What Happened in November 1965

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 1st concert at Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco
  • Nov 1 Ernie Terrel beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing
  • Nov 1 Trackless trolley plunged into Nile River drowning 74 (Cairo Egypt)
  • Nov 3 Sandy Koufax wins NL Cy Young Award unanimously
  • Nov 4 Lee Breedlove sets female land speed record (308.56 MPH) in Utah
  • Nov 5 "Pierrot le Fou", directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina, is released
  • Nov 6 19th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 19-7 in Annapolis
  • Nov 7 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open
  • Nov 8 "Days of Our Lives" premieres on TV
  • Nov 8 British Indian Ocean Territory formed
  • Nov 8 Vietnam War: US, Australian and New Zealand forces launch Operation Hump, a search-and-destroy operation near Bien Hoa in South Vietnam
  • Nov 9 1st NY Knick game postponed (black-out) vs St Louis
  • Nov 9 Hurricane hits north east US/Canada

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 9 Willie Mays named NL MVP

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Nov 9 Several U.S. states and parts of Canada are hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13 hours in the Northeast Blackout of 1965.
  • Nov 10 Manneke Pis statue stolen in Brussels
  • Nov 11 Rhodesia proclaimed independence from Britain by PM Ian Smith
  • Nov 11 William Alfred's "Hogan's Goat" premieres in NYC

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 12 Ferdinand Marcos elected 10th President of Philippines

10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos
  • Nov 12 General strike in Morocco against disappearance of Ben Barka
  • Nov 12 Mad Dog Vachon beats Crusher in Denver, to become NWA champ
  • Nov 12 Venera 2 launched by Soviet Union toward Venus
  • Nov 13 "Skyscraper" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 248 performances
  • Nov 13 "Yarmouth Castle" burns and sinks off Bahamas, killing 89
  • Nov 13 Director Kenneth Tynan says the word "Fuck" on BBC
  • Nov 14 "Baker Street" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 313 performances
  • Nov 14 George Abbott Theater (Adelphi, 54 St) at 152 W 54th NYC, demolished
  • Nov 14 KCST TV channel 39 in San Diego, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 14 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Alamo Golf Open
  • Nov 14 US government sends 90,000 soldiers to Vietnam
  • Nov 15 Craig Breedlove sets land speed record (600.601 mph-966.57 kph)
  • Nov 16 Venera 3 launched, 1st to land on another planet (crashes into Venus)
  • Nov 16 Walt Disney launches Epcot Center: Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow
  • Nov 17 General Meeting of UN refuses admittance of People's Republic of China
  • Nov 17 William Eckert is unanimously elected commissioner of baseball
  • Nov 17 The NVA ambushes American troops of the 7th Cavalry at Landing Zone Albany in the la Drang Valley, almost wiping them out
  • Nov 18 Twins SS Zoilo Versalles is named AL MVP
  • Nov 19 ABC radio begins weekly "Vietnam Update" report
  • Nov 19 Kellogg's Pop Tarts pastries created
  • Nov 20 "Pickwick" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • Nov 20 UN Security council calls for boycott of Rhodesia
  • Nov 20 WCNY TV channel 24 in Syracuse, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 21 1st freighter arrives in Ashdod Port, Israel
  • Nov 21 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk, USSR
  • Nov 22 "Man of La Mancha" opens at ANTA Wash Sq Theater NYC for 2329 performances

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 22 Muhammad Ali TKOs Floyd Patterson in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • Nov 23 31st Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Garrett, Southern Cal (RB)
  • Nov 23 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 24 Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu becomes President of Zaire

President of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko
President of Zaire
Mobutu Sese Seko
  • Nov 25 Congo military coup under Gen Mobutu, President Kasavubu overthrown
  • Nov 26 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim Lefebvre is voted NL Rookie of Year

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 26 France launches 1st satellite, 92 lb (42 kg) A1-capsule (Astérix), named after the popular French comic character

