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1965 Historical Event(s)
- January 26, 1965 – Hindi becomes the official language of India.
- February 2, 1965 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Snake in Chinese astrology.
- June 14, 1965 – Nguyen Cao Ky became Prime Minister of South Vietnam at the head of a military junta; General Nguyen Van Thieu became the figurehead chief of state.
- August 6, 1965 – The largest swimming pool in Europe was opened in Fürstenfeld, Austria.
- September 6, 1965 – War of 1965: India retaliates following Pakistan’s Operation Grand Slam which resulted in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 that ends in a stalemate and follows the signing of the Tashkent Declaration.
- September 9, 1965 – Hurricane Betsy makes its second landfall near New Orleans, Louisiana, leaving 76 dead and $1.42 billion ($10–12 billion in 2005 dollars) in damages, becoming the first hurricane to top $1 billion in unadjusted damages.
- October 15, 1965 – Vietnam War: The Catholic Worker Movement stages an anti-war rally in Manhattan including a public burning of a draft card; the first such act to result in arrest under a new amendment to the Selective Service Act.
- November 8, 1965 – The 173rd Airborne is ambushed by over 1,200 Viet Cong in Operation Hump during the Vietnam War, while the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment fight one of the first set-piece engagements of the war between Australian forces and the Vietcong at the Battle of Gang Toi.
- November 29, 1965 – The Canadian Space Agency launches the satellite Alouette 2.
- December 7, 1965 – Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras simultaneously revoke mutual excommunications that had been in place since 1054.
Who Were Born On 1965?
- January 22, 1965 – DJ Jazzy Jeff, American rapper and actor
- February 3, 1965 – Kathleen Kinmont, American actress
- February 5, 1965 – Gheorghe Hagi, Romanian footballer
- March 4, 1965 – WestBam (Maximillian Lenz), German rave techno DJ
- April 2, 1965 – Rodney King, American victim of police brutality
- June 7, 1965 – Damien Hirst, English artist
- September 10, 1965 – Robin Goodridge, English rock drummer
- October 19, 1965 – Brad Daugherty, American basketball player
- October 30, 1965 – Gavin Rossdale, English musician
- December 8, 1965 – Theo Maassen, Dutch comedian and actor