Events in year of 1965

  • 01-01International Cooperation Year begins
  • 01-01Palestinian al-Fatah organization forms
  • 01-02Martin Luther King Jr begins a drive to register black voters
  • 01-02New York Jets sign quarterback Joe Namath
  • 01-02Obverse design of all Canadian coins is changed to depict present-day
  • 01-06Geoff Boycott takes 3-47 against South Africa, his best Test bowling
  • 01-07France announces it will convert $150 million of its currency to gold
  • 01-08Star of India returned to American Museum of Natural History
  • 01-09"Beatles65" album goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks
  • 01-10Bollingen prize for poetry awarded to Horace Gregory
  • 01-10NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 34-14
  • 01-10WKBD TV channel 50 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 01-12"Hullabaloo" premieres on NBC-TV
  • 01-12At 10:58 am PST burn up a nuclear rocket in Nevada
  • 01-15Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor Michigan forms
  • 01-16"Oh What a Lovely War" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 125 performances
  • 01-16"Outer Limits" last airs on ABC-TV
  • 01-16AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-14
  • 01-18H L de Vries appointed Dutch Governor of Suriname
  • 01-20Beatles appear on Shindig (ABC-TV)
  • 01-20Byrds record "Mr Tambourine Man"
  • 01-20Generalissimo Francisco Franco meets with Jewish representatives to discuss legitimizing Jewish communities in Spain
  • 01-20JPL proposes modified Apollo flight to fly around Mars and return
  • 01-21Persians Premier Ali Mansoer injured
  • 01-22US launches TIROS 9 weather satellite
  • 01-23"King Family Show" (musical variety) premieres on ABC TV
  • 01-23Boston Celtic center Bill Russell misses all 14 shots in loss to Philadelphia Warriors led by Wilt Chamberlain
  • 01-23BPAA All-Star Tournament won by Dick Weber
  • 01-26South Vietnam milt coup under general Nguyen Khanh
  • 01-271st ground station-to-aircraft radio communication via satellite

People born in year of 1965

  • 01-01Andrew O Valmon: Brooklyn, New York -- 400m runner
  • 01-01Harry Galbreath: NFL guard (Green Bay Packers)
  • 01-02Diane Lane: NYC, New York -- Actress (Streets of Fire, Lady Beware, Lonesome Dove)
  • 01-02Greg Swindell: Fort Worth, Texas -- Pitcher (Houston Astros, Cleveland Indians)
  • 01-02Russ Courtnall: Duncan -- NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks)
  • 01-03Daniel Stubbs: NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins)
  • 01-04David Glasper: Rocker (Breathe-All I Need)
  • 01-04Guy Forget: Morocco -- Tennis star
  • 01-04Jergus Baca: Liptovsky Mikulas, Czechoslovakia -- IHL defenseman (Team Slovakia 98)
  • 01-04John Jackson: NFL offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 01-04Kevin Wickander: US baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 01-04Mitch Booth: Australian tornado yachter (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-05Rick Tuten: NFL punter (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 01-06Christine Wachtel: E German running star (world indoor record 800m)
  • 01-06Jose Dejesus: US baseball pitcher (Kansas City Royals)
  • 01-06Lindsay H Burns: Big Timber, Montana -- Rower (1996 Olympics - Silver Medalist)
  • 01-06Tim McDonald: NFL player (SF 49ers)
  • 01-08Eric Wohlberg: Sudbury, Ontario -- Cyclist (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-08Michelle Forbes: Actress (Julianna Cox-Homicide)
  • 01-09Atsuo Kudo: Hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
  • 01-09Carin Garbarra: East Orange, New Jersey -- Soccer forward (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-09Cindy Brooks: East Hampton, Connecticut -- Rower (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-09Darren Bennett: NFL punter (SD Chargers)
  • 01-09Georg Franz: Straubing, Germany -- Hockey forward (Team Germany, Landshut)
  • 01-09Muggsy Bogues: NBA guard (SF Warriors)
  • 01-09Vincent Brown: NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 01-10James Washington: NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins)
  • 01-10Nathan: Rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
  • 01-11Barbara Belding: San Diego, California -- WPVA volleyballer (US Open-17th - 1994)
  • 01-11Joely Richardson: London, England -- Actress (Body Contact, Wetherby)

