1965 Newspapers

At Historic Newspapers, we have the largest collection of 1965 newspapers as part of our extensive database, which contains over 4 million authentic originals. A historic newspaper is a wonderful gift idea for anyone who is interested in history, or to mark a particular date in history for someone special.

By 1965, the 60’s were in full swing. The conservative morals of the 50’s had been thrown out the window, and people, particularly the younger generations, were protesting, experimenting, and celebrating freedom. Learn about the key events that mark this year, and gain a deeper insight into the effect they had on the world as we know it.

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1965 Original Newspapers

1965 Newspaper Headlines Summary

1965 newspaper headlines include stories about the abolition of the death penalty in Britain, the funeral of Winston Churchill, and the inauguration of Lyndon B. Johnson as the U.S. President. It was also the year in which the Beatles performed the first concert in the history of rock music in New York, and Laurel, of iconic duo Laurel and Hardy, died from a heart attack. An authentic 1965 newspaper is a wonderful gift idea to commemorate this year in history for someone special.

20th January 1965
Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in for his full term as U.S. President.

27th January 1965
The State funeral of Sir Winston Churchill takes place with the largest assembly of statesmen in the world until the 2005 funeral of Pope John Paul II.

6th February 1965
Sir Stanley Matthews plays his final First Division football game, at the record age of fifty years and five days.

18th February 1965
Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom.

23rd February 1965
Stan Laurel, British actor and one half of the famous ‘Laurel And Hardy‘ double act (b. 1890) dies three days after suffering a heart attack. His comedy partner had died nine years earlier, in 1957.

31st May 1965
Racing driver Jim Clark wins the Indianapolis 500. He wins the Formula One world driving championship later in the year.

26th July 1965
The Maldives receive full independence from Great Britain.

27th July 1965
Edward Heath becomes Leader of the Conservative Party.

1st August 1965
Cigarette advertising is banned on British television.

15th August 1965
The Beatles perform the first stadium concert in the history of rock, playing at Shea Stadium in New York.

8th October 1965
The Post Office Tower opens in London.

29th October 1965
Ian Brady and Myra Hindley appear in court, charged with the murders of Edward Evans (17), Lesley Ann Downey (10), and John Kilbride (12).

8th November 1965
The Murder Act of 1965 is given Royal Assent, formally abolishing the death penalty in the United Kingdom.

22nd December 1965
A seventy miles per hour speed limit is imposed on British roads.

27th December 1965
The British oil platform ‘Sea Gem’ collapses in the North Sea.

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