Events in History in 1965

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  • 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

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

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Jan 2 Obverse design of all Canadian coins is changed to depict present-day

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

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 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
  • Jan 12 At 10:58 am PST burn up a nuclear rocket in Nevada
  • Jan 15 Rock group Who releases first album "I Can't Explain"
  • Jan 15 Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan, forms
  • Jan 15 Soviet underground nuclear test creates the atomic lake Chagan, Kazakhstan
  • Jan 16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jan 18 H L de Vries appointed Dutch governor of Suriname
  • Jan 20 The Byrds record "Mr Tambourine Man"
  • Jan 20 The US Jet Propulsion Laboratory proposes modified Apollo flight to fly around Mars & return

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

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

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 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

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Jan 30 State funeral of Winston Churchill at St Paul's Cathedral in London. Then world's largest ever state funeral.

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Feb 1 Dutch Queen Juliana opens Brienenoord Bridge in Rotterdam
  • Feb 1 Martin Luther King Jr. & 700 demonstrators arrested in Selma Ala
  • Feb 1 NL adopts emergency team replacement plan to restock any club struck by disaster
  • Feb 2 Joe Orton's "Loot" premieres in Brighton
  • Feb 3 105 USAF cadets resigned for cheating in exams
  • Feb 3 Geraldine McCullough wins Widener Gold Medal for Sculpture
  • Feb 3 Orbiting Solar Observatory 2 launches into Earth orbit (552/636 km)
  • Feb 4 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 5 Beursschouwburg opens in Brussels
  • Feb 6 "Kelly" opens & closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC
  • Feb 7 Operations begin at Grupo Folklorico Antiyano on Curacao
  • Feb 7 US begins regular bombing & strafing of N Vietnam
  • Feb 8 Eastern DC-7B crashes into Atlantic off Jones Beach NJ, kills 84
  • Feb 12 Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
  • Feb 13 Peggy Fleming, 16, wins ladies senior figure skating title
  • Feb 13 US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
  • Feb 13 US male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti
  • Feb 14 7th Daytona 500: Fred Lorenzen wins (141.539 MPH)
  • Feb 15 John Lennon passes his driving test
  • Feb 15 Red Maple Leaf Flag becomes the official flag of Canada
  • Feb 16 Pegasus 1 launched to detect micro-meteors
  • Feb 17 US Ranger 8 launched, will transmit 7,137 lunar pictures

  • Feb 18 27 copper miners die in avalanche, Granduc Mountain, British Columbia
  • Feb 18 Frank Gifford announces his retirement from football for broadcasting
  • Feb 18 The Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom
  • Feb 20 Ranger 8 makes hard landing on the Moon, returns photos, other data
  • Feb 20 Turkish government of Uerguplu forms

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Feb 21 Rights activist Malcolm X is shot dead by Nation of Islam followers at Audubon Ballroom in New York City

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
  • Feb 22 USSR launches Kosmos 57 into earth orbit (Voskhod Test)
  • Feb 23 Constance Baker Motley elected Manhattan Borough president
  • Feb 24 East German president Ulbricht visits Egypt
  • Feb 26 Dutch government of Marijnen falls
  • Feb 26 West Germany ceases military aid to Tanzania
  • Feb 27 Dutch Marijnen government resigns
  • Feb 27 France performs Underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
  • Mar 1 Gas explosion kills 28 in apartment complex (La Salle, Quebec)
  • Mar 2 Montcalm Community College in Sidney Mich, founded
  • Mar 2 US Air Force begins Operation Rolling Thunder, a three year sustained bombing campaign against North Vietnam
  • Mar 3 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 3 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Mar 5 March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence
  • Mar 6 1st nonstop helicopter crossing of North America, JR Willford
  • Mar 7 Alabama state troopers & 600 black protestors clash in Selma
  • Mar 7 Bruce Taylor takes 5-86 in debut innings for NZ after ton
  • Mar 7 Christian-democrats win parliament in Chile
  • Mar 8 First US combat forces arrive in Vietnam, on the beaches of Da Nang
  • Mar 10 Dutch Princess Margriet & Pieter van Vollenhoven get engaged
  • Mar 10 "I've Got a Tiger By the Tail" album by Buck Owens is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1965)

