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.
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.
All Academy Awards Prize winners of the 38th edition of the Oscar ceremony
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Best supporting actor
Time Person of the Year
Who was the person of the year of 1965?
Which were the most popular books released in 1965 ?
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All Nobel Prize winners of 1965
- Richard Feynman
- Sin-Itiro Tomonaga
- Julian Schwinger
- Mikhail Sholokhov
- United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
Physiology or Medicine
- François Jacob
- André Michel Lwoff
- Jacques Monod
- Robert Burns Woodward
Which were the top hits of 1965?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself
- Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs - Wooly Bully
- Gary Lewis and the Playboys - This Diamond Ring
- The Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
- Petula Clark - Downtown
- The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
- The Supremes - Stop! In The Name Of Love
- The Temptations - My Girl
- The 4 Seasons - Let's Hang On
- Sonny & Cher - I Got You Babe
Top #1 songs in the UK
- Ken Dodd - Tears
- The Seekers - The Carnival Is Over
- The Beatles - Ticket To Ride
- The Seekers - I'll Never Find Another You
- Sonny & Cher - I Got You Babe
- Elvis Presley - Crying In The Chapel
- The Hollies - I'm Alive
- The Who - My Generation
- The Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man
- The Walker Brothers - Make It Easy On Yourself
Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Demographic statistics of the year 1965
- Total population: 3.3 billion (3,339,583,597 to be precise!)
- Urban population: 1.2 billion, that is 36.0% of the total population of 1965 lives in cities
- Yearly change: +65.5 million, corresponding to a percentage increase of +2.0%
- Average density: 22.0 persons per km2
Which were the important events of 1965?
- 01 Jan 1965 International Cooperation Year begins
- 02 Jan 1965 Martin Luther King Jr begins a drive to register black voters in the USA.
- 03 Jan 1965 Robert Kennedy begins term as US Senator for New York.
- 04 Jan 1965 United States President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaims his ''Great Society'' during his State of the Union address.
- 06 Jan 1965 Geoff Boycott takes 3-47 against South Africa, his best Test bowling.
- 07 Jan 1965 France announces it will convert US$150 million of its currency to gold.
- 08 Jan 1965 Star of India returned to American Museum of Natural History.
- 09 Jan 1965 The Mirzapur Cadet College formally opens for academic activities in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
- 10 Jan 1965 WKBD TV channel 50 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting
- 12 Jan 1965 Hullabaloo premieres on NBC-TV
- 14 Jan 1965 The Prime Minister of Northern Ireland and the Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland meet for the first time in 43 years.
- 15 Jan 1965 Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor Michigan forms
- 16 Jan 1965 Oh What a Lovely War closes at Broadhurst NYC after 125 performances
- 18 Jan 1965 H L de Vries appointed Dutch Governor of Suriname.
- 19 Jan 1965 The unmanned ''Gemini 2'' is launched on a suborbital test of various spacecraft systems.
- 20 Jan 1965 The Rolling Stones, The Dave Clark Five and The Kink appear on Shindig (ABC-TV)
- 21 Jan 1965 Persians Premier Ali Mansoer injured
- 22 Jan 1965 US launches TIROS 9 weather satellite.
- 23 Jan 1965 King Family Show (musical variety) premieres on ABC TV
- 26 Jan 1965 South Vietnam military coup under General Nguyen Khanh.
- 27 Jan 1965 Ground breaking for Dragon Gateway at Grant Avenue
- 28 Jan 1965 The current design of the Flag of Canada is chosen by an act of Parliament.
- 30 Jan 1965 The Name Game by Shirley Ellis hits #3
- 31 Jan 1965 Pud Galvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame.
- 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
- 01 Mar 1965 WPSX TV channel 3 in Clearfield, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
- 02 Mar 1965 Sound Of Music opens
- 03 Mar 1965 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
- 04 Mar 1965 David Attenbrough became the new controller of BBC2
- 05 Mar 1965 Ernie Terrel beats Eddie Machen in 15 rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
- 06 Mar 1965 How to Succeed in Business closes at 46th St. NYC after 1415 performances
- 07 Mar 1965 Alabama state troopers and 600 black protestors clash in Selma
- 08 Mar 1965 First US combat forces arrive in South Vietnam (3,500 Marines).
