On This Day

What Happened on July 14, 1965

Historical Events

  • 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
  • Australian Ronald Clarke runs world record 10k (27:39.4)
  • Israeli/Jordanian border fights
  • US Mariner IV, 1st Mars probe, passes at 6,100 miles (9,800 km)

Famous Birthdays

  • Reina Olea, female jockey

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAdlai Stevenson II

Adlai Stevenson II, US ambassador to UN (1961-65), Governor of Illinois (1949-53) and Democratic presidential candidate (1952, 56), dies at 65

US Governor and Presidential Candidate Adlai Stevenson II
US Governor and Presidential Candidate
Adlai Stevenson II

1965 Highlights

About July 14, 1965

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer