On This Day

July 1965 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 Dutch soccer clubs Sportclub Enschede & Enschedese Boys merge to form FC Twente '65 FC (2009-10 Eredivisie champions)
  • Jul 1 Kinderstraf trial starts
  • Jul 3 USSR and Persia sign dam building and economic aid pact
  • Jul 3 Harold Strachan, member of the Communist Party of South Africa and Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress, is served with a restriction order in terms of the Suppression of Communism Act
  • Jul 9 John Edrich completes 310* v NZ in 532 minutes, 52 fours 5 sixes
  • Jul 9 Senators Frank Howard ties record with 7 strikeouts in DH

Historic Event

Jul 11 Israeli Mapai-party nominates David Ben-Gurion

  • Jul 14 Australian Ronald Clarke runs world record 10k (27:39.4)
  • Jul 14 Israeli Jordanian border fights
  • Jul 14 US Mariner IV, 1st Mars probe, passes at 6,100 miles (9,800 km)
  • Jul 15 "Mariner IV" sends back 1st pictures of Mars
  • Jul 15 Athanassiades Novas succeeds Papandreo as premier of Greece
  • Jul 16 Mont Blanc Road tunnel between France & Italy opens
  • Jul 18 Zond 3 launched to fly by Moon, enters solar orbit
  • Jul 20 18.18" (46.18 cm) of rainfall, Edgarton, Missouri (state 24-hr record)
  • Jul 21 Pakistan, Iran and Turkey sign Regional Co-Operation pact
  • Jul 26 Republic of Maldives gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • Jul 27 Pierre Harmel forms Belgium government

Historic Event

Jul 27 President Lyndon B. Johnson signs a bill requiring cigarette makers to print health warnings on all cigarette packages about the effects of smoking

  • Jul 28 LBJ sends 50,000 more soldiers to Vietnam (total of 125,000)
  • Jul 29 Gemini 5 returned after 12d 7h 11m 53s
  • Jul 29 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 30 LBJ signs Medicare bill, which goes into effect in 1966
  • Jul 31 Cigarette advertising banned on British TV

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 4 Jo Whiley, English radio DJ, born in Northampton, United Kingdom
  • Jul 9 Jason Rhoades, American installation artist (d. 2006)
  • Jul 10 Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark
  • Jul 15 David Miliband, British politician
  • Jul 29 Chang-Rae Lee, Korean-born author

J. K. Rowling

Jul 31 J. K. Rowling, English writer (Harry Potter novels), born in Yate, Gloucestershire


Deaths in History

  • Jul 3 Trigger, horse (Roy Rogers), dies at 25
  • Jul 5 Porfirio Rubirosa, Dominican diplomat and international playboy (b. 1909)
  • Jul 7 Moshe Sharett, 2nd Prime Minister of Israel (1954-55), dies at 70
  • Jul 10 Jacques Audiberti, French poet (Le cavalier seul), dies at 66
  • Jul 13 Photis Kontoglou, Greek writer, painter and iconographer, dies at 69

Adlai Stevenson II

Jul 14 Adlai Stevenson II, American politician (US Ambassador to UN, 1961-65; Governor of Illinois, 1949-53; Democratic presidential candidate, 1952 & 1956), dies at 65

  • Jul 15 Francis Cherry, American politician (b. 1908)

Syngman Rhee

Jul 19 Syngman Rhee, 1st President of South Korea (1948-60), dies at 90

  • Jul 27 Henri Daniel-Rops, French writer and historian (b. 1901)
  • Jul 28 Edogawa Ranpo, Japanese author (boy detectives club books), dies at 70
  • Jul 30 Junichiro Tanizaki, Japanese writer (Key), dies at 79