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196537th Academy Awards - "My Fair Lady", Rex Harrison & Julie Andrews win

1965Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Blue Grass Golf Invitational

1965Civil and Women's Rights Activist Dorothy Height has her first column published in the weekly African-American newspaper called the "New York Amsterdam News"

1965Bob Dylan release "Like a Rolling Stone"

1965Whitey Ford notches #232 to become Yankees winningest pitcher

1965US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act prohibiting voting discrimination against minorities

1965Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Golf Invitational

1965Muhammad Ali TKOs Floyd Patterson in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1965"I Dream of Jeannie", starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie, and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, premieres on NBC

1965Ferdinand Marcos inaugurated as President of the Phillipines

1965Martin Luther King Jr. begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama

1965Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational

1965Paul McCartney is interviewed on pirate radio station Radio Caroline

1965Martin Luther King Jr. begins a drive to register black voters

1965LBJ signs Medicare bill, which goes into effect in 1966

1965Willie Mays's 500th HR (off Don Nottebart), Giants 11th straight win

1965George Harrison has his tonsils removed

1965Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open

1965Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Pensacola Golf Invitational

1965Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open

1965Israeli Mapai-party nominates David Ben-Gurion

1965Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium: Mantle play his 2,000th game

196529th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 271

1965Gale Sayers of Chicago Bears scores 6 TDs, ties NFL record

1965Willie Mays sets NL record for HRs in a month with his 17th of August

1965Astrodome opens, 1st event is Judy Garland & Supremes concert

1965Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

1965Mary Mills wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open

1965Generalissimo Francisco Franco meets with Jewish representatives to discuss legitimizing Jewish communities in Spain

1965Peter Jennings, 26, becomes anchor of ABC's nightly news

1965Hank Aaron loses a HR, because he hit it out of batter's box

196579th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (62 64 64)

1965Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits his 400th HR (off Curt Simmons)

1965Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in 1 for heavyweight boxing title rematch

1965Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Midwest Golf Open

1965State funeral of Sir Winston Churchill

1965Duke Ellington's "Golden Brown & the Green Apple" premieres

1965Mary Mills wins LPGA Eugene Golf Open

1965Martin Luther King Jr. & 700 demonstrators arrested in Selma Ala

1965Willie Mays 512th HR breaks Mel Ott's 511th NL record

1965John Lennon's 2nd book "A Spaniard in the Works" is published

1965Rights activist Malcolm X is shot dead by Nation of Islam followers at Audubon Ballroom in New York

1965Boston Celtic center Bill Russell misses all 14 shots in loss to Philadelphia Warriors led by Wilt Chamberlain

1965Eddie Mathews & Hank Aaron (1954-65) pass Babe Ruth-Lou Gehrig hitting 772 HRs while playing together on the same team

1965Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Yankee Golf Open

1965James Baldwin's "Amen Corner" premieres in NYC

1965LBJ's "Great Society" State of the Union Address

1965Willie Mays named NL MVP

1965Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu becomes President of Zaire

1965Mickey Wright wins LPGA Baton Rouge Golf Invitational

1965Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

196579th US Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith beats Billie Jean King (86 75)

1965President Lyndon B. Johnson signs a bill requiring cigarette makers to print health warnings on all cigarette packages about the effects of smoking

19651st game at Astrodome, Houston beats Yankees 2-1 in exhibition as Mickey Mantle hits 1st indoor homerun

196565th US Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 282 at Bellerive CC in St Louis

1965Barbra Streisand stars on "My Name is Barbra" special on CBS

1965One of the most popular musical films of all time, "The Sound of Music", starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, is released

19651st US ground combat forces in Vietnam authorized by President Lyndon B. Johnson

1965Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 to state capitol in Montgomery, Al

1965Bob Dylan booed for playing electric guiter at a concert in New York's Forest Hills

1965LBJ sends 50,000 more soldiers to Vietnam (total of 125,000)

1965Bob Dylan records "Like a Rolling Stone"

