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1965 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
AFL Championship – Buffalo Bills win 23-0 over the San Diego Chargers
NFL Championship – Green Bay Packers win 23-12 over the Cleveland Browns on January 2, 1966
Orange Bowl (1964 season):
The Alabama Crimson Tide lose 21-17 to the Texas Longhorns; still awarded national champions
FA Cup final – Liverpool won 2-1 (aet) versus Leeds United
Victorian Football League
Essendon wins the 69th VFL Premiership (Essendon 14.21 (105) d St Kilda 9.16 (70))
Brownlow Medal awarded to Ian Stewart (St Kilda) and Noel Teasdale (North Melbourne)
1965 Bandy World Championship is won by host nation Soviet Union.
World Series – Los Angeles Dodgers win 4 games to 3 over the Minnesota Twins
Venezuelan professional baseball club, Tigres de Aragua, officially founded in Maracay on October 15.
NCAA Men's Basketball Championship – UCLA Bruins win 91-80 over the Michigan Wolverines
NBA Finals – Boston Celtics win 4 games to 1 over the Los Angeles Lakers
Taca Brasil de Basquete, as predecessor for Campeonato Brasileiro de Basquete, a first official game held on November 26 in Brazil.
March 30 – José Torres won the Light Heavyweight Championship of the World, stopping Willie Pastrano in nine rounds, at New York's Madison Square Garden.
Grey Cup – Hamilton Tiger-Cats win 22-16 over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Vanier Cup – Toronto Varsity Blues win 14-7 over the Alberta Golden Bears
Canadian Junior Championship – Notre-Dame-de-Grace Maple Leafs win 2-1 over the Edmonton Huskies
Imperial Cricket Conference is renamed to International Cricket Conference and new rules are adopted to permit the election of countries from outside the Commonwealth of Nations.
The World Five-pins Championship is inaugurated in Santa Fé, Argentina – Manuel Gomez (of Argentina) takes the title.
Giro d'Italia won by Vittorio Adorni of Italy
Tour de France - Felice Gimondi of Italy
UCI Road World Championships – Men's road race – Tom Simpson of Great Britain
March 13 - In an international women's field hockey match at Wembley Stadium,England. South Africa beat England 2-1.
World Figure Skating Championships
Men's champion: Alain Calmat, France
Ladies' champion: Petra Burka, Canada
Pair skating champions: Ludmila Belousova & Oleg Protopopov, Soviet Union
Ice dancing champions: Eva Romanová & Pavel Roman, Czechoslovakia
1965 in sports Wikipedia
Men's professionalMasters Tournament - Jack Nicklaus shoots a Masters record 271 (17 under par) to win by nine strokes.
U.S. Open - Gary Player becomes the third golfer in history to win all four professional majors.
British Open - Peter Thomson
PGA Championship - Dave Marr
PGA Tour money leader - Jack Nicklaus - $140,752
Ryder Cup - United States wins 19½ to 12½ over Britain in team golf.
Men's amateurBritish Amateur - Michael Bonallack
U.S. Amateur - Bob Murphy
Women's professionalWomen's Western Open - Susie Maxwell
LPGA Championship - Sandra Haynie
U.S. Women's Open - Carol Mann
Titleholders Championship - Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Tour money leader - Kathy Whitworth - $28,658
Bret Hanover wins the United States Pacing Triple Crown races –
United States Trotting Triple Crown races –
- Cane Pace - Bret Hanover
- Little Brown Jug - Bret Hanover
- Messenger Stakes - Bret Hanover
Australian Inter Dominion Harness Racing Championship –
Pacers: Jay Ar
- Hambletonian - Egyptian Candor
- Yonkers Trot - Noble Victory
- Kentucky Futurity - Armbro Flight
SteeplechasesCheltenham Gold Cup – Arkle
Grand National – Jay Trump
Flat racesAustralia – Melbourne Cup won by Light Fingers
Canada – Queen's Plate won by Whistling Sea
France – Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe won by Sea Bird
Ireland – Irish Derby Stakes won by Meadow Court
English Triple Crown Races:
United States Triple Crown Races:
- 2,000 Guineas Stakes – Niksar
- Epsom Derby – Sea Bird
- St. Leger Stakes – Provoke
Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Stan Mikita, Chicago Black Hawks
Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Bobby Hull, Chicago Black Hawks
Stanley Cup – Montreal Canadiens win 4 games to 3 over the Chicago Black Hawks
World Hockey Championship – Soviet Union defeats Czechoslovakia
NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship – Michigan Technological University Huskies defeat Boston College Eagles 8-2 in Providence, Rhode Island
Stock car racing –
Fred Lorenzen wins the Daytona 500 in the #28 Ford for Holman and Moody.
