Historical Events in June 1965

  • Jun 1 A Penzias & R Wilson detect 3°K primordial background radiation
  • Jun 1 Coal mine explosion in Fukuoka Japan kills 236
  • Jun 1 Robert Manry begins his 78 day voyage to sail a 13.5-foot yacht "Tinkerbelle" across the Atlantic Ocean
  • Jun 2 2nd of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (Ganges River, India)
  • Jun 3 1st US Space walk made by NASA astronaut Ed White during the Gemini 4 mission (23 minutes)
  • Jun 3 Gemini 4 launched; 2nd US 2-man flight (McDivitt & White); mission included 1st US spacewalk
  • Jun 5 "Wooly Bully" by Sam the Sham & Pharaohs hits #2
  • Jun 5 97th Belmont: John Sellers aboard Hail to All wins in 2:28.6
  • Jun 5 Lopez Arellano becomes president of Honduras
  • Jun 6 Rolling Stones release single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
  • Jun 6 Yankees Tom Tresh bangs 3 consecutive HRs beating White Sox 12-0
  • Jun 7 Gemini 4 completes 62 orbits
  • Jun 7 Morocco King Hassan suspends constitution, grabs power
  • Jun 7 Sony Corp introduced its home video tape recorder, priced at $995
  • Jun 7 The Supreme Court of the United States decides on Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples
  • Jun 8 MLB Draft: Kansas City Athletics A's select Arizona State University outfielder Rick Monday #1; inaugural MLB Draft
  • Jun 8 US troops ordered to fight offensively in Vietnam
  • Jun 8 USSR launches Luna 6; it missed the Moon by 99,000 miles
  • Jun 9 Frenchman, Machal Jazy, runs record mile in 3:53.6
  • Jun 10 Vietnam War: Battle of Dong Xoai begins, a major engagement between the Viet Cong and South Vietnamese forces
  • Jun 12 "Bajour" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 232 performances
  • Jun 12 "I Had a BaIl" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 199 performances
  • Jun 12 "What Makes Sammy Run?" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 540 performances
  • Jun 12 Big Bang theory of creation of universe is supported by announcement of discovery of new celestial bodies know as blue galaxies
  • Jun 12 Morio Shigematsu of Japan runs world record marathon (2:12:00) in the Polytechnic Marathon in London, England
  • Jun 12 Queen Elizabeth's Birthday Honours List names The Beatles as MBEs (Members of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire); dozens of past winners return medals in protest

TV Show Appearance

Jun 12 Sonny and Cher make their 1st TV appearance on "American Bandstand"

  • Jun 12 South Vietnam Gen Nguyen Cao Ky succeeds Phan Huy Quat as premier
  • Jun 13 19th Tony Awards: "Subject Was Roses" & "Fiddler on the Roof" win
  • Jun 13 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Beverly CC: Susie Maxwell wins by 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Marlene Hagge
  • Jun 13 Vietnam War: Battle of Dong Xoai ends in a Viet Cong victory
  • Jun 14 Beatles release album "Beatles VI"
  • Jun 14 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Jim Maloney no-hits New York Mets but loses in 11 innings, 1-0

Historic Publication

Jun 14 John Lennon's second book "A Spaniard in the Works" is published

Music Recording

Jun 15 Bob Dylan records single "Like a Rolling Stone" (#1 in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time")

Baseball Record

Jun 15 Detroit pitcher Denny McLain in relief strikes out first 7 batters faced & record 14 in 6 2/3 innings in Tigers 6-5 win over Boston Red Sox; Bill Freehan ties catcher record of 19 putouts

  • Jun 15 South Africa begins economic boycott of Dutch products
  • Jun 17 11.08" (28.14 cm) of rainfall, Holly, Colorado (state 24-hour record)
  • Jun 17 1st bombing by B-52 (50 km north of Saigon)
  • Jun 17 British rock band The Kinks arrive in NYC beginning their 1st US tour
  • Jun 19 Algerian coup under colonel Houari Boumedienne, pres Ben Bella fired
  • Jun 19 KYW-AM in Cleveland Ohio returns call letters to Philadelphia

US Golf Open

Jun 21 US Open Men's Golf, Bellerive CC: Gary Player of South Africa beats Australian Kel Nagle by 3 strokes in an 18-hole playoff to win his only US Open title; completes his career Grand Slam at age 29

  • Jun 22 Freddie Trueman ends his Test cricket career, v NZ at Lord's
  • Jun 25 15th Berlin International Film Festival: "Alphaville" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 25 Gyula Kallai succeeds Janos Kádár as premier of Hungary
  • Jun 26 Wallon party forms in Belgium

Historic Event

Jun 28 1st US ground combat forces in Vietnam authorized by President Lyndon B. Johnson

  • Jun 28 Dutch Princess Beatrice and Claus von Amsberg announce their engagement
  • Jun 29 USAF Capt Joseph Henry Engle reaches 85,530 m in X-15

Sports History

Jun 30 NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle grants ownership of the Atlanta Falcons to Rankin Smith Sr., Executive VP of Life Insurance Company of Georgia; Rankin pays then-record $8.5 million