See also People that died at the age of 65
- 24-July-1959 : At the opening of the American National Exhibition in Moscow, U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and USSR Premier Nikita Khrushchev have a "kitchen debate."
- 27-April-1959 : National People's Congress elects Liu Shaoqi as Chairman of the People's Republic of China, as a successor of Mao Zedong.
- 30-July-1956 : A Joint Resolution of the U.S. Congress is signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing "In God We Trust" as the U.S. national motto.
- 14-June-1956 : President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorizes the phrase "under God" to be added to the Pledge of Allegiance.
- 31-January-1950 : President Harry S. Truman orders the development of the hydrogen bomb, in response to the detonation of the Soviet Union's first atomic bomb in 1949.<ref name"HCI">"Year by Year 1950" History Channel International</ref>
- 18-February-1948 : Eamon de Valera, head of government since 1932, loses power to an opposition coalition. John A. Costello is appointed Taoiseach of Eire (formerly called the Irish Free State) by President O'Kelly.
- 07-February-1945 : WWII: General Douglas MacArthur returns to Manila.
- 04-February-1945 : WWII: President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin begin the Yalta Conference (ends February 11).
- 02-February-1945 : WWII: President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill leave to meet with Soviet leader Joseph Stalin at the Yalta Conference.
- 19-December-1910 : Edward Douglass White is sworn in as the 9th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.