On This Day

What Happened in July 1965

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 Dutch soccer clubs Sportclub Enschede & Enschedese Boys merge to form FC Twente '65 FC (2009-10 Eredivisie champions)
  • Jul 1 KUID TV channel 12 in Moscow, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 1 Kinderstraf trial starts

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 2 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson scores second consecutive title win over fellow Australian Fred Stolle 6-2, 6-4, 6-4

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 3 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Australian Margaret Smith beats Maria Bueno of Brazil 6-4, 7-5, her second of 3 Wimbledon singles titles

  • Jul 3 USSR and Persia sign dam building and 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 US Open Women's Golf, Atlantic City CC: Carol Mann wins by 2 shots from fellow American Kathy Cornelius

Music History

Jul 5 Greek-American soprano Maria Callas makes her final opera stage appearance in the title role of Giacomo Puccini's "Tosca" at Convent Garden, London, England

  • Jul 6 Rock group "Jefferson Airplane" forms

Sports History

Jul 8 Joe Morgan is 1st Houston player with 6 hits in a game

  • Jul 9 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: Australian Peter Thomson Peter Thomson wins his 5th Claret Jug, 2 strokes clear of runners-up Brian Huggett and Christy O'Connor Snr
  • 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"

Historic Event

Jul 11 Israeli Mapai-party nominates David Ben-Gurion

  • Jul 13 36th MLB All Star Game, Metropolitan Stadium, Minnesota: NL wins, 6-5; MVP: Juan Marichal, SF Giants, P
  • 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: In his first year as a professional, Italian Felice Gimondi, a replacement on the Salvarani team, captures overall title ahead of Raymond Poulidor
  • Jul 15 "Mariner IV" sends back 1st pictures of Mars
  • Jul 15 Athanassiades Novas succeeds Papandreo as premier of Greece

Music History

Jul 15 Leonard Bernstein premieres his "Chichester Psalms" for chorus and orchestra at Philharmonic Hall, NYC

  • Jul 16 Mont Blanc Road tunnel between France & Italy opens
  • Jul 17 WLCY (now WTSP) TV channel 10 in St Petersburg-Tampa, Florida (ABC) begins
  • 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 and Turkey sign Regional Co-Operation pact
  • Jul 23 The Beatles' single "Help" is released in the 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

Music History

Jul 24 Bob Dylan release "Like a Rolling Stone"

Sports History

Jul 24 Casey Stengel resigns as manager of NY Mets

  • Jul 24 Rock group "The Animals" 1st time in British charts
  • Jul 25 Bob Dylan is booed by sections of the crowd at the Newport Folk Festival for performing with an electric guitar, beginning of folk-rock
  • Jul 26 Republic of Maldives gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • Jul 27 Pierre Harmel forms Belgium government

Historic Event

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

Music History

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

  • 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 advertising banned on British TV

