On This Day

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 US Senator George Murphy
Actor and US 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 23 "King Family Show" (musical variety) premieres on ABC TV
  • Jan 28 "The Who" make their 1st appearance on British television programme "Ready Steady Go!"

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 8 The Supremes release "Stop In the Name of Love"

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

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

  • Feb 12 KHFI (now KBVO) TV channel 42 in Austin, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 27 Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray's musical "High Spirits", based on Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit", closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 375 performances

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • 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 and Singer Julie Andrews
Actress and 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 awardsAcademy Awards

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

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

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Apr 28 "My Name is Barbra", Barbra Streisand's first television special, premieres on CBS

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and 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, Pennsylvania (IND) begins broadcasting
  • May 22 "Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious", from the film "Mary Poppin" hits #66
  • 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
  • Jun 25 15th Berlin International Film Festival: "Alphaville" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jul 1 KUID TV channel 12 in Moscow, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 17 WLCY (now WTSP) TV channel 10 in St Petersburg-Tampa, Florida (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 "Help" a musical comedy film featuring the Beatles released in the US

Music ConcertThe Beatles on Ed Sullivan

Aug 14 Beatles tape an appearance for "The Ed Sullivan Show"

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The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
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  • Aug 24 26th Venice Film Festival: "Sandra" directed by Luchino Visconti wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 27 WTVI TV channel 42 in Charlotte, North Carolina (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

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

Sep 12 17th Emmy Awards: "The Dick Van Dyke Show" & Dick Van Dyke win

Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director Carl Reiner
Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director
Carl Reiner
Actor Dick Van Dyke
Actor
Dick Van Dyke
  • Sep 14 Western sitcom "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 Premiere

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

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Sep 18 TV sitcom "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

  • 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 6 The Supremes release "I Hear a Symphony"
  • Oct 10 The Supremes appear on the "The Ed Sullivan Show"
  • 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, Alabama (CBS) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Release

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 "F*ck" on BBC
  • Nov 14 KCST TV channel 39 in San Diego, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 16 Walt Disney launches Epcot Center: Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow
  • Nov 19 ABC radio begins weekly "Vietnam Update" report
  • Nov 20 WCNY TV channel 24 in Syracuse, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Primatologist and Anthropologist Jane Goodall
Primatologist and Anthropologist
Jane Goodall

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Cartoonist
Charles M. Schulz

Music concertMusic Concert

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

Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland
Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross

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