On This Day

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 Gemini 4 launched; 2nd US 2-man flight (McDivitt & White)
  • 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 South Vietnam Gen Nguyen Cao Ky succeeds Phan Huy Quat as premier
  • Jun 12 Big Bang theory of creation of universe is supported by announcement of discovery of new celestial bodies know as blue galaxies
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US 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 7 Damien Hirst, English artist, born in Bristol, England
  • Jun 9 Michelle Francis Bird, campaigner
  • 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 Annelies Bredael, Belgian rower
  • Jun 15 Adam Smith, American politician (D-Wash), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 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
  • Jun 23 Dawn Whiteham, bodybuilder (Penthouse Nov 1995), born in New London, Connecticut
  • Jun 23 Barbara Lufthansa Herzog, born during Lufthansa Frankfurt-NY flight

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 Martin Buber, Austrian-Israeli dialogue philosopher and theologist (Ich und Du), dies at 87
  • Jun 13 David Drummond, Australian politician (b. 1890)
  • 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 M Baruch, pres 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 Johan C T Kikkert, painter/etcher/critic, dies at 82
  • Jun 26 Bertil Lindblad, Swedish astronomer (Milky Way system), dies at 69
  • Jun 27 Anthony Veiller, writer, dies at 62