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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.
- 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.
- February 18, 1965 – The Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
- March 24, 1965 – NASA spacecraft Ranger 9, equipped to convert its signals into a form suitable for showing on domestic television, brings images of the Moon into ordinary homes before crash landing.
- May 1, 1965 – Battle of Dong-Yin, a naval conflict between ROC and PRC, takes place.
- September 7, 1965 – Vietnam War: In a follow-up to August’s Operation Starlight, United States Marines and South Vietnamese forces initiate Operation Piranha on the Batangan Peninsula.
- October 28, 1965 – Construction on the St. Louis Arch is completed.
- November 8, 1965 – The Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Act 1965 is given Royal Assent, formally abolishing the death penalty in the United Kingdom.
- 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.
Who Were Born On 1965?
- March 19, 1965 – Kevin F. Harris, American composer and graphic artist
- April 21, 1965 – Fiona Kelleghan, American academic and critic
- June 30, 1965 – Gary Pallister, English footballer
- July 24, 1965 – Doug Liman, American film director
- August 5, 1965 – Scott William Winters, American actor
- August 6, 1965 – Vincent Wells, England cricketer
- September 17, 1965 – Bryan Singer, American director
- September 30, 1965 – Kathleen Madigan, American comedian
- October 5, 1965 – Mario Lemieux, Canadian ice hockey player
- November 2, 1965 – Shahrukh Khan, Indian actor