What Happened in January 1965

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 International Cooperation Year begins
  • Jan 1 Palestinian al-Fatah organization forms
  • Jan 1 The People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan is founded in Kabul.

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Jan 1 American actor George Murphy begins his term as Senator of California

Actor and Senator George Murphy
Actor and Senator
George Murphy
  • Jan 1 51st Rose Bowl: #4 Michigan beats #8 Oregon State, 34-7
  • Jan 1 31st Sugar Bowl: #7 LSU beats Syracuse, 13-10
  • Jan 1 31st Orange Bowl: #5 Texas beats #1 Alabama, 21-17
  • Jan 2 Ayub Khan elected president of Pakistan

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Jan 2 Martin Luther King Jr. begins a drive to register black voters

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Jan 2 NY Jets sign quarterback Joe Namath
  • Jan 2 Obverse design of all Canadian coins is changed to depict present-day

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Jan 4 LBJ's "Great Society" State of the Union Address

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Jan 6 Geoff Boycott takes 3-47 against South Africa, his best Test bowling
  • Jan 7 France announces it will convert $150 million of its currency to gold
  • Jan 7 Twin brothers are in held in custody in London charged with abduction and murder
  • Jan 8 Senator Everett Dirksen introduces a bill to make marigold the American natonal flower (it does not pass)
  • Jan 8 Star of India returned to American Museum of Natural History
  • Jan 9 Beatles' 65 album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
  • Jan 10 Bollingen prize for poetry awarded to Horace Gregory
  • Jan 10 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 34-14
  • Jan 10 WKBD TV channel 50 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 12 "Hullabaloo" premieres on NBC-TV
  • Jan 12 At 10:58 am PST burn up a nuclear rocket in Nevada
  • Jan 13 15th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 124-123 at St. Louis
  • Jan 15 Rock group Who releases first album "I Can't Explain"
  • Jan 15 Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan, forms
  • Jan 15 Soviet underground nuclear test creates the atomic lake Chagan, Kazakhstan
  • Jan 16 "Oh What a Lovely War" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 125 performances
  • Jan 16 "Outer Limits" last airs on ABC-TV
  • Jan 16 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-14
  • Jan 16 The Searchers' "Love Potion Number 9" peaks at #3
  • Jan 16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jan 18 H L de Vries appointed Dutch governor of Suriname
  • Jan 20 The Beatles appear on Shindig (ABC-TV)
  • Jan 20 The Byrds record "Mr Tambourine Man"
  • Jan 20 The US Jet Propulsion Laboratory proposes modified Apollo flight to fly around Mars & return

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jan 20 Generalissimo Francisco Franco meets with Jewish representatives to discuss legitimizing Jewish communities in Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Jan 21 Iranian premier Hassan Ali Mansur assassinated by 17-year-old Mohammad Bokharaei, a member of the Fadayan-e Islam.
  • Jan 22 US launches TIROS 9 weather satellite
  • Jan 23 "King Family Show" (musical variety) premieres on ABC TV
  • Jan 23 BPAA All-Star Tournament won by Dick Weber

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Jan 23 Boston Celtic center Bill Russell misses all 14 shots in loss to Philadelphia Warriors led by Wilt Chamberlain

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Jan 26 South Vietnam military coup under general Nguyen Khanh
  • Jan 27 1st ground station-to-aircraft radio communication via satellite
  • Jan 27 Ground breaking for "Dragon Gateway" at Grant Avenue
  • Jan 28 The Who make their 1st appearance on British TV
  • Jan 30 "The Name Game" by Shirley Ellis hits #3

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Jan 30 State funeral of Winston Churchill at St Paul's Cathedral in London. Largest ever state funeral.

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Jan 31 Pud Galvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 108