1965American actor George Murphy begins his term as Senator of California

1965Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Tournament

1965 Historical Events
Date Event
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 1
American actor George Murphy begins his term as Senator of California 
Jan 2
Ayub Khan elected president of Pakistan 
Jan 2
Martin Luther King Jr. begins a drive to register black voters 
Jan 2
NY Jets sign quarterback Joe Namath 
Jan 2
Obverse design of all Canadian coins is changed to depict present-day 
Jan 4
LBJ's "Great Society" State of the Union Address 
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 8
Senator Everett Dirksen introduces a bill to make marigold the American natonal flower (doesn't pass) 
Jan 8
Star of India returned to American Museum of Natural History 
Jan 9
Beatles' 65 album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks 
Jan 10
Bollingen prize for poetry awarded to Horace Gregory 
Jan 10
NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 34-14 
Jan 10
WKBD TV channel 50 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting 
Jan 12
"Hullabaloo" premieres on NBC-TV 
Jan 12
At 10:58 am PST burn up a nuclear rocket in Nevada 
Jan 15
Rock group Who releases 1st album "I Can't Explain" 
Jan 15
Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor Mich forms 
Jan 15
Soviet underground nuclear test creates the atomic lake Chagan, Kazakhstan 
Jan 16
"Oh What a Lovely War" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 125 performances 
Jan 16
"Outer Limits" last airs on ABC-TV 
Jan 16
AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-14 
Jan 16
Searchers' "Love Potion #9" peaks at #3 
Jan 16
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Jan 18
H L de Vries appointed Dutch governor of Suriname 
Jan 20
Beatles appear on Shindig (ABC-TV) 
Jan 20
Byrds record "Mr Tambourine Man" 
Jan 20
JPL proposes modified Apollo flight to fly around Mars & return 
Jan 20
Generalissimo Francisco Franco meets with Jewish representatives to discuss legitimizing Jewish communities in Spain 
Jan 21
Persians premier Ali Mansoer injured 
Jan 22
US launches TIROS 9 weather satellite 
Jan 23
"King Family Show" (musical variety) premieres on ABC TV 
Jan 23
BPAA All-Star Tournament won by Dick Weber 
Jan 23
Boston Celtic center Bill Russell misses all 14 shots in loss to Philadelphia Warriors led by Wilt Chamberlain 
Jan 26
South Vietnam milt coup under general Nguyen Khanh 
Jan 27
1st ground station-to-aircraft radio communication via satellite 
Jan 27
Ground breaking for "Dragon Gateway" at Grant Avenue 
Jan 28
The Who make their 1st appearance on British TV 
Jan 30
"The Name Game" by Shirley Ellis hits #3 
Jan 30
State funeral of Sir Winston Churchill 
Jan 31
Pud Galvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame 
Feb 1
Dutch Queen Juliana opens Brienenoord Bridge in Rotterdam 
Feb 1
Martin Luther King Jr. & 700 demonstrators arrested in Selma Ala 
Feb 1
Peter Jennings, 26, becomes anchor of ABC's nightly news 
Feb 1
NL adopts emergency team replacement plan to restock any club struck by disaster 
Feb 2
Joe Ortons "Loot," premieres in Brighton 
Feb 3
105 USAF cadets resigned for cheating on 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 3
Braves offer Milwaukee $500,000 to terminate their lease a year earlier, the proposal is turned down 
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 6
Righteous Brothers "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" hits #1 
Feb 7
George Harrison has his tonsils removed 
Feb 7
Operations begin at Grupo Folklorico Antiyano on Curacao 
Feb 7
US begins regular bombing & strafing of N Vietnam 
Feb 7
WVIZ TV channel 25 in Cleveland, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Feb 8
Eastern DC-7B crashes into Atlantic off Jones Beach NJ, kills 84 
Feb 8
Supremes release "Stop In the Name of Love" 
Feb 11
Braves propose to pay 5 cents from each ticket to bring a new team to Milwaukee 
Feb 12
KHFI (now KBVO) TV channel 42 in Austin, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting 
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 15
Canada replaces Union Jack flag with Maple Leaf 
Feb 15
John Lennon passes his driving test 
Feb 15
Maple Leaf becomes official flag of Canada 
Feb 16
"Baker Street" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 313 performances 
Feb 16
Pegasus 1 launched to detect micro-meteors 
Feb 17
US Ranger 8 launched, will transmit 7,137 lunar pictures 
Feb 17
US-Japan baseball relations suspended over Masanori Murakami dispute 
Feb 18
"Fade Out-Fade In" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 72 perfs 
Feb 18
27 copper miners die in avalanche, Granduc Mountain, BC 
Feb 18
Frank Gifford announces his retirement from football for broadcasting 
Feb 18
The Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom. 
Feb 19
NFL adds 6th official 
Feb 20
Beatles record "That Means a Lot" 
Feb 20
Ranger 8 makes hard landing on the Moon, returns photos, other data 
Feb 20
Turkish government of Uerguplu forms 
Feb 21
Rights activist Malcolm X is shot dead by Nation of Islam followers at Audubon Ballroom in New York 
Feb 22
USSR launches Kosmos 57 into earth orbit (Voskhod Test) 
Feb 23
Constance Baker Motley elected Manhattan Borough president 
Feb 24
Beatles begin filming "Help" in Bahamas 
