Historical Events in 1965 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 679

  • 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
  • May 1 91st Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker on Lucky Debonair wins in 2:01.2
  • May 1 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 3
  • May 1 USSR launches Luna 5; later impacts on Moon
  • May 1 Battle of Dong-Yin, a naval conflict between ROC and PRC, takes place.
  • May 2 "New Faces of 1965" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • May 2 Early Bird satellite goes into commercial service
  • May 2 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Golf Invitational
  • May 2 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
  • May 3 1st use of satellite TV, Today Show on Early Bird Satellite
  • May 3 3rd Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 2-1 in 10
  • May 3 Cambodia drops diplomatic relations with the US
  • May 3 Don Steele, begins a 40+ year radio career at KRTH (Los Angeles California)
  • May 3 KTCI TV channel 17 in St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • May 3 Pulitzer prize awarded to Irwin Unger (Greenback Era)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 4 Willie Mays 512th HR breaks Mel Ott's 511th NL record

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • May 5 First large-scale US Army ground units arrive in South Vietnam
  • May 6 Lawry & Simpson complete opening stand of 382 against W Indies
  • May 7 WAOW TV channel 9 in Wausau, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • May 8 1st shut put over 70' (Randy Matson 70' 7")
  • May 9 Beatles attend a Bob Dylan concert
  • May 9 Luna 5 launched (USSR) 1st attempt to soft land on Moon (fails)
  • May 11 "Flora, the Red Menace" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 87 performances
  • May 11 1st of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (India)
  • May 11 Bangladesh windstorm kills 17,000
  • May 11 Ellis Island added to Statue of Liberty National monument
  • May 11 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • May 11 West Indies becomes 1st holders of the Frank Worrell Cricket Trophy
  • May 12 Israel & West Germany exchange letters beginning diplomatic relations
  • May 13 Rolling Stones record "Satisfaction"
  • May 13 Several Arab nations break ties with West Germany after it established diplomatic relations with Israel
  • May 14 2nd Chinese atom bomb explodes
  • May 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 15 90th Preakness: Ron Turcotte aboard Tom Rolfe wins in 1:56.2
  • May 15 Canadian Football Players Association organizes
  • May 15 Igor Vodic beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ
  • May 16 "Roar of the Greasepaint" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 232 performances
  • May 16 Balt Oriole Jim Palmer's pitching debut, beats Yankees 7-5 & homers
  • May 16 Bomb destroys USAF base Bien Hoa South Vietnam
  • May 16 Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open
  • May 16 WNJU TV channel 47 in NY-Linden, NY (TEL) begins broadcasting
  • May 16 The Campbell Soup Company introduces SpaghettiOs under its Franco-American brand.
  • May 16 18th Cannes Film Festival: "The Knack...and How to Get It" directed by Richard Lester wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • May 18 Gene Roddenberry suggests 16 names for Star Trek Captain; they include Kirk
  • May 18 WTAF TV channel 29 in Philadelphia, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • May 19 Patricia R Harris named 1st US black female ambassador (Luxembourg)
  • May 19 West Ham United of England win 5th European Cup Winner's Cup against 1860 München of West Germany 2-0 in London
  • May 20 Pakistani Boeing 720-B crashes at Cairo Egypt, killing 121
  • May 20 Yorkshire all out for 23 v Hampshire at Middlesbrough
  • May 22 "Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious" hits #66
  • May 22 Beatles' "Ticket to Ride" single goes #1
  • May 22 Mad Dog Vachon beats Igor Vodic in Omaha, to become NWA champ
  • May 23 Franz Jonas elected president of Austria
  • May 23 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • May 23 Pontoon ferry overturned on Shire River Malawi, kills 150
  • May 24 Supreme Court declares federal law allowing post office to intercept communist propaganda is unconstitutional
  • May 25 Dave Davies of The Kinks stumbles & is knocked unconscious on stage
  • May 25 India & Pakistan border fights

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 25 Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in 1 for heavyweight boxing title rematch

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
  • May 25 Roel van Duyn, Martijn Ananar & Rob Faado align in Provo
  • May 26 Dutch Voting Rights Bill passes
  • May 26 Revised International Convention on Safety of Life at Sea takes effect
  • May 27 10th European Cup: Internazionale beats Benfica 1-0 at Milan
  • May 28 Fire & explosion at Dhori mine in Dhanbad India kills 400
  • May 29 Phillies Dick Allen hits 529' HR out of Connie Mack Stadium