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Gary Schofield, British Rugby League five-eighth (Great Britain 46, England 3 caps), born in Leeds, England
  • Jul 1 Carl Fogarty, English motorbike racer (4x World Superbike champion), born in Blackburn, Lancashire
  • Jul 3 Arno Hofstede, Dutch soccer player (Willem II, Go Ahead Eagles), born in Oosterbeek, Netherlands
  • Jul 3 Dan Land, American NFL cornerback and safety (Oakland Raiders), born in Donalsonville, Georgia
  • Jul 3 Greg Vaughn, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 1993, 96, 98, 2001); Silver Slugger Award 1998; Milwaukee Brewers), born in Sacramento, California
  • Jul 3 Shinya Hashimoto, Japanese professional wrestler (NJPW), born in Toki City, Gifu, Japan
  • Jul 3 Vinson Smith, American NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears), born in Statesville, North Carolina
  • Jul 4 Harvey Grant, American NBA forward (Trail Blazers, Orlando Magic, Wizards), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Jul 4 John Frawley, Australian tennis player, born in Redcliffe, Australia
  • Jul 4 Shelley Oates, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jul 4 Jo Whiley, English radio DJ, born in Northampton, United Kingdom
  • Jul 5 Eyran Katsenelenbogen, Israeli jazz pianist (88 Fingers), born in Israel
  • Jul 5 Kathryn Erbe, American actress (Detective Alexandra Eames-Law & Order: Criminal Intent), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • Jul 6 Glenn Scarpelli, American actor (Alex-One Day At a Time, Fantasy), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Jul 6 Tim Camargo, American jockey, born in Kennewick, Washington
  • Jul 7 Paula Devicq, Canadian actress, born in Edmonton, Canada
  • Jul 7 Mo Collins, American actress, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jul 7 Jeremy Kyle, English radio and television presenter (The Jeremy Kyle Show), born in Berkshire, England
  • Jul 8 Corey Parker, American actor (How I Got into College, Roger-Eddie Dodd), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 8 Lee Tergesen, American actor
  • Jul 9 Frank Bello, American heavy metal bassist (Anthrax), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • Jul 9 David O'Hara, Irish-Scottish actor
  • Jul 9 Jason Rhoades, American installation artist (d. 2006)
  • Jul 10 Scott McCarron, American golfer (Senior Players C'ship 2017), born in Sacramento, California
  • Jul 10 Alec Mapa, Filipino-American actor and comedian
  • Jul 10 Ken Mellons, American singer
  • Jul 10 Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark
  • Jul 10 Peter Duncan, Scottish politician (Member of Parliament (C), 2001-05), born in Saltcoats, Scotland
  • Jul 11 Tony Cottee, English footballer
  • Jul 11 Ernesto Hoost, Dutch kickboxer
  • Jul 11 Scott Shriner, American musician (Weezer)
  • Jul 12 Eric Cullen, actor (Huntington Tower)
  • Jul 12 Robin Wilson, American rock singer (Gin Blossoms - "Hey Jealousy"; "Allison Road"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 12 Russ Bertram, American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Jul 12 Sanjay Manjrekar, cricketer (son of Vijay Indian middle-order batsman)
  • Jul 14 Reina Olea, American female jockey, born in Compton, California
  • Jul 15 Kirt Manwaring, Elmira NY, catcher (SF Giants)
  • Jul 15 Scott Livingstone, infielder (San Diego Padres, Det Tigers), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 15 Tom Dvorak, Canadian equestrian dressage (Olympics 1996), born in Braunschwieg, Germany
  • Jul 15 David Miliband, British politician
  • Jul 16 Charles Smith, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Jul 16 Claude Lemieux, Canadian NHL forward (Team Canada, Colorado), born in Buckingham, Quebec, Canada
  • Jul 17 Alex Winter, English actor (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure), born in London, England
  • Jul 17 Ken Evraire, Canadian CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 17 Santiago Segura, Spanish film director and actor, born in Carabanchel, Spain
  • Jul 18 Robert Holland, CFL defensive back (BC Lions)
  • Jul 19 Kathleen Raine, equestrian dressage (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 19 Evelyn Glennie, Scottish marimba player, percussionist, and bagpiper, born in Methlick, Aberdeenshire Scotland
  • Jul 19 Stuart Scott, American sportscaster (ESPN), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • Jul 20 Stone Gossard, American guitarist (Pearl Jam), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jul 20 Jovy Marcelo, Filipino racing driver, born in Quezon City, Philippines (d. 1992)
  • Jul 21 Mike Bordick, Marquette MI, infielder (Oakland A's)
  • Jul 21 Gudni Bergsson, Icelandic footballer
  • Jul 22 Alondra Johnson, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Jul 22 Doug Riesenberg, NFL tackle (NY Giants)
  • Jul 22 Patrick Labyorteaux American actor (Heathers, Yes Man, Little House on Prairie), born in Los Angeles, California

Shawn Michaels

Jul 22 Shawn Michaels, American pro wrestler (4 x WWF/WWE World Heavyweight Champion; 2 x Royal Rumble winner; 1st WWF Grand Slam Champion; 4th WWF Triple Crown Champion; 2 x WWE Hall of Fame), born in San Antonio, Texas

  • Jul 23 Brett Faryniarz, American NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers), born in Carmichael, California


Jul 23 Slash [Saul Hudson], English-American rock guitarist and songwriter (Guns N' Roses - "Sweet Child o' Mine"), born in Stoke-on-Trent, England