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
"High Spirits" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 375 performances 
Feb 27
Dutch Marijnen government resigns 
Feb 27
France performs Underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria 
Mar 1
Australia suspends champ swimmer Dawn Fraser for 10-yrs for misconduct 
Mar 1
Gas explosion kills 28 in apartment complex (La Salle, Quebec) 
Mar 1
WPSX TV channel 3 in Clearfield, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Mar 2
"Sound Of Music" opens 
Mar 2
Montcalm Community College in Sidney Mich, founded 
Mar 2
One of the most popular musical films of all time, "The Sound of Music", starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, is released 
Mar 3
Temptations' "My Girl" reaches #1 
Mar 3
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Mar 3
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Mar 4
David Attenbrough became the new controller of BBC2 
Mar 5
1st performance of Walter Piston's 8th Symphony 
Mar 5
Ernie Terrel beats Eddie Machen in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
Mar 5
March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence. 
Mar 6
"How to Succeed in Business" closes at 46th St NYC after 1415 perfs 
Mar 6
1st nonstop helicopter crossing of North America, JR Willford 
Mar 6
Bruce Taylor hits 105 for NZ v India in 1st Test Cricket innings 
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
1st US combat forces arrive in Vietnam (3,500 Marines) 
Mar 10
Dutch Princess Margriet & Pieter van Vollenhoven get engaged 
Mar 11
Indonesia President Sukarno accepts qualifications of Suharto 
Mar 13
Beatles' "Eight Days a Week" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks 
Mar 13
Jeff Beck replaces Eric Clapton of the Yardbirds 
Mar 14
Israeli cabinet approves diplomatic relations with West Germany 
Mar 15
LBJ asks congress to ensure everybody's right to vote 
Mar 15
T.G.I. Friday's 1st restaurant opens in NYC 
Mar 15
WMFE TV channel 24 in Orlando, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Mar 17
Beatles announce their film is named "8 Arms to Hold on to You" (Help) 
Mar 18
"Do I Hear a Waltz?" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 220 performances 
Mar 18
Rolling Stones fined £5 each for public urination 
Mar 18
USSR launches Voshkod 2; Alexei Leonov makes 1st spacewalk (20 mins) 
Mar 18
Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space. 
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 and said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, was discovered by then teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence exactly 102 years after its destruction. 
Mar 20
27th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Michigan 91-80 
Mar 20
Venkataraghavan takes 8-72 v NZ at Delhi 
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" 
Mar 21
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open 
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 
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. led 25,000 to state capitol in Montgomery, Al 
Mar 25
West German Bondsdag extends war crimes retribution 
Mar 26
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 28
Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA All State Ladies' Golf Invitational 
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 ordered the 1st combat troops to Vietnam 
Mar 31
Iberia Airlines Convair 440 crashed 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
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Baton Rouge Golf Invitational 
Apr 4
The first model of the new Saab Viggen fighter aircraft plane is unveiled. 
Apr 5
37th Academy Awards - "My Fair Lady", Rex Harrison & Julie Andrews win 
Apr 5
Lava Lamp Day celebrated 
Apr 5
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Apr 6
Intelsat 1 ("Early Bird") 1st coml geosynchronous comm satellite 
Apr 7
Bevan Congdon makes a stumping as 12th man NZ v Pakistan 
Apr 9
Beatles "Ticket to Ride" is released in UK 
Apr 9
India & Pakistan engage in border fight 
Apr 9
1st game at Astrodome, Houston beats Yankees 2-1 in exhibition as Mickey Mantle hits 1st indoor homerun 
Apr 11
29th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 271 
Apr 11
40 tornadoes strike US midwest killing 272 & injuring 5,000 
Apr 12
1st NL game at Houston's Astrodome (Phillies beat Astros 2-0) 
Apr 13
Beatles record "Help" 
Apr 13
1st US Senate black page, Lawrence W Bradford Jr, 16, appointed by NY Sen Jacob Javits 
Apr 13
7th Grammy Awards: The Girl From Ipanema, The Beatles wins 
Apr 14
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Apr 15
James Baldwin's "Amen Corner" premieres in NYC 
Apr 15
NFL changes penalty flag from white to bright gold 
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
69th Boston Marathon won by Morio Shigematsu of Japan in 2:16:33 
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 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
"Comedy in Music-Opus 2" closes at John Golden NYC after 192 perfs 
Apr 24
Military coup under Donald Reid Cabral in Dominican Republic 
Apr 24
NY Met Casey Stengel wins his 3,000 game as manager 
Apr 25
19th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1 
Apr 25
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Pensacola Golf Invitational 
Apr 26
Ives' 4th Symphony premieres 
Apr 27
