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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1965?


Events

  • 01 May 1965 USSR launches Luna 5; later impacts on Moon
  • 02 May 1965 New Faces of 1965 opens at Booth Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • 03 May 1965 Don Steele, begins a 40+ year radio career at KRTH (Los Angeles, California)
  • 05 May 1965 First large-scale US Army ground units arrive in South Vietnam.
  • 06 May 1965 Lawry and Simpson complete opening stand of 382 against West Indies.
  • 07 May 1965 WAOW TV channel 9 in Wausau, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 09 May 1965 Beatles attend a Bob Dylan concert
  • 11 May 1965 Flora, the Red Menace opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 87 performances
  • 12 May 1965 Israel and West Germany exchange letters, beginning diplomatic relations.
  • 13 May 1965 Rolling Stones record Satisfaction
  • 14 May 1965 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 15 May 1965 Igor Vodic beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ
  • 16 May 1965 Roar of the Greasepaint opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 232 performances
  • 18 May 1965 Gene Roddenberry suggests 16 names including Kirk for Star Trek Captain
  • 19 May 1965 Patricia R Harris named 1st US black female ambassador (Luxembourg)
  • 20 May 1965 Yorkshire all out for 23 versus Hampshire at Middlesbrough.
  • 21 May 1965 US Senator Alan Bible of Nevada introduces a bill that would give the Treasury Secretary the power to dictate what coins could be traded at a premium. It would also prohibit exportation of US coins, prohibit the melting of silver coins by unauthorized persons, outlaw unreasonable hoarding of coins, and outlaw buying or selling non-rare coins at more than face value.
  • 22 May 1965 Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious hits #66
  • 23 May 1965 Franz Jonas elected president of Austria.
  • 24 May 1965 US Supreme Court declares federal law allowing post office to intercept communist propaganda is unconstitutional.
  • 25 May 1965 Dave Davies of Kinks stumbles and is knocked unconscious on stage
  • 26 May 1965 Revised International Convention on Safety of Life at Sea takes effect.
  • 27 May 1965 Inter Milan wins 10th Europe Cup 1 in Milan, Italy.
  • 28 May 1965 Fire and explosion at Dhori mine in Dhanbad, India kills 400.
  • 29 May 1965 A mining accident in Dhanbad, India kills 274.
  • 30 May 1965 Vivian Malone, is 1st black to graduate from University of Alabama
  • 31 May 1965 Jim Clark becomes first foreigner in 49 years to win Indianapolis 500 car race.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Hill

The Hill

Release year: 1965

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Alfred Lynch

Country: United States of America

Repulsion

Repulsion

Release year: 1965

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser, Yvonne Furneaux

Country: United States of America

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Release year: 1965

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Richard Burton, Oskar Werner, Claire Bloom, Sam Wanamaker

Country: United States of America

The Collector

The Collector

Release year: 1965

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Terence Stamp, Samantha Eggar, Mona Washbourne, Maurice Dallimore

Country: United States of America

Mirage

Mirage

Release year: 1965

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Gregory Peck, Diane Baker, Walter Matthau, Kevin McCarthy

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1965?
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Sixpence In Her Shoe by Phyllis McGinley

Sixpence In Her Shoe

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Third printing 1964. MacMillan. Name and bookplate inside front cover. Lightly bumped corners. Light stain on top right corner of first 8 pages otherwise clean.

The Oxford History Of The American People by Samuel Eliot Morison

The Oxford History Of The American People

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A political as well as social history which traces the major strands in America's history from prehistoric man to the assasination of President Kennedy.

Funeral In Berlin by Len Deighton

Funeral In Berlin

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A ferociously cool Cold War thriller from the author of The Ipcress File.Len Deighton’s third novel has become a classic, as compelling and suspenseful now as when it first exploded on

A Pillar Of Iron by Taylor Caldwell

A Pillar Of Iron

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A Pillar of Iron

My Shadow Ran Fast by Bill Sands

My Shadow Ran Fast

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Who is Bill Sands? As a youngster, he was a violent, law-breaking, convention-defying young thug. He would probably have committed murder had he not been stopped.