1965 in History – What happened in year 1965


In history, year 1965 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1965.

Know what happened in 1965:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
04 July The first Annual Reminder, a series of early pickets organizedby homophile organizations, one of the earliest LGBT demonstrations inthe United States, took place at Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
08 FebruaryAfter taking evasive action to avoid a mid-air collision just after takeoff from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, Eastern Air Lines Flight 663 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean and exploded, killing all 84 people on board.
09 AugustMalaysia expelled the state of Singapore from its federationdue to heated ideological conflict between their respective rulingparties.
11 AugustViolent race riots began in Watts, Los Angeles, California,lasting for six days and leaving 34 people dead and 1,032 othersinjured.
11 November Southern Rhodesia, led by Prime Minister Ian Smith,unilaterally declared independence from the United Kingdom to becomeRhodesia.
15 OctoberVietnam War protests-The Catholic Worker Movement staged ananti-war rally in Manhattan, including the burning of draft cards, thefirst such act to result in arrest under a new amendment to theSelective Service Act.
18 MayEli Cohen, a spy who is credited with facilitating Israel'ssuccess in the Six-Day War against Syria, was publicly hanged afterhaving been captured four months earlier.
28 OctoberIn St. Louis, Missouri, US, the 630-foot (190 m) tallparabolic steel Gateway Arch was completed.
30 September Members of the 30 September Movement attempted a coup againstthe Indonesian government, which was crushed by the military underSuharto, leading to a mass anti-communist purge with over 500,000 peoplekilled over the following months.
31 AugustThe Aero Spacelines Super Guppy (pictured), a large, wide-bodied cargo aircraft used for ferrying outsized cargo components, madeits first flight.
08 NovemberThe United Kingdom split the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritiusand the islands of Aldabra, Farquhar and Desroches from the Seychellesto form the British Indian Ocean Territory.
11 SeptemberIndo-Pakistani War-Indian infantry captured the town of Burkinear Lahore, Pakistan.
22 SeptemberThe United Nations Security Council unanimously passed aresolution calling for an unconditional ceasefire in the Indo-PakistaniWar.
14 JulyThe NASA spacecraft Mariner 4 flew past Mars, collecting thefirst close-up pictures of another planet.
16 JulySouth Vietnamese Colonel Pham Ngoc Thao—an undetectedcommunist spy—was hunted down and killed after being sentenced todeath in absentia for a February 1965 coup attempt against Nguyen Khanh.
15 FebruaryCanada adopted the Maple Leaf flag, replacing the Canadian RedEnsign.
21 FebruaryBlack nationalist Malcolm X was assassinated while giving aspeech in New York City's Audubon Ballroom.
02 MarchVietnam War-The American and South Vietnamese air forces beganOperation Rolling Thunder, a sustained bombing campaign against NorthVietnam that eventually became the most intense air/ground battle wagedduring the Cold War period.
07 MarchAfrican-American Civil Rights Movement-Civil rightsdemonstrators marching from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, were brutallyattacked by police on Bloody Sunday.
09 NovemberAmerican journalist Dorothy Kilgallen was found dead in her NewYork City townhouse, in what was rumored to be a murder because ofinformation she had regarding controversial stories such as the John F.Kennedy assassination.
09 AugustMalaysia expelled the state of Singapore from its federationdue to heated ideological conflict between their respective rulingparties.
09 JuneThe Viet Cong commenced combat with the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in the Battle of Dong Xoai, one of the largest battles in the Vietnam War.
19 February Colonel Pham Ngoc Thao of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam,and a communist spy of the North Vietnamese Vietminh, along withGenerals Lam Van Phat and Tran Thien Khiem attempted a coup against themilitary junta of Nguyen Khanh.
20 February NASA's Ranger 8 spacecraft (Ranger Block III pictured)successfully transmitted 7,137 photographs of the Moon in the final 23minutes of its mission before crashing into Mare Tranquillitatis.
21 DecemberThe United Nations adopted the International Convention on theElimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, which 87 membernations have since signed.
30 DecemberFerdinand Marcos, who went on to rule the Philippines for 21years, took office, beginning his first term as President.
05 DecemberThe 'Glasnost Meeting' became the first demonstration in the Soviet Union after the Second World War and marked the beginning of acivil rights movement in the country.
09 DecemberA Charlie Brown Christmas, the first television adaptation of Charles Schulz's comic strip Peanuts, was broadcast for the first time.
21 DecemberThe United Nations adopted the International Convention on theElimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, which 87 membernations have since signed.
30 DecemberFerdinand Marcos, who went on to rule the Philippines for 21years, took office, beginning his first term as President.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1965:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
04 OctoberSteve Olin / Baseball Player / United States of America
05 MayGlenn Seton / Racing Car Driver / Australia
05 OctoberMario Lemieux / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
07 February Chris Rock / Actor / United States of America
07 JuneJean-Pierre François / Singer / France
12 OctoberDan Abnett / Author / United Kingdom
12 March Steve Finley / Baseball Player / United States of America
13 AprilPatricio Pouchulu / Architect / Argentina
13 SeptemberJeff Ross / Director / United States of America
13 JuneVassilis Karapialis / Footballer / Greece
16 JulyClaude Lemieux / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
18 February Dr. Dre / Producer / United States of America
19 NovemberJason Pierce / Writer / United Kingdom
21 February Mark Ferguson / Journalist / Australia
22 DecemberUrszula Włodarczyk / Jumper / Poland
22 February Pat LaFontaine / Ice Hockey Player / United States of America
24 January Carlos Saldanha / Actor / United States of America
25 January Esa Tikkanen / Ice Hockey Player / Finland
30 NovemberBen Stiller / Actor / United States of America
31 March Jean-Christophe Lafaille / Mountaineer / France

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1965:

YearName / Profession / Country
19 SeptemberSunita Williams / Astronaut / India
31 DecemberLaxman Sivaramakrishnan / Cricketer / India
11 DecemberKimi Katkar / Actress / India
27 DecemberSalman Khan / Actor / India
02 SeptemberSurekha Yadav / Train Driver / India
09 FebruarySurekha Shankar Yadav / Driver / India
10 SeptemberAtul Kulkarni / Actor / India
14 March Aamir Khan / Actor / India
13 JuneManinder Singh / Cricketer / India
20 AprilMukul Sangma / Politician / India
23 SeptemberPalash Sen / Actor / India
01 MarchArchana Joglekar / Actress / India
14 MarchAamir Khan / Actor / India
25 AugustSanjeev Sharma / Cricketer / India
NA NAArun Aditya / Writer / India
25 OctoberNavneet Nishan / Actress / India
15 March Sunetra Gupta / Author / India
03 SeptemberManoj Joshi / Actor / India
05 DecemberManish Malhotra / Fashion Designer / India
04 JanuaryAditya Pancholi / Actor / India

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