1965

1965 was a year of sweeping changes, particularly in the United States. In January, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced the plan for his “Great Society” programs. A set of Democrat, or neo-liberal programs, the Great Society programs sought to vastly expand the American welfare state and the role of the Federal government in virtually all aspects of American society, including education, the arts, medicine, the environment, and more. These programs would be continued under subsequent Republican administrations.

1965

A notable development for the year 1965 specifically in this regard was the signing of the 1965 Civil Rights Act.

While major changes were occurring on the domestic side for America, all was not quiet on the foreign policy front either. In March of 1965, President Johnson ordered 3,500 U.S. Marines to Vietnam. These were the first official combat troops deployed to Vietnam during American involvement in that conflict.

In popular culture, The Sound of Music, starring Julie Andrews, premiered in New York City. The Beatles performed the first stadium concert in music history, playing at Shea Stadium in New York City. In December, A Charlie Brown Christmas, the first Peanuts special, made its debut, becoming a Christmastime tradition for millions.

The American space program hit a major milestone this year with the successful launch of Gemini 3, which was the first two-man crew into Earth’s orbit for the United States.

In a tremendous global development, the Second Vatican Council of the Roman Catholic Church closed in December of 1965. The council would re-shape the relationship between the Roman Catholic Church and modernity, and continues to have a significant impact around the world. At this Council, it was decided that the Church would become more open and relaxed toward the modern world, allowing for more use of vernacular languages and many changes to the liturgy, music, art, and architecture of the Church.

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Movies

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Cup Fever

Cup Fever

Directed by: David Bracknell

Starring: Bernard Cribbins, Sonia Graham, Dermot Kelly, David Lodge

For a Few Dollars More

For a Few Dollars More

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè, Mario Brega

Country: United States of America

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

Directed by: Robert Wise

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

Country: United States of America

A Patch of Blue

A Patch of Blue

Directed by: Guy Green

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, Elizabeth Hartman, Wallace Ford

Country: United States of America

Doctor Zhivago

Doctor Zhivago

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger

Country: United States of America

Books

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Up The Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman

Up The Down Staircase

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Bel Kaufman's Up the Down Staircase is one of the best-loved novels of our time. It has been translated into sixteen languages, made into a prize-winning motion picture, and staged as a play at high schools all over the United …

Games People Play by Eric Berne

Games People Play

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We think we’re relating to other people–but actually we’re all playing games.Forty years ago, Games People Play revolutionized our understanding of what really goes on during our most basic social interactions.

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

The Green Berets by Robin Moore

The Green Berets

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In 1965, writer Robin Moore wanted to understand more about the little-known activities of the U.S. Army Special Forces, known amongst themselves as the Green Berets.

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.

