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1965 Historical Event(s)
- 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 21, 1965 – Malcolm X is assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City by members of the Nation of Islam.
- March 21, 1965 – Ranger program: NASA launches Ranger 9 which is the last in a series of unmanned lunar space probes.
- July 14, 1965 – The Mariner 4 flyby of Mars takes the first close-up photos of another planet.
- August 7, 1965 – The infamous first party between Ken Kesey’s Merry Pranksters and motorcycle gang the Hells Angels takes place at Kesey’s estate in La Honda, California introducing psychedelics to the gang world and forever linking the hippie movement to the Hell’s Angels.
- August 31, 1965 – The Aero Spacelines Super Guppy aircraft makes its first flight.
- 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.
- September 30, 1965 – The Lockheed L-100, the civilian version of the C-130 Hercules, is introduced.
- October 4, 1965 – Becoming the first Pope to ever visit the United States of America and the Western hemisphere, Pope Paul VI arrives in New York.
Who Were Born On 1965?
- January 29, 1965 – Dominik Hašek, Czech ice hockey player
- February 28, 1965 – Park Gok-ji, South Korean film editor
- March 16, 1965 – Richard Daniel Roman, English songwriter and record producer
- May 17, 1965 – Trent Reznor, American musician (Nine Inch Nails)
- August 28, 1965 – Amanda Tapping, Canadian actress, director and producer
- August 31, 1965 – Céline Bonnier, French-Canadian actress
- September 22, 1965 – Mark Guthrie, American baseball player
- October 24, 1965 – Kyriakos Velopoulos, Greek politician
- November 12, 1965 – Lex Lang, American voice actor
- December 8, 1965 – Carina Lau, Hong Kong actress