October 1965 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 Failed coup under lt col Untung in Indonesia
  • Oct 1 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
  • Oct 2 Mel Stottlemyre wins game #20
  • Oct 2 Pope Paul VI named MR Perey bishop's helper of New Orleans
  • 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 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 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 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 20 Mass arrests of communists in Indonesia
  • 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 26 Sylvia Likens tortured by teen girl gang
  • 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 Fireworks explosions kill 50 in Cartagena, Colombia

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 1 Chris Reason, Australian journalist
  • Oct 4 "Stuttering John" Melendez, interviewer (Howard Stern Show)
  • Oct 6 Jim Sharp, US rodeo rider (Las Vegas 1988)
  • Oct 10 Clive Jones, British engineer
  • Oct 10 Steve Scalise, American politician
  • Oct 12 Scott O'Grady, American military officer
  • Oct 14 Jüri Jaanson, Estonian rower
  • Oct 19 Maria Lee Ostapiej, La Mess California, Miss Calif-America (1991)
  • Oct 23 Augusten Burroughs, American writer
  • Oct 24 Kyriakos Velopoulos, Greek politician
  • Oct 28 Luigi Miraglia, Italian Latinist

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 3 Paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould (23) weds artist Deborah Lee

Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist Stephen Jay Gould
Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist
Stephen Jay Gould

Deaths in History

  • Oct 1 Edward E "Doc" Smith, US, sci-fi writer (Subspace encounter), dies
  • Oct 2 [John] Selwyn (Brooke) Lloyd, British statesman, dies
  • Oct 6 Georges Vandertongerloo, Flemish sculptor/painter, dies at 78
  • Oct 11 Dorothea Lange, American photographer (b. 1895)
  • Oct 11 Walther Stampfli, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1884)
  • Oct 13 Paul H Muller, Swiss chemist (DDT-Nobel 1948), dies at 66
  • Oct 22 Dipa Nusantara Aidit, Indonesian leader (PKI 1951-65), murdered at 42
  • Oct 22 Paul Tillich, German/US Theologist (Courage To Be), dies
  • Oct 26 Sylvia Likens, American torture victim (b. 1949)
  • Oct 28 Ben Barka, Moroccan opposition leader, kidnapped & murdered in Paris
  • Oct 29 Mehdi Am Barka, Moroccan socialist leader, murdered in Paris