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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.
- February 17, 1965 – Project Ranger: The Ranger 8 probe launches on its mission to photograph the Mare Tranquillitatis region of the Moon in preparation for the manned Apollo missions. Mare Tranquillitatis or the “Sea of Tranquility” would become the site chosen for the Apollo 11 lunar landing.
- February 20, 1965 – Ranger 8 crashes into the moon after a successful mission of photographing possible landing sites for the Apollo program astronauts.
- March 18, 1965 – Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space.
- June 4, 1965 – Duane Earl Pope robbed the Farmers’ State Bank of Big Springs, Nebraska, killing three people execution style and severely wounding a fourth. The crime landed Pope on the FBI Ten Most Wanted list.
- 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 9, 1965 – Singapore is expelled from Malaysia and becomes the first and only country to date to gain independence unwillingly.
- October 17, 1965 – The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair closes after a two year run. More than 51 million people had attended the two-year event.
- December 22, 1965 – In the United Kingdom, a 70 mph speed limit is applied to all rural roads including motorways for the first time. Previously, there had been no speed limit.
Who Were Born On 1965?
- February 5, 1965 – Gheorghe Hagi, Romanian footballer
- February 19, 1965 – Cathy Lane, English Swimmer
- May 26, 1965 – Hazel Irvine, British television presenter
- June 10, 1965 – Joey Santiago, Filipino-American guitarist (Pixies)
- July 4, 1965 – Harvey Grant, American basketball player
- August 8, 1965 – Kate Langbroek, Australian media personality
- September 25, 1965 – Rob Schmidt, American director
- October 31, 1965 – Rob Rackstraw, voice actor
- November 30, 1965 – Lee Klein, American writer
- December 25, 1965 – David Rath, Czech politician