Fred Lorenzen wins the World 600 in the #28 Ford for Holman and Moody.
NASCAR Championship - Ned Jarrett in the Bondy Long-owned Ford
30 May – Jim Clark (Great Britain) wins the 50th running of the Indianapolis 500 in Lotus 38-Cosworth, with a winning margin of one lap. It is the first mid-engined car to win.
Mario Andretti wins the driving championship
Formula One – Jim Clark (Great Britain) is two-time World Drivers' Champion, driving a Lotus 25-Climax.
24 hours of Le Mans – Jochen Rindt / Masten Gregory win, sharing a Ferrari 275LM
Rally racing - the team of Timo Mäkinen / Paul Easter won the Monte Carlo Rally driving a Mini Cooper S
Drag racing –
Don Garlits wins his first NHRA Top Fuel Dragster Championship
Maynard Rupp wins Top Fuel at the NHRA World Finals
Fourth Amateur Radio Direction Finding European Championship held in Warsaw, Poland.
1965 New Zealand rugby league season
1965 NSWRFL season: St George wins the tenth of a record eleven consecutive premierships in the NSWRL. They were not to win again until 1977, then in 1979 which was their last premiership before their 1999 merger with the Illawarra Steelers.
1964–65 Northern Rugby Football League season / 1965–66 Northern Rugby Football League season
71st Five Nations Championship series is won by Wales
World Snooker Championship challenge matches:
John Pulman beats Fred Davis 37-36
John Pulman beats Rex Williams 25-22
John Pulman beats Fred Van Rensburg 39-12
1 March – The Amateur Swimming Union of Australia stuns the nation with its decision that Olympic champion and 1964 Australian of the Year Dawn Fraser will be banned from all amateur competition for ten years. The decision follows an inquiry into Fraser's alleged misbehaviour during the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
August 15 – US swimmer Kenis Moore breaks the world record in the women's 200m butterfly (long course) during a meet in Maumee, Ohio, clocking 2:26.3.
August 21 – Dutch swimming star Ada Kok breaks the world record in the women's 200m butterfly (long course) for the first time, during a meet in Leiden, clocking 2:25.8.
September 12 – Ada Kok from the Netherlands betters her own world record in the women's 200m butterfly (long course), during a meet in Groningen, clocking 2:25.3.
- Kentucky Derby – Lucky Debonair
- Preakness Stakes – Tom Rolfe
- Belmont Stakes – Hail To All
AustraliaAustralian Men's Singles Championship – Roy Emerson (Australia) defeats Fred Stolle (Australia) 6–3, 6–4, 6–2
Australian Women's Singles Championship – Margaret Smith Court (Australia) defeats Lesley Turner Bowrey (Australia) 6–3, 6–2
EnglandWimbledon Men's Singles Championship – Roy Emerson (Australia) defeats Fred Stolle (Australia) 6–4, 12–10, 4–6, 6–3
Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship – Maria Bueno (Brazil) defeats Margaret Smith Court (Australia) 6–4, 7–9, 6–3
FranceFrench Men's Singles Championship –
French Women's Singles Championship –
USAAmerican Men's Singles Championship –
American Women's Singles Championship –
Davis Cup1965 Davis Cup – Australia 4–1 Spain at White City Stadium (grass) Sydney, Australia
First All-Africa Games held in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
Fourth Pan Arab Games held in Cairo, Egypt
Fourth Summer Universiade held in Budapest, Hungary
ABC's Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year: Jim Clark, Formula One champion and Indianapolis 500 winner
Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year – Sandy Koufax, Major League Baseball
Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year – Kathy Whitworth, LPGA golf