Historical Events in April 1965

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

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

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

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Apr 9 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

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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