People died in year of 1965

  • 01-01Gertrude Michael: Actress (Caged, Cleopatra), dies at 53
  • 01-01Juan Bautista Plaza-Alfonzo: Composer, dies at 66
  • 01-02Staf Gustaf Frans Nees: Composer, dies at 63
  • 01-03Betty Harte: Entertainer, dies at 82
  • 01-03Julius Tannen: Comedian, dies at 84
  • 01-04T S Eliot: Poet (Washed Country), dies in London at 76
  • 01-05Neil Craig: Actor (Calling Dr Kildare), dies at 73
  • 01-05Paul Arntzenius: Painter / graphic artist / etcher, dies at 81
  • 01-08Aloys-Henri-Gerard Fornerod: Composer, dies at 74
  • 01-12Lorraine Hansberry: US playwright, dies in NYC, dies at 34
  • 01-12Porcupine: In Washington DC zoo, dies at 27 as the oldest known rodent
  • 01-15Pierre Ngendandumwe: Premier of Burundi, murdered
  • 01-19Frank Reicher: Actor (King Kong, Nazi Agent, Son of Kong), dies at 89
  • 01-20Alan Freed: DJ (Big Beat), dies at 42
  • 01-21Harvey Zorbaugh: Doctor / TV host (Play the Game), dies at 68
  • 01-24Winston Churchill: Prime Minister of Britain (C) (1940-45, 51-55), dies at 90
  • 01-25Staff Nees: Flemish Composer (Maria-oratorio), dies at 63
  • 01-26Ali Mansoer: Premier of Persia, murdered
  • 01-27Theo Uden Marsman: Dutch orchestra leader, dies at 63
  • 01-28Jef van Durme: Composer, dies at 57
  • 01-28Johan Fiolet: Dutch actor / director, dies at 63
  • 01-29Michael Spisak: Composer, dies at 50
  • 02-02Richard P Blackmur: United States -- Critic / publisher (Good European), dies at 61
  • 02-02Richard Wurz: Composer, dies at 79
  • 02-04U C Greyhound: Champion trotter (horse), dies at 33
  • 02-05Irving Bacon: Actor (Fort Ti, Petticoat Fever), dies at 71
  • 02-12Henry Kulky: Actor (Otto-Life of Riley), dies at 53
  • 02-13Jerry Burke: Pianist (Lawrence Welk Show)
  • 02-13William H Kilpatrick: US Mathematician / philosopher, dies at 93
  • 02-14Desire-Emile Inghelbrecht: French Composer / conductor, dies at 84

Events in year of 1966

  • 01-0112 day transit worker strike shuts down NYC subway
  • 01-01All US cigarette packs have to carry "Caution Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health"
  • 01-021st Jewish child born in Spain since 1492 expulsion
  • 01-02Green Bay Packers beat Cleveland Browns 23-12 in NFL championship game
  • 01-03Floyd B McKissick, named National Director of CORE
  • 01-04Doug Walters scores second Test century in his second Test
  • 01-04WFLD TV channel 32 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 01-07Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts
  • 01-07Gene Kiniski beats Lou Thesz in St. Louis, to become NWA champ
  • 01-08Georges Pompidou appointed French Premier
  • 01-08Who and the Kinks perform on the last "Shindig" TV show on ABC
  • 01-09Polish government denies exit visa to Cardinal Wyszynski revisionism
  • 01-10India and Pakistan sign peace accord
  • 01-10Julian Bond denied seat in Georgia legislature for opposing Vietnam War
  • 01-11"Daktari" African adventure series premieres on CBS TV
  • 01-11550 die in landslides in mountains behind Rio de Janeiro after rain
  • 01-12"Batman" with Adam West and Burt Ward premieres on ABC TV
  • 01-1212 day NYC transit strike ends
  • 01-12LBJ says US should stay in South Vietnam until communist aggression ends
  • 01-12Red Auerbach wins his 1,000th game as coach of NBA Boston Celtics
  • 01-131st black selected for Presidential Ccabinet (LBJ selects Robert C Weaver-HUD)
  • 01-15AFL Pro Bowl: All-Stars beats Buffalo 30-19
  • 01-15NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 36-7
  • 01-16Harold R Perry becomes 2nd black Roman Catholic Bishop in US
  • 01-16Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center
  • 01-17B-52 / KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die
  • 01-17Martin Luther King Jr opens campaign in Chicago
  • 01-18Robert C Weaver, confirmed as 1st black cabinet member (HUD)
  • 01-19Tippetts cantate "Vision of St. Augustine, " premieres in London
  • 01-21Beatle George Harrison marries model Patti Boyd

