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Timeline for 1965
20th century | 1960s

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1965 was a year.



January - April

In March, (PROSE: Salvation [+]Loading...["Salvation (novel)"]) the First Doctor's TARDIS materialised in Wimbledon Common, London so that Steven Taylor could go on with his own life. Dodo Chaplet, who said she had witnessed a road accident, ran into the TARDIS. (TV: "Bell of Doom" [+]Part of The Massacre, Loading...{"namedep":"Bell of Doom (4)","1":"The Massacre (TV story)"}) Immediately afterwards, the Doctor, Dodo and Steven travelled to Manhattan, New York City where they met the alien Latter-Day Pantheon. (PROSE: Salvation [+]Loading...["Salvation (novel)"])

Also in March, Commodore Charles Waverly was murdered by his wife, Lady Catherine Waverly. Group Captain Ian Gilmore was accused of killing him. Less than a week later, Lady Waverly seemingly committed suicide because of the guilt. (AUDIO: Manhunt [+]Loading...["Manhunt (CM audio story)"])

In April 1965, Clement McDonald was taken into care after his mother died. (TV: Children of Earth: Day Three [+]Loading...["Children of Earth: Day Three (TV story)"])

On 5 April, a thirty-two minute war was fought between the KVI and the Committee in Russia's Zone 10, leaving the area in a state of temporal confusion. After the battle, Anna Volokova was trapped in the area. (AUDIO: Zone 10 [+]Loading...["Zone 10 (audio story)"])

May - October

Ian and Barbara find a real police box back home in London. (TV: "The Planet of Decision" [+]Part of The Chase, Loading...{"namedep":"The Planet of Decision (6)","1":"The Chase (TV story)"})

On 26 June, Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright arrived back in London aboard the Dalek time machine, which they set to self-destruct soon after. Boarding a bus, they contemplated how they would pick up their previous, "normal" lives again, having arrived two years after joining the First Doctor on his travels. (TV: "The Planet of Decision" [+]Part of The Chase, Loading...{"namedep":"The Planet of Decision (6)","1":"The Chase (TV story)"}) The Doctor gave them an envelope of British notes and coins which included a twenty pence coin from 1982. (PROSE: The Time Travellers [+]Loading...["The Time Travellers (novel)"])

Sometime later, just before their wedding, Ian and Barbara were pulled onto a Sontaran ship by psychic metal. There they encountered the Eleventh Doctor and helped him defeat the Prometheans. The Doctor returned them to Earth and eventually attended their wedding. Before leaving, he shared a drink with Barbara. (COMIC: Hunters of the Burning Stone [+]Loading...["Hunters of the Burning Stone (comic story)"]) However, another account stated that Ian and Barbara married at least a year after returning to Earth. (PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy [+]Loading...["Who Killed Kennedy (novel)"])

November - December

On 9 November, the Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond and Rory Williams visited New York City during a major blackout. (AUDIO: Blackout [+]Loading...["Blackout (audio story)"])

In November, an alien race designated the 456 came to Earth to offer the human race the anti-virus to a new strain of Indonesian influenza which would kill millions. In exchange, they requested twelve children be given over to be harvested for certain chemicals which the 456 used as recreational drugs. The British government and the Torchwood Institute chose 12-year-old Clement McDonald and eleven others from the Holly Tree Lodge orphanage, believing that no one would miss them, and so kept the act a secret. (TV: Children of Earth: Day Four [+]Loading...["Children of Earth: Day Four (TV story)"]) One of the chosen children was actually a de-aged Time Agent named Scott Thrower. (COMIC: Time Fraud [+]Loading...["Time Fraud (comic story)"]) After arriving in a secluded location, Captain Jack Harkness drove them to a white light, and guided them from there. (TV: Children of Earth: Day Four [+]Loading...["Children of Earth: Day Four (TV story)"]) Clem, however, managed to escape. He was chased for several miles until the 456 decided to stop. (TV: Children of Earth: Day One [+]Loading...["Children of Earth: Day One (TV story)"]) This abandonment was theorised by Gwen Cooper in 2009 to be because of him becoming pubescent, and thus, he was useless to the 456. (TV: Children of Earth: Day Four [+]Loading...["Children of Earth: Day Four (TV story)"])

A Capranom in a Norwegian forest. (COMIC: The Goats of Christmas Past [+]Loading...["The Goats of Christmas Past (comic story)"])

In December, the Tenth Doctor and Heather McCrimmon materialised in Norway. They encountered a herd of Capranoms that were eating the forest. They lured all of the Capranoms to one area using a plastic tree and made a deal with the Capranom herder. The herder waited until after Christmas, when there were piles of leftover Christmas trees, to feed his Capranoms. (COMIC: The Goats of Christmas Past [+]Loading...["The Goats of Christmas Past (comic story)"])

