Historical Events in November 1965

  • Nov 1 1st concert at Fillmore Auditorium, SF
  • Nov 1 Ernie Terrel beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing
  • Nov 1 Trackless trolley plunged into Nile River drowning 74 (Cairo Egypt)
  • Nov 3 Sandy Koufax wins NL Cy Young Award unanimously
  • Nov 4 Lee Breedlove sets female land speed record (308.56 MPH) in Utah
  • Nov 6 19th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 19-7 in Annapolis
  • Nov 7 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open
  • Nov 8 "Days of Our Lives" premieres on TV
  • Nov 8 British Indian Ocean Territory formed
  • Nov 9 1st NY Knick game postponed (black-out) vs St Louis
  • Nov 9 Hurricane hits north east US/Canada

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 9 Willie Mays named NL MVP

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Nov 9 Several U.S. states and parts of Canada are hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13 hours in the Northeast Blackout of 1965.
  • Nov 10 Manneke Pis statue stolen in Brussels
  • Nov 11 Rhodesia proclaimed independence from Britain by PM Ian Smith
  • Nov 11 William Alfred's "Hogan's Goat" premieres in NYC

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 12 Ferdinand Marcos elected 10th President of Philippines

10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos
  • Nov 12 General strike in Morocco against disappearance of Ben Barka
  • Nov 12 Mad Dog Vachon beats Crusher in Denver, to become NWA champ
  • Nov 12 Venera 2 launched by Soviet Union toward Venus
  • Nov 13 "Skyscraper" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 248 performances
  • Nov 13 "Yarmouth Castle" burns & sinks off Bahamas, killing 89
  • Nov 13 Director Kenneth Tynan says the word "Fuck" on BBC
  • Nov 14 "Baker Street" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 313 performances
  • Nov 14 George Abbott Theater (Adelphi, 54 St) at 152 W 54th NYC, demolished
  • Nov 14 KCST TV channel 39 in San Diego, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 14 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Alamo Golf Open
  • Nov 14 US government sends 90,000 soldiers to Vietnam
  • Nov 15 Craig Breedlove sets land speed record (600.601 mph-966.57 kph)
  • Nov 16 Venera 3 launched, 1st to land on another planet (crashes into Venus)
  • Nov 16 Walt Disney launches Epcot Center: Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow
  • Nov 17 General Meeting of UN refuses admittance of China PR
  • Nov 17 William Eckert is unanimously elected commissioner of baseball
  • Nov 17 The NVA ambushes American troops of the 7th Cavalry at Landing Zone Albany in the la Drang Valley, almost wiping them out
  • Nov 18 Twins SS Zoilo Versalles is named AL MVP
  • Nov 19 ABC radio begins weekly "Vietnam Update" report
  • Nov 19 Kellogg's Pop Tarts pastries created
  • Nov 20 "Pickwick" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • Nov 20 UN Security council calls for boycott of Rhodesia
  • Nov 20 WCNY TV channel 24 in Syracuse, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 21 1st freighter arrives in Ashdod Port Israel
  • Nov 21 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 22 "Man of La Mancha" opens at ANTA Wash Sq Theater NYC for 2329 performances

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 22 Muhammad Ali TKOs Floyd Patterson in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • Nov 23 31st Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Garrett, Southern Cal (RB)
  • Nov 23 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 24 Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu becomes President of Zaire

President of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko
President of Zaire
Mobutu Sese Seko
  • Nov 25 Congo military coup under Gen Mobutu, Pres Kasavubu overthrown
  • Nov 26 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim Lefebvre is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 26 France launches 1st satellite, 92 lb (42 kg) A1-capsule (Asterix)
  • Nov 27 15-25,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 27 1st French satellite launched; France becomes 3rd nation in space
  • Nov 27 53rd CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat Winn Blue Bombers, 22-16
  • Nov 27 1966 NFL Draft: Tommy Nobis from University of Texas first pick by Atlanta Falcons
  • Nov 27 30th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 30-3 in Birmingham
  • Nov 28 Browns' Leroy Kelly sets club record for most punt return yds (109)
  • Nov 28 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • Nov 29 "Anya" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • Nov 29 Dale Cummings does 14,118 consecutive sit-ups