  • Jan 1 Andrew O Valmon, 400m runner, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 1 Harry Galbreath, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers)
  • Jan 1 Mark Dewey, US baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Jan 2 Greg Swindell, pitcher (Houston Astros, Cleve Indians), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Jan 2 Russ Courtnall, Duncan, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks)
  • Jan 3 Daniel Stubbs, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins)
  • Jan 3 Mark Dewey, pitcher (SF Giants), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Jan 4 David Glasper, rocker (Breathe-All I Need)
  • Jan 4 Guy Forget, Morocco, tennis star
  • Jan 4 Jergus Baca, Liptovsky Mikulas CZE, IHL defenseman (Team Slovakia 98)
  • Jan 4 John Jackson, NFL offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jan 4 Julia Ormond, actress (Sabrina, Legends of the Fall), born in London, England
  • Jan 4 Kevin Wickander, US baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jan 4 Mitch Booth, Australian tornado sailor (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 4 Yvan Attal, French actor and director
  • Jan 4 Beth Gibbons, English singer (Portishead)
  • Jan 4 Cait O'Riordan, British musician (The Pogues)
  • Jan 4 Rick Hearst, actor (General Hospital), born in Howard Beach, New York
  • Jan 5 Rick Tuten, NFL punter (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jan 5 Vinnie Jones, English-born Welsh footballer and actor
  • Jan 6 Christine Wachtel, E German running star (world indoor record 800m)
  • Jan 6 Jose Dejesus, US baseball pitcher (Kansas City Royals)
  • Jan 6 Lindsay H Burns, Big Timber Mont, rower (Olympics-silver-96)
  • Jan 6 Tim McDonald, NFL player (SF 49ers)
  • Jan 6 Bjorn Lomborg, Danish mathematician
  • Jan 6 Muhammed al-Ahari, American Muslim writer
  • Jan 6 Konnan, Cuban-born professional wrestler
  • Jan 7 Mark Rushmere, cricketer (South African opening bat in comeback Test 1992)
  • Jan 8 Champaka Ramanayake, cricketer (Sri Lankan opening bowler)
  • Jan 8 Eric Wohlberg, Sudbury Ontario, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 8 Michelle Forbes, actress (Julianna Cox-Homicide)
  • Jan 9 Atsuo Kudo, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
  • Jan 9 Carin Garbarra, soccer forward (Olympics-96), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Jan 9 Cindy Brooks, East Hampton CT, rower (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 9 Darren Bennett, NFL punter (San Diego Chargers)
  • Jan 9 Georg Franz, Straubing GER, hockey forward (Team Germany, Landshut)
  • Jan 9 Muggsy Bogues, NBA guard (SF Warriors)
  • Jan 9 Vincent Brown, NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • Jan 9 [Tyrone] Muggsy Bogues, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets, Wash Bullets)
  • Jan 9 Eric Erlandson, American musician
  • Jan 10 James Washington, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys, Wash Redskins)
  • Jan 10 Nathan, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
  • Jan 10 Butch Hartman, American animator
  • Jan 11 Barbara Belding, San Diego Cal, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-17th-1994)
  • Jan 11 Joely Richardson, actress (Body Contact, Wetherby), born in London, England
  • Jan 11 Karl Van Calcar, Torrance California, 3k steeplechase
  • Jan 11 Loredana Romito, Benevento Italy, model/actress (Fatal Temptation)
  • Jan 11 Olivia Barash, actress (Laura-Out of the Blue), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jan 11 Steve Vancil, Oregon City Ore, golfer (1989 City of Portland)
  • Jan 11 Roland Scholten, Dutch Darts Player
  • Jan 12 Henry Thomas, defensive tackle (Detroit Lions, New England Patriots)
  • Jan 12 Mark Moore, rocker (S'Express-Winter Course)
  • Jan 12 Rob Zombie, American musician
  • Jan 14 Dave Lowry, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers)
  • Jan 14 Desiree Nosbusch, Luxembourg, actress (The Fan)
  • Jan 14 Jemma Redgrave, actress (Buddha of Suburbia), born in London, England
  • Jan 14 Shamil Basayev, Chechen rebel (d. 2006)
  • Jan 14 Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, British chef
  • Jan 15 Derek B, rocker (Bullet from a Gun)
  • Jan 15 Michael Clemons, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Jan 15 Maurizio Fondriest, Italian cyclist
  • Jan 15 Bernard Hopkins, American boxer
  • Jan 15 James Nesbitt, Northern Irish actor
  • Jan 17 Nikos Nioplias, Greek footballer
  • Jan 17 Sylvain Turgeon, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jan 18 Richard Dunwoody, British(?) jockey)
  • Jan 18 Dave Attell, American writer and comedian
  • Jan 19 Ricky Reynolds, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)
  • Jan 20 Brad Brink, US baseball pitcher (SF Giants, Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Jan 20 Anton Weissenbacher, Romanian footballer
  • Jan 20 Colin Calderwood, Scottish footballer
  • Jan 20 Greg Kriesel, American bassist (The Offspring)
  • Jan 20 John Michael Montgomery, American singer
  • Jan 21 Brian Bradley, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • Jan 21 Cordell Crockett, rocker (Ugly Kid Joe-Mad Man, Too Bad)
  • Jan 21 Eric Moore, NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns)
  • Jan 21 Tania Abitbol, LPGA golfer (1994 US Women's Open-4th), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Jan 21 Jam Master Jay, American disc jockey (d. 2002)
  • Jan 22 Diane Lane, American actress (The Perfect Storm, Lady Beware, Lonesome Dove), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 22 Jazzy Jeff Townes, rapper (Parents Just Don't Understand)
  • Jan 22 Ray Mayhew, rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
  • Jan 22 Steven Adler, drummer (Guns & Roses-Sweet Child), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jan 22 Tim Prukop, WLAF linebacker-secondary coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Jan 22 Brian McCardie, Scottish actor
  • Jan 22 Chintara Sukapatana, Thai actress
  • Jan 23 Tim Berrett, Tunbridge Wells Engl, Canadian 20k walker (Oly-14-92, 96)
  • Jan 24 Ross MacDonald, star sailor (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jan 24 Carlos Saldanha, Brazilian film director
  • Jan 25 Brian Holman, Winfield Ks, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners)
  • Jan 25 Esa Tikkanen, Helsinki FI, NHL left wing (Panthers, Canucks, Oly-B-98)
  • Jan 26 Allison Hossack, Manitoba, actress (Olivia-Another World)
  • Jan 26 Lou Frazier, US baseball outfielder (Montreal Expos)
  • Jan 26 Tim McDonald, safety (San Francisco 49ers)
  • Jan 26 Natalia Yurchenko, Soviet gymnast
  • Jan 26 Thomas Ă–stros, Swedish politician
  • Jan 27 Igor Matoushkin, NHL defenseman (Belarus, Oly-98)
  • Jan 27 Alan Cumming, Scottish actor
  • Jan 27 Mike Newell, English football manager
  • Jan 28 Lynda Boyd, American actress
  • Jan 29 Dominik Hasek, Pardubice CZE, NHL goalie (Czech Oly-Gold-98, Buffalo)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 1 Novelist Michael Crichton (22) weds high school sweetheart Joan Radam

