1965 Newspapers

At Historic Newspapers, we have the largest collection of 1965 newspapers as part of our extensive database, which contains over 4 million authentic originals. A historic newspaper is a wonderful gift idea for anyone who is interested in history, or to mark a particular date in history for someone special.

By 1965, the 60’s were in full swing. The conservative morals of the 50’s had been thrown out the window, and people, particularly the younger generations, were protesting, experimenting, and celebrating freedom. Learn about the key events that mark this year, and gain a deeper insight into the effect they had on the world as we know it.

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1965 Newspapers

1965 Newspaper Headlines Summary

1965 newspaper headlines include stories about the inauguration of Lyndon B. Johnson as President, and the funeral of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. It was also the year in which the Beatles performed the first concert in the history of rock music in New York, and Laurel, of iconic duo Laurel and Hardy, died from a heart attack. An authentic 1965 newspaper is a wonderful gift idea to commemorate this year in history for someone special.

20th January 1965
Lyndon B. Johnson begins his full term as U.S. President.

27th January 1965
The State funeral of Sir Winston Churchill takes place with the largest assembly of statesmen in the world until the 2005 funeral of Pope John Paul II.

18th February 1965
Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom.

February 20, 1965
Ranger 8 crashes into the Moon after a successful mission of photographing potential landing sites for the Apollo program astronauts.

February 21, 1965
Malcolm X is assassinated in Manhattan.

23rd February 1965
Stan Laurel, British actor and one half of the famous ‘Laurel And Hardy‘ double act (b. 1890) dies three days after suffering a heart attack. His comedy partner had died nine years earlier, in 1957.

March 7, 1965
Bloody Sunday takes place, with some 200 Alabama State Troopers clashing with 525 civil rights demonstrators in Selma, Alabama. No one was killed in the clash.

March 17, 1965
In Montgomery, Alabama, 1600 civil rights marchers demonstrate at the courthouse.

March 21, 1965
Martin Luther King Jr. leads 3200 Civil Rights activists in the third march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

April 9, 1965
The 100th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War is observed.

May 21, 1965
The largest teach-in to date takes place at Berkeley, California, attended by 30,000 people.

31st May 1965
Racing driver Jim Clark wins the Indianapolis 500. He wins the Formula One world driving championship later in the year.

June 1, 1965
Florida International University is founded in Miami.

26th July 1965
The Maldives receive full independence from Great Britain.

July 28, 1965
President Lyndon Johnson announces his order to increase the number of United States troops in Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000 and to double the number of men drafted per month from 17,000 to 35,000.

July 30, 1965
President Lyndon Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.

August 6, 1965
President Lyndon Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law, outlawing literacy tests and other discriminatory voting practices that have caused widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans.

August 13, 1965
The rock group Jefferson Airplane debut at the Matrix in San Francisco, California and begin to appear there regularly.

15th August 1965
The Beatles perform the first stadium concert in the history of rock, playing at Shea Stadium in New York.

September 9, 1965
Hurricane Betsy hits New Orleans, Louisiana with winds of 145mph, causing 76 deaths and $1.42 billion worth of damage. The storm is the first hurricane to cause $1 billion in damage, leading to its nickname “Billion Dollar Betsy”. It was also the last hurricane to hit the city before Hurricane Katrina 40 years later.

September 25, 1965
Tom & Jerry, 
the cartoon series, makes its world broadcast premiere on CBS.

8th November 1965
The Murder Act of 1965 is given Royal Assent, formally abolishing the death penalty in the United Kingdom.

November 27, 1965
Tens of thousands of Vietnam War protesters picket the White House, then march on the Washington Monument.

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  • Historic Newspapers Team June 14 2022

    Thank you for your review.

    We are sorry to hear this.

    Looking at your order, and email confirmation, we had confirmed that your order was due for delivery between May 27-May 30 but unfortunately was 1 business day later than expected, which we do apologize for.

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