April 1965

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The following events occurred in April 1965:

April 1, 1965 (Thursday)[edit]

April 2, 1965 (Friday)[edit]

April 3, 1965 (Saturday)[edit]

  • The world's first space nuclear power reactor, SNAP-10A, is launched by the United States from Vandenberg AFB, California. The reactor operates for 43 days and remains in Low Earth orbit.
  • The first jet-to-jet combat of the Vietnam War occurs. Although all American aircraft involved return safely, the North Vietnamese Air Force claims to have shot down a U.S. Navy F-8 Crusader fighter and in future years celebrates April 3 as "North Vietnamese Air Force Day."

April 4, 1965 (Sunday)[edit]

April 5, 1965 (Monday)[edit]

April 6, 1965 (Tuesday)[edit]

April 7, 1965 (Wednesday)[edit]

  • Irish general election, 1965: A general election takes place in Ireland, the first Irish General Election to be covered on television by state broadcaster RTÉ. The ruling Fianna Fáil party obtains an additional two seats in the election, giving it an overall majority in the Dáil.
  • Lyndon Johnson delivers "Peace Without Conquest" speech at Johns Hopkins University, naming Eugene Black as US representative to the nascent Asian Development Bank.[8][9]

April 8, 1965 (Thursday)[edit]

April 9, 1965 (Friday)[edit]

April 10, 1965 (Saturday)[edit]

  • Soviet spacecraft Luna E-6 No.8, intended to be the first spacecraft to perform a soft landing on the Moon, is lost in a launch failure when a nitrogen pipeline in the oxidiser tank depressurises, causing a loss of oxidiser flow to the engine and resulting in the engine cutting off. The spacecraft fails to achieve orbit, and disintegrates on re-entry.[12]

April 11, 1965 (Sunday)[edit]

  • 1965 Palm Sunday tornado outbreak: An estimated 51 tornadoes (47 confirmed) hit in 6 Midwestern states of the US, killing between 256 to 271 people and injuring some 1,500 more.
  • West German cargo ship Transatlantic collides with Dutch ship MV Hermes and sinks in the Saint Lawrence River, Canada. One of her fourteen crew is killed and two are reported missing.[13]

April 12, 1965 (Monday)[edit]

  • In the early hours of the morning, a second tornado outbreak in the US Midwest kills a further four people.

April 13, 1965 (Tuesday)[edit]

  • West German passenger ship MV Bremerhaven capsizes and sinks at Bremerhaven.[14]

April 14, 1965 (Wednesday)[edit]

April 15, 1965 (Thursday)[edit]

April 16, 1965 (Friday)[edit]

April 17, 1965 (Saturday)[edit]

  • The first SDS march against the Vietnam War draws 25,000 protestors to Washington, DC.

April 18, 1965 (Sunday)[edit]

  • Consecration of St Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral in Toronto, Canada.
  • Died: Guillermo González Camarena, 48, Mexican inventor, in a car accident at Puebla, while returning from inspecting a television transmitter in Las Lajas, Veracruz.

April 19, 1965 (Monday)[edit]

April 20, 1965 (Tuesday)[edit]

April 21, 1965 (Wednesday)[edit]

April 22, 1965 (Thursday)[edit]

April 23, 1965 (Friday)[edit]

April 24, 1965 (Saturday)[edit]

April 25, 1965 (Sunday)[edit]

April 26, 1965 (Monday)[edit]

April 27, 1965 (Tuesday)[edit]

April 28, 1965 (Wednesday)[edit]

April 29, 1965 (Thursday)[edit]

April 30, 1965 (Friday)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 423–424. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2. 
  2. ^ Walter Lucas, "Western liaison—'Bilderberg' style", Christian Science Monitor, April 12, 1965, p. 11.
  3. ^ Nichols, CDR John B., and Barret Tillman, On Yankee Station: The Naval Air War Over Vietnam, Annapolis, Maryland: United States Naval Institute, 1987, ISBN 978-0-87021-559-9, p. 152, which also claims this event occurred on April 3.
  4. ^ Polmar, Norman, "Historic Aircraft: The Last Photo Plane", Naval History, October 2010, p. 64.
  5. ^ "Helicopters Save 41 Shipwrecked Men" The Times (London). Tuesday, 6 April 1965. (56289), col B, p. 9.
  6. ^ Burke, Damien (2010). TSR2: Britain's Lost Bomber. Ramsbury: Crowood. ISBN 978-1-84797-211-8. 
  7. ^ "Picture Gallery" The Times (London). Wednesday, 7 April. (56290), col C-E, p. 5.
  8. ^ a b c d e f "The Month in Review", Current History, June 1965.
  9. ^ "Peace Without Conquest", LBJ Library.
  10. ^ Brussels Treaty (European history 1965-93) - Britannica Online Encyclopedia
  11. ^ Nichols, CDR John B., and Barret Tillman, On Yankee Station: The Naval Air War Over Vietnam, Annapolis, Maryland: United States Naval Institute, 1987, ISBN 978-0-87021-559-9, p. 153.
  12. ^ Wade, Mark. "Soyuz". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  13. ^ "Sunken Ship Delays Traffic in St. Lawrence Channel" The Times (London). Monday, 12 April 1965. (56294), col C, p. 10.
  14. ^ "Pleasure Ship Capsizes in Harbour" The Times (London). Wednesday, 14 April 1965. (56296), col A, p. 9.
  15. ^ W. Granger Blair, "Bonn's Reparations to Israel Completed", New York Times, April 16, 1965, p. 1.
  16. ^ "HU-GO Craft". Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  17. ^ History of French Local Elections
  18. ^ Taylor, John W R. (editor). Jane's All the Worlds Aircraft 1988-89. Coulsdon, Surrey, UK: Jane's Information Group, 1988. ISBN 0-7106-0867-5. p7
  19. ^ Theodore Shabad, "Moscow Puts Aloft Its First 'Comsat'; TV Movie Is Shown", New York Times, April 24, 1965, p. 1. "According to a Moscow television spokesman the unannounced direct telecast from Vladivostok, which included a documentary film of the life of Pacific fishermen, began at 9 A.M. Moscow time (4 P.M. Vladivostok time) and lasted about three hours. Since no television programs are scheduled in Moscow before noon, virtually no home television viewer had turned on his set and watched the live transmission. A two-minute recorded excerpt was repeated during news periods later in the day."
  20. ^ "Sukarno Seizes Foreign Firms", Los Angeles Times (AP), April 25, 1965, p. 10.
  21. ^ Los Angeles Times, April 27, 1965 "Highway Sniper's Bullet Proves Fatal to Boy, 5"
  22. ^ "World Championships Results". ITTF Museum. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  23. ^ "ITTF Statistics". ittf.com. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  24. ^ "20,000 Cambodians Mob U.S. Embassy: Rip Down Flag in Protest Against Vietnam Policy and Magazine Article", New York Times (UPI), April 27, 1965, p. 1.
  25. ^ "U.S. Embassy in Cambodia Is Stoned by Mob", Chicago Tribune, April 27, 1965, p. 1.
  26. ^ Scott-Elliot, Robin (19 February 2010). "Old Trafford Centenary: 10 games that define 'Theatre of Dreams'". The Independent (London). Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  27. ^ For Distinguished Conduct in the Field: the register of the Distinguished Conduct Medal 1920-1992, compiled by Philip McDermott (1994)
  28. ^ Obituary Variety, April 28, 1965, p. 60.
  29. ^ National Geophysical Data Center. "Significant earthquake". Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  30. ^ "Belgian Merchant A-G" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 October 2010.