Media

1965

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  • Robert Duvall wins the Obie Award for distinguished performance in A View from the Bridge.
  • Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood—a story about murder of four members of a wealthy Kansas farm family—is published for the first time in The New Yorker. It is later released as a book by Random House.
  • Nelson Rockefeller, New York Governor from 1959 to 1973, creates the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. It merges with the New York City subway system.
  • The Jackson 5 travel to New York City to break into show business and win Amateur Night at the Apollo. Michael Jackson is 10 years old.
  • Malcolm X is assassinated by three members of the Nation of Islam at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, where he was delivering a speech. He is 39.
  • The Voice runs the last interview Malcom X granted before his assassination.
  • The Beatles hold a press conference at Manhattan’s Warwick Hotel on the first stop of their 1965 North American tour. The group performs at Shea Stadium two days later.
  • The city endures a massive power blackout, and the ordeal becomes the subject of a motion picture entitled Where Were You When The Lights Went Out?.
  • The Worlds Fair is held at Flushing Meadows Park in Queens. It opens on April 22, 1964 and runs for two six-month seasons ending October 17, 1965. It is the largest World’s Fair ever held in the United States, occupying nearly a square mile.