1965 in sports
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1965 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
|Years in sports:||1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968|
|Centuries:||19th century · 20th century · 21st century|
|Decades:||1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s|
|Years:||1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968|
- 1 American football
- 2 Association football
- 3 Australian rules football
- 4 Bandy
- 5 Baseball
- 6 Basketball
- 7 Boxing
- 8 Canadian football
- 9 Cricket
- 10 Cue sports (pool, snooker, carom billiards)
- 11 Cycling
- 12 Field Hockey
- 13 Figure skating
- 14 Golf
- 15 Harness racing
- 16 Horse racing
- 17 Ice hockey
- 18 Motorsport
- 19 Radiosport
- 20 Rugby league
- 21 Rugby union
- 22 Snooker
- 23 Swimming
- 24 Tennis
- 25 Multi-sport events
- 26 Awards
- 27 References
- 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 13 – In an international women's field hockey match at Wembley Stadium, England. South Africa beat England 2-1.
- Masters 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.
- Bret Hanover wins the United States Pacing Triple Crown races –
- United States Trotting Triple Crown races –
- Australian Inter Dominion Harness Racing Championship –
- Australia – 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:
- Art Ross 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
- 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
- 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.
- Australian 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
- Wimbledon 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