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  Timeline: 1965  
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 
Date Race Winner Distance
March 19, 1965 Milan-San Remo Arie den Hartog (Hol) 288 km
April 11, 1965 Paris-Roubaix Rik Van Looy (Bel) 267 km
April 17, 1965 Tour of Flanders Jo De Roo (Hol) 272 km
May 2, 1965 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Carmine Preziosi (Ita) 253 km
April 29-May 16, 1965 Vuelta a Espana Rolf Wolfshohl (Ger) 18 Stages, 3,410 km
May 15-June 6, 1965 Giro d'Italia Vittorio Adorni (Ita) 22 Stages, 4,151 km
June 22-July 14, 1965 Tour de France Felice Gimonde (Ita) 22 Stages, 4,188 km
September 5, 1965 World Championships Tom Simpson (GBr) Lasarte, Spain 267.4 km

October 16, 1965

Giro di Lombardia Tom Simpson (GBr) Milan-Como, 266 km

•  Astrodome - 1965, Houston built the first multi-purpose domed stadium.

•  Europe - the Mont Blanc tunnel connecting France and Italy is opened.

•  USA - Race riots breakout in Los Angeles, California.

•  Hollywood - The Sound of Music and Dr. Zhivago are released.

Notable Deaths -
* Tour de France Champion: Odile Defraye, 1888-1965, Tour de France champion in 1912.

Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, great British statesman and noted author was an inspiration to the people of Great Britain during WW2. In a poll by the BBC, Churchill was vote “the Greatest Briton” in 2002.

Stan Laurel, 1890-1965, extraordinary British actor was half the comedy team of Laurel and Hardy with Oliver Hardy (1892-1957). First formed in 1926 Laurel and Hardy appeared in silent films and the early days of talking movies.

 

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