On This Day

What Happened in October 1965

Historical Events

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 2 Pope Paul VI named MR Perey bishop's helper of New Orleans

Pope Paul VI
Pope
Paul VI

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 3 Cubs lose season finale 6-3 to Pirates; Ernie Banks-Don Kessinger combine to tie MLB record of 3 triple plays in a season

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 3 Whitey Ford notches win #232 in season ending 11-5 victory v Boston Red Sox; becomes Yankees' winningest pitcher

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • Oct 3 Dual Melbourne Cup winning Australian jockey Pat Glennon rides French colt Sea Bird to victory in the Prix de l'Arc De Triomphe to claim an impressive double after the thoroughbred's English Derby win
  • Oct 4 "Pickwick" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • 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 from Henderson, Kentucky stays aloft almost 12 hours in a kite pulled by a speedboat along the Ohio River
  • Oct 6 Supremes release "I Hear a Symphony"
  • 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 Once-Hertogenbosch soccer team FC de Bosch forms
  • Oct 8 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Sport awardRyder Cup

Oct 9 Ryder Cup, Royal Birkdale GC: US beats Great Britain 19½-12½; Byron Nelson non-playing American captain; Harry Weetman GB skipper

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson
  • Oct 9 Beatles' "Yesterday" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks
  • Oct 10 "Drat! - The Cat!" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 8 performances

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Oct 10 The Supremes appear on Ed Sullivan Show

TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
  • Oct 10 "Vinland Map" is introduced by Yale University as being the first known map of America, drawn about 1440
  • Oct 14 Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 80 km
  • Oct 14 Sandy Koufax hurls his 2nd shutout of World Series beating Twins 2-0
  • Oct 15 Dodgers & Sandy Koufax win 7th game of 62nd World Series vs Twins
  • Oct 15 WEMT (now WVII) TV channel 7 in Bangor, ME (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 16 "Drat! - The Cat!" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Oct 17 "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever" opens in NYC for 280 performances
  • Oct 17 WBMG TV channel 42 in Birmingham, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting

Sport awardNHL All-Star Game

Oct 20 19th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC: All-Stars beat Montreal Canadiens, 5-2; MVP: Henri Richard, Montreal, C

Ice Hockey Great Henri Richard
Ice Hockey Great
Henri Richard
  • Oct 20 Beatles receive a gold record for "Yesterday"
  • Oct 20 Mass arrests of communists in Indonesia
  • Oct 21 KTWU TV channel 11 in Topeka, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 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 24 Jim Clark in a Lotus is forced to retire from season-ending Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez with engine trouble; American Richie Ginther is race winner and Clark claims his second F1 World Drivers Championship
  • Oct 25 Rolling Stones release "Get Off of My Cloud"
  • Oct 26 Beatles receive MBEs at Buckingham Palace
  • Oct 26 Sylvia Likens tortured by teen girl gang
  • Oct 27 WCFT TV channel 33 in Tuscaloosa, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Cliff Ronning, Canadian NHL center (1,137 NHL games; Vancouver Canucks, Nashville Predators), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Oct 1 Cindy Margolis, American model and actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 1 Ted King, American Actor
  • Oct 1 Chris Reason, Australian journalist
  • Oct 1 Mia Mottley, Barbadian politician, Prime Minister of Barbados (2018-), born in Barbados
  • Oct 2 Darren Cahill, Australian tennis player and coach (Andre Agassi, Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Murray, Simona Halep), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Oct 2 Francesca Dellera, [Cervellera], actress (Capriccio), born in Rome, Italy
  • Oct 2 Jill Powell, American actress (Marcy-As The World Turns), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Oct 2 Tom Moody, Australian cricket all-rounder, coach and broadcaster (8 Tests @ 32.57, 76 ODIs; coach Sri Lanka, WA, IPL ), born in Adelaide South Australia
  • Oct 4 "Stuttering John" Melendez, interviewer (Howard Stern Show)
  • Oct 4 Skip Heller, American musician, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 4 Orlin Norrris, American boxer (WBA cruiserweight champion 1993-95), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Oct 4 Micky Ward, American boxer (WBU light welterweight champion 2000; famous Arturo Gatti fight trilogy), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Oct 5 John Keller Jr, team handball back court (Olympics 1996), born in Toledo, Ohio

Person of interestMario Lemieux

Oct 5 Mario Lemieux, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center, team owner (3-time NHL MVP, Pittsburgh Penguins owner), born in Montreal, Quebec

