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This article is about the year 965. For the number, see 965 (number).
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|Centuries:||9th century – 10th century – 11th century|
|Decades:||930s 940s 950s – 960s – 970s 980s 990s|
|Years:||962 963 964 – 965 – 966 967 968|
|965 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1718|
|Chinese calendar||甲子年 (Wood Rat)
3661 or 3601
— to —
乙丑年 (Wood Ox)
3662 or 3602
|- Vikram Samvat||1021–1022|
|- Shaka Samvat||887–888|
|- Kali Yuga||4066–4067|
|Japanese calendar||Kōhō 2
|Minguo calendar||947 before ROC
|Seleucid era||1276/1277 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1507–1508|
- Byzantine-Arab Wars: Nikephoros II Phokas sacks Tarsus and completes the conquest of Cilicia. Arab raids into Anatolia permanently cease. That same year, Byzantine troops under Niketas Chalkoutzes occupy Cyprus, liberating the Greek population from Arab control.
- Northern Song armies invade the Later Shu Kingdom and force it to surrender.
- The Khazar fortress of Sarkel falls to the Kievan Rus.
- Byzantine-Arab Wars: The Byzantine attempt to recover Sicily definitely fails when the Byzantine fleet is annihilated by the Fatimids at the Battle of the Straits. Soon after, the last Byzantine stronghold on the island, Rometta, falls.
- March 1 – Pope Leo VIII is restored in place of Pope Benedict V.
- October 1 – Pope John XIII succeeds Pope Leo VIII as the 133rd pope.
- Elvira of Castile (daughter of García I), Regent of Leon (d. 1017)
- Alhazen; Arab or Persian scientist and polymath.
- Sweyn I of Denmark
- February 22 – Otto, Duke of Burgundy
- July 4 – Pope Benedict V
- Meng Chang, Emperor of Later Shu
- Al-Husayn ibn Ali al-Maghribi