Historical Events for Year 1965

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Jan 1st - International Cooperation Year begins
Jan 1st - Palestinian al-Fatah organization forms
Jan 1st - The People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan is founded in Kabul.
Jan 2nd - Ayub Khan elected president of Pakistan
Jan 2nd - Martin Luther King Jr. begins a drive to register black voters
Jan 2nd - NY Jets sign quarterback Joe Namath
Jan 2nd - Obverse design of all Canadian coins is changed to depict present-day
Jan 4th - LBJ's "Great Society" State of the Union Address
Jan 6th - Geoff Boycott takes 3-47 against South Africa, his best Test bowling
Jan 7th - France announces it will convert $150 million of its currency to gold
Jan 8th - Senator Everett Dirksen introduces a bill to make marigold the American natonal flower (doesn't pass)
Jan 8th - Star of India returned to American Museum of Natural History
36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson Jan 9th - Beatles' 65 album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
Jan 10th - Bollingen prize for poetry awarded to Horace Gregory
Jan 10th - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 34-14
Jan 10th - WKBD TV channel 50 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting
Jan 12th - "Hullabaloo" premieres on NBC-TV
Jan 12th - At 10:58 am PST burn up a nuclear rocket in Nevada
Jan 15th - Rock group Who releases 1st album "I Can't Explain"
Jan 15th - Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor Mich forms
Jan 15th - Soviet underground nuclear test creates the atomic lake Chagan, Kazakhstan
Jan 16th - "Oh What a Lovely War" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 125 performances
Jan 16th - "Outer Limits" last airs on ABC-TV
Jan 16th - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-14
Jan 16th - Searchers' "Love Potion #9" peaks at #3
Jan 16th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Jan 18th - H L de Vries appointed Dutch governor of Suriname
Jan 20th - Beatles appear on Shindig (ABC-TV)
Jan 20th - Byrds record "Mr Tambourine Man"
Jan 20th - JPL proposes modified Apollo flight to fly around Mars & return
Spanish Dictator and General Francisco FrancoSpanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco Jan 20th - Generalissimo Francisco Franco meets with Jewish representatives to discuss legitimizing Jewish communities in Spain
Jan 21st - Persians premier Ali Mansoer injured
Jan 22nd - US launches TIROS 9 weather satellite
Jan 23rd - "King Family Show" (musical variety) premieres on ABC TV
Jan 23rd - BPAA All-Star Tournament won by Dick Weber
Jan 23rd - Boston Celtic center Bill Russell misses all 14 shots in loss to Philadelphia Warriors led by Wilt Chamberlain
Jan 26th - South Vietnam milt coup under general Nguyen Khanh
Jan 27th - 1st ground station-to-aircraft radio communication via satellite
Jan 27th - Ground breaking for "Dragon Gateway" at Grant Avenue
Basketball Player Bill RussellBasketball Player Bill Russell Jan 28th - The Who make their 1st appearance on British TV
Jan 30th - "The Name Game" by Shirley Ellis hits #3
Jan 30th - State funeral of Sir Winston Churchill
Jan 31st - Pud Galvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame
Feb 1st - Dutch Queen Juliana opens Brienenoord Bridge in Rotterdam
Feb 1st - Martin Luther King Jr. & 700 demonstrators arrested in Selma Ala
Feb 1st - Peter Jennings, 26, becomes anchor of ABC's nightly news
Feb 1st - NL adopts emergency team replacement plan to restock any club struck by disaster
Feb 2nd - Joe Ortons "Loot," premieres in Brighton
Journalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter JenningsJournalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter Jennings Feb 3rd - 105 USAF cadets resigned for cheating on exams
Feb 3rd - Geraldine McCullough wins Widener Gold Medal for Sculpture
Feb 3rd - Orbiting Solar Observatory 2 launches into Earth orbit (552/636 km)
Feb 3rd - Braves offer Milwaukee $500,000 to terminate their lease a year earlier, the proposal is turned down
Feb 4th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Feb 5th - Beursschouwburg opens in Brussels
Feb 6th - "Kelly" opens & closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC
Feb 6th - Righteous Brothers "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" hits #1
Feb 7th - George Harrison has his tonsils removed
Feb 7th - Operations begin at Grupo Folklorico Antiyano on Curacao
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison Feb 7th - US begins regular bombing & strafing of N Vietnam
Feb 7th - WVIZ TV channel 25 in Cleveland, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
Feb 8th - Eastern DC-7B crashes into Atlantic off Jones Beach NJ, kills 84
Feb 8th - Supremes release "Stop In the Name of Love"
Feb 11th - Braves propose to pay 5 cents from each ticket to bring a new team to Milwaukee
Feb 12th - KHFI (now KBVO) TV channel 42 in Austin, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
Feb 12th - Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
Feb 13th - Peggy Fleming, 16, wins ladies senior figure skating title
Feb 13th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
Feb 13th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti
Feb 15th - Canada replaces Union Jack flag with Maple Leaf
Feb 15th - John Lennon passes his driving test
Feb 15th - Maple Leaf becomes official flag of Canada
Feb 16th - "Baker Street" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 313 performances
Feb 16th - Pegasus 1 launched to detect micro-meteors
Feb 17th - US Ranger 8 launched, will transmit 7,137 lunar pictures
Feb 17th - US-Japan baseball relations suspended over Masanori Murakami dispute
