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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1965 AD


January 1: International Cooperation Year begins
January 1: Palestinian al-Fatah organization forms
January 2: Martin Luther King, Jr. begins a drive to register black voters
January 2: New York Jets sign quarterback Joe Namath
January 2: Obverse design of all Canadian coins is changed to depict present-day
January 4: Lyndon Baines Johnson's "Great Society" State of the Union Address
January 6: Geoff Boycott takes 3-47 against South Africa, his best Test bowling
January 7: France announces it will convert $150 million of its currency to gold
January 8: Star of India returned to American Museum of Natural History
January 9: "Beatles' '65" album goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks
January 10: Bollingen prize for poetry awarded to Horace Gregory
January 10: NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 34-14
January 10: WKBD TV channel 50 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting
January 12: At 10:58 am PST burn up a nuclear rocket in Nevada
January 12: "Hullabaloo" premieres on NBC-TV
January 15: Rock group Who releases 1st album "I Can't Explain"
January 15: Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan forms
January 16: AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-14
January 16: "Oh What a Lovely War" closes at Broadhurst New York City after 125 performances
January 16: "Outer Limits" last airs on ABC-TV
January 16: Searchers' "Love Potion #9" peaks at #3
January 16: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
January 18: H L de Vries appointed Dutch governor of Suriname
January 20: Beatles appear on Shindig (ABC-TV)
January 20: Byrds record "Mr Tambourine Man"
January 20: Generalissimo Francisco Franco meets with Jewish representatives to discuss legitimizing Jewish communities in Spain
January 20: JPL proposes modified Apollo flight to fly around Mars and return
January 21: Persians premier Ali Mansoer injured
January 22: U.S. launches TIROS 9 weather satellite
January 23: Boston Celtic center Bill Russell misses all 14 shots in loss to Philadelphia Warriors led by Wilt Chamberlain
January 23: BPAA All-Star Tournament won by Dick Weber
January 23: "King Family Show" (musical variety) premieres on ABC TV
January 26: South Vietnam military coup under general Nguyen Khanh
January 27: 1st ground station-to-aircraft radio communication via satellite
January 27: Ground breaking for "Dragon Gateway" at Grant Avenue
January 28: The Who make their 1st appearance on British TV
January 30: State funeral of Winston Churchill
January 30: "The Name Game" by Shirley Ellis hits #3
January 31: Pud Galvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame


February 1: Dutch Queen Juliana opens Brienenoord Bridge in Rotterdam
February 1: Martin Luther King, Jr. and 700 demonstrators arrested in Selma, Alabama
February 1: NL adopts emergency team replacement plan to restock any club struck by disaster
February 1: Peter Jennings, 26, becomes anchor of ABC's nightly news
February 2: Joe Ortons "Loot," premieres in Brighton
February 3: 105 USAF cadets resigned for cheating on exams
February 3: Braves offer Milwaukee $500,000 to terminate their lease a year earlier, the proposal is turned down
February 3: Geraldine McCullough wins Widener Gold Medal for Sculpture
February 3: Orbiting Solar Observatory 2 launches into Earth orbit (552/636 km)
February 4: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 5: Beursschouwburg opens in Brussels
February 6: "Kelly" opens and closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City
February 6: Righteous Brothers "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" hits #1
February 7: George Harrison has his tonsils removed
February 7: Operations begin at Grupo Folklorico Antiyano on Curacao
February 7: U.S. begins regular bombing and strafing of North Vietnam
February 7: WVIZ TV channel 25 in Cleveland, Ohio (PBS) begins broadcasting
February 8: Eastern DC-7B crashes into Atlantic off Jones Beach NJ, kills 84
February 8: Supremes release "Stop In the Name of Love"
February 11: Beatle Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox
February 11: Braves propose to pay 5 cents from each ticket to bring a new team to Milwaukee
February 12: KHFI (now KBVO) TV channel 42 in Austin, Texas (NBC) begins broadcasting
February 12: Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
February 13: Peggy Fleming, 16, wins ladies senior figure skating title
February 13: U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
February 13: U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti
February 15: John Lennon passes his driving test
February 16: "Baker Street" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 313 performances
February 16: Pegasus 1 launched to detect micro-meteors
February 17: U.S. - Japan baseball relations suspended over Masanori Murakami dispute
February 17: U.S. Ranger 8 launched, will transmit 7,137 lunar pictures
February 18: 27 copper miners die in avalanche, Granduc Mountain, British Columbia
February 18: "Fade Out-Fade In" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 72 performances
