Historical Events in January 1965

  • 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 The 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

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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 Groundbreaking 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. Then world's 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