People born in year of 1966

  • 01-01Mika Nieminen: Tampere, Finland -- Hockey forward (Team Finland, Olympics - Bronze - 1998)
  • 01-01Rawley Valberde: Oceanside, California -- Actor (Amado-Santa Barbara)
  • 01-03John Kropke: CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 01-03Wendell Davis: NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 01-05Kate Schellenbach: Musician (Luscious Jackson)
  • 01-05Renaldo Turnbull: NFL defensive end (NO Saints, Carolina Panthers)
  • 01-06Bob Kratch: NFL guard (NE Patriots)
  • 01-06Donnell Woolford: NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears)
  • 01-07Carolyn Bessette Kennedy: Model / Wife of John Kennedy Jr
  • 01-07Jennifer Luff: Australian rower (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-07Randy Burridge: Fort Erie -- NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 01-08Loretta Lee [Lee Lai Chan]: China -- Actress (Happy Ghost)
  • 01-09Jimmie Jones: Defensive end / defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 01-11Christian Pouget: Hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • 01-12Craig Parry: Sunshine, Victoria -- Australasia golfer
  • 01-12Linda Ferrando: Italy -- Tennis star
  • 01-13Joseph Harper: Ventura, California -- Canoeist (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-13Marcus Turner: NFL cornerback / safety (NY Jets)
  • 01-13Tabitha Stevens: Fictional character (Bewitched)
  • 01-14Daniel J Schneider: Memphis, Tennessee -- Actor (Dennis-Head of the Class)
  • 01-14Matt Brock: NFL defensive end / tackle (NY Jets)
  • 01-16Anthony Washington: Glasgow, Montana -- Discus thrower (1996 Olympics - 4th Place)
  • 01-16Jack McDowell: Van Nuys, California -- Pitcher (New York Yankees, White Sox, Indians)
  • 01-17Anna Ivan: La Jolla, California -- Tennis star
  • 01-17Don Myrah: Oakland, California -- Cyclist (1996 Olympics - 20th Place)
  • 01-17Karissa Rushing: Benton, Arkansas -- Miss Arkansas-America (1991)
  • 01-17Rexton Gordon: Jamaican dj / rapper (Shabba Ranks-Extra Naked)
  • 01-17Shabba Ranks: Reggae singer
  • 01-17Trish Johnson: Bristol, England -- LPGA golfer (1993 Las Vegas)
  • 01-19Anthony Young: US baseball pitcher (NY Met, Chicago Cubs)

People died in year of 1966

  • 01-01Vincent Auriol: President of France (1947-53), dies at 82
  • 01-03Rex Lease: Actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62
  • 01-10Hermann Kasack: Writer, dies at 69
  • 01-11Albert Giacometti: Swiss / French Painter / sculptor, dies at 64
  • 01-11Lal Bahadur Shastri: Indian Premier (1964-66), dies at 61
  • 01-14Sergei Korolev: Russian space station constructor
  • 01-15Betsy Mitchell: US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25
  • 01-16Margarete Susman: Writer, dies at 91
  • 01-18Kathleen Norris: US author, dies at 85
  • 01-22Herbert Marshall: Actor (Dark Angel, Duel in the Sun), dies at 75
  • 01-29Josef Winckler: German dentist / writer (Tolle Bomberg), dies at 84
  • 01-29Pierre Mercure: Composer, dies at 38
  • 01-31Elizabeth Patterson: Actress (Tall Story), dies at 90
  • 02-01Buster Keaton [Joseph Francis]: US comic (General), dies at 69
  • 02-01Hedda Hopper [Elda Furry]: US gossip columnist, dies at 75
  • 02-01Nicholas Piantanida: Sets balloon flight record and dies in descent
  • 02-01William Harrigan: Actor (Invisible Man, Girl in 419), dies at 71
  • 02-03June Walker: Actress (War Nurses), dies at 65
  • 02-04Gilbert H Grosvenor: President National Geographic Society, dies at 90
  • 02-06Johan Algot Haquinius: Composer, dies at 79
  • 02-09Sophie Tucker: Russ / US singer / actress (My Yiddish Mama), dies at 79
  • 02-10Billy Rose: US theater producer (Diamond Horse Show), dies at 66
  • 02-13Elio Vittorini: Writer
  • 02-15Camillo Torres: Colombian priest / guerrilla fighter
  • 02-16Hendrik W Tilanus: Artillery officer / leader (CHU 1939-63), dies at 81
  • 02-17Frank Pettingell: Actor (Becket, Up the Creek), dies at 75
  • 02-17Gail Kane: Actress (White Sister, Arizona), dies at 81
  • 02-17Hans Hofmann: German / US Painter (Search for the Real), dies at 85
  • 02-18Anne Anema: Dutch lawyer / journalist / politician (ARP), dies at 94
  • 02-18Casimir von Paszthory: Composer, dies at 79