"I'm Solomon" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 7 perfs 
Apr 27
RC Duncan patents "Pampers" disposable diaper 
Apr 28
Barbra Streisand stars on "My Name is Barbra" special on CBS 
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 
Apr 29
Australian government announces it would send troops to Vietnam 
Apr 29
Earthquake hits Seattle; 5 die 
Apr 29
Malta is 18th member of Council of Europe 
May 1
91st Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker on Lucky Debonair wins in 2:01.2 
May 1
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 3 
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
"New Faces of 1965" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 52 performances 
May 2
Early Bird satellite goes into commercial service 
May 2
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Golf Invitational 
May 2
Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open 
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
KTCI TV channel 17 in St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) 1st broadcast 
May 3
Pulitzer prize awarded to Irwin Unger (Greenback Era) 
May 4
Willie Mays 512th HR breaks Mel Ott's 511th NL record 
May 5
1st large-scale US Army ground units arrive in South Vietnam 
May 6
Lawry & Simpson complete opening stand of 382 against W Indies 
May 7
WAOW TV channel 9 in Wausau, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting 
May 8
1st shut put over 70' (Randy Matson 70' 7") 
May 9
Beatles attend a Bob Dylan concert 
May 9
Luna 5 launched (USSR) 1st attempt to soft land on Moon (fails) 
May 11
"Flora, the Red Menace" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 87 performances 
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 11
West Indies becomes 1st holders of the Frank Worrell Cricket Trophy 
May 12
Israel & West Germany exchange letters beginning diplomatic relations 
May 13
Rolling Stones record "Satisfaction" 
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
91st Preakness: Ron Turcotte aboard Tom Rolfe wins in 1:56.2 
May 15
Canadian Football Players Association organizes 
May 15
Igor Vodic beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ 
May 16
"Roar of the Greasepaint" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 232 perfs 
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
Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open 
May 16
WNJU TV channel 47 in NY-Linden, NY (TEL) begins broadcasting 
May 16
The Campbell Soup Company introduces SpaghettiOs under its Franco-American brand. 
May 18
Gene Roddenberry suggests 16 names including Kirk for Star Trek Capt 
May 18
WTAF TV channel 29 in Philadelphia, PA (IND) begins broadcasting 
May 19
Patricia R Harris named 1st US black female ambassador (Luxembourg) 
May 19
West Ham United wins 5th Europe Cup II 
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
"Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious" hits #66 
May 22
Beatles' "Ticket to Ride" single goes #1 
May 22
Mad Dog Vachon beats Igor Vodic in Omaha, to become NWA champ 
May 23
Franz Jonas elected president of Austria 
May 23
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open 
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
Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in 1 for heavyweight boxing title rematch 
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 27
Inter Milan wins 10th Europe Cup 1 in Milan 
May 28
Fire & explosion at Dhori mine in Dhanbad India kills 400 
May 29
Phillies Dick Allen hits 529' HR out of Connie Mack Stadium 
May 30
France performs nuclear test at Ecker Algeria (Underground) 
May 30
Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open 
May 30
Viet Cong offensive against US base Da Nang, begins 
May 30
Vivian Malone is 1st black to graduate from University of Alabama 
May 31
Jim Clark becomes 1st foreigner in 49 years to win Indy 
May 31
Indianapolis 500: Jim Clark wins in 3:19:05.370 (242.506 km/h) 
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
97th Belmont: John Sellers aboard Hail to All wins in 2:28.6 
Jun 5
Lopez Arellano becomes president of Honduras 
Jun 6
Rolling Stones release single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" 
Jun 6
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Blue Grass Golf Invitational 
Jun 6
Yankees Tom Tresh bangs 3 consecutive HRs beating White Sox 12-0 
Jun 7
Gemini 4 completes 62 orbits 
Jun 7
Morocco King Hassan suspends constitution, grabs power 
Jun 7
Sony Corp introduced its home video tape recorder, priced at $995 
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: The Battle of Dong Xoai begins. 
Jun 12
"Bajour" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 232 performances 
Jun 12
"I Had a BaIl" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 199 perfs 
Jun 12
"What Makes Sammy Run?" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 540 perfs 
Jun 12
Beatles are awarded MBE 
Jun 12
Morio Shigematsu runs world record marathon (2:12:00) 
Jun 12
Sonny & Cher make their 1st TV appearance in "American Bandstand" 
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
Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Western Golf Open 
Jun 14
Beatles release album "Beatles VI" 
Jun 14
Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney no-hits NY Mets but loses in 11, 1-0 
Jun 14
John Lennon's 2nd book "A Spaniard in the Works" is published 
