On This Day

Historical Events in October 1965

  • Oct 1 Failed coup under lt col Untung in Indonesia
  • Oct 1 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

Historic Event

Oct 2 Pope Paul VI named MR Perey bishop's helper of New Orleans

Baseball Record

Oct 3 Cubs lose season finale 6-3 to Pirates; Ernie Banks-Don Kessinger combine to tie MLB record of 3 triple plays in a season

Sports History

Oct 3 Whitey Ford notches win #232 in season ending 11-5 victory v Boston Red Sox; becomes Yankees' winningest pitcher

  • Oct 3 Dual Melbourne Cup winning Australian jockey Pat Glennon rides French colt Sea Bird to victory in the Prix de l'Arc De Triomphe to claim an impressive double after the thoroughbred's English Derby win
  • 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

Music Single

Oct 6 The Supremes release single "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, then the tallest building in England
  • Oct 8 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Ryder Cup

Oct 9 Ryder Cup, Royal Birkdale GC: US beats Great Britain 19½-12½; Byron Nelson non-playing American captain; Harry Weetman GB skipper

  • 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 the "The 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

Sports History

Oct 14 Baseball World Series: LA Dodgers edge Minnesota Twins, 2-0 in Game 7 at Metropolitan Stadium; Dodgers 3rd title since move to LA; MVP: LA pitcher Sandy Koufax

  • 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 Burton Lane and Alan Jay Lerner's musical "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever", starring Barbara Harris and John Cullum, opens at he Mark Hellinger Theatre, NYC; runs for 280 performances
  • Oct 17 WBMG TV channel 42 in Birmingham, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting

NHL All-Star Game

Oct 20 19th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC: All-Stars beat Montreal Canadiens, 5-2; MVP: Henri Richard, Montreal, C

  • 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.

Music History

Oct 24 Benjamin Britten's "Voices for Today" premieres

  • Oct 24 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 F1 World Drivers Championship
  • Oct 25 Rolling Stones release single "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, Alabama (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 29 The Who release single "My Generation" in UK
  • Oct 30 Fireworks explosions kill 50 in Cartagena, Colombia

Film & TV History

Oct 30 British model Jean Shrimpton causes a sensation at Derby Day at the Melbourne races wearing a white shift dress (four inches above the knee)