- 09 Mar 1965 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 1965 Dutch Princess Margriet and Pieter van Vollenhoven, get engaged
- 11 Mar 1965 Indonesia President Sukarno accepts qualifications of Suharto.
- 13 Mar 1965 Jeff Beck replaces Eric Clapton of the Yardbirds
- 14 Mar 1965 Israeli cabinet approves diplomatic relations with West Germany.
- 15 Mar 1965 WMFE TV channel 24 in Orlando, Florida (PBS) begins broadcasting
- 16 Mar 1965 Police clash with 600 SNCC marchers in Montgomery, Alabama.
- 17 Mar 1965 Beatles announce their film is named 8 Arms to Hold on to You (Help)
- 18 Mar 1965 Do I Hear a Waltz? opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 220 performances
- 19 Mar 1965 Stoica becomes President and Ceausescu party leader of Romania
- 20 Mar 1965 Venkataraghavan takes 8-72 versus New Zealand at Delhi, India.
- 21 Mar 1965 US Ranger 9 launched, last American unmanned lunar space probe; will take 5,814 pictures before lunar impact.
- 22 Mar 1965 D Senanayake wins general elections in Ceylon (Sri Lanka).
- 23 Mar 1965 Gemini 3 launched, first US two-man space flight (Grissom and Young).
- 24 Mar 1965 US Ranger 9 strikes Moon, 10 miles (16 km) northeast of crater Alphonsus.
- 25 Mar 1965 West German Bondsdag extends war crimes retribution.
- 31 Mar 1965 US orders the first combat troops to Vietnam.
- 01 Apr 1965 Syncom 3, first geosynchronous communications satellite, passes from civilian to military control.
- 02 Apr 1965 Hochhuths play Stellvertreter banned in Italy
- 03 Apr 1965 First atomic powered spacecraft (SNAP) launched.
- 04 Apr 1965 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Baton Rouge Golf Invitational.
- 05 Apr 1965 37th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards: Best picture: My Fair Lady;
- 06 Apr 1965 Intelsat 1 ("Early Bird") launched; first commercial geosynchronous communications satellite.
- 07 Apr 1965 Bevan Congdon makes a stumping as 12th man New Zealand versus Pakistan.
- 09 Apr 1965 Beatles Ticket to Ride is released in the UK
- 11 Apr 1965 40 tornadoes strike US midwest killing 272 and injuring 5,000.
- 12 Apr 1965 Linda Darnell, US actress (Dakota Incident), dies at age 43.
- 13 Apr 1965 1st US Senate black page, Lawrence W Bradford Jr, 16, appointed by New York Sen Jacob Javits
- 14 Apr 1965 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
- 15 Apr 1965 NFL changes penalty flag from white to bright gold.
- 16 Apr 1965 Test flight of heavy Saturn S-1C rocket.
- 17 Apr 1965 The first SDS march against the Vietnam War draws 25,000 protestors to Washington, DC.
- 18 Apr 1965 Consecration of St Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral in Toronto, Canada.
- 19 Apr 1965 T.A.M.I. Show premieres in London
- 21 Apr 1965 The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair opens for its second and final season.
- 23 Apr 1965 Launch of first Soviet communications satellite.
- 24 Apr 1965 Comedy in Music-Opus 2 closes at John Golden NYC after 192 performances
- 25 Apr 1965 19th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 1.
- 26 Apr 1965 A Rolling Stones concert in London, Ontario is shut down by police after 15 minutes due to rioting.
- 27 Apr 1965 RC Duncan patents "Pampers" disposable diaper.
- 28 Apr 1965 Barbra Streisand stars on My Name is Barbra special on CBS
- 29 Apr 1965 Malta is 18th member of Council of Europe.
- 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.
