On This Day

Historical Events in July 1965

  • Jul 1 Dutch soccer clubs Sportclub Enschede & Enschedese Boys merge to form FC Twente '65 FC (2009-10 Eredivisie champions)
  • Jul 1 KUID TV channel 12 in Moscow, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 1 Kinderstraf trial starts

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 2 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson scores second consecutive title win over fellow Australian Fred Stolle 6-2, 6-4, 6-4

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 3 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Australian Margaret Smith beats Maria Bueno of Brazil 6-4, 7-5, her second of 3 Wimbledon singles titles

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • Jul 3 USSR and Persia sign dam building and economic aid pact
  • Jul 3 Harold Strachan, member of the Communist Party of South Africa and Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress, is served with a restriction order in terms of the Suppression of Communism Act
  • Jul 4 US Open Women's Golf, Atlantic City CC: Carol Mann wins by 2 shots from fellow American Kathy Cornelius
  • Jul 6 Rock group "Jefferson Airplane" forms

Music releaseMusic Recording

Jul 7 Otis Redding records "Respect"

Singer-Songwriter and Producer Otis Redding
Singer-Songwriter and Producer
Otis Redding

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Jul 8 Joe Morgan is 1st Houston player with 6 hits in a game

MLB Hall of Fame Infielder and Broadcaster Joe Morgan
MLB Hall of Fame Infielder and Broadcaster
Joe Morgan
  • Jul 9 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: Australian Peter Thomson Peter Thomson wins his 5th Claret Jug, 2 strokes clear of runners-up Brian Huggett and Christy O'Connor Snr
  • Jul 9 John Edrich completes 310* v NZ in 532 minutes, 52 fours 5 sixes
  • Jul 9 Senators Frank Howard ties record with 7 strikeouts in DH
  • Jul 10 Beatles' "VI" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks
  • Jul 10 Rolling Stones score their 1st US #1 single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"

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Jul 11 Israeli Mapai-party nominates David Ben-Gurion

1st Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion
1st Prime Minister of Israel
David Ben-Gurion
  • Jul 13 36th MLB All Star Game, Metropolitan Stadium, Minnesota: NL wins, 6-5; MVP: Juan Marichal, SF Giants, P
  • Jul 14 Australian Ronald Clarke runs world record 10k (27:39.4)
  • Jul 14 Israeli/Jordanian border fights
  • Jul 14 US Mariner IV, 1st Mars probe, passes at 6,100 miles (9,800 km)
  • Jul 14 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
  • Jul 15 "Mariner IV" sends back 1st pictures of Mars
  • Jul 15 Athanassiades Novas succeeds Papandreo as premier of Greece
  • Jul 16 Mont Blanc Road tunnel between France & Italy opens
  • Jul 17 WLCY (now WTSP) TV channel 10 in St Petersburg-Tampa, Florida (ABC) begins
  • Jul 18 Zond 3 launched to fly by Moon, enters solar orbit
  • Jul 19 Shooting begins on Star Trek 2nd pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before"
  • Jul 20 18.18" (46.18 cm) of rainfall, Edgarton, Missouri (state 24-hr record)
  • Jul 20 NY Yankee pitcher Mel Stottlemyre hits an inside-the-park grand slam
  • Jul 21 Pakistan, Iran and Turkey sign Regional Co-Operation pact

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Jul 22 Edward Heath succeeds Alec Douglas-Home as leader of the British Conservative party

British Prime Minister Edward Heath
British Prime Minister
Edward Heath
British Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home
British Prime Minister
Alec Douglas-Home
  • Jul 23 The Beatles' "Help" is released in UK
  • Jul 23 Dick Stuart homers in a major league-record 23rd different park
  • Jul 24 "Flora, the Red Menace" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 87 performances

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Jul 24 Bob Dylan release "Like a Rolling Stone"

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan

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Jul 24 Casey Stengel resigns as manager of NY Mets

Baseball Hall of Fame Manager Casey Stengel
Baseball Hall of Fame Manager
Casey Stengel
  • Jul 24 Rock group "The Animals" 1st time in British charts
  • Jul 25 Bob Dylan is booed by sections of the crowd at the Newport Folk Festival for performing with an electric guitar, beginning of folk-rock
  • Jul 26 Republic of Maldives gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • Jul 27 Pierre Harmel forms Belgium government

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Jul 27 President Lyndon B. Johnson signs a bill requiring cigarette makers to print health warnings on all cigarette packages about the effects of smoking

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Jul 28 LBJ sends 50,000 more soldiers to Vietnam (total of 125,000)
  • Jul 29 Beatles movie "Help" premieres, Queen Elizabeth attends
  • Jul 29 Gemini 5 returned after 12d 7h 11m 53s
  • Jul 29 Major league record 26 strikeouts, Phillies (16), Pirates (10)
  • Jul 29 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 30 Charles Ives' "From the Steeples & the Mountains" premieres

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Jul 30 Duke Ellington's "Golden Brown & the Green Apple" premieres

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • Jul 30 LBJ signs Medicare bill, which goes into effect in 1966
  • Jul 30 Milwaukee manager Bobby Bragan says his pitchers threw 75 to 80 spitballs in a 9-2 loss to the Giants
  • Jul 31 Cigarette advertising banned on British TV