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1965 Historical Event(s)
- January 1, 1965 – The People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan is founded in Kabul, Afghanistan.
- February 2, 1965 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Snake in Chinese astrology.
- May 20, 1965 – PIA Flight 705, a Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 720 – 040 B, crashes while descending to land at Cairo International Airport, killing 119 of the 125 passengers and crew.
- July 14, 1965 – The Mariner 4 flyby of Mars takes the first close-up photos of another planet.
- August 5, 1965 – The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 begins as Pakistani soldiers cross the Line of Control dressed as locals.
- September 21, 1965 – Gambia, Maldives and Singapore are admitted as members of the United Nations.
- October 1, 1965 – General Suharto rises to power after a coup that alleged to the Communist Party of Indonesia. In response, Suharto and his army massacre over a million Indonesians suspected of being communists. The killings of 7 army officers happened in the early hours of 1 October 1965.
- November 26, 1965 – In the Hammaguir launch facility in the Sahara Desert, France launches a Diamant-A rocket with its first satellite, Asterix-1 on board, becoming the third country to enter outer space.
- November 27, 1965 – Vietnam War: The Pentagon tells U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson that if planned operations are to succeed, the number of American troops in Vietnam has to be increased from 120,000 to 400,000.
- November 28, 1965 – Vietnam War: In response to U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson’s call for “more flags” in Vietnam, Philippines President Elect Ferdinand Marcos announces he will send troops to help fight in South Vietnam.
Who Were Born On 1965?
- February 23, 1965 – Helena Suková, Czech former tennis player
- May 20, 1965 – Ted Allen, American television host
- June 22, 1965 – Uwe Boll, German film director
- July 7, 1965 – Mo Collins, American actress
- July 29, 1965 – Dean Haglund, Canadian actor
- August 2, 1965 – Hisanobu Watanabe, Japanese baseball player and coach
- September 2, 1965 – Lennox Lewis, British-born Canadian boxer
- September 22, 1965 – Mark Guthrie, American baseball player
- September 24, 1965 – Janet Weiss, American drummer (Sleater-Kinney, Quasi, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks)
- October 9, 1965 – Jimbo Fisher, American college football coach