Feb 18th - "Fade Out-Fade In" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 72 perfs
Feb 18th - 27 copper miners die in avalanche, Granduc Mountain, BC
Feb 18th - Frank Gifford announces his retirement from football for broadcasting
Feb 18th - The Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
Feb 19th - NFL adds 6th official
Feb 20th - Beatles record "That Means a Lot"
Feb 20th - Ranger 8 makes hard landing on the Moon, returns photos, other data
Feb 20th - Turkish government of Uerguplu forms
African American Activist Malcolm XAfrican American Activist Malcolm X Feb 21st - Rights activist Malcolm X is shot dead by Nation of Islam followers at Audubon Ballroom in New York
Feb 22nd - USSR launches Kosmos 57 into earth orbit (Voskhod Test)
Feb 23rd - Constance Baker Motley elected Manhattan Borough president
Feb 24th - Beatles begin filming "Help" in Bahamas
Feb 24th - East German president Ulbricht visits Egypt
Feb 26th - Dutch government of Marijnen falls
Feb 26th - West Germany ceases military aid to Tanzania
Feb 27th - "High Spirits" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 375 performances
Feb 27th - Dutch Marijnen government resigns
Feb 27th - France performs Underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
Mar 1st - Australia suspends champ swimmer Dawn Fraser for 10-yrs for misconduct
Mar 1st - Gas explosion kills 28 in apartment complex (La Salle, Quebec)
Mar 1st - WPSX TV channel 3 in Clearfield, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
Mar 2nd - "Sound Of Music" opens
Mar 2nd - Montcalm Community College in Sidney Mich, founded
Mar 3rd - Temptations' "My Girl" reaches #1
Mar 3rd - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Mar 3rd - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Mar 4th - David Attenbrough became the new controller of BBC2
Mar 5th - 1st performance of Walter Piston's 8th Symphony
Mar 5th - Ernie Terrel beats Eddie Machen in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
Mar 5th - March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence.
Mar 6th - "How to Succeed in Business" closes at 46th St NYC after 1415 perfs
Mar 6th - 1st nonstop helicopter crossing of North America, JR Willford
Mar 6th - Bruce Taylor hits 105 for NZ v India in 1st Test Cricket innings
Mar 7th - Alabama state troopers & 600 black protestors clash in Selma
Mar 7th - Bruce Taylor takes 5-86 in debut innings for NZ after ton
Mar 7th - Christian-democrats win parliament in Chile
Mar 8th - 1st US combat forces arrive in Vietnam (3,500 Marines)
Mar 10th - Dutch Princess Margriet & Pieter van Vollenhoven get engaged
Mar 11th - Indonesia President Sukarno accepts qualifications of Suharto
Mar 13th - Beatles' "Eight Days a Week" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
Mar 13th - Jeff Beck replaces Eric Clapton of the Yardbirds
Mar 14th - Israeli cabinet approves diplomatic relations with West Germany
Mar 15th - LBJ asks congress to ensure everybody's right to vote
Mar 15th - T.G.I. Friday's 1st restaurant opens in NYC
Mar 15th - WMFE TV channel 24 in Orlando, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
Mar 17th - Beatles announce their film is named "8 Arms to Hold on to You" (Help)
Mar 18th - "Do I Hear a Waltz?" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 220 performances
Mar 18th - Rolling Stones fined £5 each for public urination
Mar 18th - USSR launches Voshkod 2; Alexei Leonov makes 1st spacewalk (20 mins)
Mar 18th - Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space.
Mar 19th - Indonesia nationalizes all foreign oil companies
Mar 19th - Rembrandt's "Titus" sells for then record 7,770,000 guilders
Mar 19th - Stoica becomes president & Ceausescu party leader of Romania
Mar 19th - 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 20th - 27th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Michigan 91-80
Mar 20th - Venkataraghavan takes 8-72 v NZ at Delhi
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth Mar 21st - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
Mar 21st - Martin Luther King Jr. begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama
Mar 21st - US Ranger 9 launched; takes 5,814 pictures before lunar impact
Mar 22nd - D Senanayake wins general elections in Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
Mar 22nd - US confirms its troops used chemical warfare against the Vietcong
Mar 23rd - Gemini 3 launched, 1st US 2-man space flight (Grissom & Young)
Mar 23rd - Moroccan army shoots on demonstrators, about 100 killed
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr. Mar 24th - US Ranger 9 strikes Moon, 10 miles (16 km) NE of crater Alphonsus
Mar 25th - Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 to state capitol in Montgomery, Al
Mar 25th - West German Bondsdag extends war crimes retribution
Mar 26th - 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 28th - Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA All State Ladies' Golf Invitational
Mar 30th - Vietnam War: A car bomb explodes in front of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, killing 22 and wounding 183 others.
Mar 31st - US ordered the 1st combat troops to Vietnam
Mar 31st - Iberia Airlines Convair 440 crashed into the sea on approach to Tangier killing 47 of 51 occupants.
Apr 1st - South Africa worker's union leader Henry Fazzie sentenced to 10 years
Apr 1st - Syncom 3, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, passes from civilian to military control
Apr 2nd - Hochhuths play "Stellvertreter" banned in Italy
Apr 3rd - 1st atomic powered spacecraft (snap) launched

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