On This Day

Events in History in July 1965

  • 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

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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
  • 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

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Jul 22 Edward Heath succeeds Alec Douglas-Home as leader of the British Conservative party

British Prime Minister Edward Heath
British Prime Minister
Edward Heath
British Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home
British Prime Minister
Alec Douglas-Home
  • Jul 26 Republic of Maldives gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • Jul 27 Pierre Harmel forms Belgium government

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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

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 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