Jun 15
Bob Dylan records "Like a Rolling Stone" 
Jun 15
Denny McLain in relief strikesout 1st 7 batters faced & record 14 in 6 2/3 innings, Bill Freehan ties catcher record of 19 putouts 
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 
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 20
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open 
Jun 21
65th US Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 282 at Bellerive CC in St Louis 
Jun 22
Freddie Trueman ends his Test cricket career, v NZ at Lord's 
Jun 25
Gyula Kallai succeeds Janos Kádár as premier of Hungary 
Jun 26
Wallon party forms in Belgium 
Jun 27
Carol Mann wins LPGA Carling Golf Open 
Jun 28
1st US ground combat forces in Vietnam authorized by President Lyndon B. Johnson 
Jun 28
Princess Beatrice & Claus von Amsberg announce engagement 
Jun 29
USAF Capt Joseph Henry Engle reaches 85,530 m in X-15 
Jun 30
NFL grants Atlanta Falcons a franchise 
Jul 1
FC Twente '65 Enschede soccer team forms in Enschede 
Jul 1
KUID TV channel 12 in Moscow, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Jul 1
Kinderstraf trial starts 
Jul 2
79th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (62 64 64) 
Jul 3
72nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats M Fraiser (64 75) 
Jul 3
Phillies Dick Allen & Frank Thomas get into a fight during practice 
Jul 3
USSR & Persia sign dam building & 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 4
20th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Carol Mann 
Jul 6
Rock group "Jefferson Airplane" forms 
Jul 7
Otis Redding records "Respect" 
Jul 8
Joe Morgan is 1st Houston player with 6 hits in a game 
Jul 9
94th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 285 at Royal Birkdale 
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 
Jul 10
Beatles' "VI" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks 
Jul 10
Rolling Stones score their 1st US #1 single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" 
Jul 11
Israeli Mapai-party nominates David Ben-Gurion 
Jul 11
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Midwest Golf Open 
Jul 13
36th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-5 at Metropolitan Stadium, Minn 
Jul 13
All star MVP: Juan Marichal (SF Giant) 
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
Mount Blanc Road tunnel between France & Italy opens 
Jul 17
WLCY (now WTSP) TV channel 10 in St Petersburg-Tampa, FL (ABC) begins 
Jul 18
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Yankee Golf Open 
Jul 18
Zond 3 launched to fly by Moon, enters solar orbit 
Jul 19
Shooting begins on Star Trek 2nd pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before" 
Jul 20
18.18" (46.18 cm) of rainfall, Edgarton, Missouri (state 24-hr record) 
Jul 20
NY Yankee pitcher Mel Stottlemyre hits an inside-the-park grand slam 
Jul 21
Pakistan, Iran & Turkey sign Regional Co-Operation pact 
Jul 22
Edward Heath succeeds Alec Douglas-Hume as leader of Brit Cons party 
Jul 23
Beatles "Help" is released in UK 
Jul 23
Dick Stuart homers in a major league-record 23rd different park 
Jul 24
"Flora, the Red Menace" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 87 perfs 
Jul 24
Bob Dylan release "Like a Rolling Stone" 
Jul 24
Casey Stengel resigns as manager of NY Mets 
Jul 24
Rock group "The Animals" 1st time in British charts 
Jul 25
Folk-rock begins, Dylan uses electric guitar at Newport Folk Festival 
Jul 25
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Tournament 
Jul 26
Republic of Maldives gains independence from Britain (Natl Day) 
Jul 27
Pierre Harmel forms Belgium government 
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 
Jul 28
LBJ sends 50,000 more soldiers to Vietnam (total of 125,000) 
Jul 29
Beatles movie "Help" premieres, Queen Elizabeth attends 
Jul 29
Gemini 5 returned after 12d 7h 11m 53s 
Jul 29
Major league record 26 strikeouts, Phillies (16), Pirates (10) 
Jul 29
USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Jul 30
Charles Ives' "From the Steeples & the Mountains" premieres 
Jul 30
Duke Ellington's "Golden Brown & the Green Apple" premieres 
Jul 30
LBJ signs Medicare bill, which goes into effect in 1966 
Jul 30
Milwaukee manager Bobby Bragan says his pitchers threw 75 to 80 spitballs in a 9-2 loss to the Giants 
Jul 31
Cigarette advertsing banned on British TV 
Aug 1
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open 
Aug 2
Morley Safer's sends 1st Vietnam report indicating we are losing 
Aug 4
Cook Islands enters into free association with New Zealand 
Aug 5
Jeff Coffin, Massachusetts, musician (Bela Fleck & the Flecktones) 
Aug 5
Dave Marr wins PGA title 
Aug 6
32nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 24, All-Stars 16 (68,000) 
Aug 6
Beatles release "Help" album in UK 
Aug 6
Indian troops invade Pakistan 
Aug 6
US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act prohibiting voting discrimination against minorities 
Aug 8
Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open 
Aug 8
Singapore leaves Malaysian Federation 
Aug 9
Fire in Titan II silo in Searcy Arkansas, 53 die 
Aug 9
Singapore gains independence from Malaysia (National Day) 
Aug 10
Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 82 km 
Aug 11
6 day insurrection starts in Watts section of Los Angeles 
Aug 11
Beatles movie "Help" opens in NYC 
