July 1965 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 Kinderstraf trial starts
  • 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 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 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

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 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 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 18 Zond 3 launched to fly by Moon, enters solar orbit
  • Jul 20 18.18" (46.18 cm) of rainfall, Edgarton, Missouri (state 24-hr record)
  • Jul 21 Pakistan, Iran & Turkey sign Regional Co-Operation pact

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 22 Edward Heath succeeds Alec Douglas-Home as leader of the British Conservative party

British Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home
British Prime Minister
Alec Douglas-Home
  • 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 26 Republic of Maldives gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • Jul 27 Pierre Harmel forms Belgium government

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Jul 28 LBJ sends 50,000 more soldiers to Vietnam (total of 125,000)
  • Jul 29 Gemini 5 returned after 12d 7h 11m 53s
  • Jul 29 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 30 Charles Ives' "From the Steeples & the Mountains" premieres
  • Jul 30 LBJ signs Medicare bill, which goes into effect in 1966
  • Jul 31 Cigarette advertising banned on British TV

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 4 Jo Whiley, English radio DJ
  • Jul 9 Jason Rhoades, American installation artist (d. 2006)
  • Jul 10 Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark
  • Jul 15 David Miliband, British politician
  • Jul 19 Evelyn Glennie, Scottish percussionist
  • Jul 21 Mike Bordick, Marquette MI, infielder (Oakland A's)
  • Jul 25 Torey Lovullo, infielder (Oakland A's), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jul 29 Chang-Rae Lee, Korean-born author

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 31 J. K. Rowling, English writer (Harry Potter novels), born in Yate, Gloucestershire

Novelist J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling

Deaths in History

  • Jul 3 Trigger, horse (Roy Rogers), dies at 25
  • Jul 5 Porfirio Rubirosa, Dominican diplomat and international playboy (b. 1909)
  • Jul 7 Moshe Sharett, 2nd Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1894)
  • Jul 10 Jacques Audiberti, French poet (Le cavalier seul), dies at 66
  • Jul 14 Adlai Stevenson, US amb to UN/presidential candidate (D, 1952, 56), dies
  • Jul 15 Francis Cherry, American politician (b. 1908)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 19 Syngman Rhee, first President of South Korea (1948-60), dies at 90

First President of South Korea Syngman Rhee
First President of South Korea
Syngman Rhee
  • Jul 27 Henri Daniel-Rops, French writer and historian (b. 1901)
  • Jul 28 Edogawa Ranpo, Japanese author (b. 1894)
  • Jul 30 Junichiro Tanizaki, Japanese writer (Key), dies at 79