Historical Events in October 1965

  • Oct 1 Failed coup under lt col Untung in Indonesia
  • Oct 1 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
  • Oct 2 Dodgers beat Braves to clinch NL pennant
  • Oct 2 Mel Stottlemyre wins game #20
  • Oct 2 Phillies' Chris Short strikes-out 18 NY Mets
  • Oct 2 Pope Paul VI named MR Perey bishop's helper of New Orleans
  • Oct 3 Cubs tie major league record of 3 triple plays in a season
  • Oct 3 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational

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Oct 3 Whitey Ford notches #232 to become Yankees winningest pitcher

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
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Whitey Ford
  • Oct 4 "Pickwick" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • Oct 4 Pope Paul VI becomes 1st Pope to visit Western Hemisphere (UN)
  • Oct 4 USSR launches Luna 7; crash lands on Moon
  • Oct 5 Chuck Linster performs 6,006 consecutive push-ups
  • Oct 5 Dick McInnes stays aloft almost 12 hours in a kite
  • Oct 6 Supremes release "I Hear a Symphony"
  • Oct 6 William Goodhart's "Generation" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 7 Charles Linster does 6,006 consecutive push-ups
  • Oct 7 50 mph gust helps Robert Mitera ace 447-yd 10th hole at Miracle Hills, Omaha, Nebr to score world's longest straight hole-in-one
  • Oct 8 Muslims in Jakarta set fire to PKI headquarters
  • Oct 8 Post Office Tower opens in London, tallest building in England
  • Oct 8 Once-Hertogenbosch soccer team FC de Bosch forms
  • Oct 8 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 9 16th Ryder Cup: US wins 19½-12½ at Royal Birkdale, England
  • Oct 9 Beatles' "Yesterday" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks
  • Oct 10 "Drat! - The Cat!" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Oct 10 The Supremes appear on Ed Sullivan Show
  • Oct 10 "Vinland Map" is introduced by Yale University as being the first known map of America, drawn about 1440 by Norse explorer Lief Eriksson
  • Oct 14 Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 80 km
  • Oct 14 Sandy Koufax hurls his 2nd shutout of World Series beating Twins 2-0
  • Oct 15 Dodgers & Sandy Koufax win 7th game of 62nd World Series vs Twins
  • Oct 15 WEMT (now WVII) TV channel 7 in Bangor, ME (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 16 "Drat! - The Cat!" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Oct 17 "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever" opens in NYC for 280 performances
  • Oct 17 WBMG TV channel 42 in Birmingham, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 20 19th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-2 at Montreal
  • Oct 20 Beatles receive a gold record for "Yesterday"
  • Oct 20 Mass arrests of communists in Indonesia
  • Oct 21 KTWU TV channel 11 in Topeka, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 21 Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Robert B Woodward
  • Oct 21 Vivian Beaumont Theater (NYC) opens
  • Oct 21 Comet Ikeya-Seki approaches perihelion, passing 450,000 kilometers from the sun.
  • Oct 24 Benjamin Britten's "Voices for Today" premieres
  • Oct 24 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Golf Tournament
  • Oct 24 16th Formula One WDC: Jim Clark wins by 14 points
  • Oct 25 Rolling Stones release "Get Off of My Cloud"
  • Oct 26 Beatles receive MBEs at Buckingham Palace
  • Oct 26 Sylvia Likens tortured by teen girl gang
  • Oct 27 WCFT TV channel 33 in Tuscaloosa, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 28 Gateway Arch (630' (190m) high) completed in St Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 28 Pope Paul VI proclaims Jews not collectively guilty for crucifixion
  • Oct 29 US performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians
  • Oct 30 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Las Cruces Golf Open
  • Oct 30 Fireworks explosions kill 50 in Cartagena, Colombia