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Historical Events

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Events

  • 01 Jan International Cooperation Year begins
  • 02 Jan Martin Luther King Jr begins a drive to register black voters in the USA.
  • 03 Jan Robert Kennedy begins term as US Senator for New York.
  • 04 Jan United States President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaims his ''Great Society'' during his State of the Union address.
  • 06 Jan Geoff Boycott takes 3-47 against South Africa, his best Test bowling.
  • 07 Jan France announces it will convert US$150 million of its currency to gold.
  • 08 Jan Star of India returned to American Museum of Natural History.
  • 09 Jan The Mirzapur Cadet College formally opens for academic activities in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
  • 10 Jan WKBD TV channel 50 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 12 Jan Hullabaloo premieres on NBC-TV
  • 14 Jan The Prime Minister of Northern Ireland and the Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland meet for the first time in 43 years.
  • 15 Jan Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor Michigan forms
  • 16 Jan Oh What a Lovely War closes at Broadhurst NYC after 125 performances
  • 18 Jan H L de Vries appointed Dutch Governor of Suriname.
  • 19 Jan The unmanned ''Gemini 2'' is launched on a suborbital test of various spacecraft systems.
  • 20 Jan The Rolling Stones, The Dave Clark Five and The Kink appear on Shindig (ABC-TV)
  • 21 Jan Persians Premier Ali Mansoer injured
  • 22 Jan US launches TIROS 9 weather satellite.
  • 23 Jan King Family Show (musical variety) premieres on ABC TV
  • 26 Jan South Vietnam military coup under General Nguyen Khanh.
  • 27 Jan Ground breaking for Dragon Gateway at Grant Avenue
  • 28 Jan The current design of the Flag of Canada is chosen by an act of Parliament.
  • 30 Jan The Name Game by Shirley Ellis hits #3
  • 31 Jan Pud Galvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 01 Feb Dutch Queen Juliana opens Brienenoord Bridge in Rotterdam
  • 02 Feb Joe Ortons Loot, premieres in Brighton
  • 03 Feb Geraldine McCullough wins Widener Gold Medal for Sculpture
  • 04 Feb US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 05 Feb Beursschouwburg opens in Brussels
  • 06 Feb Kelly opens and closes at Broadhurst Theater, New York City
  • 07 Feb Cassius Clay becomes a Muslim and adopts the name Muhammad Ali
  • 08 Feb Eastern DC-7B crashes into Atlantic Ocean off Jones Beach, New Jersey, USA; 84 dead.
  • 09 Feb Vietnam War: The first United States combat troops are sent to South Vietnam.
  • 12 Feb KHFI (now KBVO) TV channel 42 in Austin, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 13 Feb Peggy Fleming, 16, wins ladies senior figure skating title
  • 15 Feb John Lennon passes his driving test
  • 16 Feb Baker Street opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 313 performances
  • 17 Feb US Ranger 8 launched; will transmit 7,137 lunar pictures.
  • 18 Feb Fade Out-Fade In opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • 20 Feb Beatles record That Means a Lot
  • 21 Feb 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 USSR launches Kosmos 57 into earth orbit (Voskhod Test)
  • 23 Feb Constance Baker Motley elected Manhattan Borough President
  • 24 Feb Beatles begin filming Help in Bahamas
  • 26 Feb West Germany ceases military aid to Tanzania.
  • 27 Feb High Spirits closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 375 performances
  • 01 Mar WPSX TV channel 3 in Clearfield, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 02 Mar Sound Of Music opens
  • 03 Mar US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 04 Mar David Attenbrough became the new controller of BBC2
  • 05 Mar Ernie Terrel beats Eddie Machen in 15 rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • 06 Mar How to Succeed in Business closes at 46th St. NYC after 1415 performances
  • 07 Mar Alabama state troopers and 600 black protestors clash in Selma
  • 08 Mar First US combat forces arrive in South Vietnam (3,500 Marines).
  • 09 Mar The US Treasury Department begins sales of Special Mint sets, at US$4 per set. Collectors can buy in lots of 1, 2, 5, or 10.
  • 10 Mar Dutch Princess Margriet and Pieter van Vollenhoven, get engaged
  • 11 Mar Indonesia President Sukarno accepts qualifications of Suharto.
  • 13 Mar Jeff Beck replaces Eric Clapton of the Yardbirds
  • 14 Mar Israeli cabinet approves diplomatic relations with West Germany.
  • 15 Mar WMFE TV channel 24 in Orlando, Florida (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 16 Mar Police clash with 600 SNCC marchers in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • 17 Mar Beatles announce their film is named 8 Arms to Hold on to You (Help)
