October 1965 calendar

October 1965

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1965?


  • 01 Oct 1965 Failed coup under lt col Untung in Indonesia
  • 02 Oct 1965 Dodgers beat Braves to clinch NL pennant
  • 03 Oct 1965 Cubs tie major league record of 3 triple plays in a season
  • 04 Oct 1965 Pickwick opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • 05 Oct 1965 Chuck Linster performs 6,006 consecutive push-ups.
  • 06 Oct 1965 Supremes release I Hear a Symphony
  • 07 Oct 1965 Charles Linster does 6,006 consecutive push-ups
  • 08 Oct 1965 Djakarta Moslems set fire to PKI-headquarter
  • 10 Oct 1965 Drat! - The Cat! opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 13 Oct 1965 Congo President Joseph Kasavubu fires Prime Minister Moise Tshombe and forms a provisional government, with Evariste Kimba in a leading position.
  • 14 Oct 1965 Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 80 km
  • 15 Oct 1965 WEMT (now WVII) TV channel 7 in Bangor, ME (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 16 Oct 1965 Drat! - The Cat! closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 17 Oct 1965 On A Clear Day You Can See Forever opens in NYC for 280 performances
  • 18 Oct 1965 The Indonesian government outlaws the Communist Party of Indonesia.
  • 20 Oct 1965 19th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-2 at Montreal
  • 21 Oct 1965 KTWU TV channel 11 in Topeka, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 24 Oct 1965 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Golf Tournament
  • 25 Oct 1965 Rolling Stones release "Get Off of My Cloud".
  • 26 Oct 1965 Beatles receive MBEs at Buckingham Palace
  • 27 Oct 1965 WCFT TV channel 33 in Tuscaloosa, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 28 Oct 1965 In St. Louis, Missouri, construction is completed on the Gateway Arch, a 630-foot-high parabola of stainless steel. The arch was erected to commemorate President Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase of 1803.
  • 30 Oct 1965 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Las Cruces Golf Open
  • 04 Oct 1965 Pope Paul VI begins the first papal visit to the Americas.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Hang On Sloopy
  2. - Yesterday
  3. - Eve Of Destruction
  4. - Treat Her Right
  5. - A Lover's Concerto

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Tears
  2. - Get Off Of My Cloud
  3. - Almost There
  4. - If You Gotta Go Go Now
  5. - Yesterday Man


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in October 1965?

The Green Berets by Robin Moore

The Green Berets


Robin Moore, a 1965 writer, wanted to know more about the activities of the U.S. Army Special Forces (also known as the Green Berets).

The Man With The Golden Gun by Ian Fleming

The Man With The Golden Gun


Bond may be able to kill, but "Pistols Scaramanga" has the ability to do it. Assassin KGB-trained, he's left a trail behind British Secret Service agents who were killed in his mission.

Is Paris Burning? by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

Is Paris Burning?


The dramatic story of Paris's liberation by the Allies comes from the bestselling author of The City of Joy. Is Paris Burning

Thomas by Shelley Mydans



An illustrated novel about the life, passion and miracles of Saint Thomas Becket.

The Making Of The President 1964 by Theodore H. White

The Making Of The President 1964


"[White] revolutionized the art of politics reporting." --William F. BuckleyA national bestseller The Making of the President 1964 is the highly acclaimed account of the 1964 presidential election, starting with the assassination.