On This Day

1965 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 363

  • Apr 2 Hochhuths play "Stellvertreter" banned in Italy
  • Apr 3 1st atomic powered spacecraft (snap) launched
  • Apr 4 The first model of the new Saab Viggen fighter aircraft plane is unveiled.
  • Apr 5 Lava Lamp Day celebrated
  • Apr 5 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 6 Intelsat 1 ("Early Bird") 1st commercial geosynchronous communications satellite launched
  • Apr 7 Bevan Congdon makes a stumping as 12th man NZ v Pakistan
  • Apr 8 India & Pakistan forces engage in a border fight
  • Apr 11 40 tornadoes strike US midwest killing 272 & injuring 5,000
  • Apr 13 1st US Senate black page, Lawrence W Bradford Jr, 16, appointed by New York Senator Jacob Javits
  • Apr 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Apr 15 James Baldwin's play "The Amen Corner" premieres in NYC

Novelist and Playwright James Baldwin
Novelist and Playwright
James Baldwin
  • Apr 16 Test flight of heavy Saturn S-1C-rocket
  • Apr 19 1st all news radio station (WINS 1010 AM in NYC) begins operating
  • Apr 19 T.A.M.I. Show premieres in London
  • Apr 19 At a cost of $20,000, the outer Astrodome ceiling is painted because of sun's glare, this causes the grass to die

  • Apr 19 "Whipped Cream & Other Delights", fourth full album by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass Band, is released
  • Apr 20 People's Republic China offers North Vietnam military aid
  • Apr 21 New York World's Fair reopens for 2nd & final season
  • Apr 23 Launch of 1st Soviet communications satellite
  • Apr 24 Military coup under Donald Reid Cabral in Dominican Republic
  • Apr 27 RC Duncan patents "Pampers" disposable diaper
  • Apr 28 Lindsey Nelson broadcasts baseball game at Astrodome from a hanging gondola
  • Apr 28 Richard Helms replaces Marshall S Carter as deputy director of CIA
  • Apr 28 US marines invade Dominican Republic, stay until October 1966
  • Apr 28 William F Raborn Jr replaces John A McCone as 7th head of CIA
  • Apr 29 Australian government announces it would send troops to Vietnam
  • Apr 29 Earthquake hits Seattle; 5 die
  • Apr 29 Malta becomes 18th member of Council of Europe
  • May 1 USSR launches Luna 5; later impacts on Moon
  • May 1 Battle of Dong-Yin, a naval conflict between ROC and PRC, takes place.
  • May 2 Early Bird satellite goes into commercial service
  • May 3 1st use of satellite TV, Today Show on Early Bird Satellite
  • May 3 Cambodia drops diplomatic relations with the US
  • May 3 Don Steele, begins a 40+ year radio career at KRTH (Los Angeles California)
  • May 3 Pulitzer prize awarded to Irwin Unger (Greenback Era)

  • May 5 First large-scale US Army ground units arrive in South Vietnam
  • May 6 Lawry & Simpson complete opening stand of 382 against W Indies
  • May 8 1st shut put over 70' (Randy Matson 70' 7")
  • May 9 Luna 5 launched (USSR) 1st attempt to soft land on Moon (fails)
  • May 11 1st of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (India)
  • May 11 Bangladesh windstorm kills 17,000

USAStatue of Liberty

May 11 Ellis Island added to Statue of Liberty National monument

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The Statue of Liberty, New York
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  • May 11 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • May 12 Israel & West Germany exchange letters beginning diplomatic relations
  • May 13 Several Arab nations break ties with West Germany after it established diplomatic relations with Israel
  • May 14 2nd Chinese atom bomb explodes
  • May 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 15 Igor Vodic beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ
  • May 16 Bomb destroys USAF base Bien Hoa, South Vietnam
  • May 16 The Campbell Soup Company introduces SpaghettiOs under its Franco-American brand

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 18 Ray Dolby founds Dolby Laboratories in London, England

Inventor Ray Dolby
Inventor
Ray Dolby
  • May 19 Patricia R. Harris named 1st US black female ambassador (Luxembourg)
  • May 20 Pakistani Boeing 720-B crashes at Cairo Egypt, killing 121
  • May 20 Yorkshire all out for 23 v Hampshire at Middlesbrough
  • May 22 Mad Dog Vachon beats Igor Vodic in Omaha, to become NWA champ
  • May 23 Franz Jonas elected President of Austria
  • May 23 Pontoon ferry overturned on Shire River, Malawi, kills 150
  • May 24 Supreme Court declares federal law allowing post office to intercept communist propaganda is unconstitutional
  • May 25 India and Pakistan border fights
  • May 25 Roel van Duyn, Martijn Ananar & Rob Faado align in Provo
  • May 26 Dutch Voting Rights Bill passes
  • May 26 Revised International Convention on Safety of Life at Sea takes effect
  • May 28 Fire & explosion at Dhori mine in Dhanbad India kills 400
  • May 30 France performs nuclear test at Ecker Algeria (Underground)
  • May 30 Viet Cong offensive against US base Da Nang, begins
  • May 30 Vivian Malone is 1st black to graduate from University of Alabama
  • 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
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 11 Israeli Mapai-party nominates David Ben-Gurion