  • 18 Mar Do I Hear a Waltz? opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 220 performances
  • 19 Mar Stoica becomes President and Ceausescu party leader of Romania
  • 20 Mar Venkataraghavan takes 8-72 versus New Zealand at Delhi, India.
  • 21 Mar US Ranger 9 launched, last American unmanned lunar space probe; will take 5,814 pictures before lunar impact.
  • 22 Mar D Senanayake wins general elections in Ceylon (Sri Lanka).
  • 23 Mar Gemini 3 launched, first US two-man space flight (Grissom and Young).
  • 24 Mar US Ranger 9 strikes Moon, 10 miles (16 km) northeast of crater Alphonsus.
  • 25 Mar West German Bondsdag extends war crimes retribution.
  • 31 Mar US orders the first combat troops to Vietnam.
  • 01 Apr Syncom 3, first geosynchronous communications satellite, passes from civilian to military control.
  • 02 Apr Hochhuths play Stellvertreter banned in Italy
  • 03 Apr First atomic powered spacecraft (SNAP) launched.
  • 04 Apr Mickey Wright wins LPGA Baton Rouge Golf Invitational.
  • 05 Apr 37th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards: Best picture: My Fair Lady;
  • 06 Apr Intelsat 1 ("Early Bird") launched; first commercial geosynchronous communications satellite.
  • 07 Apr Bevan Congdon makes a stumping as 12th man New Zealand versus Pakistan.
  • 09 Apr Beatles Ticket to Ride is released in the UK
  • 11 Apr 40 tornadoes strike US midwest killing 272 and injuring 5,000.
  • 12 Apr Linda Darnell, US actress (Dakota Incident), dies at age 43.
  • 13 Apr 1st US Senate black page, Lawrence W Bradford Jr, 16, appointed by New York Sen Jacob Javits
  • 14 Apr US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 15 Apr NFL changes penalty flag from white to bright gold.
  • 16 Apr Test flight of heavy Saturn S-1C rocket.
  • 17 Apr The first SDS march against the Vietnam War draws 25,000 protestors to Washington, DC.
  • 18 Apr Consecration of St Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral in Toronto, Canada.
  • 19 Apr T.A.M.I. Show premieres in London
  • 21 Apr The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair opens for its second and final season.
  • 23 Apr Launch of first Soviet communications satellite.
  • 24 Apr Comedy in Music-Opus 2 closes at John Golden NYC after 192 performances
  • 25 Apr 19th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 1.
  • 26 Apr A Rolling Stones concert in London, Ontario is shut down by police after 15 minutes due to rioting.
  • 27 Apr RC Duncan patents "Pampers" disposable diaper.
  • 28 Apr Barbra Streisand stars on My Name is Barbra special on CBS
  • 29 Apr Malta is 18th member of Council of Europe.
  • 01 May USSR launches Luna 5; later impacts on Moon
  • 02 May New Faces of 1965 opens at Booth Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • 03 May Don Steele, begins a 40+ year radio career at KRTH (Los Angeles, California)
  • 05 May First large-scale US Army ground units arrive in South Vietnam.
  • 06 May Lawry and Simpson complete opening stand of 382 against West Indies.
  • 07 May WAOW TV channel 9 in Wausau, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 09 May Beatles attend a Bob Dylan concert
  • 11 May Flora, the Red Menace opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 87 performances
  • 12 May Israel and West Germany exchange letters, beginning diplomatic relations.
  • 13 May Rolling Stones record Satisfaction
  • 14 May US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 15 May Igor Vodic beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ
  • 16 May Roar of the Greasepaint opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 232 performances
  • 18 May Gene Roddenberry suggests 16 names including Kirk for Star Trek Captain
  • 19 May Patricia R Harris named 1st US black female ambassador (Luxembourg)
  • 20 May Yorkshire all out for 23 versus Hampshire at Middlesbrough.
  • 21 May 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 Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious hits #66
  • 23 May Franz Jonas elected president of Austria.
  • 24 May US Supreme Court declares federal law allowing post office to intercept communist propaganda is unconstitutional.
  • 25 May Dave Davies of Kinks stumbles and is knocked unconscious on stage
  • 26 May Revised International Convention on Safety of Life at Sea takes effect.
  • 27 May Inter Milan wins 10th Europe Cup 1 in Milan, Italy.
  • 28 May Fire and explosion at Dhori mine in Dhanbad, India kills 400.
  • 29 May A mining accident in Dhanbad, India kills 274.
  • 30 May Vivian Malone, is 1st black to graduate from University of Alabama
  • 31 May Jim Clark becomes first foreigner in 49 years to win Indianapolis 500 car race.