Aug 11
Watts riots begin in Southeast LA, lasts 6 days 
Aug 12
Elizabeth Lane becomes first female British supreme court justice 
Aug 12
Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Inc applies for a NL franchise 
Aug 12
Race riot in West Side of Chicago 
Aug 14
Beatles tape an appearance for Ed Sullivan Show 
Aug 14
Continental Football League plays 1st games 
Aug 14
Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe" hits #1 
Aug 15
47th PGA Championship: Dave Marr shoots a 280 at Laurel Valley GC PA 
Aug 15
Beatles play to 55,000 at Shea Stadium 
Aug 15
Mary Mills wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open 
Aug 15
Japanese community of SF holds Masanori Murakami Day at Candlestick Park to honor 1st Japanese player to play in major leagues 
Aug 16
AFL awards its 1st expansion franchise (Miami Dolphins) 
Aug 18
Hank Aaron loses a HR, because he hit it out of batter's box 
Aug 18
Orioles' Brooks Robinson hits into his record tying (George Sisler) 
Aug 19
Auschwitz trials end with 6 life sentences 
Aug 19
Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney 2nd no-hitter of year beats Chicago Cubs, 1-0 
Aug 20
Rolling Stones release their single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (their 1st #1 US hit) in the UK 
Aug 20
Eddie Mathews & Hank Aaron (1954-65) pass Babe Ruth-Lou Gehrig hitting 772 HRs while playing together on the same team 
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 22
Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open 
Aug 22
San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marachal hits LA Dodger catcher John Roseboro on the head with his bat causing a 14 minute brawl 
Aug 27
The Beatles spend an evening with Elvis Presley 
Aug 27
WTVI TV channel 42 in Charlotte, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Aug 28
Bob Dylan booed for playing electric guiter at a concert in New York's Forest Hills 
Aug 29
Astronauts Cooper & Conrad complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5 
Aug 29
Willie Mays sets NL record for HRs in a month with his 17th of August 
Aug 30
Casey Stengel announces his retirement after 55 years in baseball 
Aug 30
Section of Allalin glacier wipes out construction site at Mattmark Dam near Saas-Fee, Switzerland 
Aug 31
US House of Representatives and Senate establish Department of Housing & Urban Development 
Aug 31
The Aero Spacelines Super Guppy Aircraft makes its first flight. 
Sep 1
India & Pakistan border fights 
Sep 2
Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits his 400th HR (off Curt Simmons) 
Sep 2
Treblinka trial in Dusseldorf ends 
Sep 3
Curt Flood's record of 568 straight chances without an error begins 
Sep 3
Garcia Godoy forms government in Dominican Republic 
Sep 3
Jim Hickman becomes 1st NY Met to hit 3 HRs in a game 
Sep 3
Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Mysterium Fidei 
Sep 3
Preparing a move to Anaheim, Angels change their name from LA to Calif 
Sep 4
Beatles' single "Help!" goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks 
Sep 4
KREZ TV channel 6 in Durango, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting 
Sep 4
Rock group Who's van is vandalized with $10,000 in equipment stolen 
Sep 6
India invades West Pakistan 
Sep 6
KLNE TV channel 3 in Lexington, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 7
-10] Hurricane Betsy, kills 74 in Florida, Miss & La 
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
KC A's Bert Campaneris plays all 9 positions in a game 
Sep 9
Francois Mitterrand nominated for French presidency 
Sep 9
Sandy Koufax pitches his 4th no-hitter, a perfect game vs Cubs (1-0) 
Sep 9
Tibet is made an autonomous region of China 
Sep 10
Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Sep 10
Phillies 10,000th game to a decision since 1900, Phils beat Cards 
Sep 10
WUND TV channel 2 in Columbia, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 11
Beatles' "Help!," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks 
Sep 11
Braves 2nd straight one-hitter against the Mets 
Sep 11
The 1st Cavalry Division of the United States Army arrives in Vietnam. 
Sep 12
79th US Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith beats Billie Jean King (86 75) 
Sep 12
85th US Mens Tennis: Manuel Santana beats Cliff Drysdale (62 79 75 61) 
Sep 12
Hurricane Betsy strikes Florida & Louisiana kills 75 
Sep 12
Manuel Santana wins US Tennis Open 
Sep 12
Mary Mills wins LPGA Eugene Golf Open 
Sep 12
WCEE TV channel 23 in Rockford, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 12
17th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show & Dick Van Dyke win 
Sep 13
Beatles release "Yesterday" 
Sep 13
Beatles win 1st Grammy, for Best Group of 1964 
Sep 13
Today Show's 1st totally color broadcast 
Sep 13
Willie Mays's 500th HR (off Don Nottebart), Giants 11th straight win 
Sep 14
"F-Troop" premieres 
Sep 14
4th meeting of 2nd Vatican council opened 
Sep 15
"Lost in Space" premieres 
Sep 16
Boston Red Sox Dave Morehead no-hits Cleve Indians, 2-0 
Sep 16
Sobibor trial opens in Hagen West Germany 
Sep 17
WPHL TV channel 17 in Philadelphia, PA (IND) begins broadcasting 
Sep 18
"Get Smart" premieres 
Sep 18
Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium: Mantle play his 2,000th game 
Sep 18
