April 1965 calendar

April 1965

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1965.
The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1965: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1965?


  • 01 Apr 1965 Syncom 3, first geosynchronous communications satellite, passes from civilian to military control.
  • 02 Apr 1965 Hochhuths play Stellvertreter banned in Italy
  • 03 Apr 1965 First atomic powered spacecraft (SNAP) launched.
  • 04 Apr 1965 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Baton Rouge Golf Invitational.
  • 05 Apr 1965 37th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards: Best picture: My Fair Lady;
  • 06 Apr 1965 Intelsat 1 ("Early Bird") launched; first commercial geosynchronous communications satellite.
  • 07 Apr 1965 Bevan Congdon makes a stumping as 12th man New Zealand versus Pakistan.
  • 09 Apr 1965 Beatles Ticket to Ride is released in the UK
  • 11 Apr 1965 40 tornadoes strike US midwest killing 272 and injuring 5,000.
  • 12 Apr 1965 Linda Darnell, US actress (Dakota Incident), dies at age 43.
  • 13 Apr 1965 1st US Senate black page, Lawrence W Bradford Jr, 16, appointed by New York Sen Jacob Javits
  • 14 Apr 1965 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 15 Apr 1965 NFL changes penalty flag from white to bright gold.
  • 16 Apr 1965 Test flight of heavy Saturn S-1C rocket.
  • 17 Apr 1965 The first SDS march against the Vietnam War draws 25,000 protestors to Washington, DC.
  • 18 Apr 1965 Consecration of St Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral in Toronto, Canada.
  • 19 Apr 1965 T.A.M.I. Show premieres in London
  • 21 Apr 1965 The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair opens for its second and final season.
  • 23 Apr 1965 Launch of first Soviet communications satellite.
  • 24 Apr 1965 Comedy in Music-Opus 2 closes at John Golden NYC after 192 performances
  • 25 Apr 1965 19th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 1.
  • 26 Apr 1965 A Rolling Stones concert in London, Ontario is shut down by police after 15 minutes due to rioting.
  • 27 Apr 1965 RC Duncan patents "Pampers" disposable diaper.
  • 28 Apr 1965 Barbra Streisand stars on My Name is Barbra special on CBS
  • 29 Apr 1965 Malta is 18th member of Council of Europe.
  • 07 Apr 1965 Representatives of the National Congress of American Indians testify before members of the US Senate in Washington, D.C. against the termination of the Colville tribe.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1965?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Stop! In The Name Of Love
  2. - I'm Telling You Now
  3. - Game Of Love
  4. - Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter
  5. - Can't You Hear My Heartbeat

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Concrete And Clay
  2. - Ticket To Ride
  3. - The Minute You're Gone
  4. - King Of The Road
  5. - The Last Time


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 1965?

Design For Survival by General Thomas S. Power

Design For Survival


Air Force General Thomas S. Power, Air Force, was allowed by the Pentagon to publish these essays on how modern warfare evolved during his retirement.

A Covenant With Death by Stephen Becker

A Covenant With Death


This courtroom drama is set in 1920s New Mexico.

Funeral In Berlin by Len Deighton

Funeral In Berlin


The author of The Ipcress File has written a chilling Cold War thriller. Len Deighton's third novel is a classic. It is as captivating and suspenseful today as it was when it was first published.

The Legend Of The Seventh Virgin by Victoria Holt

The Legend Of The Seventh Virgin


Kerensa Carlee was a village girl. She had her beauty and her wit. Kerensa was determined from the first moment she saw it that she would become St Larnston Abbas' mistress.

Stagestruck by Maurice Zolotow



Stagestruck: The Romance Of Alfred Lunt And Lynn Fontanne, A Biography By Maurice Zolotow