  • 01 Jun Coal mine explosion in Fukuoka Japan kills 236
  • 03 Jun Gemini 4 launched; second US two-man flight (McDivitt and White).
  • 04 Jun Duane Earl Pope robbed the Farmers' State Bank of Big Springs, Nebraska, killing three people execution style and severely wounding a fourth. The crime landed Pope on the FBI Ten Most Wanted list.
  • 05 Jun Wooly Bully by Sam the Sham and Pharaohs hits #2
  • 06 Jun Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Blue Grass Golf Invitational
  • 07 Jun Gemini 4 completes 62 orbits
  • 08 Jun USSR launches Luna 6; missed Moon
  • 09 Jun Frenchman, Machal Jazy, runs record mile in 3:53.6
  • 10 Jun Vietnam War: The Battle of Dong Xoai begins.
  • 12 Jun Bajour closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 232 performances
  • 13 Jun 19th Tony Awards: Subject Was Roses and Fiddler on the Roof win
  • 14 Jun Cincinnati Reds' pitcher Jim Maloney no-hits New York Mets but loses in 11, 1-0.
  • 15 Jun Bob Dylan records Like a Rolling Stone
  • 16 Jun A planned anti-war protest at The Pentagon becomes a teach-in, with demonstrators distributing 50,000 leaflets in and around the building.
  • 17 Jun 1st bombing by B-52 (50 km north of Saigon)
  • 18 Jun Vietnam War: The United States uses B-52 bombers to attack National Liberation Front guerrilla fighters in South Vietnam.
  • 19 Jun KYW-AM in Cleveland Ohio returns call letters to Philadelphia
  • 20 Jun Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
  • 21 Jun 65th US Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 282 at Bellerive Country Club - St. Louis
  • 22 Jun James D. Lathan and George York are hanged for the murders of 12 people in Tennessee, Illinois, Kansas, and Colorado, which took place over 12 days in 1961.
  • 25 Jun A U.S. Air Force Boeing C135-A bound for Okinawa crashes just after takeoff at MCAS El Toro in Orange County, California, killing all 85 on board.
  • 26 Jun Wallon party forms in Belgium
  • 27 Jun Carol Mann wins LPGA Carling Golf Open
  • 28 Jun Princess Beatrice and Claus von Amsberg announce engagement
  • 29 Jun USAF Captain Joseph Henry Engle reaches 85,530 m in X-15
  • 30 Jun NFL grants Atlanta Falcons a franchise.
  • 01 Jul KUID TV channel 12 in Moscow, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 02 Jul 79th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (62 64 64)
  • 03 Jul 72nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith beats M Fraiser (64 75)
  • 04 Jul Homophile activists picket at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, the first in a series of Annual Reminders of the second-class status of LGBT people in the United States.
  • 06 Jul Rock group "Jefferson Airplane" forms.
  • 07 Jul Otis Redding records Respect
  • 08 Jul Joe Morgan is 1st Houston player with 6 hits in a game
  • 09 Jul 94th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 285 at Royal Birkdale
  • 11 Jul Israeli Mapai-party nominates David Ben-Gurion
  • 13 Jul 36th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-5 at Metropolitan Stadium, Minnesota
  • 14 Jul Australian Ronald Clarke runs world record 10k (27:39.4)
  • 15 Jul Mariner IV sends back 1st pictures of Mars
  • 16 Jul Mount Blanc Road tunnel between France and Italy opens
  • 17 Jul WLCY (now WTSP) TV channel 10 in St. Petersburg-Tampa, Florida (ABC) begins
  • 18 Jul Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Yankee Golf Open
  • 19 Jul Shooting begins on Star Trek 2nd pilot Where No Man Has Gone Before
  • 20 Jul New York Yankee pitcher Mel Stottlemyre hits an inside-the-park grand slam
  • 21 Jul Pakistan, Iran, and Turkey sign Regional Co-Operation pact.
  • 22 Jul Edward Heath succeeds Alec Douglas-Hume as leader of British Conservative party
  • 23 Jul Beatles Help is released in the UK
  • 24 Jul Flora, the Red Menace closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • 25 Jul Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Tournament
  • 26 Jul Republic of Maldives gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • 27 Jul Pierre Harmel forms Belgium government
  • 28 Jul LBJ sends 50,000 more soldiers to Vietnam (total of 125,000)
  • 29 Jul Beatles movie Help premieres, Queen Elizabeth attends
  • 30 Jul LBJ signs Medicare bill, which goes into effect in 1966
  • 31 Jul Cigarette Ads banned on British TV
  • 01 Aug Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
  • 02 Aug Morley Safer sends first Vietnam report indicating US is losing war.
  • 04 Aug Cook Islands enters into free association with New Zealand
  • 05 Aug Dave Marr wins PGA title
  • 06 Aug 32nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 24, All-Stars 16 (68,000)
