World Events

Posted in 1965

  • Sir Winston ChurchillSir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the war, dies:

"... as friend and the senior representative of the Commonwealth Menzies was asked to be one of the 12 pallbearers who after the funeral service in St Paul's Cathedral, carried the coffin out and placed it on a gun-carriage for the last stage of the funeral cortège in London."
A W Martin, Robert Menzies A Life Vol 2 1944-1978, 1999 p 504.

  • Sir Robert Menzies had a further task following Sir Winston Churchill's funeral service and described it to Dame Pattie:

"After the coffin had departed and the Royal Family left, I by arrangement scuttled around the corner and down into the Crypt where, when my teeth stopped chattering, I made a talk about Winston which came over the BBC television as a sort of background to their pictures and description of the procession from the Cathedral to Tower Pier."
A W Martin, Robert Menzies A Life Vol 2 1944-1978, 1999 p 504.

† A Tribute by Sir Robert Menzies KT, CH, QC, MP
given on the occasion of the State Funeral of Sir Winston Churchill
January 30, 1965

  • First space walkFirst space walk by astronauts.

† National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

  • The fall of President Sukarno in Indonesia leads to the establishment of the New Order under President Suharto.
  • USA aircraft bomb North Vietnam and ground troops become involved in the Vietnam War.