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Gertrude Michael, actress (Caged, Cleopatra), dies at 53
  • Jan 1 Juan Bautista Plaza-Alfonzo, composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 3 Betty Harte, entertainer, dies at 82
  • Jan 3 Julius Tannen, comedian, dies at 84

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Jan 4 T. S. Eliot, American-born British poet (The Waste Land) and Nobel laureate (1948), dies in London at 76

Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot
  • Jan 5 Neil Craig, actor (Calling Dr Kildare), dies at 73
  • Jan 5 Paul Arntzenius, painter/graphic artist/etcher, dies at 81
  • Jan 6 John Larkin, dir (Circumstanial Evidence), dies of heart attack at 52
  • Jan 8 Aloys-Henri-Gerard Fornerod, composer, dies at 74
  • Jan 12 Lorraine Hansberry, US playwright, dies in NYC, dies at 34
  • Jan 12 Porcupine, in Washington, D.C. zoo, dies at 27; oldest known rodent
  • Jan 14 Jeanette MacDonald, soprano (When I'm Calling You), dies at 63
  • Jan 15 Pierre Ngendandumwe, premier of Burundi, murdered
  • Jan 17 Hans Marchwitza, German writer and communist, dies at 75
  • Jan 19 Frank Reicher, actor (King Kong, Nazi Agent, Son of Kong), dies at 89
  • Jan 20 Alan Freed, DJ (Big Beat), dies at 42
  • Jan 21 Harvey Zorbaugh, doctor/TV host (Play the Game), dies at 68

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Jan 24 Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Britain (C) (1940-45, 51-55) British leader during WWII dies at 90

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Jan 25 Staf Gustaf Frans Nees, composer, dies at 63
  • Jan 25 Staff Nees, Flemish composer (Maria-oratorio), dies at 63
  • Jan 26 Ali Mansoer, premier of Persia, murdered
  • Jan 27 Theo Uden Marsman, Dutch orchestra leader, dies at 63
  • Jan 28 Jef van Durme, composer, dies at 57
  • Jan 28 Johan Fiolet, Dutch actor/director, dies at 63
  • Jan 28 Tich Freeman, cricket (3776 FC wickets leg-spin, 304 in 1928), dies
  • Jan 28 Maxime Weygand, French soldier (b. 1867)
  • Jan 29 John Larkin, actor (Saints & Sinners, 12 O'Clock High), dies at 52
  • Jan 29 Michael Spisak, composer, dies at 50
  • Jan 30 Vic Jackson, cricketer (NSW/Leicerstershire off-spinner), dies in car