Thomas Jefferson High School Class of 1965

Remembering the Year 1965

Memories of 1965

World Events

  • The first US combat troops arrive in Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers are in Vietnam.
  • US marines land in the Dominican Republic as fighting persists between rebels and Dominican army (April 28).
  • France withdraws its Atlantic fleet from NATO.
  • Rhodesia unilaterally declares its independence from Britain (November 11).

World Statistics

  • Population: 3.345 billion
  • Nobel Peace Prize: UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)