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux

Person of interestPatrick Roy

Oct 5 Patrick Roy, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goalie (4-time Stanley Cup, 3-time Vezina Trophy winner), born in Québec City, Québec

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • Oct 5 Richey Reneberg, American tennis player (1995 Australian doubles), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Oct 5 Theo Bos, Dutch soccer player: Vitesse
  • Oct 5 Trace Armstrong, NFL defensive end (Miami Dolphins)
  • Oct 6 Cynthia Meyer, NY, Canadian trap shooter (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 6 David Spaulding, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Oct 6 Jim "Razor" Sharp, American rodeo rider (Las Vegas 1988), Kermit, Texas
  • Oct 6 Ruben Sierra, Rio Piedras Puerto Rico, outfielder (NY Yankees)
  • Oct 7 Juul Ellerman, Dutch soccer player (PSV, FC Twente), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • Oct 8 Martin Mayhew, American NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Daytona Beach, California
  • Oct 8 Matt Biondi, American swimmer (8 Olympic gold-84, 88, 92), born in Moraga, California
  • Oct 8 Ross Flemer, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Oct 8 Ardal O'Hanlon, Irish comedian and actor, born in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, Ireland
  • Oct 8 C. J. Ramone [Christopher Ward], American musician (The Ramones), born in Queens, New York
  • Oct 10 Brett Perriman, American NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins), born in Miami, Florida
  • Oct 10 Chris Penn, American actor (The Wild Life), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)
  • Oct 10 Rebecca Pidgeon, British-American actress, singer and songwriter, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Oct 10 Toshi, Japanese singer (X Japan), born in Tateyama, Chiba, Japan
  • Oct 10 Steve Scalise, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oct 11 Chris Spielman, American NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Oct 11 Sean Patrick Flanery, American actor (Young Indiana Jones, Powder), born in Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Oct 11 Alexander Hacke, German musician (Einstürzende Neubauten), born in Berlin
  • Oct 12 Chris Chandler, American NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Atlanta Falcons), born in Everett, Washington
  • Oct 12 J. J. Daigneault, Canadian NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Oct 12 Todd Krygier, American NHL left wing (Anaheim, Washington), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois
  • Oct 12 Scott O'Grady, American Air Force fighter pilot, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 13 Johan Museeuw, Belgian road racing cyclist, born in Varsenare, Belgium
  • Oct 14 Karyn White, American singer (Superwoman, Romantic), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 14 Jüri Jaanson, Estonian rower
  • Oct 14 Constantine Koukias, Australian composer
  • Oct 15 Daniel Held, American 10k runner, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Oct 16 German Titov, NHL center (Calgary Flames, Olympic silver 1998), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Oct 16 Lisa Bonder, tennis star, born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Oct 17 Connie Ann Hearn, actress (New Kind of Family), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Oct 17 Pinnaduwage Aravinda De Silva, cricket (Sri Lanka's greatest batsman)
  • Oct 18 Curtis Stigers, American jazz vocalist and saxophonist (I Wonder Why), born in Bloise, Idaho
  • Oct 19 Brad Daugherty, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Oct 19 Frankie Paul [Paul Blake], Jamaican reggae musician, born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2017)
  • Oct 19 Todd Park Mohr, American musician (Big Head Todd and the Monsters), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Oct 20 Amos Mansdorf, lsrael, tennis star
  • Oct 20 Chad Hennings, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Oct 20 Mikhail Shtalenkov, NHL goalie (Team Russia, Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Oct 20 Norman Blake, Scottish musician (Teenage Fanclub), born in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire
  • Oct 20 William Zabka, American actor
  • Oct 21 Chris Duplanty, water polo goalkeeper (Olympics 1996), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Oct 21 Ion Andoni Goikoetxea, Spanish footballer
  • Oct 22 Marvin Washington, NFL defensive end (NY Jets, SF 49ers)
  • Oct 22 Otis Smith, NFL cornerback (NY Jets)
  • Oct 22 John Wesley Harding [Wesley Stace], British musician and novelist (Here Comes The Groom), born in Hastings, East Sussex
  • Oct 23 Al Leiter, Toms River NJ, pitcher (Florida Marlins, NY Mets)
  • Oct 23 Augusten Burroughs [Christopher Richter Robison], American writer (Running with Scissors), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 24 Donald Frank, American NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings), born in Edgecombe County, North Carolina
  • Oct 24 Vernice Smith, American NFL guard (Washington Redskins, St Louis Rams), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Oct 24 Kyriakos Velopoulos, Greek politician, born in Essen, Ruhr, West Germany
  • Oct 25 Derrick Rostagno, American tennis star, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 25 Steve Decker, American baseball catcher (SF Giants), born in Rock Island, Illinois
  • Oct 25 Warren Ayres, Australian cricketer (Victorian right-handed batsman since 1987-88), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Oct 25 Þorsteinn Bachmann, Icelandic actor (Life in a Fishbowl)
  • Oct 25 2 Cold Scorpio [Charles Bernard Scaggs], American professional wrestler, born in Denver, Colorado
  • Oct 26 Gil Heredia, American MLB pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Nogales, Arizona
  • Oct 26 Ken Rutherford, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman & latterly capt), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Oct 26 Kim Cooper, Australian softball 3rd baseman and shortstop (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Parramatta, Australia
  • Oct 26 Mark McLoughlin, CFL kicker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Oct 26 Wayne Martin, American NFL defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints), born in Forrest City, Arkansas
  • Oct 26 Aaron Kwok Fu-Shing, Hong Kong singer, born in Hong Kong
  • Oct 26 Kelly Rowan, Canadian actress and producer, born in Ottawa, Canada
  • Oct 27 Krista Blomquist, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1995), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Oct 28 Eric Floyd, NFL guard (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Oct 28 Jami Gertz, actress (Less the Zero, Crossroads, Solarbabies), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 28 Mark Carrier, NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers)
  • Oct 28 Luigi Miraglia, Italian Latinist
  • Oct 29 Steven Sweet, Wadsworth Ohio, heavy metal artist (Warrant-Cherry Pie)
  • Oct 30 Charnele Brown, American actress (Kim-A Different World), born in East Hampton, New York
  • Oct 30 Kevin Edwards, American NBA guard (NJ Nets), born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio
  • Oct 30 Gavin Rossdale, English heavy metal vocalist and actor (Bush), born in Marylebone, London
  • Oct 31 Blue Edwards, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 31 Ruud Hesp, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC), born in Bussum, Netherlands
  • Oct 31 Rob Rackstraw, British voice actor, born in Sunderland, England