Cartoonist Albert Uderzo
Albert Uderzo
Author and Cartoonist René Goscinny
Author and Cartoonist
René Goscinny
  • Nov 27 15-25,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 27 1st French satellite launched; France becomes 3rd nation in space
  • Nov 27 53rd CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat Winn Blue Bombers, 22-16
  • Nov 27 1966 NFL Draft: Tommy Nobis from University of Texas first pick by Atlanta Falcons
  • Nov 27 30th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 30-3 in Birmingham
  • Nov 28 Browns' Leroy Kelly sets club record for most punt return yds (109)
  • Nov 28 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • Nov 29 "Anya" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • Nov 29 Dale Cummings does 14,118 consecutive sit-ups

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Richard Stephens, NFL guard/tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • Nov 2 Chuck Klingbeil, American football NFL nose tackle (Miami Dolphins), born in Houghton, Michigan

Person of interestShah Rukh Khan

Nov 2 Shah Rukh Khan, Indian actor, producer and TV personality (My Name is Khan, Swades), born in New Delhi, India

  • Nov 3 John Feskens, Dutch soccer player (Willem II)
  • Nov 3 Maty Monforth, TV host (Mike & Maty)
  • Nov 3 Michael Paul Springer, PGA golfer (1994 Greater Milwaukee), born in San Francisco, California
  • Nov 4 Erik Norgard, NFL center/guard (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • Nov 4 Gregory Scott [Koenig], Dearborn Mich, guitarist (Signs of Life)
  • Nov 4 Malandra Burrows, English actress and singer
  • Nov 4 Tomoaki Ishizuka "Pata", Japanese musician
  • Nov 4 Wayne Static [Wells], American musician (Static-X), born in Muskegon, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • Nov 5 Famke Janssen, Dutch model and actress
  • Nov 5 Kubrat, Prince of Panagiurishte, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • Nov 6 Brian Givens, American baseball pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Lompoc, California
  • Nov 6 Robert Oberrauch, Italian ice hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998), born in Bolzano, Italy
  • Nov 7 Sigrun Wodars, German athlete
  • Nov 8 Bart Latuheru, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • Nov 8 Jeff Blauser, Los gatos CA, infielder (Atlanta Braves)
  • Nov 8 Mike Peluso, Pengilly Canada, NHL left wing (NJ Devils)
  • Nov 8 Craig Chester, American actor and screenwriter
  • Nov 9 Todd Gill, Cardinal, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • Nov 9 Bryn Terfel, Welsh baritone
  • Nov 10 Eddie Irvine, Northern Irish race car driver
  • Nov 10 Jamie Dixon, American basketball coach
  • Nov 10 Sean Hughes, Irish stand-up comedian, writer and actor, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2017)
  • Nov 11 Brian Wilson, American murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 11 Ruthie Matthes, Sun Valley Idaho, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 11 Max Mutchnick, American TV writer and producer
  • Nov 12 Mike Keim, NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Nov 12 Lex Lang, American voice actor
  • Nov 13 Kevin Gamble, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings)
  • Nov 13 Rob Natal, catcher (Florida Marlins), born in Long Beach, California
  • Nov 13 Sheryl Boyle, Renfrew Ontario, kayaker (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 13 Zeljko Petrovic, soccer player (FC The Bosch/RKC)
  • Nov 15 Stefan Pfeiffer, German swimmer
  • Nov 16 Glen Edward Day, Mobile AL, PGA golfer (1994 Anheuser-Busch-2nd)
  • Nov 16 Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Turin Italy, actress (Normal People)
  • Nov 17 Grant Connell, Regina Saskatchawan, tennis player (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 17 Paul Sorrento, Somerville MA, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
  • Nov 17 Raffaella Reggi, Italian tennis star
  • Nov 17 Rob Koll, Bellefonte PA, 163 lbs/74 kg freestyle wrestler (Olymp-96)
  • Nov 17 Winthrop Graham, Jamaica, 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1988)
  • Nov 17 Amanda Brown, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens) and composer
  • Nov 18 Mark Petkovsek, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • Nov 18 Matt Kabayama, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • Nov 19 Erik Wilhelm, NFL quarterback (NY Jets)
  • Nov 19 Laurent Blanc, French footballer
  • Nov 20 Andrew Stewart, CFL defensive tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Nov 20 Mike D[iamond], American rap vocalist (Beastie Boys-You Gotta Fight), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 20 Sen Dog, Cuban rapper (Cypress Hill)
  • Nov 20 Yoshiki Hayashi, Japanese musician (X Japan), born in Tateyama

