Events in History in November 1965

  • Nov 1 1st concert at Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco
  • Nov 1 Trackless trolley plunged into Nile River drowning 74 (Cairo Egypt)
  • Nov 3 Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax is named Cy Young Award winner by a unanimous vote and for a third time; posts 26-8 record, 1.73 ERA and record-shattering 382 strikeouts
  • Nov 4 Lee Breedlove sets female land speed record (308.56 MPH) in Utah
  • Nov 8 British Indian Ocean Territory formed
  • Nov 8 Vietnam War: US, Australian and New Zealand forces launch Operation Hump, a search-and-destroy operation near Bien Hoa in South Vietnam
  • Nov 9 Hurricane hits north east US/Canada
  • Nov 9 Several U.S. states and parts of Canada are hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13 hours in the Northeast Blackout of 1965.
  • Nov 10 Manneke Pis statue stolen in Brussels
  • Nov 11 Rhodesia proclaimed independence from Britain by PM Ian Smith
  • Nov 11 William Alfred's "Hogan's Goat" premieres in NYC

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 12 Ferdinand Marcos elected 10th President of Philippines

10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos
  • Nov 12 General strike in Morocco against disappearance of Ben Barka
  • Nov 12 Mad Dog Vachon beats Crusher in Denver, to become NWA champ
  • Nov 12 Venera 2 launched by Soviet Union toward Venus
  • Nov 13 "Yarmouth Castle" burns and sinks off Bahamas, killing 89

  • Nov 14 George Abbott Theater (Adelphi, 54 St) at 152 W 54th NYC, demolished
  • Nov 14 US government sends 90,000 soldiers to Vietnam
  • Nov 15 Craig Breedlove sets land speed record (600.601 mph-966.57 kph)
  • Nov 16 Venera 3 launched, 1st to land on another planet (crashes into Venus)
  • Nov 17 General Meeting of UN refuses admittance of People's Republic of China
  • Nov 17 The NVA ambushes American troops of the 7th Cavalry at Landing Zone Albany in the la Drang Valley, almost wiping them out
  • Nov 18 Twins SS Zoilo Versalles is named AL MVP
  • Nov 19 Kellogg's Pop Tarts pastries created
  • Nov 20 UN Security council calls for boycott of Rhodesia
  • Nov 21 1st freighter arrives in Ashdod Port, Israel
  • Nov 21 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk, USSR
  • Nov 23 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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Nov 24 Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu becomes President of Zaire

President of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko
President of Zaire
Mobutu Sese Seko
  • Nov 25 Congo military coup under Gen Mobutu, President Kasavubu overthrown

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Nov 26 France launches 1st satellite, 92 lb (42 kg) A1-capsule (Astérix), named after the popular French comic character

Cartoonist Albert Uderzo
Cartoonist
Albert Uderzo
Author and Cartoonist René Goscinny
Author and Cartoonist
René Goscinny
  • Nov 27 15-25,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 28 Browns' Leroy Kelly sets club record for most punt return yds (109)
  • Nov 29 Dale Cummings does 14,118 consecutive sit-ups