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Events in History in 1965 (Part 2)

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  • Jul 6 Rock group "Jefferson Airplane" forms
  • Jul 8 Joe Morgan is 1st Houston player with 6 hits in a game
  • 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 24 Rock group "The Animals" 1st time in British charts

  • 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 Charles Ives' "From the Steeples & the Mountains" premieres
  • Jul 30 LBJ signs Medicare bill, which goes into effect in 1966
  • Jul 31 Cigarette advertising banned on British TV
  • Aug 2 Morley Safer's sends 1st Vietnam report indicating the US is losing
  • Aug 4 Cook Islands enters into free association with New Zealand
  • Aug 6 Pakistani soldiers crossed the Line of Control into Kashmir
  • Aug 6 US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act prohibiting voting discrimination against minorities

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Aug 7 Lee Kuan Yew, Prime Minister of Singapore signs a separation agreement with Malaysia, after 2 years of political union

Founder of Modern Singapore Lee Kuan Yew
Founder of Modern Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew
  • Aug 9 Fire in Titan II silo in Searcy Arkansas, 53 die

SingaporeSingapore Leaves Malaysia

Aug 9 Singapore separates from the Federation of Malaysia and gains its independence

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Front page of The Straits Times announcing Singapore Independence
Front page of The Straits Times announcing Singapore Independence
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  • Aug 10 Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 82 km
  • Aug 11 6 day insurrection starts in Watts section of Los Angeles
  • Aug 11 Watts riots begin in Southeast Los Angeles, lasts 6 days
  • Aug 12 Dame Elizabeth Lane becomes first female English High Court judge

  • Aug 12 Race riot in West Side of Chicago
  • Aug 14 Continental Football League plays 1st games
  • Aug 15 Japanese community of San Francisco holds Masanori Murakami Day at Candlestick Park to honor 1st Japanese player to play in major leagues
  • Aug 19 Auschwitz trials end with 6 life sentences
  • Aug 19 The Yardbirds launch their first US tour
  • Aug 21 Gemini 5 launched into Earth orbit (2 astronauts)
  • Aug 21 Romania adopts constitution
  • Aug 21 The Crusher beats Mad Dog Vachon in St Paul, to become NWA champ
  • Aug 28 1st Subway sandwich shop opens in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Aug 29 Astronauts Cooper & Conrad complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5
  • Aug 30 Section of Allalin glacier wipes out construction site at Mattmark Dam near Saas-Fee, Switzerland
  • Aug 31 US Congress establishes Department of Housing & Urban Development
  • Aug 31 The Aero Spacelines Super Guppy Aircraft makes its first flight.
  • Sep 1 Indo-Pakistani conflict - Pakistani counter-attack (Operation Grand Slam,)
  • Sep 2 Treblinka trial in Dusseldorf ends
  • Sep 3 Garcia Godoy forms government in Dominican Republic

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Sep 3 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Mysterium Fidei

Pope Paul VI
Pope
Paul VI
  • Sep 4 Rock group Who's van is vandalized with $10,000 in equipment stolen
  • Sep 6 India invades West Pakistan, beginning the Indo-Pakistani War
  • Sep 7 -10] Hurricane Betsy, kills 74 in Florida, Mississippi & Louisiana
  • Sep 7 China announces that it will reinforce its troops in the Indian border.
  • Sep 8 Hurricane Betsy kills 75 in Louisiana & Florida
  • Sep 8 Kansas City A's Bert Campaneris plays all 9 positions in a game

Hey, Hey – We're The MonkeesHey, Hey – We're The Monkees

Sep 8 A small ad in New York’s Daily Variety attracts 437 young men interested in forming the world’s first manufactured boy band, "The Monkees"

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The Monkees riding high in 1966
The Monkees riding high in 1966
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Sep 9 Francois Mitterrand nominated for French presidency

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • Sep 9 Tibet is made an autonomous region of China
  • Sep 10 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 11 The 1st Cavalry Division of the United States Army arrives in Vietnam.
  • Sep 12 Hurricane Betsy strikes Florida & Louisiana kills 75
  • Sep 13 Today Show's 1st totally color broadcast
  • Sep 14 4th meeting of 2nd Vatican council opened
  • Sep 15 "Lost in Space" premieres
  • Sep 16 Sobibor trial opens in Hagen, West Germany
  • Sep 19 Erhards CDU wins West German parliament elections
  • Sep 21 O Kommissarova (USSR) sets women's longest parachute jump (46,250')
  • Sep 21 Singapore admitted as part of the United Nations.
  • Sep 22 India and Pakistan cease-fire goes into effect, ending the Indo-Pakistani War
  • Sep 24 Belgium Victor Leemans elected chairman of European Parliament
  • Sep 24 Saudi Arabian & Egyptian accord over Yemen
  • Sep 24 Stefan Stefanopoulos forms Greek government
  • Sep 25 60 year old Satchel Paige of KC A's pitches 3 scoreless innings
  • Sep 25 Children find trunk with corpse in Amsterdam canal
  • Sep 26 Minnesota gains its 1st AL pennant by defeating Washington, 2-1
  • Sep 28 Jack McKay in X-15 reaches 90 km
  • Sep 28 Taal Volcano explodes on Luzon Philippines killing around 100
  • Sep 29 St L Cards Charlie Johnson passes for 6 touchdowns vs Cleve (49-13)
  • Sep 30 Donovan's 1st US TV appearance (Shindig)
  • Sep 30 LA Dodger Don Drysdale (23-12) wins 13th straight game, 7 by shutouts
  • Oct 1 Failed coup under lt col Untung in Indonesia
  • Oct 1 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
  • Oct 2 Mel Stottlemyre wins game #20
  • Oct 2 Pope Paul VI named MR Perey bishop's helper of New Orleans
  • Oct 4 Pope Paul VI becomes 1st Pope to visit Western Hemisphere (UN)
  • Oct 4 USSR launches Luna 7; crash lands on Moon
  • Oct 5 Chuck Linster performs 6,006 consecutive push-ups

