What Happened on October 24, 1965

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 16th Formula One WDC: Jim Clark wins by 14 points
  • Benjamin Britten's "Voices for Today" premieres
  • 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 World Championship of Drivers

Famous Birthdays

  • Donald Frank, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Kyriakos Velopoulos, Greek politician
  • Vernice Smith, NFL guard (Washington Redskins, St Louis Rams)