June 1965 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 A Penzias & R Wilson detect 3°K primordial background radiation
  • Jun 1 Coal mine explosion in Fukuoka Japan kills 236
  • Jun 2 2nd of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (Ganges River, India)
  • Jun 3 1st US Space walk made by NASA astronaut Ed White during the Gemini 4 mission (23 minutes)
  • Jun 3 Gemini 4 launched; 2nd US 2-man flight (McDivitt & White); mission included 1st US spacewalk
  • Jun 5 Lopez Arellano becomes president of Honduras
  • Jun 7 Gemini 4 completes 62 orbits
  • Jun 7 Morocco King Hassan suspends constitution, grabs power
  • Jun 7 The Supreme Court of the United States decides on Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples
  • Jun 8 US troops ordered to fight offensively in Vietnam
  • Jun 8 USSR launches Luna 6; it missed the Moon by 99,000 miles
  • Jun 9 Frenchman, Machal Jazy, runs record mile in 3:53.6
  • Jun 10 Vietnam War: Battle of Dong Xoai begins, a major engagement between the Viet Cong and South Vietnamese forces
  • Jun 12 Big Bang theory of creation of universe is supported by announcement of discovery of new celestial bodies know as blue galaxies
  • Jun 12 South Vietnam Gen Nguyen Cao Ky succeeds Phan Huy Quat as premier
  • Jun 13 19th Tony Awards: "Subject Was Roses" & "Fiddler on the Roof" win
  • Jun 13 Vietnam War: Battle of Dong Xoai ends in a Viet Cong victory
  • Jun 15 South Africa begins economic boycott of Dutch products
  • Jun 17 11.08" (28.14 cm) of rainfall, Holly, Colorado (state 24-hour record)
  • Jun 17 1st bombing by B-52 (50 km north of Saigon)
  • Jun 19 Algerian coup under colonel Houari Boumedienne, pres Ben Bella fired
  • Jun 19 KYW-AM in Cleveland Ohio returns call letters to Philadelphia
  • Jun 25 Gyula Kallai succeeds Janos Kádár as premier of Hungary
  • Jun 26 Wallon party forms in Belgium

Historic Event

Jun 28 1st US ground combat forces in Vietnam authorized by President Lyndon B. Johnson

  • Jun 28 Dutch Princess Beatrice and Claus von Amsberg announce their engagement
  • Jun 29 USAF Capt Joseph Henry Engle reaches 85,530 m in X-15

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 2 Jim Knipfel, American autobiographer and journalist (Slackjaw, Quitting the Nairobi Trio), born in Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Jun 3 Suzan Kaminga, bodybuilder, born in Austin, Texas
  • Jun 4 Adi Utarini, Indonesian medical researcher (Dengue Fever), born in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Jun 7 Damien Hirst, English artist (animals in formaldehyde artworks), born in Bristol, England
  • Jun 11 Manuel Uribe Garza, Mexican man who suffered from morbid obesity (peak weight of 600 kg), born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico (d. 2014)
  • Jun 13 Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca, younger daughter of King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofía, born in Our Lady of Loreto Clinic, Madrid, Spain
  • Jun 15 Adam Smith, American politician (D-Wash), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 15 Annelies Bredael, Belgian rower
  • Jun 16 Andrea M. Ghez, American astronomer (2020 Nobel Prize for Physics for work on black holes), born in New York City
  • Jun 19 Luc Donckerwolke, Belgian car designer
  • Jun 21 Yang Liwei, Chinese astronaut (Shenzhou 5), born in Suizhong County, Huludao, China
  • Jun 23 Barbara Lufthansa Herzog, born during Lufthansa Frankfurt-NY flight
  • Jun 23 Dawn Whiteham, bodybuilder (Penthouse Nov 1995), born in New London, Connecticut

Deaths in History

  • Jun 4 Bernard Verhoeven, Dutch poet (Pleidooi near een non), dies at 68
  • Jun 5 Thornton W. Burgess, American conservationist & author (The Bedtime Story-Books; Now I Remember: Autobiography of an Amateur Naturalist), dies at 91
  • Jun 7 Richard Billinger, Austria poet/writer (Bauernpassion), dies
  • Jun 8 Edmondo Rossoni, Italian fascist (b. 1884)
  • Jun 8 Julius Bissier, German painter, dies at 71
  • Jun 11 José Mendes Cabeçadas, 95th Prime Minister of Portugal and 9th President of Portugal (b. 1883)
  • Jun 11 Vernon Johns, American civil rights activist, dies at 73
  • Jun 13 David Drummond, Australian politician (b. 1890)
  • Jun 13 Martin Buber, Austrian-Israeli dialogue philosopher and theologist (Ich und Du), dies at 87
  • Jun 15 E. A. Speiser, American Bible scholar (b. 1902
  • Jun 17 Arnold Meijer, Dutch leader of fascist Dutch National & Black Front, dies at 60
  • Jun 19 James Collip, Canadian biochemist and physiologist (insulin), dies at 72
  • Jun 20 Bernard Baruch, American financier and presidential adviser (Cold War), dies at 94
  • Jun 21 Bernard Baruch, American presidential advisor (termed "Cold War"), dies at 94
  • Jun 21 Kay Fisker, Danish architect (Hornbeck House, Copenhagen), dies at 72
  • Jun 22 Adriaan Franciscus Dussenbroek, Dutch doctor and co-founder (Union National Arubano), dies at 72
  • Jun 22 David O Selznick, American Academy Award-winning producer (Gone With The Wind; Rebecca), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • Jun 26 Bertil Lindblad, Swedish astronomer (Milky Way system), dies at 69
  • Jun 26 Johan C T Kikkert, painter/etcher/critic, dies at 82
  • Jun 27 Anthony Veiller, writer, dies at 62