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 Dodgers beat Braves to clinch NL pennant
  • Oct 2 Mel Stottlemyre wins game #20
  • Oct 2 Phillies' Chris Short strikes-out 18 NY Mets
  • Oct 2 Pope Paul VI named MR Perey bishop's helper of New Orleans
  • Oct 3 Cubs tie major league record of 3 triple plays in a season
  • Oct 3 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 3 Whitey Ford notches #232 to become Yankees winningest pitcher

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 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
  • Oct 9 16th Ryder Cup: US wins 19½-12½ at Royal Birkdale, England
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Oct 20 19th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-2 at Montreal
  • 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 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Golf Tournament
  • Oct 24 16th Formula One WDC: Jim Clark wins by 14 points
  • 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 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Las Cruces Golf Open
  • Oct 30 Fireworks explosions kill 50 in Cartagena, Colombia

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 103

  • Oct 1 Cliff Ronning, NHL center (Vancouver Canucks), 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, Australia, tennis star
  • 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 Robert Goff, NFL defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints)
  • Oct 2 Roger Dube, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • Oct 2 Tom Moody, cricket batsman (Australian 1989-92 Ton in 26 mins)
  • Oct 4 "Stuttering John" Melendez, interviewer (Howard Stern Show)
  • Oct 4 Skip Heller, American musician, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 5 John Keller Jr, team handball back court (Olympics 1996), born in Toledo, Ohio

Person of interestMario Lemieux

Oct 5 Mario Lemieux, NHL high scoring center (Pitts Penguin, #66), 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 NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens, Colorado Avalanche), born in Quebec City, Québec

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • Oct 5 Paul Moloney, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Oct 5 Penny Baker, playmate (January, 1984), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Oct 5 Richey Reneberg, tennis star (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, soccer player (PSV, FC Twente)
  • Oct 8 Martin Mayhew, NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Oct 8 Matt Biondi, US 100m swimmer (Olympics 3 gold-84, 88, 92)
  • Oct 8 Ross Flemer, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Oct 8 Ardal O'Hanlon, Irish comedian and actor
  • Oct 8 C-Jay Ramone, American musician (The Ramones)
  • Oct 10 Brett Perriman, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins)
  • Oct 10 Clive Jones, British engineer
  • Oct 10 Chris Penn, American actor (The Wild Life), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)
  • Oct 10 Rebecca Pidgeon, British-American actress and singer-songwriter. born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Oct 10 Toshi, Japanese singer (X Japan)
  • Oct 10 Steve Scalise, American politician
  • Oct 11 Chris Spielman, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills)
  • Oct 11 Sean Patrick Flanery, actor (Young Indiana Jones, Powder)
  • Oct 11 Alexander Hacke, German musician (Einstürzende Neubauten)
  • Oct 12 Chris Chandler, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Oct 12 J Daigneault, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Oct 12 Todd Krygier, Chicago Heights, NHL left wing (Anaheim, Washington)
  • Oct 12 Scott O'Grady, American military officer
  • Oct 13 Cherelle, rocker (Affair-First Bite)
  • Oct 13 Linda Brenneman, Wheat Ridge Colo, cyclist (Olympic 11th 1996)
  • Oct 13 Johan Museeuw, Belgian cyclist
  • 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, 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 Fayette Purser, Australian golfer (NSW State Rep 1987-88), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Oct 18 Curtis Stigers, American jazz vocalist and saxophonist
  • Oct 19 Brad Daugherty, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Oct 19 Lucio Topatigh, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • Oct 19 Frankie Paul [Paul Blake], Jamaican reggae musician, born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2017)
  • Oct 20 Amos Mansdorf, lsrael, tennis star
  • Oct 20 Chad Hennings, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Oct 20 M Shtalenkov, NHL goalie (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Oct 20 Mikhail Shtalenkov, NHL goalie (Team Russia, Anaheim), 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 Alison Munt, Cairns Australia, LPGA golfer (1992 Jamie Farr-21st)
  • Oct 21 Chima McLean, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Conestoga), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 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, American musician
  • Oct 23 Al Leiter, Toms River NJ, pitcher (Florida Marlins, NY Mets)
  • Oct 23 Augusten Burroughs, American writer
  • Oct 24 Donald Frank, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Oct 24 Vernice Smith, NFL guard (Washington Redskins, St Louis Rams)
  • Oct 24 Kyriakos Velopoulos, Greek politician
  • Oct 25 Derrick Rostagno, tennis star, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 25 Leigh Ann Mills, Melbourne FL, LPGA golfer (1985 Mazda Champions)
  • Oct 25 Steve Decker, Rock Island IL, catcher (SF Giants)
  • Oct 25 Warren Ayres, cricketer (Victorian right-handed batsman since 1987-88)
  • Oct 25 Þorsteinn Bachmann, Icelandic actor
  • Oct 25 2 Cold Scorpio, American professional wrestler
  • Oct 26 Gil Heredia, 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/shortstop (Olym-bronze-96)
  • Oct 26 Mark McLoughlin, CFL kicker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Oct 26 Wayne Martin, NFL defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints)
  • 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, actress (Kim-A Different World), born in East Hampton, New York
  • Oct 30 Kevin Edwards, NBA guard (NJ Nets)
  • Oct 30 Gavin Rossdale, Kilburn, London, English heavy metal vocalist and actor (Bush)

Famous Weddings

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

HeartWedding 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
  • Oct 1 Gareth Hughes, Welsh actor (Midnight Girl), dies at 71
  • Oct 2 [John] Selwyn (Brooke) Lloyd, British statesman, dies
  • 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/US Theologist (Courage To Be), dies
  • 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