February 18: Frank Gifford announces his retirement from football for broadcasting
February 18: Gambia gains independence from Britain (National Day)
February 19: NFL adds 6th official
February 20: Beatles record "That Means a Lot"
February 20: Ranger 8 makes hard landing on the Moon, returns photos, other data
February 20: Turkish government of Uerguplu forms
February 22: U.S.S.R. launches Kosmos 57 into earth orbit (Voskhod Test)
February 23: Constance Baker Motley elected Manhattan Borough president
February 24: Beatles begin filming "Help" in Bahamas
February 24: East German president Ulbricht visits Egypt
February 26: Dutch Government of Marijnen falls
February 26: West Germany ceases military aid to Tanzania
February 27: Dutch Marijnen government resigns
February 27: France performs Underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
February 27: "High Spirits" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 375 performances


March 1: Australia suspends champ swimmer Dawn Fraser for 10-yrs for misconduct
March 1: Gas explosion kills 28 in apartment complex (La Salle, Quebec)
March 1: WPSX TV channel 3 in Clearfield, Pennsylvania (PBS) begins broadcasting
March 2: Montcalm Community College in Sidney, Michigan, founded
March 2: "Sound Of Music" opens
March 3: Temptations' "My Girl" reaches #1
March 3: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
March 3: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
March 4: David Attenbrough became the new controller of BBC2
March 5: 1st performance of Walter Piston's 8th Symphony
March 5: Ernie Terrel beats Eddie Machen in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
March 6: 1st nonstop helicopter crossing of North America, JR Willford
March 6: Bruce Taylor hits 105 for New Zealand vs. India in 1st Test Cricket innings
March 6: "How to Succeed in Business" closes at 46th St. New York City after 1415 performances
March 7: Alabama state troopers and 600 black protestors clash in Selma
March 7: Bruce Taylor takes 5-86 in debut innings for New Zealand after ton
March 7: Christian-democrats win parliament in Chile
March 8: 1st U.S. combat forces arrive in Vietnam (3,500 Marines)
March 10: Dutch Princess Margriet and Pieter van Vollenhoven, get engaged
March 11: Indonesia President Sukarno accepts qualifications of Suharto
March 13: Beatles' "Eight Days a Week," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 2 weeks
March 13: Jeff Beck replaces Eric Clapton of the Yardbirds
March 14: Israeli cabinet approves diplomatic relations with West Germany
March 15: Lyndon Baines Johnson asks congress to ensure everybody's right to vote
March 15: T.G.I. Friday's 1st restaurant opens in New York City
March 15: WMFE TV channel 24 in Orlando, Florida (PBS) begins broadcasting
March 17: Beatles announce their film is named "8 Arms to Hold on to You" (Help)
March 18: "Do I Hear a Waltz?" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 220 performances
March 18: Rolling Stones fined 5 pounds each for public urination
March 18: U.S.S.R. launches Voshkod 2; Alexei Leonov makes 1st spacewalk (20 minutes)
March 19: Indonesia nationalizes all foreign oil companies
March 19: Stoica becomes president and Ceausescu party leader of Romania
March 20: 27th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Michigan 91-80
March 20: Venkataraghavan takes 8-72 vs. New Zealand at Delhi
March 21: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA St. Petersburg Golf Open
March 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama
March 21: U.S. Ranger 9 launched; takes 5,814 pictures before lunar impact
March 22: D Senanayake wins general elections in Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
March 22: U.S. confirms its troops used chemical warfare against the Vietcong
March 23: Gemini 3 launched, 1st U.S. 2-man space flight (Grissom and Young)
March 23: Moroccan army shoots on demonstrators, about 100 killed
March 24: U.S. Ranger 9 strikes Moon, 10 miles (16 km) NE of crater Alphonsus
March 25: Martin Luther King, Jr. led 25,000 to state capitol in Montgomery, Alabama
March 25: West German Bondsdag extends war crimes retribution
March 28: Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA All State Ladies' Golf Invitational
March 31: U.S. ordered the 1st combat troops to Vietnam


April 1: South Africa worker's union leader Henry Fazzie sentenced to 10 years
April 1: Syncom 3, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, passes from civilian to military control
April 2: Hochhuths play "Stellvertreter" banned in Italy
April 3: 1st atomic powered spacecraft launched
April 4: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Baton Rouge Golf Invitational
April 5: 37th Academy Awards - "My Fair Lady," Rex Harrison and J Andrews win
April 5: Lava Lamp Day celebrated
April 5: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
April 6: Intelsat 1 ("Early Bird") 1st coml geosynchronous communication satellite
April 7: Bevan Congdon makes a stumping as 12th man New Zealand vs. Pakistan
April 9: 1st game at Astrodome, Houston beats Yankees 2-1 in exhibition as Mickey Mantle hits 1st indoor homerun
April 9: Beatles "Ticket to Ride" is released in U.K.