Sport awardTennis Open

May 29 64th Men's French Championships: Fred Stolle beats Tony Roche (3-6, 6-0, 6-2, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche
  • May 29 64th Women's French Championships: Lesley Turner Bowrey beats Margaret Smith (6-3, 6-4)
  • May 30 France performs nuclear test at Ecker Algeria (Underground)
  • May 30 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • May 30 Viet Cong offensive against US base Da Nang, begins
  • May 30 Vivian Malone is 1st black to graduate from University of Alabama
  • May 31 Jim Clark becomes 1st foreigner in 49 years to win Indy
  • May 31 Indianapolis 500: Jim Clark wins in 3:19:05.370 (242.506 km/h)
  • May 31 12th National Film Awards (India): "Charulata" wins the Golden Lotus
  • Jun 1 A Penzias & R Wilson detect 3°K primordial background radiation
  • Jun 1 coal mine explosion in Fukuoka Japan kills 236
  • Jun 2 2nd of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (Ganges R India)
  • Jun 3 Gemini 4 launched; 2nd US 2-man flight (McDivitt & White)
  • Jun 5 "Wooly Bully" by Sam the Sham & Pharaohs hits #2
  • Jun 5 97th Belmont: John Sellers aboard Hail to All wins in 2:28.6
  • Jun 5 Lopez Arellano becomes president of Honduras
  • Jun 6 Rolling Stones release single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
  • Jun 6 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Blue Grass Golf Invitational
  • Jun 6 Yankees Tom Tresh bangs 3 consecutive HRs beating White Sox 12-0
  • Jun 7 Gemini 4 completes 62 orbits
  • Jun 7 Morocco King Hassan suspends constitution, grabs power
  • Jun 7 Sony Corp introduced its home video tape recorder, priced at $995
  • Jun 7 The Supreme Court of the United States decides on Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples.
  • Jun 8 A's draft Rick Monday #1
  • Jun 8 US troops ordered to fight offensively in Vietnam
  • Jun 8 USSR launches Luna 6; it missed the Moon by 99,000 miles
  • Jun 9 Frenchman, Machal Jazy, runs record mile in 3:53.6
  • Jun 10 Vietnam War: The Battle of Dong Xoai begins.
  • Jun 12 "Bajour" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 232 performances
  • Jun 12 "I Had a BaIl" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 199 performances
  • Jun 12 "What Makes Sammy Run?" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 540 performances
  • Jun 12 Beatles are awarded MBE
  • Jun 12 Morio Shigematsu runs world record marathon (2:12:00)

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Jun 12 Sonny & Cher make their 1st TV appearance in "American Bandstand"

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
  • Jun 12 South Vietnam Gen Nguyen Cao Ky succeeds Phan Huy Quat as premier
  • Jun 12 Big Bang theory of creation of universe is supported by announcement of discovery of new celestial bodies know as blue galaxies
  • Jun 13 19th Tony Awards: Subject Was Roses & Fiddler on the Roof win
  • Jun 13 Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • Jun 14 Beatles release album "Beatles VI"
  • Jun 14 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney no-hits NY Mets but loses in 11, 1-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 14 John Lennon's 2nd book "A Spaniard in the Works" is published

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Music releaseMusic Recording

Jun 15 Bob Dylan records "Like a Rolling Stone"

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
  • Jun 15 Denny McLain in relief strikesout 1st 7 batters faced & record 14 in 6 2/3 innings, Bill Freehan ties catcher record of 19 putouts
  • Jun 15 South Africa begins economic boycott of Dutch products
  • Jun 17 11.08" (28.14 cm) of rainfall, Holly, Colorado (state 24-hour record)
  • Jun 17 1st bombing by B-52 (50 km north of Saigon)
  • Jun 17 Kinks arrive in NYC beginning their 1st US tour
  • Jun 19 Algerian coup under colonel Houari Boumedienne, pres Ben Bella fired
  • Jun 19 KYW-AM in Cleveland Ohio returns call letters to Philadelphia
  • Jun 20 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 21 65th US Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 282 at Bellerive CC in St Louis

Golfer Gary Player
Gary Player
  • Jun 22 Freddie Trueman ends his Test cricket career, v NZ at Lord's
  • Jun 25 Gyula Kallai succeeds Janos Kádár as premier of Hungary
  • Jun 25 15th Berlin International Film Festival: "Alphaville" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 26 Wallon party forms in Belgium
  • Jun 27 Carol Mann wins LPGA Carling Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 28 1st US ground combat forces in Vietnam authorized by President Lyndon B. Johnson

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Jun 28 Princess Beatrice & Claus von Amsberg announce engagement
  • Jun 29 USAF Capt Joseph Henry Engle reaches 85,530 m in X-15
  • Jun 30 NFL grants Atlanta Falcons a franchise
  • Jul 1 FC Twente '65 Enschede soccer team forms in Enschede
  • Jul 1 KUID TV channel 12 in Moscow, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 1 Kinderstraf trial starts

