1965 in sports
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1965 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
|Years in sports:||1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968|
|Centuries:||19th century · 20th century · 21st century|
|Decades:||1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s|
|Years:||1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968|
- 1 American football
- 2 Association football
- 3 Australian rules football
- 4 Basketball
- 5 Boxing
- 6 Canadian football
- 7 Cricket
- 8 Cue sports (pool, snooker, carom billiards)
- 9 Cycling
- 10 Field Hockey
- 11 Figure skating
- 12 Golf
- 13 Harness racing
- 14 Horse racing
- 15 Ice hockey
- 16 Motor racing
- 17 Radiosport
- 18 Rugby league
- 19 Rugby union
- 20 Snooker
- 21 Swimming
- 22 Tennis
- 23 Multi-sport events
- 24 Awards
- 25 References
- AFL Championship Buffalo Bills won 23-0 over the San Diego Chargers
- NFL Championship – Green Bay Packers won 23-12 over the Cleveland Browns on January 2, 1966
- Victorian Football League
- NCAA Men's Basketball Championship –
- UCLA wins 91-80
- NBA Finals –
- March 30 – José Torres won the Light Heavyweight Championship of the World, stopping Willie Pastrano in nine rounds, at New York's Madison Square Garden.
- Grey Cup – Hamilton Tiger-Cats win 22-16 over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- Vanier Cup – Toronto Varsity Blues win 14-7 over the Alberta Golden Bears
- Canadian Junior Championship – Notre-Dame-de-Grace Maple Leafs win 2-1 over the Edmonton Huskies
- Imperial Cricket Conference is renamed to International Cricket Conference and new rules are adopted to permit the election of countries from outside the Commonwealth of Nations.
- The World Five-pins Championship is inaugurated in Santa Fé, Argentina – Manuel Gomez (of Argentina) takes the title.
- Giro d'Italia won by Vittorio Adorni of Italy
- Tour de France - Felice Gimondi of Italy
- UCI Road World Championships – Men's road race – Tom Simpson of Great Britain
- March 13 - In an international women's field hockey match at Wembley Stadium,England. South Africa beat England 2-1.
- World Figure Skating Championships
- Masters Tournament - Jack Nicklaus shoots a Masters record 271 (17 under par) to win by nine strokes.
- U.S. Open - Gary Player becomes the third golfer in history to win all four professional majors.
- British Open - Peter Thomson
- PGA Championship - Dave Marr
- PGA Tour money leader - Jack Nicklaus - $140,752
- Ryder Cup - United States wins 19½ to 12½ over Britain in team golf.
- Women's Western Open - Susie Maxwell
- LPGA Championship - Sandra Haynie
- U.S. Women's Open - Carol Mann
- Titleholders Championship - Kathy Whitworth
- LPGA Tour money leader - Kathy Whitworth - $28,658
- Bret Hanover wins the United States Pacing Triple Crown races –
- United States Trotting Triple Crown races –
- Australian Inter Dominion Harness Racing Championship –
- Australia – Melbourne Cup won by Light Fingers
- Canada – Queen's Plate won by Whistling Sea
- France – Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe won by Sea Bird
- Ireland – Irish Derby Stakes won by Meadow Court
- English Triple Crown Races:
- United States Triple Crown Races:
- Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Stan Mikita, Chicago Black Hawks
- Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Bobby Hull, Chicago Black Hawks
- Stanley Cup – Montreal Canadiens won 4 games to 3 over the Chicago Black Hawks
- World Hockey Championship –
- Men's champion: Soviet Union defeated Czechoslovakia
- NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship - Michigan Technological University Huskies defeat Boston College Eagles 8-2 in Providence, Rhode Island
- Stock car racing –
- USAC Racing
- Formula One – Jim Clark (Great Britain) is two-time World Drivers' Champion, driving a Lotus 25-Climax.
- 24 hours of Le Mans – Jochen Rindt / Masten Gregory win, sharing a Ferrari 275LM
- Rally racing - the team of Timo Mäkinen / Paul Easter won the Monte Carlo Rally driving a Mini Cooper S
- Drag racing –
- 1965 New Zealand rugby league season
- 1965 NSWRFL seasonSt George wins the tenth of a record eleven consecutive premierships in the NSWRL. They were not to win again until 1977, then in 1979 which is their last premiership as at January 2006.
- 1964–65 Northern Rugby Football League season / 1965–66 Northern Rugby Football League season
- World Snooker Championship challenge matches:
- 1 March – The Amateur Swimming Union of Australia stuns the nation with its decision that Olympic champion and 1964 Australian of the Year Dawn Fraser will be banned from all amateur competition for ten years. The decision follows an inquiry into Fraser's alleged misbehaviour during the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
- August 15 – US swimmer Kenis Moore breaks the world record in the women's 200m butterfly (long course) during a meet in Maumee, Ohio, clocking 2:26.3.
- August 21 – Dutch swimming star Ada Kok breaks the world record in the women's 200m butterfly (long course) for the first time, during a meet in Leiden, clocking 2:25.8.
- September 12 – Ada Kok from the Netherlands betters her own world record in the women's 200m butterfly (long course), during a meet in Groningen, clocking 2:25.3.
- Australian Men's Singles Championship – Roy Emerson (Australia) defeats Fred Stolle (Australia) 6–3, 6–4, 6–2
- Australian Women's Singles Championship – Margaret Smith Court (Australia) defeats Lesley Turner Bowrey (Australia) 6–3, 6–2
- Wimbledon Men's Singles Championship – Roy Emerson (Australia) defeats Fred Stolle (Australia) 6–4, 12–10, 4–6, 6–3
- Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship – Maria Bueno (Brazil) defeats Margaret Smith Court (Australia) 6–4, 7–9, 6–3
- First All-Africa Games held in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
- Fourth Pan Arab Games held in Cairo, Egypt
- Fourth Summer Universiade held in Budapest, Hungary
- ABC's Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year: Jim Clark, Formula One champion and Indianapolis 500 winner
- Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year – Sandy Koufax, Major League Baseball
- Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year – Kathy Whitworth, LPGA golf