April 9: India and Pakistan engage in border fight
April 11: 29th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 271
April 11: 40 tornadoes strike U.S. midwest killing 272 and injuring 5,000
April 12: 1st NL game at Houston's Astrodome (Phillies beat Astros 2-0)
April 13: 1st U.S. Senate black page, Lawrence W. Bradford, Jr., 16, appointed by New York Senator Jacob Javits
April 13: Beatles record "Help"
April 14: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
April 15: James Baldwin's "Amen Corner," premieres in New York City
April 15: NFL changes penalty flag from white to bright gold
April 16: Test flight of heavy Saturn S-1C-rocket
April 19: 1st all news radio station (WINS 1010 AM in New York City) begins operating
April 19: 69th Boston Marathon won by Morio Shigematsu of Japan in 2:16:33
April 19: At a cost of $20,000, the outer Astrodome ceiling is painted because of sun's glare, this causes the grass to die
April 19: T.A.M.I. Show premieres in London
April 20: People's Republic China offers North Vietnam military aid
April 21: New York World's Fair reopens for 2nd and final season
April 23: Launch of 1st Soviet communications satellite
April 24: "Comedy in Music-Opus 2" closes at John Golden New York City after 192 performances
April 24: Military coup under Donald Reid Cabral in Dominican Republic
April 24: New York Met Casey Stengel wins his 3,000 game as manager
April 25: 19th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 1
April 25: Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Pensacola Golf Invitational
April 26: Ives' 4th Symphony premieres
April 27: "I'm Solomon" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 7 performances
April 27: RC Duncan patents "Pampers" disposable diaper
April 28: Barbra Streisand stars on "My Name is Barbra" special on CBS
April 28: Lindsey Nelson broadcasts game at Astrodome from a hanging gondola
April 28: Richard Helms replaces Marshall S. Carter as deputy director of CIA
April 28: U.S. Marines invade Dominican Republic, stay until October 1966
April 28: William F. Raborn, Jr. replaces John A. McCone as 7th head of CIA
April 29: Australian government announces it would send troops to Vietnam
April 29: Earthquake hits Seattle; 5 die
April 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: U.S.S.R. launches Luna 5; later impacts on Moon
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 2: "New Faces of 1965" opens at Booth Theater New York City for 52 performances
May 3: 1st use of satellite TV, Today Show on Early Bird Satellite
May 3: 3rd Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yankees 2-1 in 10
May 3: Cambodia drops diplomatic relations with the U.S.
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 home run breaks Mel Ott's 511th NL record
May 5: 1st large-scale U.S. Army ground units arrive in South Vietnam
May 6: Lawry and Simpson complete opening stand of 382 against W Indies
May 7: WAOW TV channel 9 in Wausau, Wisconsin (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 (U.S.S.R.) 1st attempt to soft land on Moon (fails)
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: "Flora, the Red Menace" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 87 performances
May 11: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
May 11: West Indies becomes 1st holders of the Frank Worrell Cricket Trophy
May 12: Israel and 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: U.S. 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: Baltimore Oriole Jim Palmer's pitching debut, beats Yankees 7-5 and homers
May 16: Bomb destroys USAF base Bien Hoa South Vietnam
May 16: "Roar of the Greasepaint" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 232 performances
May 16: Spaghetti-O's 1st sold
May 16: Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open
May 16: WNJU TV channel 47 in NY-Linden, New York (TEL) begins broadcasting
May 18: Gene Roddenberry suggests 16 names including Kirk for Star Trek Captain
May 18: WTAF TV channel 29 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (IND) begins broadcasting
May 19: Patricia R. Harris named 1st U.S. 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 vs. Hampshire at Middlesbrough
May 22: Beatles' "Ticket to Ride," single goes #1
May 22: Mad Dog Vachon beats Igor Vodic in Omaha, to become NWA champ
May 22: "Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious" hits #66
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 Kinks stumbles and is knocked unconscious on stage
May 25: India and Pakistan border fights
May 25: Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
May 25: Roel van Duyn, Martijn Ananar and 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 and explosion at Dhori mine in Dhanbad India kills 400
May 29: Phillies Dick Allen hits 529' home run 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 U.S. 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


June 1: A Penzias and R Wilson detect 3 degrees K primordial background radiation
June 1: coal mine explosion in Fukuoka Japan kills 236
June 2: 2nd of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000, Ganges R India
June 3: Gemini 4 launched; 2nd U.S. 2-man flight, McDivitt and White
June 4: Rolling Stones release "Satisfaction"
June 5: 97th Belmont: John Sellers aboard Hail to All wins in 2:28.6
June 5: Lopez Arellano becomes president of Honduras
June 5: "Wooly Bully" by Sam the Sham and Pharaohs hits #2
June 6: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Blue Grass Golf Invitational
June 6: Yankees Tom Tresh bangs 3 consecutive home runs beating White Sox 12-0
June 7: Gemini 4 completes 62 orbits
