Newspapers have always served as an essential source of information by holding irreplaceable information from hundreds of years of history. Important events can be discovered further through the use of our archival of newspapers. For the year 1965, some such events that can be accessed include the announcement of the "Great Society" by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the launching of Gemini 3 by NASA as the first spacecraft with a two person crew, Astronaut Edward Higgins White becoming the first America to walk in space, the signing of the Social Security Act establishing Medicare and Medicaid, the Murder Act of 1965 gaining Royal Assent, the first showing of A Charlie Brown Christmas later becoming an annual tradition, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.
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January 4, 1965
President Lyndon Johnson announces the "Great Society" is his State of the Union Address.
January 20, 1965
After serving the remainder of President John F. Kennedy's term following his assassination, Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in for his full term as President of the United States.
January 30, 1965
Sir Winston Churchill's state funeral occurs, containing an assembly of statesmen that is larger than any other state funeral to date.
February 12, 1965
The formation of the African and Malagasy Common Organization occurs, succeeding the Afro-Malagasy Union for Economic Cooperation.
February 20, 1965
After photographing potential areas for astronauts of the Apollo program to land, Ranger 8 crashes into the moon.
February 21, 1965
The assassination of human rights activist Malcolm X is takes place in New York City.
March 17, 1965
A bill forming the basis for the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is sent to Congress by President Johnson.
March 23, 1965
Gus Grissom and John Young are launched into orbit aboard NASA's Gemini 3 as the first two person crew.
April 3, 1965
SNAP-10A is launched from Vandenberg AFB, California as the first nuclear power reactor in space and remains active for 43 days.
April 5, 1965
Eight Academy Awards are won by the film My Fair Lady at the 37th Academy Awards.
April 9, 1965
The statute of limitations is extended towards war crimes carried out by the Nazis by the West German parliament.
April 29, 1965
In an attempt to support the South Vietnam government, an infantry battalion is sent to South Vietnam by Australia.
June 3, 1965
The first United States space walk is made by Astronaut Edward Higgins White.
The formation of the Commonwealth secretariat occurs.
July 14, 1965
The first spacecraft to transit images of Mars is the United States spacecraft Mariner 4.
July 30, 1965
Medicare and Medicaid are established through the signing of the Social Security Act of 1965 by President Johnson.
August 1, 1965
Britain forbids the advertisement of cigarettes on television.
August 6, 1965
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is made into law upon the signature of President Lyndon Johnson.
August 31, 1965
Burning draft cards is deemed illegal by President Lyndon B. Johnson, with the penalty of up to 5 years in prison and a $1,000 fine.
November 8, 1965
Royal Assent is granted to the Murder Act of 1965, establishing the suspension of the death penalty for convicted murderers in the United Kingdom.
November 22, 1965
The formation of the United Nations Development Program as a specialized agency of the United Nations occurs.
December 9, 1965
The annual tradition of the Peanuts television special, A Charlie Brown Christmas, premieres for the first time on CBS.
December 15, 1965
The formation of the Caribbean Free Trade Association occurs.