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 7 Actress and comedian Phyllis Diller (48) weds actor Warde Donovan

Comedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller
Comedienne and Actress
Phyllis Diller
  • Oct 16 Singer Leslie Uggams marries Grahame Pratt in NYC

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 1 Edward E "Doc" Smith, American sci-fi writer (Subspace encounter), dies at 75
  • Oct 1 Gareth Hughes, Welsh actor (Midnight Girl), dies at 71
  • Oct 3 Zachary Scott, American actor (Spotlight Playhouse, Mildred Pierce), dies from a malignant brain tumor at 51
  • Oct 5 Gustaf Adolf Tiburtius Bengtsson, Swedish composer, dies at 79
  • Oct 6 Georges Vandertongerloo, Flemish sculptor/painter, dies at 78
  • Oct 11 Dorothea Lange, American documentary photographer, dies at 70
  • 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 15 Carl Hoff, orchestra leader (Music Hall), dies at 60
  • Oct 17 Barton King, cricketer (America's greatest cricket all-rounder), dies
  • Oct 18 Frank Hutchens, composer, dies at 73
  • Oct 18 Henry Travers [Travers John Heagerty], British actor (Bells of St Mary, High Sierra), dies at 91
  • Oct 21 Bill Black, American band leader and bassist who worked with Elvis, dies of a brain tumour at 39
  • Oct 21 Marie McDonald, American singer and actress known as "The Body Beautiful" (Promises Promises), dies of an accidental drug overdose at 42
  • Oct 22 Dipa Nusantara Aidit, Indonesian communist leader of PKI (1951-65), murdered at 42
  • Oct 22 Paul Tillich, German-American theologist (Courage To Be), dies at 79
  • Oct 26 Sylvia Likens, American torture victim (b. 1949)
  • Oct 27 French Luitjes, Dutch athlete, dies at 21
  • Oct 28 Ben Barka, Moroccan opposition leader, kidnapped & murdered in Paris
  • Oct 28 Earl Bostic, American jazz alto saxophonist (Flamingo, Temptation), dies at 52
  • Oct 29 Mehdi Am Barka, Moroccan socialist leader, murdered in Paris
  • Oct 31 Rita Johnson, American actress (Honolulu, All Mine to Give), dies from a brain hemorrhage at 53