  • Oct 5 Dick McInnes from Henderson, Kentucky stays aloft almost 12 hours in a kite pulled by a speedboat along the Ohio River
  • Oct 6 William Goodhart's "Generation" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 7 Charles Linster does 6,006 consecutive push-ups
  • Oct 7 50 mph gust helps Robert Mitera ace 447-yd 10th hole at Miracle Hills, Omaha, Nebr to score world's longest straight hole-in-one
  • Oct 8 Muslims in Jakarta set fire to PKI headquarters
  • Oct 8 Post Office Tower opens in London, tallest building in England
  • Oct 8 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 10 "Vinland Map" is introduced by Yale University as being the first known map of America, drawn about 1440
  • Oct 14 Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 80 km
  • Oct 20 Mass arrests of communists in Indonesia
  • Oct 21 Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Robert B Woodward
  • Oct 21 Vivian Beaumont Theater (NYC) opens
  • Oct 21 Comet Ikeya-Seki approaches perihelion, passing 450,000 kilometers from the sun.
  • Oct 24 Benjamin Britten's "Voices for Today" premieres
  • Oct 26 Sylvia Likens tortured by teen girl gang
  • Oct 28 Gateway Arch (630' (190m) high) completed in St Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 28 Pope Paul VI proclaims Jews not collectively guilty for crucifixion
  • Oct 29 US performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians
  • Oct 30 Fireworks explosions kill 50 in Cartagena, Colombia
  • Nov 1 Trackless trolley plunged into Nile River drowning 74 (Cairo Egypt)
  • Nov 2 Craig Breedlove driving FIA-legal four-wheeler, Sonic I, breaks land speed record with a two-run average of 555.483 mph (893.963 km/h) at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah
  • 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
  • Dec 1 Airlift of refugees from Cuba to US began
  • Dec 1 South Africa's government says children of white fathers are white
  • Dec 3 USSR launches Luna 8; it crashes on the Moon
  • Dec 4 2 passenger planes collide above Danbury, Connecticut, 4 die

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Dec 4 Gemini 7 launched with Frank Borman and Jim Lovell

Astronaut Frank Borman
Astronaut
Frank Borman
  • Dec 6 Pakistan's Islamic Ideology Advisory Committee recommends that Islamic Studies be made a compulsory subject for Muslim students from primary to graduate level.
  • Dec 7 Pope Paul VI & Orthodox Patriarch Athenagoras I simultaneously lift mutual excommunications that led to split of 2 churches in 1054
  • Dec 8 Abe Burrows' "Cactus Flower" premieres in NYC

  • Dec 8 Nikolai Podgorny succeeds Mikojan as president of USSR
  • Dec 8 Pope Paul VI signs 2nd Vatican council
  • Dec 9 Nikolai Podgorny replaces Anastas Mikoyan as president of Soviet Praesidium
  • Dec 10 Dutch ends economic boycott of Rhodesia
  • Dec 12 Doug Walters makes maiden Test ton in 1st Test, goes on to 155
  • Dec 12 Vivian Beaumont Theater opens at 65th St & Amsterdam Ave NYC
  • Dec 13 Algerian president Boumedienne visits Moscow
  • Dec 15 3rd cyclone of year kills 15,000 at the mouths of the Ganges River in Bangladesh
  • Dec 15 Gemini 6 launched; makes 1st rendezvous in space (with Gemini 7)
  • Dec 15 Queen Juliana opens Zeeland Bridge to Oosterschelde
  • Dec 16 Gemini 6 returns to Earth
  • Dec 16 Pioneer 6 launched into solar orbit
  • Dec 16 Taufa'ahau Tupou IV becomes King of Tonga
  • Dec 17 British government proclaims ends oil-embargo against Rhodesia
  • Dec 17 David Levy begins his search for comets
  • Dec 17 Dutch government shuts Limburgs coal mine
  • Dec 17 Largest newspaper-Sunday NY Times at 946 pages (50 cents)
  • Dec 18 Frank Borman and Jim Lovell Splash down in Atlantic after two week Gemini VII mission
  • Dec 18 Kenneth LeBel jumps 17 barrels on ice skates
  • Dec 19 French President De Gaulle re-elected (Mitterrand gets 45%)
  • Dec 22 Belgian government shuts 6 coal mines
  • Dec 22 Great Britain sets national maximum road speed at 70 miles per hour
  • Dec 22 Radio Mil (Domincan Republic) transmitter blown up
  • Dec 25 The Yemeni Nasserite Unionist People's Organisation is founded in Taiz
  • Dec 25 US President Lyndon B. Johnson orders a halt to bombing operations in North Vietnam, hoping to spur peace talks
  • Dec 26 "Funny Girl" based on the life of Fanny Brice, with Barbra Streisand closes on Broadway
  • Dec 30 Ferdinand Marcos inaugurated as President of the Philippines