On 9 December, the Kecksburg UFO incident took place in the USA. (PROSE: Time Traveller's Diary [+]Loading...["Time Traveller's Diary (novel)"])

On 25 December, the Doctor's TARDIS materialised in the yard of a police station in Liverpool, its scanner malfunctioning. After some initial fears the polluted atmosphere of the 20th century might harm his companions Steven Taylor and Sara Kingdom, who had grown up in the clean air of the future, and some trouble with the local police, the First Doctor repaired the scanner and the TARDIS departed. (TV: "The Feast of Steven" [+]Part of The Daleks' Master Plan, Loading...{"namedep":"The Feast of Steven (7)","1":"The Daleks' Master Plan (TV story)"})

On 31 December, after leaving the First Monk on Tigus, the TARDIS materialised in Trafalgar Square during the New Year's Eve celebrations. (TV: "Volcano" [+]Part of The Daleks' Master Plan, Loading...{"namedep":"Volcano (8)","1":"The Daleks' Master Plan (TV story)"})


Major riots occurred in Prague, Harlem and Detroit. The riot in Prague was caused by a person with psychic powers designed by the Soviet Union to provoke extreme emotions in people. Group Captain Ian Gilmore and Professor Rachel Jensen believed that the same was true of the violence in Harlem and Detroit but had no proof of that. (AUDIO: Peshka [+]Loading...["Peshka (audio story)"])

The Sixth Doctor and Melanie Bush visited Salford, Manchester, where they encountered the Wishing Beast for the first time in its personal timeline but the second time in theirs. (AUDIO: The Vanity Box [+]Loading...["The Vanity Box (audio story)"])

The Dreadful Flap opened above Darlington. (PROSE: The Dreadful Flap [+]Loading...["The Dreadful Flap (short story)"])

Simon Cooper and his wife were married. He died only three months later. (AUDIO: The Concrete Cage [+]Loading...["The Concrete Cage (audio story)"])

An army of Robot Yeti led by Jemba-Wa arrived in the mountains of Tibet coming from 1935 with Edward Travers accidentally in-tow. From here, the yeti began a four-year long migration to London. After visiting the Det-Sen Monastery, Travers also began a long journey to London. Upon arriving there after a few months of travel, Travers realised that his future self was living there. To prevent disrupting time, Travers moved to the Great Intelligence's secondary target, New York City, and established himself as the owner of Ebon Books. (PROSE: Times Squared [+]Loading...["Times Squared (novel)"])

A Maker crash landed on a beach in England. Alec Redshaw and Sandra McBride rescued it and tended its wounds. In gratitude, the Maker transported them and several others to a futuristic city on a planetoid in 2993. (PROSE: The Space Age [+]Loading...["The Space Age (novel)"])

A Weeping Angel sent Claire Brown to 1965 from 2021. (TV: Village of the Angels [+]Loading...["Village of the Angels (TV story)"])

Alternate timeline

In an alternate timeline in which Nazi Germany won World War II as a result of the Seventh Doctor and Ace accidentally leaving laser technology in Colditz Castle in October 1944, Elizabeth Klein travelled back in time to Colditz during that incident using the Doctor's TARDIS. She was assisted in making the TARDIS operational by a fellow scientist named Johann Schmidt, who was in actuality an alternative version of the Eighth Doctor. Schmidt fabricated a "flight log" for the TARDIS to allow Klein to pilot the ship back to any of its recent destinations and manipulated her into travelling to 1944 on the pretext of retrieving the Seventh Doctor so that he could teach her to pilot the TARDIS.

Her lover Major Jonas Faber saw through Schmidt's trickery but was too late as Klein had already decided to disobey his orders and make the trip into the past. She left her lover behind, promising to make him Führer by her efforts. Unfortunately for Klein, her arrival in October 1944 alerted the Seventh Doctor to the impending alteration of history and he and Ace were able to prevent it. Klein was stranded in the proper timeline. Believing her mistake had destroyed the correct version of history, she vowed to get the TARDIS back and restore her world. (AUDIO: Colditz [+]Loading...["Colditz (audio story)"], Klein's Story [+]Loading...["Klein's Story (audio story)"])

Births and deaths

According to one account, Clive Finch was born in this year, (PROSE: The Persistence of Memory [+]Loading...["The Persistence of Memory (short story)"]) although another suggested that his birth was four years earlier. (PROSE: Rose [+]Loading...["Rose (novelisation)"])

Mary Cleaver and Emma Waverly died. (AUDIO: Sins of the Fathers [+]Loading...["Sins of the Fathers (audio story)"])

Allison Williams's father died. (AUDIO: The Forgotten Village [+]Loading...["The Forgotten Village (audio story)"])