Events in Film & Television in 1965

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 1 American actor George Murphy begins his term as Senator of California

Actor and Senator George Murphy
Actor and Senator
George Murphy
  • Jan 10 WKBD TV channel 50 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 12 "Hullabaloo" premieres on NBC-TV
  • Jan 16 "Outer Limits" last airs on ABC-TV
  • Jan 20 The Beatles appear on Shindig (ABC-TV)
  • Jan 23 "King Family Show" (musical variety) premieres on ABC TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 1 Peter Jennings, 26, becomes anchor of ABC's nightly news

Journalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter Jennings
Journalist and T.V. News Anchor
Peter Jennings
  • Feb 7 WVIZ TV channel 25 in Cleveland, Ohio (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Feb 8 22nd Golden Globes: "Becket", Peter O'Toole, & Anne Bancroft win

Actress Anne Bancroft
Actress
Anne Bancroft
  • Feb 12 KHFI (now KBVO) TV channel 42 in Austin, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 1 WPSX TV channel 3 in Clearfield, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Release

Mar 2 One of the most popular musical films of all time, "The Sound of Music", starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1966)

Actor Christopher Plummer
Actor
Christopher Plummer
Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Actress/Singer
Julie Andrews
  • Mar 4 David Attenbrough became the new controller of BBC2
  • Mar 15 WMFE TV channel 24 in Orlando, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Apr 5 37th Academy Awards: "My Fair Lady", Rex Harrison & Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins) win awards

Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Actress/Singer
Julie Andrews
Actor Rex Harrison
Actor
Rex Harrison
  • Apr 24 "Comedy in Music-Opus 2" closes at John Golden NYC after 192 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 28 Barbra Streisand stars on "My Name is Barbra" special on CBS

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • May 3 KTCI TV channel 17 in St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • May 7 WAOW TV channel 9 in Wausau, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • May 16 WNJU TV channel 47 in NY-Linden, NY (TEL) begins broadcasting
  • May 16 18th Cannes Film Festival: "The Knack...and How to Get It" directed by Richard Lester wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • May 18 Gene Roddenberry suggests 16 names for Star Trek Captain; they include Kirk
  • May 18 WTAF TV channel 29 in Philadelphia, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • May 31 12th National Film Awards (India): "Charulata" wins the Golden Lotus
  • Jun 7 Sony Corp introduced its home video tape recorder, priced at $995
  • Jul 1 KUID TV channel 12 in Moscow, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 17 WLCY (now WTSP) TV channel 10 in St Petersburg-Tampa, FL (ABC) begins
  • Jul 19 Shooting begins on Star Trek 2nd pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before"
  • Jul 29 Beatles movie "Help" premieres, Queen Elizabeth attends
  • Aug 11 Beatles movie "Help" opens in NYC
  • Aug 24 26th Venice Film Festival: "Sandra" directed by Luchino Visconti wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 27 WTVI TV channel 42 in Charlotte, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 4 KREZ TV channel 6 in Durango, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 6 KLNE TV channel 3 in Lexington, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 10 WUND TV channel 2 in Columbia, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 12 WCEE TV channel 23 in Rockford, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 12 17th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show & Dick Van Dyke win
  • Sep 14 "F-Troop" premieres in the US on ABC
  • Sep 17 WPHL TV channel 17 in Philadelphia, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 17 CBS premiere of WWII sitcom "Hogan's Heroes"

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Sep 18 TV comedy "Get Smart" created by Mel Brooks and starring Don Adams premieres

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 18 "I Dream of Jeannie", starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie, and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, premieres on NBC

Actress Barbara Eden
Actress
Barbara Eden
  • Sep 20 WXXW (now WYCC) TV channel 20 in Chicago, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 25 Beatle cartoon show begins in US
  • Sep 29 WLVT TV channel 39 in Allentown, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 15 WEMT (now WVII) TV channel 7 in Bangor, ME (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 17 WBMG TV channel 42 in Birmingham, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 21 KTWU TV channel 11 in Topeka, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 27 WCFT TV channel 33 in Tuscaloosa, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 5 "Pierrot le Fou", directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina, is released
  • Nov 8 "Days of Our Lives" premieres on TV
  • Nov 13 Director Kenneth Tynan says the word "Fuck" on BBC
  • Nov 14 KCST TV channel 39 in San Diego, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 19 ABC radio begins weekly "Vietnam Update" report
  • Nov 20 WCNY TV channel 24 in Syracuse, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Music concertMusic Concert

Dec 17 Astrodome opens, 1st event is Judy Garland & Supremes concert

Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean
Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
Actress Julie Christie
Actress
Julie Christie

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

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