January 1965 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 International Cooperation Year begins
  • Jan 1 Palestinian al-Fatah organization forms
  • Jan 1 The People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan is founded in Kabul.
  • Jan 2 Ayub Khan elected President of Pakistan

Event of Interest

Jan 2 Martin Luther King Jr. begins a drive to register black voters

  • Jan 2 Obverse design of all Canadian coins is changed to depict present-day

Event of Interest

Jan 4 LBJ's "Great Society" State of the Union Address

  • Jan 6 Geoff Boycott takes 3-47 against South Africa, his best Test bowling
  • Jan 7 France announces it will convert $150 million of its currency to gold
  • Jan 7 Twin brothers are in held in custody in London charged with abduction and murder
  • Jan 8 Senator Everett Dirksen introduces a bill to make marigold the American natonal flower (it does not pass)
  • Jan 8 Star of India returned to American Museum of Natural History
  • Jan 10 Bollingen Prize for Poetry awarded to Horace Gregory [1]
  • Jan 12 At 10:58 am PST burn up a nuclear rocket in Nevada
  • Jan 15 Soviet underground nuclear test creates the atomic lake Chagan, Kazakhstan
  • Jan 15 Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan, forms
  • Jan 16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jan 18 H L de Vries appointed Dutch governor of Suriname

Meeting of Interest

Jan 20 Generalissimo Francisco Franco meets with Jewish representatives to discuss legitimizing Jewish communities in Spain

  • Jan 20 The Byrds record "Mr Tambourine Man"
  • Jan 20 The US Jet Propulsion Laboratory proposes modified Apollo flight to fly around Mars & return
  • Jan 21 Iranian premier Hassan Ali Mansur assassinated by 17-year-old Mohammad Bokharaei, a member of the Fadayan-e Islam
  • Jan 22 US launches TIROS 9 weather satellite
  • Jan 23 BPAA All-Star Tournament won by Dick Weber
  • Jan 26 South Vietnam military coup under general Nguyen Khanh
  • Jan 27 1st ground station-to-aircraft radio communication via satellite
  • Jan 27 Groundbreaking for "Dragon Gateway" at Grant Avenue

Funeral of Winston Churchill

Jan 30 State funeral for Winston Churchill at St Paul's Cathedral in London; at the time, the world's largest ever state funeral

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 4 Jergus Baca, Liptovsky Mikulas CZE, IHL defenseman (Team Slovakia 98)
  • Jan 6 Bjorn Lomborg, Danish mathematician, born in Frederiksberg, Denmark
  • Jan 6 Muhammed al-Ahari, American Muslim writer
  • Jan 12 Biram Dah Abeid, Mauritanian politician & slavery abolitionist advocate, born in Rosso, Trarza
  • Jan 14 Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, British TV chef (River Cottage), writer and environmental activist, born in London, England
  • Jan 14 Shamil Basayev, Chechen rebel, born in Dyshne-Vedeno, Russia (d. 2006)
  • Jan 19 J. B. Pritzker, American businessman (Pritzker Group), and politician (Governor of Illinois, 2019- present), born in Atherton, California
  • Jan 21 Jam Master Jay, American disc jockey (d. 2002)
  • Jan 26 Kevin McCarthy, American politician (Rep-R-California 2007-), born in Bakersfield, California
  • Jan 26 Thomas Ă–stros, Swedish politician, born in Malmberget, Sweden

Weddings in History

Michael Crichton

Jan 1 Novelist Michael Crichton (22) weds high school sweetheart Joan Radam

Deaths in History

T. S. EliotT. S. Eliot (1888-1965)

Jan 4 American-born British poet (The Waste Land) and Nobel laureate (1948), dies in London at 76

  • Jan 5 Paul Arntzenius, Dutch painter, graphic artist and etcher, dies at 81
  • Jan 12 Lorraine Hansberry, American playwright (A Raisin in the Sun), and writer (To Be Young Gifted And Black), dies in NYC, dies of pancreatic cancer at 34
  • Jan 12 Porcupine, in the National Zoo, dies at 27; oldest known rodent (Washington, DC)
  • Jan 15 Pierre Ngendandumwe, premier of Burundi, murdered
  • Jan 17 Hans Marchwitza, German writer and communist, dies at 75

Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill (1874-1965)

Jan 24 British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1940-45, 1951-55) during World War II, and writer (Nobel Prize in Literature, 1953), dies of a stroke at 90

  • Jan 26 Ali Mansoer, premier of Persia, murdered
  • Jan 28 Maxime Weygand, French general (head of French armed forces during German Invasion of France WWII), dies at 98