June 7: Morocco King Hassan suspends constitution, grabs power
June 7: Sony Corp introduced its home video tape recorder, priced at $995
June 7: Supreme Court rules 1879 Connecticut law ban of contraceptives unconstitutional
June 8: A's draft Rick Monday #1
June 8: U.S. troops ordered to fight offensively in Vietnam
June 8: U.S.S.R. launches Luna 6; missed Moon
June 9: Frenchman, Machal Jazy, runs record mile in 3:53.6
June 12: "Bajour" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 232 performances
June 12: Beatles are awarded MBE
June 12: Big Bang theory of creation of universe is supported by announcement of discovery of new celestial bodies know as blue galaxies
June 12: "I Had a BaIl" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 199 performances
June 12: Morio Shigematsu runs world record marathon (2:12:00)
June 12: Rolling Stones release "Satisfaction"
June 12: Sonny and Cher make their 1st TV appearance, "American Bandstand"
June 12: South Vietnam General Nguyen Cao Kentucky succeeds Phan Huy Quat as premier
June 12: "What Makes Sammy Run?" closes at 84th St. Theater New York City after 540 performances
June 13: 19th Tony Awards: Subject Was Roses and Fiddler on the Roof win
June 13: Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Western Golf Open
June 14: Beatles release album "Beatles VI"
June 14: Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney no-hits New York Mets but loses in 11, 1-0
June 14: John Lennon's 2nd book "A Spaniard in the Works" is published
June 15: Bob Dylan records "Like a Rolling Stone"
June 15: Denny McLain in relief strikesout 1st 7 batters faced and record 14 in 6 2/3 innings, Bill Freehan ties catcher record of 19 putouts
June 15: South Africa begins economic boycott of Dutch products
June 17: 11.08" (28.14 cm) of rainfall, Holly, Colorado (state 24-hour record)
June 17: 1st bombing by B-52 (50 km north of Saigon)
June 17: Kinks arrive in New York City beginning their 1st U.S. tour
June 19: Algerian coup under colonel Houari Boumedienne, President Ben Bella fired
June 19: KYW-AM in Cleveland Ohio returns call letters to Philadelphia
June 20: Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
June 21: 65th U.S. Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 282 at Bellerive CC in St. Louis
June 22: Freddie Trueman ends his Test cricket career, vs. New Zealand at Lord's
June 25: Gyula Kallai succeeds Janos Kadar as premier of Hungary
June 26: Wallon party forms in Belgium
June 27: Carol Mann wins LPGA Carling Golf Open
June 28: 1st U.S. ground combat forces in Vietnam authorized by President Johnson
June 28: Princess Beatrice and Claus von Amsberg announce engagement
June 29: USAF Captain Joseph Henry Engle reaches 85,530 m in X-15
June 30: NFL grants Atlanta Falcons a franchise


July 1: FC Twente '65 Enschede soccer team forms in Enschede
July 1: Kinderstraf trial starts
July 1: KUID TV channel 12 in Moscow, Idaho (PBS) begins broadcasting
July 2: 79th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (62 64 64)
July 3: 72nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith beats M Fraiser (64 75)
July 3: Phillies Dick Allen and Frank Thomas get into a fight during practice
July 3: U.S.S.R. and Persia sign dam building and economic aid pact
July 4: 20th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Carol Mann
July 6: Rock group "Jefferson Airplane" forms
July 7: Otis Redding records "Respect"
July 8: Joe Morgan is 1st Houston player with 6 hits in a game
July 9: 94th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 285 at Royal Birkdale
July 9: John Edrich completes 310* vs. New Zealand in 532 minutes, 52 fours 5 sixes
July 9: Senators Frank Howard ties record with 7 strikeouts in DH
July 10: Beatles' "Beatles' "VI," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 6 weeks
July 10: Rolling Stones score their 1st #1, "I Can't Get No Satisfaction"
July 11: Israeli Mapai-party nominates David Ben-Gurion
July 11: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Midwest Golf Open
July 13: 36th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-5 at Metropolitan Stadium, Minn
July 13: All star MVP: Juan Marichal (SF Giant)
July 14: Australian Ronald Clarke runs world record 10k (27:39.4)
July 14: Israeli/Jordanian border fights
July 14: U.S. Mariner IV, 1st Mars probe, passes at 6,100 miles (9,800 km)
July 15: Athanassiades Novas succeeds Papandreo as premier of Greece
July 15: "Mariner IV" sends back 1st pictures of Mars
July 16: Mount Blanc Road tunnel between France and Italy opens
July 17: WLCY (now WTSP) TV channel 10 in St. Petersburg-Tampa, Florida (ABC) begins
July 18: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Yankee Golf Open
July 18: Zond 3 launched to fly by Moon, enters solar orbit
July 19: Shooting begins on Star Trek 2nd pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before"
July 20: 18.18" (46.18 cm) of rainfall, Edgarton, Missouri (state 24-hour record)
July 20: New York Yankee pitcher Mel Stottlemyre hits an inside-the-park grand slam
July 21: Pakistan, Iran and Turkey sign Regional Co-Operation pact
July 22: Edward Heath succeeds Alec Douglas-Hume as leader of British Cons party
July 23: Beatles "Help" is released in UK
July 23: Dick Stuart homers in a major league-record 23rd different park
July 24: Bob Dylan release "Like a Rolling Stone"
July 24: Casey Stengel resigns as manager of New York Mets
July 24: "Flora, the Red Menace" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 87 performances
July 24: Rock group "Animals" 1st time on British charts
July 25: Bob Dylan booed off Newport Folk Festival for using electric guitar
July 25: Folk-rock begins, Dylan uses electricity at Newport Folk Festival