1st Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion
1st Prime Minister of Israel
David Ben-Gurion

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 28 Erwin Mortier, Belgian author
  • Nov 30 Lee Klein, American Writer
  • Nov 30 Prince Akishino of Japan
  • Dec 9 Vecepia Towery, American Survivor contestant
  • Dec 13 Marko Mäetamm, Estonian artist, born in Viljandi, Estonia
  • Dec 16 Melanie Sloan, American attorney
  • Dec 27 Chris Mainwaring, Australian Rules Football wing (All Australian 1991, 96; West Coast Eagles), born in Geraldton, Western Australia (d. 2007)
  • Dec 28 Martine Robine, French journalist and Miss France 1984, born in Comines, Nord, France
  • Dec 30 Heidi Fleiss, American madam
  • Dec 31 Julie Doucet, Canadian underground cartoonist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Dec 31 Nicholas Sparks, American author (The Notebook), born in Omaha, Nebraska

Weddings in History


Deaths in History

  • Sep 10 Father Divine [Reverend Major Jealous Divine], "the Messenger", African American religious leader
  • Sep 11 Ralph C. Smedley, Founder of Toastmasters International (b. 1878)
  • Sep 13 Jean B. Fletcher, American architect (b. 1915)
  • Sep 14 Lydia Mei, Estonian artist who specialized in watercolors and still lifes, dies at 69
  • Sep 22 Othmar Ammann, Swiss-American bridge engineer, dies at 86
  • Sep 26 James Fitzmaurice, Irish aviation pioneer (b. 1898)
  • Sep 30 E. E. Smith, American food engineer and sci-fi author (Triplanetary), dies at 75
  • Oct 1 Edward E "Doc" Smith, American sci-fi writer (Subspace encounter), dies at 75
  • Oct 6 Georges Vandertongerloo, Flemish sculptor/painter, dies at 78
  • Oct 11 Dorothea Lange, American documentary photographer, dies at 70
  • Oct 11 Walther Stampfli, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council, dies at 80
  • Oct 13 Paul H Muller, Swiss chemist (DDT-Nobel 1948), dies at 66
  • Oct 22 Dipa Nusantara Aidit, Indonesian communist leader of PKI (1951-65), murdered at 42
  • Oct 22 Paul Tillich, German-American theologist (Courage To Be), dies at 79
  • Oct 26 Sylvia Likens, American torture victim (b. 1949)
  • Oct 28 Ben Barka, Moroccan opposition leader, kidnapped & murdered in Paris
  • Oct 29 Mehdi Am Barka, Moroccan socialist leader, murdered in Paris
  • Nov 8 Dorothy Kilgallen, American newspaper columnist (b. 1913)
  • Nov 12 Syedna Taher Saifuddin, Bohra Spiritual Leader, dies at 77
  • Nov 14 Dawn Powell, American writer (Turn, Magic Wheel), dies at 68
  • Nov 15 John Geoghegan, U.S. Army infantry lieutenant and Silver Star recipient, killed during the Battle of Ia Drang in Vietnam War at 24
  • Nov 16 Alexander King, author (Jack Paar Show), dies at 66
  • Nov 16 William Thomas Cosgrave, President of the Irish Free State, dies at 85
  • Nov 16 Harry Blackstone Sr., American magician, dies at 80
  • Nov 18 Henry A Wallace, VP (1941-45)/founder (Progressive Party), dies at 77
  • Nov 23 Franc Debenham, Australian geographer/geologer, dies at 81
  • Nov 24 Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1895)

Person of interestJoseph Erlanger

Dec 5 Joseph Erlanger, American physiologist (shock therapy-Nobel 1944), dies of heart disease at 91

Physiologist Joseph Erlanger
Physiologist
Joseph Erlanger
  • Dec 6 Alberto Vaccari, Italian jesuit/old testament scholar, dies at 90
  • Dec 13 Robert Frederick Sink, United States Army Officer (WWII, Korean War & Vietnam War), dies at 60
  • Dec 16 William Somerset Maugham, English author (Razor's Edge), dies at 91
  • Dec 20 Egon Freiherr von Eickstedt, German anthropologist (classified human into races), dies at 73
  • Dec 24 William M. Branham, Christian minister (b. 1906)
  • Dec 26 Nico Donkersloot, Dutch literary and writer, dies at 63
  • Dec 27 Edgar Ende, German painter (b. 1901)