"I Dream of Jeannie", starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie, and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, premieres on NBC 
Sep 19
Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Visalia Golf Open 
Sep 19
Erhards CDU wins West German parliament elections 
Sep 20
WXXW (now WYCC) TV channel 20 in Chicago, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting 
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 & Pakistan ceases-fire goes into effect 
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
"Do I Hear a Waltz?" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 220 perfs 
Sep 25
60 year old Satchel Paige of KC A's pitches 3 scoreless innings 
Sep 25
Beatle cartoon show begins in US 
Sep 25
Children find trunk with corpse in Amsterdam canal 
Sep 26
11th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Haynie 
Sep 26
Minnesota gains its 1st AL pennant by defeating Washington, 2-1 
Sep 26
Queen Elizabeth decorates Beatles with Order of the British Empire 
Sep 28
Jack McKay in X-15 reaches 90 km 
Sep 28
Lava flows kill at least 350 (Taal Philippines) 
Sep 28
Volcano explodes on Luzon Philippines; 500 killed 
Sep 29
Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 4 3/4" 
Sep 29
St L Cards Charlie Johnson passes for 6 touchdowns vs Cleve (49-13) 
Sep 29
WLVT TV channel 39 in Allentown, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 29
Phillies catcher Pat Corrales sets record by reaching base twice on catcher's interference in one game & 6 times in one season 
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
Dodgers beat Braves to clinch NL pennant 
Oct 2
Mel Stottlemyre wins game #20 
Oct 2
Phillies' Chris Short strikes-out 18 NY Mets 
Oct 2
Pope Paul VI named MR Perey bishop's helper of New Orleans 
Oct 3
Cubs tie major league record of 3 triple plays in a season 
Oct 3
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational 
Oct 3
Whitey Ford notches #232 to become Yankees winningest pitcher 
Oct 4
"Pickwick" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 56 performances 
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 stays aloft almost 12 hours in a kite 
Oct 6
Supremes release "I Hear a Symphony" 
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
Djakarta Moslems set fire to PKI-headquarter 
Oct 8
Post Office Tower opens in London, tallest building in England 
Oct 8
Once-Hertogenbosch soccer team FC de Bosch forms 
Oct 8
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Oct 9
16th Ryder Cup: US wins 19½-12½ at Royal Birkdale, England 
Oct 9
Beatles' "Yesterday" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks 
Oct 10
"Drat! - The Cat!" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 8 performances 
Oct 10
The Supremes appear on Ed Sullivan Show 
Oct 10
"Vinland Map" is introduced by Yale University as being the first known map of America, drawn about 1440 by Norse explorer Lief Eriksson 
Oct 14
Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 80 km 
Oct 14
Sandy Koufax hurls his 2nd shutout of World Series beating Twins 2-0 
Oct 15
Dodgers & Sandy Koufax win 7th game of 62nd World Series vs Twins 
Oct 15
WEMT (now WVII) TV channel 7 in Bangor, ME (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Oct 16
"Drat! - The Cat!" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 8 perfs 
Oct 17
"On A Clear Day You Can See Forever" opens in NYC for 280 perfs 
Oct 17
WBMG TV channel 42 in Birmingham, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Oct 20
19th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-2 at Montreal 
Oct 20
Beatles receive a gold record for "Yesterday" 
Oct 20
Mass arrests of communists in Indonesia 
Oct 21
KTWU TV channel 11 in Topeka, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting 
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 24
Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Golf Tournament 
Oct 25
Rolling Stones release "Get Off of My Cloud" 
Oct 26
Beatles receive MBEs at Buckingham Palace 
Oct 26
Sylvia Likens tortured by teen girl gang 
Oct 27
WCFT TV channel 33 in Tuscaloosa, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting 
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
Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Las Cruces Golf Open 
Oct 30
Fireworks explosions kill 50 in Cartagena, Colombia 
Nov 1
1st concert at Fillmore Auditorium, SF 
Nov 1
Ernie Terrel beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing 
Nov 1
Trackless trolley plunged into Nile River drowning 74 (Cairo Egypt) 
Nov 3
Sandy Koufax wins NL Cy Young Award unanimously 
Nov 4
Lee Breedlove sets female land speed record (308.56 MPH) in Utah 
Nov 7
Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open 
Nov 8
"Days of Our Lives" premieres on TV 
Nov 8
British Indian Ocean Territory formed 
Nov 9
1st NY Knick game postponed (black-out) vs St Louis 
Nov 9
Hurricane hits north east US/Canada 
Nov 9
Willie Mays named NL MVP 
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 Piss 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 
Nov 12
Ferdinand Marcos elected 10th President of Philippines 
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
"Skyscraper" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 248 performances 
Nov 13
"Yarmouth Castle" burns & sinks off Bahamas, killing 89 
Nov 13
Director Kenneth Tynan says the word "Fuck" on BBC 
Nov 14