July 25: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Tournament
July 26: Republic of Maldives gains independence from Britain (National Day)
July 27: Pierre Harmel forms Belgium government
July 27: President Johnson signs a bill requiring cigarette makers to print health warnings on all cigarette packages about the effects of smoking
July 28: Lyndon Baines Johnson sends 50,000 more soldiers to Vietnam
July 29: Beatles movie "Help" premieres, Queen Elizabeth attends
July 29: Gemini 5 returned after 12d 7h 11m 53s
July 29: Major league record 26 strikeouts, Phillies (16), Pirates (10)
July 29: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
July 30: Charles Ives' "From the Steeples and the Mountains," premieres
July 30: Duke Ellington's "Golden Brown and the Green Apple," premieres
July 30: Lyndon Baines Johnson signs Medicare bill, which goes into effect in 1966
July 30: Milwaukee manager Bobby Bragan says his pitchers threw 75 to 80 spitballs in a 9-2 loss to the Giants
July 31: Cigarette Ads banned on British TV


August 1: Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
August 2: Morley Safer's sends 1st Vietnam report indicating we are losing
August 4: Cook Islands enters into free association with New Zealand
August 5: Dave Marr wins PGA title
August 6: 32nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 24, All-Stars 16 (68,000)
August 6: Beatles release "Help" album in U.K.
August 6: Federal Voting Rights Act guarantees black voting rights
August 6: Indian troops invade Pakistan
August 6: Lyndon Baines Johnson signs Voting Rights Act, guaranteeing voting rights for blacks
August 8: Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open
August 8: Singapore leaves Malaysian Federation
August 9: Fire in Titan II silo in Searcy Arkansas, 53 die
August 9: Singapore gains independence from Malaysia, National Day
August 10: Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 82 km
August 11: 6 day insurrection starts in Watts section of Los Angeles
August 11: Beatles movie "Help" opens in New York City
August 11: Watts riots begin in Southeast LA, lasts 6 days
August 12: Elizabeth Lane becomes 1st female British supreme court justice
August 12: Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Inc applies for a NL franchise
August 14: Beatles tape an appearance for Ed Sullivan Show
August 14: Continental Football League plays 1st games
August 14: Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe" hits #1
August 15: 47th PGA Championship: Dave Marr shoots a 280 at Laurel Valley Golf Club Pennsylvania
August 15: Beatles play to 55,000 at Shea Stadium
August 15: Japanese community of San Francisco holds Masanori Murakami Day at Candlestick Park to honor 1st Japanese player to play in major leagues
August 15: Mary Mills wins LPGA St. Louis Golf Open
August 16: AFL awards its 1st expansion franchise (Miami Dolphins)
August 18: Hank Aaron loses a home run, because he hit it out of batter's box
August 18: Orioles' Brooks Robinson hits into his record tying (George Sisler)
August 19: Auschwitz trials end with 6 life sentences
August 19: Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney 2nd no-hitter of year beats Chicago Cubs, 1-0
August 20: Eddie Mathews and Hank Aaron (1954 - 1965) pass Babe Ruth-Lou Gehrig hitting 772 home runs while playing together on the same team
August 20: Rolling Stones release "Satisfaction" (their 1st #1 U.S. hit)
August 21: Gemini 5 launched into Earth orbit (2 astronauts)
August 21: Romania adopts constitution
August 21: The Crusher beats Mad Dog Vachon in St. Paul, to become NWA champ
August 22: Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open
August 27: Beatles spend an evening with Elvis Presley
August 27: WTVI TV channel 42 in Charlotte, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
August 29: Astronauts Cooper and Conrad complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5
August 29: Willie Mays sets NL record for home runs in a month with his 17th of August
August 30: Casey Stengel announces his retirement after 55 years in baseball
August 30: Section of Allalin glacier wipes out construction site at Mattmark Dam near Saas-Fee, Switzerland
August 31: House of Representatives joins Senate establish Department of Housing and Urban Develop


September 1: India and Pakistan border fights
September 2: Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits his 400th home run off Curt Simmons
September 2: Treblinka trial in Dusseldorf ends
September 3: Curt Flood's record of 568 straight chances without an error begins
September 3: Garcia Godoy forms government in Dominican Republic
September 3: Jim Hickman becomes 1st New York Met to hit 3 home runs in a game
September 3: Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Mysterium Fidei
September 3: Preparing a move to Anaheim, Angels change their name from LA to California
September 4: Beatles' "Help!," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 3 weeks
September 4: KREZ TV channel 6 in Durango, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
September 4: Rock group Who's wan is vandalized with $10,000 in equipment stolen
September 6: India invades West Pakistan
September 6: KLNE TV channel 3 in Lexington, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 7: Hurricane Betsy, kills 74 in Florida, Miss and La
September 8: Hurricane Betsy kills 75 in Louisiana and Florida
September 8: KC A's Bert Campaneris plays all 9 positions in a game
September 9: Francois Mitterrand nominated for French presidency
September 9: Sandy Koufax pitches his 4th no-hitter, a perfect game vs Cubs (1-0)
September 9: Tibet is made an autonomous region of China
