Historical Events in November 1965

  • Nov 1 Ernie Terrell retains WBA heavyweight boxing title; beats Canadian George Chuvalo in 15 round points decision in Toronto
  • Nov 1 Promoter Bill Graham books his 1st concert at Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, a benefit for political satirists 'The San Francisco Mime Troupe"
  • Nov 1 Trackless trolley plunged into Nile River drowning 74 (Cairo Egypt)
  • Nov 2 Craig Breedlove driving FIA-legal four-wheeler, Sonic I, breaks land speed record with a two-run average of 555.483 mph (893.963 km/h) at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah

Baseball Record

Nov 3 Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax is named Cy Young Award winner by a unanimous vote and for a third time; posts 26-8 record, 1.73 ERA and record-shattering 382 strikeouts

  • Nov 4 Lee Breedlove sets female land speed record (308.56 MPH) in Utah

Film Release

Nov 5 "Pierrot le Fou", directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina, is released

  • Nov 8 British Indian Ocean Territory formed
  • Nov 8 US soap opera "Days of Our Lives" premieres
  • Nov 8 Vietnam War: US, Australian and New Zealand forces launch Operation Hump, a search-and-destroy operation near Bien Hoa in South Vietnam
  • Nov 9 1st NY Knick game postponed (black-out) vs St Louis
  • Nov 9 Hurricane hits north east US/Canada
  • Nov 9 Several U.S. states and parts of Canada are hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13 hours in the Northeast Blackout of 1965.

Sports History

Nov 9 Willie Mays named NL MVP

  • Nov 10 Manneke Pis statue stolen in Brussels
  • Nov 11 Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith signs Unilateral Declaration of Independence, proclaiming independence from Britain
  • Nov 11 William Alfred's "Hogan's Goat" premieres in NYC

Election of Interest

Nov 12 Ferdinand Marcos elected 10th President of the Philippines

  • Nov 12 General strike in Morocco against disappearance of Ben Barka
  • Nov 12 Mad Dog Vachon beats Crusher in Denver, to become NWA champ
  • Nov 12 Venera 2 launched by Soviet Union toward Venus
  • Nov 13 "Skyscraper" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 248 performances
  • Nov 13 "Yarmouth Castle" burns and sinks off Bahamas, killing 89
  • Nov 13 Director Kenneth Tynan says the word "F*ck" on BBC
  • Nov 14 George Abbott Theater (Adelphi, 54 St) at 152 W 54th NYC, demolished
  • Nov 14 KCST TV channel 39 in San Diego, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 14 Marian Grudeff and Raymond Jessel's musical "Baker Street", loosely based on Sherlock Holmes' tales, closes at the Martin Beck Theater, NYC, after 313 performances
  • Nov 14 US government sends 90,000 soldiers to Vietnam
  • Nov 15 Craig Breedlove sets land speed record (600.601 mph-966.57 kph)
  • Nov 16 Venera 3 launched, 1st to land on another planet (crashes into Venus)
  • Nov 16 Walt Disney launches Epcot Center: Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow
  • Nov 17 General Meeting of UN refuses admittance of People's Republic of China
  • Nov 17 The NVA ambushes American troops of the 7th Cavalry at Landing Zone Albany in the la Drang Valley, almost wiping them out
  • Nov 17 William Eckert is unanimously elected commissioner of baseball
  • Nov 18 Twins SS Zoilo Versalles is named AL MVP
  • Nov 19 ABC radio begins weekly "Vietnam Update" report
  • Nov 19 Kellogg's Pop Tarts pastries created
  • Nov 20 Cyril Ornadel and Leslie Bricusse's musical "Pickwick", based on Charles Dickens' novel "The Pickwick Papers', featuring Harry Secombe and Charlotte Rae, closes at 46th St Theater, NYC, after 56 performances
  • Nov 20 UN Security council calls for boycott of Rhodesia
  • Nov 20 WCNY TV channel 24 in Syracuse, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 21 1st freighter arrives in Ashdod Port, Israel
  • Nov 21 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk, USSR

Film & TV History

Nov 22 "Miss Goodall and the Wild Chimpanzees" broadcast on CBS, watched by 25 million, brings Jane Goodall to international attention

Boxing Title Fight

Nov 22 In his second title defence, Muhammad Ali scores 12th-round KO of Floyd Patterson at Las Vegas Convention Center to retain his world heavyweight boxing championship

  • Nov 22 Mitch Leigh, and Joe Darion's musical "Man of La Mancha", starring Richard Kiley opens at ANTA Washington Square Theater, NYC; runs for 2329 performances, wins 5 Tony Awards
  • Nov 23 31st Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Garrett, Southern Cal (RB)
  • Nov 23 The Beatles film promotional video clips for 5 of their songs at Twickenham Film Studios to provide to television outlets (in lieu of live appearances)
  • Nov 23 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Historic Event

Nov 24 Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu becomes President of Zaire

  • Nov 25 Congo military coup under Gen Mobutu, President Kasavubu overthrown
  • Nov 26 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim Lefebvre is voted NL Rookie of Year

Historic Event

Nov 26 France launches 1st satellite, 92 lb (42 kg) A1-capsule (Astérix), named after the popular French comic character

  • Nov 27 15-25,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 27 1966 NFL Draft: Tommy Nobis from University of Texas first pick by Atlanta Falcons
  • Nov 27 30th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 30-3 in Birmingham
  • Nov 27 CFL Grey Cup, CNE Stadium, Toronto: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat Winn Blue Bombers, 22-16; strong winds meant all scoring occurred by the team going with the wind
  • Nov 28 Browns' Leroy Kelly sets club record for most punt return yds (109)
  • Nov 28 LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Kathy Whitworth wins by 10 shots from Peggy Wilson for her first major title
  • Nov 29 "Anya" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • Nov 29 Dale Cummings does 14,118 consecutive sit-ups