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 2 79th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (62 64 64)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 72nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats Maria Bueno (6-4 7-5)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • Jul 3 Phillies Dick Allen & Frank Thomas get into a fight during practice
  • Jul 3 USSR & Persia sign dam building & economic aid pact
  • Jul 3 Harold Strachan, member of the Communist Party of South Africa and Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress, is served with a restriction order in terms of the Suppression of Communism Act
  • Jul 4 20th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Carol Mann
  • Jul 6 Rock group "Jefferson Airplane" forms
  • Jul 7 Otis Redding records "Respect"
  • Jul 8 Joe Morgan is 1st Houston player with 6 hits in a game
  • Jul 9 94th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 285 at Royal Birkdale
  • Jul 9 John Edrich completes 310* v NZ in 532 minutes, 52 fours 5 sixes
  • Jul 9 Senators Frank Howard ties record with 7 strikeouts in DH
  • Jul 10 Beatles' "VI" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks
  • Jul 10 Rolling Stones score their 1st US #1 single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jul 11 Israeli Mapai-party nominates David Ben-Gurion

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • Jul 11 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Midwest Golf Open
  • Jul 13 36th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-5 at Metropolitan Stadium, Minn
  • Jul 13 All star MVP: Juan Marichal (SF Giant)
  • Jul 14 Australian Ronald Clarke runs world record 10k (27:39.4)
  • Jul 14 Israeli/Jordanian border fights
  • Jul 14 US Mariner IV, 1st Mars probe, passes at 6,100 miles (9,800 km)
  • Jul 14 52nd Tour de France won by Felice Gimondi of Italy
  • Jul 15 "Mariner IV" sends back 1st pictures of Mars
  • Jul 15 Athanassiades Novas succeeds Papandreo as premier of Greece
  • Jul 16 Mont Blanc Road tunnel between France & Italy opens
  • Jul 17 WLCY (now WTSP) TV channel 10 in St Petersburg-Tampa, FL (ABC) begins
  • Jul 18 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Yankee Golf Open
  • Jul 18 Zond 3 launched to fly by Moon, enters solar orbit
  • Jul 19 Shooting begins on Star Trek 2nd pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before"
  • Jul 20 18.18" (46.18 cm) of rainfall, Edgarton, Missouri (state 24-hr record)
  • Jul 20 NY Yankee pitcher Mel Stottlemyre hits an inside-the-park grand slam
  • Jul 21 Pakistan, Iran & Turkey sign Regional Co-Operation pact
  • Jul 22 Edward Heath succeeds Alec Douglas-Home as leader of British Conservative party
  • Jul 23 The Beatles' "Help" is released in UK
  • Jul 23 Dick Stuart homers in a major league-record 23rd different park
  • Jul 24 "Flora, the Red Menace" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • Jul 24 Bob Dylan release "Like a Rolling Stone"
  • Jul 24 Casey Stengel resigns as manager of NY Mets
  • Jul 24 Rock group "The Animals" 1st time in British charts
  • Jul 25 Folk-rock begins, Dylan uses electric guitar at Newport Folk Festival
  • Jul 25 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Tournament
  • Jul 26 Republic of Maldives gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • Jul 27 Pierre Harmel forms Belgium government
  • Jul 27 President Lyndon B. Johnson signs a bill requiring cigarette makers to print health warnings on all cigarette packages about the effects of smoking
  • Jul 28 LBJ sends 50,000 more soldiers to Vietnam (total of 125,000)
  • Jul 29 Beatles movie "Help" premieres, Queen Elizabeth attends
  • Jul 29 Gemini 5 returned after 12d 7h 11m 53s
  • Jul 29 Major league record 26 strikeouts, Phillies (16), Pirates (10)
  • Jul 29 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 30 Charles Ives' "From the Steeples & the Mountains" premieres

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 30 Duke Ellington's "Golden Brown & the Green Apple" premieres

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • Jul 30 LBJ signs Medicare bill, which goes into effect in 1966
  • Jul 30 Milwaukee manager Bobby Bragan says his pitchers threw 75 to 80 spitballs in a 9-2 loss to the Giants
  • Jul 31 Cigarette advertsing banned on British TV
  • Aug 1 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
  • Aug 2 Morley Safer's sends 1st Vietnam report indicating the US is losing
  • Aug 4 Cook Islands enters into free association with New Zealand
  • Aug 5 Dave Marr wins PGA title
  • Aug 5 Jeff Coffin, Massachusetts, musician (Bela Fleck & the Flecktones)
  • Aug 6 32nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 24, All-Stars 16 (68,000)
  • Aug 6 Beatles release "Help" album in UK
  • Aug 6 Pakistani soldiers crossed the Line of Control into Kashmir
  • Aug 6 US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act prohibiting voting discrimination against minorities

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Aug 7 Lee Kuan Yew, Prime Minister of Singapore signs a separation agreement with Malaysia, after 2 years of political union

Founder of Modern Singapore Lee Kuan Yew
Founder of Modern Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew
  • Aug 8 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open
  • Aug 9 Fire in Titan II silo in Searcy Arkansas, 53 die