- 01 Jun 1965 Coal mine explosion in Fukuoka Japan kills 236
- 03 Jun 1965 Gemini 4 launched; second US two-man flight (McDivitt and White).
- 04 Jun 1965 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 1965 Wooly Bully by Sam the Sham and Pharaohs hits #2
- 06 Jun 1965 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Blue Grass Golf Invitational
- 07 Jun 1965 Gemini 4 completes 62 orbits
- 08 Jun 1965 USSR launches Luna 6; missed Moon
- 09 Jun 1965 Frenchman, Machal Jazy, runs record mile in 3:53.6
- 10 Jun 1965 Vietnam War: The Battle of Dong Xoai begins.
- 12 Jun 1965 Bajour closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 232 performances
- 13 Jun 1965 19th Tony Awards: Subject Was Roses and Fiddler on the Roof win
- 14 Jun 1965 Cincinnati Reds' pitcher Jim Maloney no-hits New York Mets but loses in 11, 1-0.
- 15 Jun 1965 Bob Dylan records Like a Rolling Stone
- 16 Jun 1965 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 1965 1st bombing by B-52 (50 km north of Saigon)
- 18 Jun 1965 Vietnam War: The United States uses B-52 bombers to attack National Liberation Front guerrilla fighters in South Vietnam.
- 19 Jun 1965 KYW-AM in Cleveland Ohio returns call letters to Philadelphia
- 20 Jun 1965 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
- 21 Jun 1965 65th US Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 282 at Bellerive Country Club - St. Louis
- 22 Jun 1965 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 1965 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 1965 Wallon party forms in Belgium
- 27 Jun 1965 Carol Mann wins LPGA Carling Golf Open
- 28 Jun 1965 Princess Beatrice and Claus von Amsberg announce engagement
- 29 Jun 1965 USAF Captain Joseph Henry Engle reaches 85,530 m in X-15
- 30 Jun 1965 NFL grants Atlanta Falcons a franchise.
- 01 Jul 1965 KUID TV channel 12 in Moscow, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting
- 02 Jul 1965 79th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (62 64 64)
- 03 Jul 1965 72nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith beats M Fraiser (64 75)
- 04 Jul 1965 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 1965 Rock group "Jefferson Airplane" forms.
- 07 Jul 1965 Otis Redding records Respect
- 08 Jul 1965 Joe Morgan is 1st Houston player with 6 hits in a game
- 09 Jul 1965 94th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 285 at Royal Birkdale
- 11 Jul 1965 Israeli Mapai-party nominates David Ben-Gurion
- 13 Jul 1965 36th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-5 at Metropolitan Stadium, Minnesota
- 14 Jul 1965 Australian Ronald Clarke runs world record 10k (27:39.4)
- 15 Jul 1965 Mariner IV sends back 1st pictures of Mars
- 16 Jul 1965 Mount Blanc Road tunnel between France and Italy opens
- 17 Jul 1965 WLCY (now WTSP) TV channel 10 in St. Petersburg-Tampa, Florida (ABC) begins
- 18 Jul 1965 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Yankee Golf Open
- 19 Jul 1965 Shooting begins on Star Trek 2nd pilot Where No Man Has Gone Before
- 20 Jul 1965 New York Yankee pitcher Mel Stottlemyre hits an inside-the-park grand slam
- 21 Jul 1965 Pakistan, Iran, and Turkey sign Regional Co-Operation pact.
- 22 Jul 1965 Edward Heath succeeds Alec Douglas-Hume as leader of British Conservative party
- 23 Jul 1965 Beatles Help is released in the UK
- 24 Jul 1965 Flora, the Red Menace closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 87 performances
- 25 Jul 1965 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Tournament
- 26 Jul 1965 Republic of Maldives gains independence from Britain (National Day)
- 27 Jul 1965 Pierre Harmel forms Belgium government
- 28 Jul 1965 LBJ sends 50,000 more soldiers to Vietnam (total of 125,000)
- 29 Jul 1965 Beatles movie Help premieres, Queen Elizabeth attends
- 30 Jul 1965 LBJ signs Medicare bill, which goes into effect in 1966
- 31 Jul 1965 Cigarette Ads banned on British TV
- 01 Aug 1965 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
- 02 Aug 1965 Morley Safer sends first Vietnam report indicating US is losing war.