  • 07 Aug The infamous first party between Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters and motorcycle gang the Hells Angels takes place at Kesey's estate in La Honda, California introducing psychedelics to the gang world and forever linking the hippie movement to the Hell's Angels.
  • 08 Aug Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open
  • 09 Aug Fire in Titan II silo in Searcy Arkansas, 53 die
  • 10 Aug Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 82 km
  • 11 Aug 6 day insurrection starts in Watts section of Los Angeles
  • 12 Aug Elizabeth Lane becomes 1st female British Supreme Court Justice
  • 13 Aug The rock group Jefferson Airplane debuts at the Matrix in San Francisco, California and begins to appear there regularly.
  • 14 Aug Beatles tape an appearance for Ed Sullivan Show
  • 15 Aug 47th PGA Championship: Dave Marr shoots a 280 at Laurel Valley Golf Club - Pennsylvania
  • 16 Aug AFL awards its first expansion franchise (Miami Dolphins).
  • 18 Aug Vietnam War: Operation Starlite begins : United States Marines destroy a Viet Cong stronghold on the Van Tuong peninsula in the first major American ground battle of the war.
  • 19 Aug Auschwitz trials end with 6 life sentences
  • 20 Aug Eddie Mathews and Hank Aaron (1954-65) pass Babe Ruth-Lou Gehrig hitting 772 HRs while playing together on the same team
  • 21 Aug Gemini 5 launched into Earth orbit (two astronauts).
  • 22 Aug Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open
  • 27 Aug Beatles spend an evening with Elvis Presley
  • 29 Aug Astronauts Cooper and Conrad complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5.
  • 30 Aug Section of Allalin glacier wipes out construction site at Mattmark Dam near Saas-Fee, Switzerland.
  • 31 Aug US House of Representatives joins Senate in establishing Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • 01 Sep The San Francisco Mint facility resumes production of circulating coins. Coins had last been struck for circulation in San Francisco in 1955.
  • 02 Sep Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits his 400th HR (off Curt Simmons)
  • 03 Sep Garcia Godoy forms government in Dominican Republic
  • 04 Sep KREZ TV channel 6 in Durango, CO (CBS / NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 06 Sep India invades West Pakistan
  • 07 Sep China announces that it will reinforce its troops on the Indian border.
  • 08 Sep Hurricane Betsy kills 75 in Louisiana and Florida
  • 09 Sep Francois Mitterrand nominated for French presidency
  • 10 Sep Phillies 10,000th game to a decision since 1900, Phils beat Cards
  • 11 Sep Braves 2nd straight one-hitter against the Mets
  • 12 Sep 79th US Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith beats Billie Jean King (86 75)
  • 13 Sep Beatles release Yesterday
  • 14 Sep F-Troop premieres
  • 15 Sep Lost in Space premieres
  • 16 Sep Sobibor trial opens in Hagen West Germany
  • 17 Sep WPHL TV channel 17 in Philadelphia, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 18 Sep Get Smart premieres
  • 19 Sep Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Visalia Golf Open
  • 20 Sep WXXW (now WYCC) TV channel 20 in Chicago, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 21 Sep Gambia, Maldives and Singapore are admitted as members of the United Nations.
  • 22 Sep India and Pakistan ceases-fire goes into effect
  • 24 Sep Belgium Victor Leemans elected Chairman of European Parliament
  • 25 Sep Do I Hear a Waltz? closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 220 performances
  • 26 Sep 11th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Haynie
  • 27 Sep The largest tanker ship at the time, ''Tokyo Maru'', is launched in Yokohama, Japan.
  • 28 Sep Jack McKay in X-15 reaches 90 km
  • 29 Sep WLVT TV channel 39 in Allentown, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 30 Sep LA Dodger Don Drysdale (23-12) wins 13th straight game, 7 by shutouts
  • 01 Oct Failed coup under lt col Untung in Indonesia
  • 02 Oct Dodgers beat Braves to clinch NL pennant
  • 03 Oct Cubs tie major league record of 3 triple plays in a season
  • 04 Oct Pickwick opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • 05 Oct Chuck Linster performs 6,006 consecutive push-ups.
  • 06 Oct Supremes release I Hear a Symphony
  • 07 Oct Charles Linster does 6,006 consecutive push-ups
  • 08 Oct Djakarta Moslems set fire to PKI-headquarter
  • 10 Oct Drat! - The Cat! opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 13 Oct Congo President Joseph Kasavubu fires Prime Minister Moise Tshombe and forms a provisional government, with Evariste Kimba in a leading position.
  • 14 Oct Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 80 km
