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1965 Historical Event(s)
- January 1, 1965 – The People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan is founded in Kabul, Afghanistan.
- January 28, 1965 – The current design of the Flag of Canada is chosen by an act of Parliament.
- February 1, 1965 – The Hamilton River in Labrador, Canada is renamed the Churchill River in honour of Winston Churchill.
- February 2, 1965 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Snake in Chinese astrology.
- March 21, 1965 – Martin Luther King, Jr. leads 3,200 people on the start of the third and finally successful civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
- April 25, 1965 – Teenage sniper Michael Andrew Clark kills three and wounds six others shooting from a hilltop along Highway 101 just south of Santa Maria, California.
- May 18, 1965 – Israeli spy Eli Cohen was hanged in Damascus, Syria.
- September 11, 1965 – Indo-Pakistani War: The Indian Army captures the town of Burki, just southeast of Lahore.
- November 16, 1965 – Venera program: the Soviet Union launches the Venera 3 space probe toward Venus, that will be the first spacecraft to reach the surface of another planet.
- December 1, 1965 – The Border Security Force is formed in India as a special force to guard the borders.
Who Were Born On 1965?
- February 19, 1965 – Leroy, American musician (Smash Mouth)
- April 14, 1965 – Tom Dey, American film director
- June 11, 1965 – Manuel Uribe, Mexican one-time world’s heaviest man
- June 17, 1965 – Dan Jansen, American speed skater
- June 30, 1965 – Mitch Richmond, American basketball player
- September 25, 1965 – Dave Rundle, South African cricketer
- October 1, 1965 – Chris Reason, Australian journalist
- November 3, 1965 – Gert Heerkes, Dutch footballcoach
- November 15, 1965 – Stefan Pfeiffer, German swimmer
- November 19, 1965 – Douglas Henshall, Scottish actor