  • Jul 24 Andrew Gaze, Australian basketball player (Olympics 1984, 88, 92, 96)
  • Jul 24 Brian Blades, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 1989; Seattle Seahawks), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Jul 24 Joe Oliver, catcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jul 24 Kadeem Hardison, American actor (A Different World, The Sixth Man), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 24 Doug Liman, American film director
  • Jul 25 Illeana Douglas, American actress (Picture Perfect, To Die For, Hacks), born in Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Jul 25 Marty Brown, American country singer ("It Must Be The Rain"; "Wildest Dreams"), born in Maceo, Kentucky
  • Jul 25 Torey Lovullo, American baseball infielder (Oakland A's), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jul 26 Jeremy Piven, American actor and producer (Entourage, Serendipity), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 26 Jennifer Ashe, actress (As the World Turns)
  • Jul 26 Jim Lindberg, American musician (Pennywise), born in Hermosa Beach, California
  • Jul 27 José Luis Chilavert, Paraguayan footballer, born in Luque, Paraguay
  • Jul 28 Priscilla Chan, Hong Kong singer, born in Hong Kong
  • Jul 28 Delfeayo Marsalis, American jazz musician, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jul 29 Doug Burden, rower (Olympic 5th 1988, 92, 96), born in Rutland, Vermont
  • Jul 29 Henry James, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Jul 29 Karen Doell, American softball 2nd baseman (Olympics 1996), born in Winkler, Manitoba
  • Jul 29 Luis Alicea, Santurce Puerto Rico, infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Jul 29 Chang-Rae Lee, Korean-born author
  • Jul 30 Tex [Anthony] Axile, English rocker (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen), born in Crawley, Sussex, England
  • Jul 30 Tim Munton, English cricket fast bowler (2 Tests; Warwickshire), born in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England
  • Jul 31 Scott Brooks, American basketball guard, coach (NBA Coach of the Year 2010, OKC Thunder; Washington Wizards 2016-19), born in French Camp, California

J. K. Rowling

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

  • Jul 31 Julian Richards, British film director (Queen Sacrifice), born in Newport, Wales

Famous Weddings

Joan Rivers

Jul 15 Actress Joan Rivers (32) weds TV producer Edgar Rosenberg

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Claude Thornhill, American pianist, arranger (Andre Kostelanetz; Tony Bennett), composer ("Snowfall"), and bandleader ("A Sunday Kind of Love"), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • Jul 1 Wally Hammond, England cricket batsman (7,249 Test runs @ 58.45), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • Jul 2 Theodora E "Betsy" Ranucci-Beckmann, actress (Klatergoud), dies at 88
  • Jul 3 Trigger, horse (Roy Rogers), dies at 25
  • Jul 4 Valdemar Eiberg, Danish jazz pioneer, saxophonist, and band leader ("I've Got a Cross-Eyed Papa"), dies at 72
  • Jul 5 Porfirio Rubirosa, Dominican race car driver, diplomat and international playboy, dies when he crashes his Ferrari into a tree at 56
  • Jul 7 Bill Hitch, England cricket fast-bowler (7 Tests 1911-21), dies
  • Jul 7 Moshe Sharett, 2nd Prime Minister of Israel (1954-55), dies at 70
  • Jul 10 Jacques Audiberti, French poet (Le cavalier seul), dies at 66
  • Jul 11 Ray Collins, American actor (Homecoming, Good Sam, Rose Marie), dies at 75
  • Jul 13 Photis Kontoglou, Greek writer, painter and iconographer, dies at 69

Adlai Stevenson II

Jul 14 Adlai Stevenson II, American politician (US Ambassador to UN, 1961-65; Governor of Illinois, 1949-53; Democratic presidential candidate, 1952 & 1956), dies at 65

  • Jul 15 Francis Cherry, American politician (b. 1908)
  • Jul 17 Luiz Cosme, Brazilian composer, dies at 57
  • Jul 18 Shalva Mikhailovich Taktakishvili, Russian composer, teacher, and conductor (Georgian State Orchestra, 1952-65), dies at 64

Syngman Rhee

Jul 19 Syngman Rhee, 1st President of South Korea (1948-60), dies at 90

  • Jul 19 Clyde Beatty, American animal trainer and actor (Africa Screams, The Big Cage), dies from cancer at 62
  • Jul 24 Constance Bennett, actress (Madame X, Topper), dies at 59
  • Jul 24 Irene Browne, actress (Peg O' My Heart), dies of cancer at 69
  • Jul 27 Henri Daniel-Rops, French writer and historian (b. 1901)
  • Jul 28 Maurice Yvain, French composer, dies at 74
  • Jul 28 Minor Watson, American actor (Woman of the Year, Viva Cisco Kid), dies at 75
  • Jul 28 Edogawa Ranpo, Japanese author (boy detectives club books), dies at 70
  • Jul 30 Junichiro Tanizaki, Japanese writer (Key), dies at 79
  • Jul 30 Alan Washbond, American 2-man bobsledder (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 65
  • Jul 31 James Rennie, Canadian actor (Lash, Little Damozel), dies at 75