September 10: Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 10: Phillies 10,000th game to a decision since 1900, Phils beat Cards
September 10: WUND TV channel 2 in Columbia, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 11: Beatles' "Help!," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks
September 11: Braves 2nd straight one-hitter against the Mets
September 12: 79th U.S. Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith beats Billie Jean King (86 75)
September 12: 85th U.S. Mens Tennis: Manuel Santana beats Cliff Drysdale (62 79 75 61)
September 12: Hurricane Betsy strikes Florida and Louisiana kills 75
September 12: Manuel Santana wins U.S. Tennis Open
September 12: Mary Mills wins LPGA Eugene Golf Open
September 12: WCEE TV channel 23 in Rockford, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
September 13: Beatles release "Yesterday"
September 13: Beatles win 1st Grammy, for Best Group of 1964
September 13: Today Show's 1st totally color broadcast
September 13: Willie Mays's 500th home run (off Don Nottebart), Giants 11th straight win
September 14: 4th meeting of 2nd Vatican council opened
September 14: "F-Troop" premieres
September 15: "Lost in Space" premieres
September 16: Boston Red Sox Dave Morehead no-hits Cleveland Indians, 2-0
September 16: Sobibor trial opens in Hagen West Germany
September 17: WPHL TV channel 17 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (IND) begins broadcasting
September 18: "Get Smart" premieres
September 18: Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium: Mantle play his 2,000th game
September 19: Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Visalia Golf Open
September 19: Erhards CDU wins West German parliament elections
September 20: WXXW (now WYCC) TV channel 20 in Chicago, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 21: O Kommissarova (U.S.S.R.) sets women's longest parachute jump (46,250')
September 22: India and Pakistan ceases-fire goes into effect
September 24: Belgium Victor Leemans elected chairman of European Parliament
September 24: Saudi-Arabian and Egyptian accord about Yemen
September 24: Stefan Stefanopoulos forms Greek government
September 25: 60 year old Satchel Paige of Kansas City A's pitches 3 scoreless innings
September 25: Beatle cartoon show begins in U.S.
September 25: Children find trunk with corpse in Amsterdam canal
September 25: "Do I Hear a Waltz?" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 220 performances
September 26: 11th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Haynie
September 26: Minnesota gains its 1st AL pennant by defeating Washington, 2-1
September 26: Queen Elizabeth decorates Beatles with Order of British Empire
September 28: Jack McKay in X-15 reaches 90 km
September 28: Lava flows kill at least 350 (Taal Philippines)
September 28: Volcano explodes on Luzon Philippines; 500 killed
September 29: Phillies catcher Pat Corrales sets record by reaching base twice on catcher's interference in one game and 6 times in one season
September 29: Ralph Boston of U.S., sets then long jump record at 27' 4 3/4"
September 29: St. L Cards Charlie Johnson passes for 6 touchdowns vs Cleveland (49-13)
September 29: WLVT TV channel 39 in Allentown, Pennsylvania (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 30: Donovan's 1st U.S. TV appearance (Shindig)
September 30: Los Angeles Dodger Don Drysdale (23-12) wins 13th straight game, 7 by shutouts


October 1: Failed coup under Lieutenant Colonel Untung in Indonesia
October 1: France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
October 2: Dodgers beat Braves to clinch NL pennant
October 2: Mel Stottlemyre wins game #20
October 2: Phillies' Chris Short strikes-out 18 New York Mets
October 2: Pope Paul VI named MR Perey bishop's helper of New Orleans
October 3: Cubs tie major league record of 3 triple plays in a season
October 3: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
October 3: Whitey Ford notches #232 to become Yankees winningest pitcher
October 4: "Pickwick" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 56 performances
October 4: Pope Paul VI becomes 1st Pope to visit Western Hemisphere (UN)
October 4: U.S.S.R. launches Luna 7; crash lands on Moon
October 5: Chuck Linster performs 6,006 consecutive push-ups
October 5: Dick McInnes stays aloft almost 12 hours in a kite
October 6: Supremes release "I Hear a Symphony"
October 6: William Goodhart's "Generation," premieres in New York City
October 7: 50 mph gust carries 165 lb Robert Mitera's tee shot 447
October 7: Charles Linster does 6,006 consecutive push-ups
October 7: Robert Mitera aces 447-yd 10th hole at Miracle Hills, Omaha, Nebr to score world's longest straight hole-in-one
October 8: Djakarta Moslems set fire to PKI-headquarter
October 8: London's Post Office Tower opens, tallest building in England
October 8: Once-Hertogenbosch soccer team FC de Bosch forms
October 8: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
October 9: 16th Ryder Cup: U.S. wins 19 -12 at Royal Birkdale, England
October 9: Beatles' "Yesterday," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 4 weeks
October 10: "Drat! - The Cat!" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 8 performances
October 10: Supreme appear on Ed Sullivan Show
October 10: "Vinland Map" is introduced by Yale University as being the 1st known map of America, drawn between 1423 and 1445
October 14: Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 80 km
October 14: Sandy Koufax hurls his 2nd shutout of World Series beating Twins 2-0
October 15: Dodgers and Sandy Koufax win 7th game of 62nd World Series vs Twins
