1965 in History – What happened in year 1965

✅ Published on April 9th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

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.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1965 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
08 februaryAfter taking evasive action to avoid a mid-air collision just after take off 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.
15 februaryCanada adopted the Maple Leaf flag, replacing the Canadian RedEnsign.
19 februaryColonel 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 februaryNASA's Ranger 8 spacecraft successfully transmitted 7,137photographs of the Moon in the final 23 minutes of itsmission before crashing into Mare Tranquillitatis.
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.
10 marchThomas Playford, Premier of South Australia, leftoffice after 27 years, the longest term of any democratically electedleader in the history of Australia.
25 aprilLaunch of 1st Soviet communications satellite.
28 aprilFour days after the Dominican Civil War began, the United States invaded the country, aiming to prevent the development of what Lyndon Johnson saw as a possible second Cuban Revolution.
03 mayThe World’s first commercial communication satellite named “Early Bird”, formally known as Intelsat I, was used for the first time on May 3, 1965 to broadcast Today Show in United States.
12 mayLuna 5, an unmanned Soviet spacecraft, got failed on May 12, 1965 in its attempt of first smooth landing on the surface of Moon by any spacecraft. It was the second Soviet spacecraft to reach the surface of the Moon after Luna 2 in 1959.
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.
29 mayIndian Everest team sets a world record by climbing the Everest for the fourth time. It was the first time when any of the expedition team reached the peak of everest fourth time in the world. This expedition earned a lot of appreciation around the world.
07 juneThe U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Griswold v. Connecticut that a Connecticut law that prohibited the use of contraceptives violated the'right to marital privacy'.
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 theVietnam War.
30 juneCease-fire was agreed under UN auspices between India and Pakistan, who signed treaty to stop the war at Rann of Kutch. The United States and the Soviet Union used significant diplomatic tools to prevent any further escalation in the conflict between the two South Asian nations. The Soviet Union, led by Premier Alexei Kosygin, hosted ceasefire negotiations in Tashkent (now in Uzbekistan), where Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri and Pakistani President Ayub Khan signed the Tashkent Agreement.
04 julyThe 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.
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.
09 augustMalaysia expelled the state of Singapore from its federationdue to heated ideological conflict between their respective rulingparties.
11 augustRace riots commence in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Towards the end of the riots 34 people died and more than 1,000 were wounded
11 augustViolent race riots began in Watts, Los Angeles, California,lasting for six days and leaving 34 people dead and 1,032 othersinjured.
31 augustThe Aero Spacelines Super Guppy, a large, wide-bodied cargoaircraft used for ferrying outsized cargo components, made its firstflight.
01 septemberChina is launching an official protest against the British government for allowing United States forces to operate out of Hong Kong, as part of the U.S. military’s campaign against North Vietnam.
06 septemberWest Pakistan has been entered and attacked by Indian troops which seem to be aimed primarily at Lahore.
09 septemberHurricane Betsy made its second landfall near New Orleans,Louisiana, US, leaving 76 dead and becoming the first hurricane to causeover $1 billion (unadjusted) in damage.
11 septemberIndo-Pakistani War-Indian infantry captured the town of Burkinear Lahore, Pakistan.
21 septemberPortugal outraged the United Kingdom by announcing its acceptance of a mission in Lisbon independently representing Rhodesia(or Southern Rhodesia), a British colony.
22 septemberA cease fire is declared between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir possession situation.


Famous birthdays in the year 1965:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
04 JulyHorace Grant / Basketball Player / United States of America
04 JulyGérard Watkins / Actor / United Kingdom
04 DecemberÁlex de la Iglesia / Producer / Spain
05 February Keith Moseley / Writer / United States of America
05 JuneMichael E. Brown / Author / United States of America
09 SeptemberMarcel Peeper / Footballer / Netherlands
12 SeptemberVernon Maxwell / Basketball Player / United States of America
12 OctoberDan Abnett / Author / United Kingdom
13 MayHikari Ōta / Actor / Japan
14 January Slick Rick / Producer / United States of America
19 February Jon Fishman / Drummer / United States of America
20 January Warren Joyce / Footballer / United Kingdom
21 February Mark Ferguson / Journalist / Australia
23 JulyRob Dickinson / Writer / United Kingdom
24 January Carlos Saldanha / Actor / United States of America
24 JuneClaude Bourbonnais / Racing Car Driver / Canada
27 NovemberDanielle Ammaccapane / Golfer / United States of America
27 AugustScott Dibble / Politician / United States of America
28 OctoberDavid Warburton / Business Man / United Kingdom
29 JunePaul Jarvis / Cricketer / United Kingdom

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1965:

YearName / Profession / Country
NA NAArun Aditya / Writer / India
04 JanuaryAditya Pancholi / Actor / India
20 AprilMukul Sangma / Politician / India
25 AugustSanjeev Sharma / Cricketer / India
02 NovemberShah Rukh Khan / Actor / India
05 DecemberManish Malhotra / Fashion Designer / India
12 JulySanjay Manjrekar / Cricketer / India
09 FebruarySurekha Shankar Yadav / Driver / India
23 SeptemberPalash Sen / Actor / India
31 DecemberLaxman Sivaramakrishnan / Cricketer / India
14 MarchAamir Khan / Actor / India
02 SeptemberSurekha Yadav / Train Driver / India
02 SeptemberPartho Sen-Gupta / Writer / India
11 DecemberKimi Katkar / Actress / India
14 March Aamir Khan / Actor / India
10 SeptemberAtul Kulkarni / Actor / India
03 SeptemberManoj Joshi / Actor / India
09 JulySangeeta Bijlani / Model / India
27 DecemberSalman Khan / Actor / India
19 SeptemberSunita Williams / Astronaut / India
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