"Baker Street" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 313 performances 
Nov 14
George Abbott Theater (Adelphi, 54 St) at 152 W 54th NYC, demolished 
Nov 14
KCST TV channel 39 in San Diego, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Nov 14
Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Alamo Golf Open 
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 16
Walt Disney launches Epcot Center: Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow 
Nov 17
General Meeting of UN refuses admittance of China PR 
Nov 17
William Eckert is unanimously elected commissioner of baseball 
Nov 18
Twins SS Zoilo Versalles is named AL MVP 
Nov 19
ABC radio begins weekly "Vietnam Update" report 
Nov 19
Kellogg's Pop Tarts pastries created 
Nov 20
"Pickwick" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 56 performances 
Nov 20
UN Security council calls for boycott of Rhodesia 
Nov 20
WCNY TV channel 24 in Syracuse, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Nov 21
1st freighter arrives in Ashdod Port Israel 
Nov 21
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Nov 22
"Man of La Mancha" opens at ANTA Wash Sq Theater NYC for 2329 perfs 
Nov 22
Muhammad Ali TKOs Floyd Patterson in 12 for heavyweight boxing title 
Nov 23
31st Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Garrett, Southern Cal (RB) 
Nov 23
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Nov 24
Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu becomes President of Zaire 
Nov 25
Congo military coup under Gen Mobutu, Pres Kasavubu overthrown 
Nov 26
Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim Lefebvre is voted NL Rookie of Year 
Nov 26
France launches 1st satellite, 92 lb (42 kg) A1-capsule (Asterix) 
Nov 27
15-25,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam in Washington, DC 
Nov 27
1st French satellite launched; France becomes 3rd nation in space 
Nov 27
53rd CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat Winn Blue Bombers, 22-16 
Nov 28
Browns' Leroy Kelly sets club record for most punt return yds (109) 
Nov 28
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship 
Nov 29
"Anya" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 16 performances 
Nov 29
Dale Cummings does 14,118 consecutive sit-ups 
Dec 1
Airlift of refugees from Cuba to US began 
Dec 1
South Africa government says children of white fathers are white 
Dec 3
Beatles begin final UK concert tour in Glasgow 
Dec 3
USSR launches Luna 8; crashes on Moon 
Dec 4
"Roar of the Greasepaint" closes at Shubert NYC after 232 perfs 
Dec 4
2 passenger planes collide above Danbury, Conn, 4 die 
Dec 4
2nd NY Knick game postponed (due to death of opponent 76ers' owner) 
Dec 4
Gemini 7 (Borman & Lovell) launched 
Dec 4
SF Giant Masanori Murakami, 4-1 this year, does not renew his contract signing instead with the Nankai Hawks of Osaka for $40,000 
Dec 6
2 trucks crashed into a crowd of dancers (Sotouboua Togo) kills 125 
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
"A Charlie Brown Christmas" premieres 
Dec 9
Frank Robinson is traded from Cincinnati to the Orioles 
Dec 9
Nikolai Podgorny replaces Anastas Mikoyan as president of Presidium 
Dec 10
"Yearling" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 3 performances 
Dec 10
Dutch ends economic boycott of Rhodesia 
Dec 10
Test Cricket debut of Doug Walters v England at the Gabba 
Dec 11
"Anya" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 16 performances 
Dec 11
"Yearling" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 3 performances 
Dec 12
Beatles' last concert in Great Britain (Capitol Theatre in Cardiff, Wales) 
Dec 12
Doug Walters makes maiden Test ton in 1st Test, goes on to 155 
Dec 12
Gale Sayers of Chicago Bears scores 6 TDs, ties NFL record 
Dec 12
Vivian Beaumont Theater opens at 65th St & Amsterdam Ave NYC 
Dec 13
Algerian president Boumedienne visits Moscow 
Dec 14
"La Grusse Valise" opens at 54th St Theater NYC for 7 performances 
Dec 15
3rd cyclone of year kills 15,000 at the mouths of the Ganges River in Bangladesh 
Dec 15
D Heneker & J Taylor's musical "Charlie Girl," premieres in London 
Dec 15
Gemini 6 launched; makes 1st rendezvous in space (with Gemini 7) 
Dec 15
Queen Juliana opens Zeeland Bridge to Oosterschelde 
Dec 15
William Eckert replaces Ford Frick as 4th commissioner of baseball 
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
Astrodome opens, 1st event is Judy Garland & Supremes concert 
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
"La Grusse Valise" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 7 performances 
Dec 18
Borman & Lovell Splash down in Atlantic after 2 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
Director David Lean's "Dr Zhivago" premieres 
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 26
"Funny Girl" with Barbra Streisand closes on Broadway 
Dec 26
Buffalo Bills beat San Diego Chargers 23-0 in AFL championship game 
Dec 26
Paul McCartney is interviewed on pirate radio station Radio Caroline 
Dec 29
"Thunderball" premieres in US 
Dec 29
CBS purchases NFL TV rights for 1966-68 at $18.8 million per year 
Dec 29
Supremes release "My World is Empty Without You" 
Dec 29
54th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Sydney (4-1) 
Dec 30
Ferdinand Marcos inaugurated as President of the Phillipines 
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