October 15: WEMT (now WVII) TV channel 7 in Bangor, ME (ABC) begins broadcasting
October 16: "Drat! - The Cat!" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 8 performances
October 16: Singer Leslie Uggams marries Grahame Pratt in New York City
October 17: Largest newspaper-Sunday New York Times at 946 pages (50 cents )
October 17: "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever" opens in New York City for 280 performances
October 17: WBMG TV channel 42 in Birmingham, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
October 20: 19th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-2 at Montreal
October 20: Beatles receive a gold record for "Yesterday"
October 20: Mass arrests of communists in Indonesia
October 21: KTWU TV channel 11 in Topeka, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
October 21: Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Robert B Woodward
October 21: Robert B. Woodward awarded Nobel prize for chemistry
October 21: Vivian Beaumont Theater (New York City) opens
October 24: Benjamin Britten's "Voices for Today," premieres
October 24: Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Golf Tournament
October 25: Rolling Stones release "Get Off of My Cloud"
October 26: Beatles receive MBEs at Buckingham Palace
October 26: Sylvia Likens tortured by teen girl gang
October 27: WCFT TV channel 33 in Tuscaloosa, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
October 28: 630 foot high Gateway Arch completed in St. Louis
October 28: Pope Paul VI proclaims Jews not collectively guilty for crucifixion
October 29: U.S. performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians
October 30: Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Las Cruces Golf Open
October 30: Fireworks explosions kill 50 in Cartagena, Colombia


November 1: 1st concert at Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco
November 1: Ernie Terrel beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing
November 1: Trackless trolley plunged into Nile River drowning 74 (Cairo Egypt)
November 3: Sandy Koufax wins NL Cy Young Award unanimously
November 4: Lee Breedlove sets female land speed record (308.56 MPH) in Utah
November 7: Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open
November 8: British Indian Ocean Territory formed
November 8: "Days of Our Lives" premieres on TV
November 9: 1st New York Knick game postponed (black-out) vs St. Louis
November 9: 5:16 PM, massive power failure in New Engl, and Ontario (New York blackout)
November 9: Hurricane hits north east US/Canada
November 9: Willie Mays named NL MVP
November 10: Manneke Piss statue stolen in Brussels
November 10: Netherlands 2nd Chamber accept marriage princess Beatrice and Claus von Amsberg
November 11: Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Floyd Patterson in Las Vegas
November 11: Rhodesia proclaimed independence from Britain by Prime Minister Ian D Smith
November 11: William Alfred's "Hogan's Goat," premieres in New York City
November 12: Ferdinand Marcos elected president of Philippines
November 12: General strike in Morocco against disappearance of Ben Barka
November 12: Mad Dog Vachon beats Crusher in Denver, to become NWA champ
November 12: Venera 2 launched by Soviet Union toward Venus
November 13: "Skyscraper" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City for 248 performances
November 13: "Yarmouth Castle" burns and sinks off Bahamas, killing 89
November 14: "Baker Street" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 313 performances
November 14: George Abbott Theater (Adelphi, 54 St) at 152 W 54th New York City, demolished
November 14: KCST TV channel 39 in San Diego, California (NBC) begins broadcasting
November 14: Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Alamo Golf Open
November 14: U.S. government sends 90,000 soldiers to Vietnam
November 15: Craig Breedlove sets land speed record (600.601 mph-966.57 kph)
November 16: Venera 3 launched, 1st to land on another planet (crashes into Venus)
November 16: Walt Disney launches Epcot Center: Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow
November 17: General Meeting of United Nations refuses admittance of China PR
November 17: William Eckert is unanimously elected commissioner of baseball
November 18: Twins SS Zoilo Versalles is named AL MVP
November 19: ABC radio begins weekly "Vietnam Update" report
November 19: Kellogg's Pop Tarts pastries created
November 20: "Pickwick" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 56 performances
November 20: U.N. Security council calls for boycott of Rhodesia
November 20: WCNY TV channel 24 in Syracuse, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
November 21: 1st freighter arrives in Ashdod Port Israel
November 21: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
November 22: Bob Dylan weds Sara Lowndes
November 22: "Man of La Mancha" opens at ANTA Washington Square Theater New York City for 2329 performances
November 22: Muhammad Ali TKOs Floyd Patterson in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
November 23: 31st Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Garrett, Southern California (RB)
November 23: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
November 24: Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu, becomes President of Zaire
November 25: Congo military coup under General Mobutu, President Kasavubu overthrown
November 26: Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim Lefebvre is voted NL Rookie of Year
November 26: France launches 1st satellite, 92 lb (42 kg) A1-capsule (Asterix)
November 27: 15,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam in Washington D.C.
