February 1965 calendar

February 1965

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 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 February 1965: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1965?


  • 01 Feb 1965 Dutch Queen Juliana opens Brienenoord Bridge in Rotterdam
  • 02 Feb 1965 Joe Ortons Loot, premieres in Brighton
  • 03 Feb 1965 Geraldine McCullough wins Widener Gold Medal for Sculpture
  • 04 Feb 1965 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 05 Feb 1965 Beursschouwburg opens in Brussels
  • 06 Feb 1965 Kelly opens and closes at Broadhurst Theater, New York City
  • 07 Feb 1965 Cassius Clay becomes a Muslim and adopts the name Muhammad Ali
  • 08 Feb 1965 Eastern DC-7B crashes into Atlantic Ocean off Jones Beach, New Jersey, USA; 84 dead.
  • 09 Feb 1965 Vietnam War: The first United States combat troops are sent to South Vietnam.
  • 12 Feb 1965 KHFI (now KBVO) TV channel 42 in Austin, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 13 Feb 1965 Peggy Fleming, 16, wins ladies senior figure skating title
  • 15 Feb 1965 John Lennon passes his driving test
  • 16 Feb 1965 Baker Street opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 313 performances
  • 17 Feb 1965 US Ranger 8 launched; will transmit 7,137 lunar pictures.
  • 18 Feb 1965 Fade Out-Fade In opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • 20 Feb 1965 Beatles record That Means a Lot
  • 21 Feb 1965 In New York City, New York, USA, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X), an African American nationalist and religious leader, is assassinated by rival Nation of Islam members while addressing his Organization of Afro-American Unity.
  • 22 Feb 1965 USSR launches Kosmos 57 into earth orbit
  • 23 Feb 1965 Constance Baker Motley elected Manhattan Borough President
  • 24 Feb 1965 Beatles begin filming Help in Bahamas
  • 26 Feb 1965 West Germany ceases military aid to Tanzania.
  • 27 Feb 1965 High Spirits closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 375 performances
  • 08 Feb 1965 Eastern Air Lines Flight 663 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean and explodes, killing all 84 people onboard.[56]
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
  2. - This Diamond Ring
  3. - Downtown
  4. - The Name Game
  5. - My Girl

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - I'll Never Find Another You
  2. - It's Not Unusual
  3. - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
  4. - Tired Of Waiting For You
  5. - Silhouettes


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1965?

This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart

This Rough Magic


Lucy visits her sister Lucy in Corfu for a visit. She is thrilled to learn that Sir Julian Gale is renting the castello over their villa to him, one of England's brightest lights.

Life With Picasso by Francoise Gilot and Carlton Lake

Life With Picasso


Francoise Gilot, a Pasis young painter when she met Picasso, was twenty-one and he was sixty-two. They were together for ten years and became close friends. She gave birth to Claude and Paloma.

The Explorer by Frances Parkinson Keyes

The Explorer


Original dust jacket. First edition 1964. Binding tight. Corners have tiny shelf wear. There is no writing on the pages or tears.

Hotel by Arthur Hailey



The St Gregory is a behind-the scenes look at a major New Orleans hotel. It introduces a host characters, including the tycoons running the industry, as well as the staff and guests.

My Shadow Ran Fast by Bill Sands

My Shadow Ran Fast


Who is Bill Sands, exactly? He was a violent, law-breaking young man who defied conventions as a child. If he hadn't been stopped, he would have probably committed murder.