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1965 Historical Event(s)
- January 9, 1965 – The Mirzapur Cadet College formally opens for academic activities in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
- 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.
- April 11, 1965 – The Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1965: Fifty-one tornadoes hit in six Midwestern states, killing 256 people.
- 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.
- July 25, 1965 – Bob Dylan goes electric as he plugs in at the Newport Folk Festival, signaling a major change in folk and rock music.
- August 11, 1965 – Race riots (the Watts riots) begin in the Watts area of Los Angeles, California.
- October 28, 1965 – Nostra Aetate, the “Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions” of the Second Vatican Council, is promulgated by Pope Paul VI; it absolves the Jews of responsibility for the death of Jesus, reversing Innocent III’s 760 year-old declaration.
- November 8, 1965 – The Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Act 1965 is given Royal Assent, formally abolishing the death penalty in the United Kingdom.
- December 31, 1965 – Jean-Bédel Bokassa, leader of the Central African Republic army, and his military officers begins a coup d'état against the government of President David Dacko.
Who Were Born On 1965?
- January 8, 1965 – Maria Pitillo, American actress
- January 9, 1965 – Haddaway, Trinidadian singer
- January 15, 1965 – Adam Jones, American musician (Tool)
- March 12, 1965 – Shawn Gilbert, American baseball player
- April 20, 1965 – April March, American musician
- May 19, 1965 – Maile Flanagan, American actress
- June 4, 1965 – Andrea Jaeger, American tennis player
- June 13, 1965 – Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca
- July 4, 1965 – Jo Whiley, English radio DJ
- November 5, 1965 – Kubrat, Prince of Panagiurishte of Bulgaria