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Mar 11 Indonesia President Sukarno accepts qualifications of Suharto

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
Suharto
  • Mar 12 "Wooly Bully" single released by Sam and the Sham and the Pharaohs
  • Mar 14 Israeli cabinet approves diplomatic relations with West Germany
  • Mar 15 T.G.I. Friday's 1st restaurant opens in NYC
  • Mar 18 Poppin' Fresh Pillsbury Dough Boy introduced
  • Mar 18 USSR launches Voshkod 2
  • Mar 18 Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space.
  • Mar 18 A truck loses control down Moosic Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania, killing the driver. This accident later inspired the 1974 Harry Chapin song, "30,000 Pounds of Bananas."
  • Mar 19 Indonesia nationalizes all foreign oil companies
  • Mar 19 Rembrandt's "Titus" sells for then record 7,770,000 guilders
  • Mar 19 Stoica becomes president & Ceausescu party leader of Romania
  • Mar 19 The wreck of the SS Georgiana, valued at over $50,000,000, said to have been most powerful Confederate cruiser, discovered by then teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence exactly 102 years after its destruction.
  • Mar 20 Venkataraghavan takes 8-72 v NZ at Delhi

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Mar 20 Civil and Women's Rights Activist Dorothy Height has her first column published in the weekly African-American newspaper called the "New York Amsterdam News"

Women's and Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Height
Women's and Civil Rights Activist
Dorothy Height
  • Mar 21 Martin Luther King Jr. begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama
  • Mar 21 US Ranger 9 launched; takes 5,814 pictures before lunar impact
  • Mar 22 D Senanayake wins general elections in Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
  • Mar 22 US confirms its troops used chemical warfare against the Vietcong

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Mar 22 Nicolae Ceausescu is elected General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party

Dictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu
Dictator of Romania
Nicolae Ceausescu
  • Mar 23 Gemini 3 launched, 1st US 2-man space flight (Grissom & Young)
  • Mar 23 Moroccan army shoots on demonstrators, about 100 killed
  • Mar 24 US Ranger 9 strikes Moon, 10 miles (16 km) NE of crater Alphonsus
  • Mar 25 Martin Luther King Jr. leds 25,000 to state capitol in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Mar 25 West German Bondsdag extends war crimes retribution
  • Mar 30 Vietnam War: A car bomb explodes in front of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, killing 22 and wounding 183 others
  • Mar 31 US orders first combat troops to Vietnam
  • Mar 31 Iberia Airlines Convair 440 crashes into the sea on approach to Tangier killing 47 of 51 occupants.
  • Apr 1 South Africa worker's union leader Henry Fazzie sentenced to 10 years
  • Apr 1 Syncom 3, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, passes from civilian to military control
  • 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

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

  • 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 23 "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" single released by the Four Tops (Billboard Song of the Year 1965)
  • Apr 24 Military coup under Donald Reid Cabral in Dominican Republic
  • Apr 27 RC Duncan patents "Pampers" disposable diaper
  • Apr 28 Lindsey Nelson broadcasts 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

Music concertMusic Concert

Apr 28 Luciano Pavarotti makes his debut at La Scala, Milan in Franco Zeffirelli's production of "La bohème" with Mirella Freni

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • 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 3rd Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 2-1 in 10
  • 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
  • May 11 Ellis Island added to Statue of Liberty National monument
  • 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 Balt Oriole Jim Palmer's pitching debut, beats Yankees 7-5 & homers
  • May 16 Bomb destroys USAF base Bien Hoa, South Vietnam
  • May 16 The Campbell Soup Company introduces SpaghettiOs under its Franco-American brand
  • 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 Dave Davies of The Kinks stumbles & is knocked unconscious on stage
  • May 25 India & 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 R India)
  • Jun 3 Gemini 4 launched; 2nd US 2-man flight (McDivitt & White)
  • Jun 5 "Wooly Bully" by Sam the Sham & Pharaohs hits #2
  • 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 A's draft Rick Monday #1
  • 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

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Jun 12 Sonny & Cher make their 1st TV appearance in "American Bandstand"

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher
  • 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 17 Kinks arrive in NYC beginning their 1st US tour