  • 15 Oct WEMT (now WVII) TV channel 7 in Bangor, ME (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 16 Oct Drat! - The Cat! closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 17 Oct On A Clear Day You Can See Forever opens in NYC for 280 performances
  • 18 Oct The Indonesian government outlaws the Communist Party of Indonesia.
  • 20 Oct 19th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-2 at Montreal
  • 21 Oct KTWU TV channel 11 in Topeka, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 24 Oct Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Golf Tournament
  • 25 Oct Rolling Stones release "Get Off of My Cloud".
  • 26 Oct Beatles receive MBEs at Buckingham Palace
  • 27 Oct WCFT TV channel 33 in Tuscaloosa, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 28 Oct 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 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Las Cruces Golf Open
  • 01 Nov Ernie Terrel beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing
  • 03 Nov Sandy Koufax wins NL Cy Young Award unanimously
  • 04 Nov Lee Breedlove sets female land speed record (308.56 mph) in Utah
  • 05 Nov Martial law is announced in Rhodesia. The UN General Assembly accepts British intent to use force against Rhodesia if necessary by a vote of 82–9.
  • 07 Nov Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open
  • 08 Nov Days of Our Lives premieres on TV
  • 09 Nov 5:16pm, massive power failure in New Engl, and Ontario (NY blackout)
  • 10 Nov Manneke Piss statue stolen in Brussels
  • 11 Nov Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Floyd Patterson in Las Vegas
  • 12 Nov Ferdinand Marcos elected President of Philippines
  • 13 Nov Skyscraper opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 248 performances
  • 14 Nov Baker Street closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 313 performances
  • 15 Nov At the Cherry Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Florida, Walt Disney, Roy Disney, and Florida Governor Hayden Burns make the first public announcement of plans to build a new Disney theme park near Orlando.
  • 16 Nov Venera 3 launched, 1st to land on another planet (crashes into Venus)
  • 17 Nov General Meeting of the UN refuses admittance of China PR
  • 18 Nov Twins SS Zoilo Versalles is named AL MVP
  • 19 Nov ABC radio begins weekly Vietnam Update report
  • 20 Nov Pickwick closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • 21 Nov 1st freighter arrives in Ashdod Port Israel
  • 22 Nov Bob Dylan weds Sara Lowndes
  • 23 Nov 31st Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Garrett, Southern California (RB)
  • 24 Nov Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu, becomes President of Zaire
  • 25 Nov Congo milt coup under General Mobutu, President Kasavubu overthrown
  • 26 Nov Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim Lefebvre is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • 27 Nov 15-25,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam in Washington DC
  • 28 Nov Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • 29 Nov Anya opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 01 Dec South Africa government says children of white fathers are white.
  • 03 Dec Beatles begin final UK concert tour in Glasgow
  • 04 Dec Roar of the Greasepaint closes at Shubert NYC after 232 performances
  • 05 Dec Charles de Gaulle is re-elected as French president with 10,828,421 votes.
  • 08 Dec Nikolai Podgorny succeeds Mikojan as President of the USSR
  • 09 Dec A Charlie Brown Christmas, premieres
  • 10 Dec Yearling opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • 11 Dec Anya closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 12 Dec Beatles last Great Britain concert (Capitol Theatre in Cardiff Wales)
  • 14 Dec La Grusse Valise opens at 54th St. Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 15 Dec Bangladesh windstorm kills 10,000
  • 16 Dec Gemini 6 returns to Earth.
  • 17 Dec Largest newspaper - Sunday New York Times at 946 pages (50 cents).
  • 18 Dec La Grusse Valise closes at 54th St. Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 19 Dec French President Charles De Gaulle re-elected (Mitterrand gets 45 percent).
  • 20 Dec WFP made a permanent UN agency.
  • 22 Dec Radio Mil (Domincan Republic) transmitter blown up
  • 25 Dec The Yemeni Nasserite Unionist People's Organisation is founded in Taiz
  • 26 Dec Funny Girl with Barbra Streisand closes on Broadway
  • 27 Dec The British oil platform ''Sea Gem'' collapses in the North Sea.
  • 28 Dec Italian Foreign Minister Amintore Fanfani resigns.
  • 29 Dec Thunderball premieres in US
  • 31 Dec Jean-Bedel Bokassa, leader of the Central African Republic army, and his military officers begins a coup d'etat against the government of President David Dacko.