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The following events occurred in May 1965:
- 1 May 1, 1965 (Saturday)
- 2 May 2, 1965 (Sunday)
- 3 May 3, 1965 (Monday)
- 4 May 4, 1965 (Tuesday)
- 5 May 5, 1965 (Wednesday)
- 6 May 6, 1965 (Thursday)
- 7 May 7, 1965 (Friday)
- 8 May 8, 1965 (Saturday)
- 9 May 9, 1965 (Sunday)
- 10 May 10, 1965 (Monday)
- 11 May 11, 1965 (Tuesday)
- 12 May 12, 1965 (Wednesday)
- 13 May 13, 1965 (Thursday)
- 14 May 14, 1965 (Friday)
- 15 May 15, 1965 (Saturday)
- 16 May 16, 1965 (Sunday)
- 17 May 17, 1965 (Monday)
- 18 May 18, 1965 (Tuesday)
- 19 May 19, 1965 (Wednesday)
- 20 May 20, 1965 (Thursday)
- 21 May 21, 1965 (Friday)
- 22 May 22, 1965 (Saturday)
- 23 May 23, 1965 (Sunday)
- 24 May 24, 1965 (Monday)
- 25 May 25, 1965 (Tuesday)
- 26 May 26, 1965 (Wednesday)
- 27 May 27, 1965 (Thursday)
- 28 May 28, 1965 (Friday)
- 29 May 29, 1965 (Saturday)
- 30 May 30, 1965 (Sunday)
- 31 May 31, 1965 (Monday)
- 32 References
- Bob Askin replaces Jack Renshaw as Premier of New South Wales.
- The Battle of Dong-Yin occurs as a conflict between Taiwan and the People's Republic of China.
- Liverpool wins the FA Cup Final, beating Leeds Utd 2–1.
- Died: Spike Jones, 53, American musician and bandleader (emphysema)
- The Intelsat I communications satellite (nicknamed "Early Bird") goes into commercial service
- Born: Red Rum, champion thoroughbred racehorse, in Kells, County Kilkenny, Ireland (died 1995)
- Died: Howard Spring, 76, British novelist and journalist
- A USAF Convair F-106B-50-CO Delta Dart, 57-2528, survives a mid-air collision with F-106A-80-CO, 57-4721, both assigned to the 539th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, McGuire AFB, New Jersey, the second fighter being lost and 2528 recovering to NAFEC Atlantic City, New Jersey.
- Forty US men burn their draft cards at the University of California, Berkeley, and a coffin is marched to the Berkeley Draft Board.
- A general election is held in Rhodesia results in victory for the ruling Rhodesian Front under Ian Smith. The election is held using two rolls, an "A" roll, which was largely white (around 90,000 whites and 2,256 blacks)
- Antonio Imbert Barrera becomes President of the Dominican Republic; his tenure lasts only four months.
- The U.S. Steel freighter SS Cedarville collides with the SS Topdalsfjord and sinks near the Mackinac Bridge killing 25 people. Ten are rescued from the Cedarville, the 3rd largest lake ship to sink after its sister the SS Carl D. Bradley, and the SS Edmund Fitzgerald
- A cargo of jute carried by Pakistani merchant ship SS Yousuf Baksh catches fire; the ship, adrift off the Kent coast, is attended by the Walmer lifeboat. Forty-eight of those on board survive; one badly-injured officer later dies.
- US baseball star Steve Boros makes his final appearance as a player in the major leagues.
- The pianist Vladimir Horowitz returns to the stage after a 12-year absence, performing a legendary concert in Carnegie Hall in New York.
- Died: Leopold Figl, 62, Austrian politician
- Born: Linda Evangelista, Canadian model, in St. Catharines, Ontario
- Died: I. T. A. Wallace-Johnson, 70, Sierra Leonean workers' leader, journalist, activist and politician
- In the UK, the National Trust officially launches its long-term Enterprise Neptune project to acquire or put under covenant a substantial part of the Welsh, English and Northern Irish coastline.
- West Germany and Israel establish diplomatic relations.