November 27: 1st French satellite launched, France becomes 3rd nation in space
November 27: 53rd CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat Winn Blue Bombers, 22-16
November 28: Browns' Leroy Kelly sets club record for most punt return yards (109)
November 28: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
November 29: "Anya" opens at Ziegfeld Theater New York City for 16 performances
November 29: Dale Cummings does 14,118 consecutive sit-ups


December 1: Airlift of refugees from Cuba to U.S. began
December 1: South Africa government says children of white fathers are white
December 3: Beatles begin final U.K. concert tour in Glasgow
December 3: U.S.S.R. launches Luna 8; crashes on Moon
December 4: 2 passenger planes collide above Danbury, Conn, 4 die
December 4: 2nd New York Knick game postponed (due to death of opponent 76ers' owner)
December 4: Gemini 7 (Borman and Lovell) launched
December 4: "Roar of the Greasepaint" closes at Shubert New York City after 232 performances
December 4: San Francisco Giant Masanori Murakami, 4-1 this year, does not renew his contract signing instead with the Nankai Hawks of Osaka for $40,000
December 6: 2 trucks crashed into a crowd of dancers (Sotouboua Togo) kills 125
December 7: Pope Paul VI and Orthodox Patriarch Athenagoras I simultaneously lift mutual excommunications that led to split of 2 churches in 1054
December 8: Abe Burrows' "Cactus Flower," premieres in New York City
December 8: Nikolai Podgorny succeeds Mikojan as president of U.S.S.R.
December 8: Pope Paul VI signs 2nd Vatican council
December 9: "A Charlie Brown Christmas," premieres
December 9: Frank Robinson is traded from Cincinnati to the Orioles
December 9: Nikolai Podgorny replaces Anastas Mikoyan as president of Presidium
December 10: Dutch ends economic boycott of Rhodesia
December 10: Test Cricket debut of Doug Walters vs. England at the Gabba
December 10: "Yearling" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 3 performances
December 11: "Anya" closes at Ziegfeld Theater New York City after 16 performances
December 11: "Yearling" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 3 performances
December 12: Beatles last Great Britain concert (Capitol Theatre in Cardiff Wales)
December 12: Doug Walters makes maiden Test ton in 1st Test, goes on to 155
December 12: Gale Sayers of Chicago Bears scores 6 TDs, ties NFL record
December 12: Vivian Beaumont Theater opens at 65th St. and Amsterdam Ave New York City
December 13: Algerian president Boumedienne visits Moscow
December 14: "La Grusse Valise" opens at 54th St. Theater New York City for 7 performances
December 15: 3rd cyclone of year kills another 15,000 at mouths of Ganges River
December 15: Bangladesh windstorm kills 10,000
December 15: D Heneker and J Taylor's musical "Charlie Girl," premieres in London
December 15: Gemini 6 launched; makes 1st rendezvous in space (with Gemini 7)
December 15: Queen Juliana opens Zeeland Bridge to Oosterschelde
December 15: William Eckert replaces Ford Frick as 4th commissioner of baseball
December 16: Gemini 6 returns to Earth
December 16: Pioneer 6 launched into solar orbit
December 16: Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, becomes King of Tonga
December 17: Astrodome opens, 1st event is Judy Garland and Supremes concert
December 17: British government proclaims ends oil-embargo against Rhodesia
December 17: David Levy begins his search for comets
December 17: Dutch government shuts Limburgs coal mine
December 18: Borman and Lovell Splash down in Atlantic ends 2 week Gemini VII mission
December 18: Kenneth LeBel jumps 17 barrels on ice skates
December 18: "La Grusse Valise" closes at 54th St. Theater New York City after 7 performances
December 19: French president De Gaulle re-elected (Mitterrand gets 45%)
December 22: Belgian government shuts 6 coal mine
December 22: Director David Lean's "Dr. Zhivago," premieres
December 22: Great Britain sets maximum speed at 70 MPH
December 22: Radio Mil (Domincan Republic) transmitter blown up
December 26: Buffalo Bills beat San Diego Chargers 23-0 in AFL championship game
December 26: "Funny Girl" with Barbra Streisand closes on Broadway
December 29: CBS purchases NFL TV rights for 1966-68 at $18.8 million per year
December 29: Supremes release "My World is Empty Without You"
December 29: "Thunderball" premieres in US
December 30: Ferdinand Marcos inaugurated as president of the Phillipines
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