Person of interestBjörk

Nov 21 Bjork, Icelandic singer (Like Someone in Love), born in Reykjavik

Singer Björk
  • Nov 21 Alexander Siddig, British actor
  • Nov 22 Eric Allen, NFL cornerback (New Orleans Saints)
  • Nov 22 Mike Benjamin, Euclid Ohio, infielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Nov 22 R Duncan Douglas, American biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 22 Mads Mikkelsen, Danish actor
  • Nov 22 Peter Safran, British-born American film producer and talent agent
  • Nov 23 Michael Brainard, American actor (All My Children, Santa Barbara), born in Hollywood, California
  • Nov 23 Rodion Gataullin, Uzbekistan, pole vaulter (Olympic silver 1988)
  • Nov 23 Jennifer Michael Hecht, American poet and historian
  • Nov 24 Nyla Jane Carroll, New Plymouth NZ, 5k/10k/marathoner (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 24 Kim Roe-ha, South Korean actor
  • Nov 24 Shirley Henderson, Scottish actress
  • Nov 25 Anthony Newman, NFL safety (New Orleans Saints)
  • Nov 25 Cris Carter, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Nov 25 Jeff Norton, Acton, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers)
  • Nov 25 Mike Gebhardt, mistral sailor (Olympic 6th 1996), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Nov 25 Yasmin "Yaz" Farooq, Waupun Wisc, rower (Olympic 4th 1992, 96)
  • Nov 25 Dougray Scott, Scottish television and film actor
  • Nov 27 Danielle Ammaccapane, LPGA golfer (1991 Register PING), born in Babylon, New York
  • Nov 27 Fiachna O'Braonain, Irish pop guitarist (Hothouse Flowers-Don't Go)
  • Nov 27 Kathleen Heddle, Trail BC, rower (Olympic gold 1992/96)
  • Nov 27 Raffaella Ragge, Italian tennis star
  • Nov 28 David Ecob, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Nov 28 Matt Williams, infielder (SF Giants)
  • Nov 28 Erwin Mortier, Belgian author
  • Nov 29 Ellen Cleghorne, comedienne (Saturday Night Live)
  • Nov 29 Neill Barry, American actor (Old Enough, Heat), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 29 Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese musician (d. 1992)
  • Nov 30 Ben Stiller, American actor (Ben Stiller Show, Next of Kin, Cable Guy), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 30 Mike Zandofsky, NFL guard (Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Nov 30 Aldair, Brazilian footballer
  • Nov 30 Lee Klein, American Writer
  • Nov 30 Prince Akishino of Japan

Famous Weddings

  • Nov 10 Netherlands 2nd Chamber accept marriage of Princess Beatrice & Claus von Amsberg

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 22 Bob Dylan weds Sara Lowndes

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 4 Krsto Odak, Croatian composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 6 Clarence Williams, American composer, dies at 67
  • Nov 6 Edgard Varèse, French-born composer, dies at 81
  • Nov 7 Friedrich Wildgans, composer, dies at 52
  • Nov 8 Dorothy Kilgallen, American newspaper columnist (b. 1913)
  • Nov 11 Gaston Glass, actor (Opening Your Eyes), dies after long illness at 65
  • Nov 12 Syedna Taher Saifuddin, Bohra Spiritual Leader, dies at 77
  • Nov 14 George Bissett, cricketer (25 wickets in 4 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Nov 14 Russell Collins, actor (Niagara, Close Up, Shockproof), dies at 68
  • Nov 16 Alexander King, author (Jack Paar Show), dies at 66
  • Nov 18 Henry A Wallace, VP (1941-45)/founder (Progressive Party), dies at 77
  • Nov 23 Franc Debenham, Australian geographer/geologer, dies at 81
  • Nov 24 Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1895)
  • Nov 25 Dame Myra Hess, British pianist (b. 1890)
  • Nov 26 Wild Bill Elliott [Gordon Nance], American actor (Beyond the Sacramento), dies of cancer at 60
  • Nov 27 Carl Parrish, composer, dies at 61
  • Nov 27 Harry Harvey Sr, actor (It's a Man's World), dies at 64