- 04 Aug 1965 Cook Islands enters into free association with New Zealand
- 05 Aug 1965 Dave Marr wins PGA title
- 06 Aug 1965 32nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 24, All-Stars 16 (68,000)
- 07 Aug 1965 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 1965 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open
- 09 Aug 1965 Fire in Titan II silo in Searcy Arkansas, 53 die
- 10 Aug 1965 Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 82 km
- 11 Aug 1965 6 day insurrection starts in Watts section of Los Angeles
- 12 Aug 1965 Elizabeth Lane becomes 1st female British Supreme Court Justice
- 13 Aug 1965 The rock group Jefferson Airplane debuts at the Matrix in San Francisco, California and begins to appear there regularly.
- 14 Aug 1965 Beatles tape an appearance for Ed Sullivan Show
- 15 Aug 1965 47th PGA Championship: Dave Marr shoots a 280 at Laurel Valley Golf Club - Pennsylvania
- 16 Aug 1965 AFL awards its first expansion franchise (Miami Dolphins).
- 18 Aug 1965 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 1965 Auschwitz trials end with 6 life sentences
- 20 Aug 1965 Eddie Mathews and Hank Aaron (1954-65) pass Babe Ruth-Lou Gehrig hitting 772 HRs while playing together on the same team
- 21 Aug 1965 Gemini 5 launched into Earth orbit (two astronauts).
- 22 Aug 1965 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open
- 27 Aug 1965 Beatles spend an evening with Elvis Presley
- 29 Aug 1965 Astronauts Cooper and Conrad complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5.
- 30 Aug 1965 Section of Allalin glacier wipes out construction site at Mattmark Dam near Saas-Fee, Switzerland.
- 31 Aug 1965 US House of Representatives joins Senate in establishing Department of Housing and Urban Development.
- 01 Sep 1965 The San Francisco Mint facility resumes production of circulating coins. Coins had last been struck for circulation in San Francisco in 1955.
- 02 Sep 1965 Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits his 400th HR (off Curt Simmons)
- 03 Sep 1965 Garcia Godoy forms government in Dominican Republic
- 04 Sep 1965 KREZ TV channel 6 in Durango, CO (CBS / NBC) begins broadcasting
- 06 Sep 1965 India invades West Pakistan
- 07 Sep 1965 China announces that it will reinforce its troops on the Indian border.
- 08 Sep 1965 Hurricane Betsy kills 75 in Louisiana and Florida
- 09 Sep 1965 Francois Mitterrand nominated for French presidency
- 10 Sep 1965 Phillies 10,000th game to a decision since 1900, Phils beat Cards
- 11 Sep 1965 Braves 2nd straight one-hitter against the Mets
- 12 Sep 1965 79th US Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith beats Billie Jean King (86 75)
- 13 Sep 1965 Beatles release Yesterday
- 14 Sep 1965 F-Troop premieres
- 15 Sep 1965 Lost in Space premieres
- 16 Sep 1965 Sobibor trial opens in Hagen West Germany
- 17 Sep 1965 WPHL TV channel 17 in Philadelphia, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
- 18 Sep 1965 Get Smart premieres
- 19 Sep 1965 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Visalia Golf Open
- 20 Sep 1965 WXXW (now WYCC) TV channel 20 in Chicago, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
- 21 Sep 1965 Gambia, Maldives and Singapore are admitted as members of the United Nations.
- 22 Sep 1965 India and Pakistan ceases-fire goes into effect
- 24 Sep 1965 Belgium Victor Leemans elected Chairman of European Parliament
- 25 Sep 1965 Do I Hear a Waltz? closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 220 performances
- 26 Sep 1965 11th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Haynie
- 27 Sep 1965 The largest tanker ship at the time, ''Tokyo Maru'', is launched in Yokohama, Japan.
