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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1965?


Events

  • 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 (Voskhod Test)
  • 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

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

Release year: 1965

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn

Country: United States of America

Lord Jim

Lord Jim

Release year: 1965

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Peter O'Toole, James Mason, Curd Jürgens, Eli Wallach

Country: United States of America

The Greatest Story Ever Told

The Greatest Story Ever Told

Release year: 1965

Directed by: George Stevens, David Lean, Jean Negulesco

Starring: Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Charlton Heston, Michael Anderson Jr.

Country: United States of America

Dr. Terror's House of Horrors

Dr. Terror's House of Horrors

Release year: 1965

Directed by: Freddie Francis

The Ravagers

The Ravagers

Release year: 1965

Directed by: Eddie Romero

Starring: John Saxon, Fernando Poe Jr., Bronwyn FitzSimons, Robert Arevalo

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 1965?
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This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart

This Rough Magic

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When Lucy comes to Corfu to visit her sister, she is elated to discover that the castello above their villa is being rented to Sir Julian Gale, one of the brightest lights in England's theatrical world.

A Covenant With Death by Stephen Becker

A Covenant With Death

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A stunning courtroom drama set in 1920s New Mexico: “If you enjoyed Anatomy of a Murder or To Kill a Mockingbird, this is your kind of book” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming

You Only Live Twice

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The James Bond adventure novel that takes 007 to the exotic Orient - to the suicide gardens of the maniacal Dr.

Hotel by Arthur Hailey

Hotel

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A behind-the-scenes view of a major New Orleans hotel, the St Gregory, which introduces a host of characters - the tycoons who run the industry and the staff and guests in

The Kennedy Years by Harold Faber

The Kennedy Years

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This edition is identical in content to the 1964 edition but in reduced format.