- The Italian liner T/S Michelangelo enters service.
- The Cannes Film Festival opens.
- A West German court of appeals condemns the behavior of ex-defense minister Franz Josef Strauss, and refuses to open trial against magazine proprietor Rudolf Augstein and the magazine's military expert Conrad Ahlers, ruling that during the Spiegel scandal Strauss had exceeded his competencies and committed Freiheitsberaubung (deprivation of personal freedom); however, because of his belief of acting lawfully (Verbotsirrtum), he was exempt from punishment.
- Reg Downing becomes Leader of the Opposition in New South Wales, Australia, after nine years as Attorney General of New South Wales.
- While waiting to take off on a mission, a B-57B explodes on the ground at Bien Hoa Air Base, Vietnam. The accident is caused by a loose turbine hitting the fuse of an armed 500 lb bomb, setting off a whole chain of secondary explosions. Twenty-seven men are killed and over 100 wounded.
- Born: Jason, Norwegian cartoonist, in Molde, as John Arne Sæterøy
- The European Judo Championships are held in Madrid, Spain.
- Died: Tu'i Malila, approx 188 years old, tortoise given by Captain Cook to the Tongan royal family in 1777.
- The De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter makes its first flight.
- The first skateboard championship is held.
- Belgium's general election results in victory for the Christian Social Party, which wins 77 of the 212 seats in the Chamber of Representatives and 44 of the 106 seats in the Senate.
- Norwegian tanker MV Heimvard explodes and catches fire at Mururan, Japan. Three of her crew are killed, 22 injured, and five others reported missing.
- Born: Melissa McBride, American actress.
- Died: Hans Jüttner, 71, German former SS leader
- Boxer Muhammad Ali knocks out Sonny Liston in the first round of their championship rematch with the "Phantom Punch" at the Central Maine Civic Center in Lewiston.
- Born: Dilip Joshi, Indian actor, in Porbandar
- Indonesia–Malaysia Confrontation: The Battle of Sungei Koemba opens with an ambush launched by the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (3 RAR), along the Sungei Koemba river in Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo).
- The 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment leaves for Vietnam on HMAS Sydney.
- In the 1965 European Cup Final, Inter Milan defeat S.L. Benfica 1-0 at the San Siro football stadium.
- Died: Antonio Ligabue, 65, Italian Naïve artist
- The Roman Catholic Diocese of Arundel and Brighton is created in the UK, having formerly been part of the Archdiocese of Southwark.
- Born: Mary Coughlan, Irish Fianna Fáil politician, in Donegal
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- The Brunei Malay Regiment becomes the Royal Brunei Armed Forces.
- Scottish Racing driver Jim Clark wins the 49th running of the Indianapolis 500 in Lotus 38-Cosworth, at a record average speed of 150.686 m.p.h., with a winning margin of two laps. It is the first mid-engined car to win.
- Born: Brooke Shields, US actress, in New York City
- Hancock, The Premiers of New South Wales 1856–2005, pg 353.
- Mirtle, Jack. (1986) Thank You Music Lovers: A Bio-discography of Spike Jones. Westport; Greenwood Press ISBN 0-313-24814-1
- Legend of Ginger 'Mr Aintree' McCain will live forever Telegraph. Retrieved 10 October 2011
- 7 May 1965 House of Assembly Election African Elections Database
- "Steve Boros Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. USA Today Sports Media Group.
- "2M. Appeal To Save Coastline". The Times (56264). 8 March 1965. p. 12.
- Michael Marek; Birgit Görtz (10 October 2012). "A scandal rocks the young federal republic". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
- Bruce, David (30 October 2008). "Benmore gets more with first full rebuild". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 30 October 2008.
- Richards, Bill. "Death Roll, Cambrian Colliery, Explosion, 1965". Welsh Coal Mines. Retrieved 2010-10-14.
- Tortoise Believed to Have Been Owned by Darwin Dies at 176 2nd to last paragraph mentions tu'i Malila's age
- Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p289 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
- "3 Die in Blazing Tanker" The Times (London). Monday, 24 May 1965. (56329), col F, p. 8.