroke (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 6th Virginia Lee, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 6th Lieve Slegers, Belgian athlete
  • 7th Alexander Mronz, tennis star, born in Cologne, Germany
  • 7th Kaushik Amalean, cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka 1986-88)
  • 7th Alison Lapper, British artist
  • 9th Hal Morris, Fort Rucker Alabama, infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 9th Helen Alfredsson, Goteborg Sweden, LPGA golfer (1993 Dinah Shore)
  • 9th Paolo Cane, Itaty, tennis star
  • 9th Paulina Porizkova, Prostejov Czech, model (Playboy-Aug 87)
  • 9th Jeff Zucker, American television executive
  • 9th Jay Wesley Neill, American convicted murderer (d. 2002)
  • 9th Mark Pellegrino, American actor
  • 10th Karen Booker, WNBA center (Utah Starzz)
  • 10th Tim Alexander, American funk metal drummer (Primus-Pork soda), born in Cherry Point, North Carolina
  • 12th Elaine Zayak, NJ, figure skater (Olympics-6th-1984)
  • 12th Tom O'Brien, American actor-producer
  • 13th Quinn Early, NFL wide receiver (NO Saints, Buffalo Bills)
  • 13th Patricio Pouchulu, Argentinean architect
  • 14th Craig McDermott, cricket pace bowler (tireless Austr since 1984)
  • 14th Stan Humphries, NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers)
  • 14th Tom Dey, American film director
  • 15th Anthony Miller, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys)
  • 15th Kevin Stevens, Brockton, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
  • 15th Mark Dennis, NFL tackle (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
  • 15th Michele Redman, Zanesville OH, LPGA golfer (1995 Star Bank-3rd)
  • 15th Soichi Noguchi, astronaut, born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 15th Linda Perry, American musician
  • 16th Caren Kemner, Quincy IL, volleyball outside hitter (Oly-bronze-92, 96)
  • 16th Gerardo [Mejía], Ecuadorian American rapper, born in Guayaquil
  • 16th Jon Cryer, actor (Pretty in Pink, Superman IV)

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16th Martin Lawrence, American comedian (Martin), born in Frankfurt, Germany

Comedian Martin Lawrence
Martin Lawrence
  • 16th Michael Wong Man Tak, Hong Kong actor and director
  • 17th William Mapother, American actor
  • 17th Yoshiki Kuroda, Japanese urban planner
  • 18th Diana Villegas, rocker (Triplets)
  • 18th Sylvia Villegas, rocker (Triplets)
  • 18th Vicky Villegas, rocker (Triplets)
  • 18th Rob Stenders, Dutch radio discjockey
  • 19th Natalie Dessay, French soprano
  • 19th Suge Knight, American record producer
  • 20th Jim Terrell, sprint canoe (Olympics-96), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 20th Kostas Hatzidakis, Greek politician
  • 20th Adrian Fernández, Mexican racing driver
  • 21st Ed Belfour, Carman, NHL goalie (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • 21st Gary Grant, NBA guard (NY Knicks)
  • 21st Karen Foster, Lufkin Tx, playmate (Oct, 1989)
  • 21st Fiona Kelleghan, American academic and critic
  • 22nd Lauri Hendler, actress (Julie - Gimme a Break), born in Ft Belvoir, Virgina
  • 22nd Peter Zezel, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 23rd Donna Weinbrecht, skier (Olympic-gold)
  • 24th Mike Blowers, Wurlzburg Germany, infielder (NY Yankees, LA Dodgers)
  • 24th Son Chang Min, South Korean actor
  • 25th Denis Perez, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
  • 25th Mark Bryant, NBA forward/center (Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets)
  • 25th Eric Avery, American musician (Jane's Addiction, Deconstruction, Polar Bear)
  • 26th Kevin James, American comedian
  • 27th Courtenay Becker-Dey, American Europe class sailor (Oly-bronze-1996), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 28th Steven Blum, American voice actor
  • 29th Reggie Miller, NBA player (Indiana Pacers)
  • 30th Adrian Pasdar, Pittsfield Mass, actor (C Oliver Resor-Feds, Top Gun)
  • 30th Daniela Costian, Australian discus/shot putter (Olympics-96)

Famous Deaths

  • 1st Henry D G Crerar, Canadian general (WW I, Normandy), dies at 76
  • 1st Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics manufacturer (b. 1870)
  • 2nd Renzo Bossi, Italian composer, dies at 81
  • 3rd Ernst Kirchweger, Austrian communist and resistance fighter (born 1897 or 1898)
  • 8th Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author, dies at 70
  • 8th Jack Durston, cricketer (one Test for England, 4-102 & 1-34), dies
  • 8th Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (Flesh & Devil), dies after illness at 78
  • 10th Linda Darnell, American actress (Unfaithfully Yours), dies from burns received in a house fire at 41
  • 10th Lloyd Casner, American race car driver and owner (b. 1928)
  • 14th Leonard Mudie, dies of heart ailment at 82
  • 14th Perry E Smith, US murderer (In Cold Blood), hanged
  • 14th Robert E Hickok, US murderer (In Cold Blood), hanged
  • 15th Syd Chaplin, dies at 80
  • 18th Guillermo González Camarena, Mexican inventor (b. 1917)
  • 19th George Davis, actor (Private Lives, Devil May Care), dies at 75
  • 20th Dick Wessel, dies of heart attack on 52nd birthday
  • 21st Edward V Appleton, English physicist (Nobel Prize 1947), dies at 72
  • 23rd Josephina J "Fien" de la Mar, Dutch actress (Pygmalion), dies at 67
  • 24th Louise Dresser, actress (State Fair, Ship Comes In, Mammy), dies at 86
  • 26th Aaron Avshalomov, composer, dies at 70
  • 27th Alan Bunce, actor (Albert-Ethel & Albert), dies at 61
  • 27th Edward R Murrow, newscaster (Person to Person), dies at 57
  • 28th Ferdinand Bordewijk, Dutch lawyer/writer (Character), dies at 80
  • 30th Helen Chandler, American actress (Dracula, Salute, Last Flight), dies at 59