On This Day

Historical Events in 1965 (Part 4)

Events 601 - 671 of 671

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 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 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 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
  • Dec 1 Airlift of refugees from Cuba to US begins
  • Dec 1 South Africa's government says children of white fathers are white
  • Dec 3 The Beatles begin final UK concert tour in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Dec 3 USSR launches Luna 8; it crashes on the Moon
  • Dec 3 "Rubber Soul", the sixth studio album by the Beatles, is released in the United Kingdom
  • Dec 4 "Roar of the Greasepaint" closes at Shubert NYC after 232 performances
  • Dec 4 2 passenger planes collide above Danbury, Connecticut, 4 die
  • Dec 4 2nd NY Knicks game postponed (due to death of opponent 76ers' owner)

Historic Event

Dec 4 Gemini 7 launched with Frank Borman and Jim Lovell

  • Dec 4 San Francisco Giant Masanori Murakami, 4-1 this year, does not renew his contract signing instead with the Nankai Hawks of Osaka for $40,000
  • Dec 6 2 trucks crashed into a crowd of dancers in Sotouboua Togo, kills 125
  • Dec 6 Pakistan's Islamic Ideology Advisory Committee recommends that Islamic Studies be made a compulsory subject for Muslim students from primary to graduate level.

Excommunication

Dec 7 Pope Paul VI & Orthodox Patriarch Athenagoras I simultaneously lift mutual excommunications that led to split of 2 churches in 1054

  • Dec 8 Abe Burrows' "Cactus Flower" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 8 Nikolai Podgorny succeeds Mikojan as president of USSR
  • Dec 8 Pope Paul VI signs 2nd Vatican council

Television Premiere

Dec 9 "A Charlie Brown Christmas", the first Peanuts animated special premieres on CBS in the US

Sports History

Dec 9 Frank Robinson is traded from the Cincinnati Reds to the Baltimore Orioles

  • Dec 9 Nikolai Podgorny replaces Anastas Mikoyan as president of Soviet Praesidium
  • Dec 10 "Yearling" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • Dec 10 Dutch ends economic boycott of Rhodesia
  • Dec 10 Test Cricket debut of Doug Walters v England at the Gabba
  • Dec 11 "Anya" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Dec 11 "Yearling" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • Dec 12 The Beatles' last concert in Great Britain at Capitol Theatre in Cardiff, Wales
  • Dec 12 Doug Walters makes maiden Test ton in 1st Test, goes on to 155

NFL Record

Dec 12 Chicago halfback Gale Sayers ties NFL record for most touchdowns in a game with 6 in 61–20 victory over San Francisco 49ers at Wrigley Field

  • Dec 12 Vivian Beaumont Theater opens at 65th St & Amsterdam Ave NYC
  • Dec 13 Algerian president Boumedienne visits Moscow
  • Dec 14 "La Grusse Valise" opens at 54th St Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Dec 15 3rd cyclone of year kills 15,000 at the mouths of the Ganges River in Bangladesh
  • Dec 15 D Heneker & J Taylor's musical "Charlie Girl" premieres in London
  • Dec 15 Gemini 6 launched; makes 1st rendezvous in space (with Gemini 7)
  • Dec 15 Dutch Queen Juliana opens Zeeland Bridge to Oosterschelde
  • Dec 15 William Eckert replaces Ford Frick as 4th Commissioner of Baseball
  • Dec 16 Gemini 6 returns to Earth
  • Dec 16 Pioneer 6 launched into solar orbit
  • Dec 16 Taufa'ahau Tupou IV becomes King of Tonga

Music Concert

Dec 17 The Houston Astrodome opens; 1st event is a concert by Judy Garland with The Supremes as opening act

  • Dec 17 British government proclaims ends oil-embargo against Rhodesia
  • Dec 17 David Levy begins his search for comets
  • Dec 17 Dutch government shuts Limburgs coal mine
  • Dec 17 Largest newspaper-Sunday NY Times at 946 pages (50 cents)
  • Dec 18 "La Grusse Valise" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • Dec 18 Frank Borman and Jim Lovell Splash down in Atlantic after two week Gemini VII mission
  • Dec 18 Kenneth LeBel jumps 17 barrels on ice skates

Election of Interest

Dec 19 French President De Gaulle re-elected over François Mitterrand

  • Dec 22 Belgian government shuts 6 coal mines

Film Premiere

Dec 22 "Doctor Zhivago" based on the novel by Boris Pasternak, directed by David Lean and starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie premieres in NYC

  • Dec 22 Great Britain sets national maximum road speed at 70 miles per hour
  • Dec 22 Radio Mil (Domincan Republic) transmitter blown up
  • Dec 25 The Yemeni Nasserite Unionist People's Organisation is founded in Taiz

Historic Event

Dec 25 US President Lyndon B. Johnson orders a halt to bombing operations in North Vietnam, hoping to spur peace talks

  • Dec 26 "Funny Girl" based on the life of Fanny Brice, with Barbra Streisand closes on Broadway
  • Dec 26 AFL Championship, Balboa Stadium San Diego: Buffalo Bills beat San Diego Chargers 23-0; repeat previous year's win over SD

Radio History

Dec 26 Paul McCartney is interviewed on pirate radio station Radio Caroline

  • Dec 28 Ballon d'Or: Benfica striker Eusébio wins award for best European football player; first Portuguese national to win, and still only Benfica player
  • Dec 28 Davis Cup Men's Tennis, Sydney: John Newcombe & Tony Roche beat José Luis Arilla & Manuel Santana of Spain 6-3, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 to give Australia unassailable 3-0 lead; ends 4-1

Film Premiere

Dec 29 "Thunderball", 4th James Bond film starring Sean Connery and Claudine Auger premieres in Tokyo, Japan

  • Dec 29 CBS purchases NFL TV rights for 1966-68 at $18.8 million per year

Music Single

Dec 29 The Supremes release single "My World is Empty Without You"

Historic Event

Dec 30 Ferdinand Marcos inaugurated as President of the Philippines