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1965 Historical Event(s)
- January 4, 1965 – United States President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaims his “Great Society” during his State of the Union address.
- February 2, 1965 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Snake in Chinese astrology.
- February 15, 1965 – A new red-and-white maple leaf design is adopted as the flag of Canada, replacing the old Canadian Red Ensign banner.
- 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 24, 1965 – Civil war breaks out in the Dominican Republic when Colonel Francisco Caamaño, overthrows the triumvirate that had been in power since the coup d'état against Juan Bosch.
- May 1, 1965 – Battle of Dong-Yin, a naval conflict between ROC and PRC, takes place.
- August 19, 1965 – Japanese prime minister Eisaku Sato becomes the first post-World War II sitting prime minister to visit Okinawa.
- September 8, 1965 – Pakistan Navy raids Indian coasts without any resistance in Operation Dwarka, Pakistan celebrates Victory Day annually.
- 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.
- November 2, 1965 – Norman Morrison, a 31-year-old Quaker, sets himself on fire in front of the river entrance to the Pentagon to protest the use of napalm in the Vietnam war.
Who Were Born On 1965?
- March 1, 1965 – Mary Lou Lord, American singer/songwriter
- March 7, 1965 – Cameron Daddo, Australian actor
- June 17, 1965 – Dan Jansen, American speed skater
- July 16, 1965 – Tina Tyler, Canadian porn actress
- July 21, 1965 – Guðni Bergsson, Icelandic footballer
- July 26, 1965 – Jeremy Piven, American actor
- August 19, 1965 – Maria de Medeiros, Portuguese actress and director
- November 3, 1965 – Gert Heerkes, Dutch footballcoach
- December 3, 1965 – Andrew Stanton, American animator
- December 20, 1965 – Robert Cavanah, Scottish actor