- 28 Sep 1965 Jack McKay in X-15 reaches 90 km
- 29 Sep 1965 WLVT TV channel 39 in Allentown, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
- 30 Sep 1965 LA Dodger Don Drysdale (23-12) wins 13th straight game, 7 by shutouts
- 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
- 01 Nov 1965 Ernie Terrel beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing
- 03 Nov 1965 Sandy Koufax wins NL Cy Young Award unanimously
- 04 Nov 1965 Lee Breedlove sets female land speed record (308.56 mph) in Utah
- 05 Nov 1965 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 1965 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open
- 08 Nov 1965 Days of Our Lives premieres on TV
- 09 Nov 1965 5:16pm, massive power failure in New Engl, and Ontario (NY blackout)
- 10 Nov 1965 Manneke Piss statue stolen in Brussels
- 11 Nov 1965 Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Floyd Patterson in Las Vegas
- 12 Nov 1965 Ferdinand Marcos elected President of Philippines
- 13 Nov 1965 Skyscraper opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 248 performances
- 14 Nov 1965 Baker Street closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 313 performances
- 15 Nov 1965 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 1965 Venera 3 launched, 1st to land on another planet (crashes into Venus)
- 17 Nov 1965 General Meeting of the UN refuses admittance of China PR
- 18 Nov 1965 Twins SS Zoilo Versalles is named AL MVP
- 19 Nov 1965 ABC radio begins weekly Vietnam Update report
- 20 Nov 1965 Pickwick closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 56 performances
- 21 Nov 1965 1st freighter arrives in Ashdod Port Israel
- 22 Nov 1965 Bob Dylan weds Sara Lowndes
- 23 Nov 1965 31st Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Garrett, Southern California (RB)
- 24 Nov 1965 Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu, becomes President of Zaire
- 25 Nov 1965 Congo milt coup under General Mobutu, President Kasavubu overthrown
- 26 Nov 1965 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim Lefebvre is voted NL Rookie of Year
- 27 Nov 1965 15-25,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam in Washington DC
- 28 Nov 1965 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
- 29 Nov 1965 Anya opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 16 performances
- 01 Dec 1965 South Africa government says children of white fathers are white.
- 03 Dec 1965 Beatles begin final UK concert tour in Glasgow
- 04 Dec 1965 Roar of the Greasepaint closes at Shubert NYC after 232 performances
- 05 Dec 1965 Charles de Gaulle is re-elected as French president with 10,828,421 votes.
- 08 Dec 1965 Nikolai Podgorny succeeds Mikojan as President of the USSR
- 09 Dec 1965 A Charlie Brown Christmas, premieres
- 10 Dec 1965 Yearling opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 3 performances
- 11 Dec 1965 Anya closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 16 performances
- 12 Dec 1965 Beatles last Great Britain concert (Capitol Theatre in Cardiff Wales)
- 14 Dec 1965 La Grusse Valise opens at 54th St. Theater NYC for 7 performances
- 15 Dec 1965 Bangladesh windstorm kills 10,000
- 16 Dec 1965 Gemini 6 returns to Earth.
- 17 Dec 1965 Largest newspaper - Sunday New York Times at 946 pages (50 cents).
- 18 Dec 1965 La Grusse Valise closes at 54th St. Theater NYC after 7 performances
- 19 Dec 1965 French President Charles De Gaulle re-elected (Mitterrand gets 45 percent).
- 20 Dec 1965 WFP made a permanent UN agency.
- 22 Dec 1965 Radio Mil (Domincan Republic) transmitter blown up
- 25 Dec 1965 The Yemeni Nasserite Unionist People's Organisation is founded in Taiz
- 26 Dec 1965 Funny Girl with Barbra Streisand closes on Broadway
- 27 Dec 1965 The British oil platform ''Sea Gem'' collapses in the North Sea.
- 28 Dec 1965 Italian Foreign Minister Amintore Fanfani resigns.
- 29 Dec 1965 Thunderball premieres in US
- 31 Dec 1965 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.