Today in History for April 1965

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 47 of 47

1st - South Africa worker's union leader Henry Fazzie sentenced to 10 years
1st - Syncom 3, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, passes from civilian to military control
2nd - Hochhuths play "Stellvertreter" banned in Italy
3rd - 1st atomic powered spacecraft (snap) launched
4th - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Baton Rouge Golf Invitational
4th - The first model of the new Saab Viggen fighter aircraft plane is unveiled.
5th - 37th Academy Awards - "My Fair Lady", Rex Harrison & Julie Andrews win
5th - Lava Lamp Day celebrated
5th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
6th - Intelsat 1 ("Early Bird") 1st coml geosynchronous communications satellite launched
7th - Bevan Congdon makes a stumping as 12th man NZ v Pakistan
8th - India & Pakistan forces engage in a border fight
9th - Beatles "Ticket to Ride" is released in UK
9th - 1st game at Astrodome, Houston beats Yankees 2-1 in exhibition as Mickey Mantle hits 1st indoor homerun
Golfer Jack NicklausGolfer Jack Nicklaus 11th - 29th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 271
11th - 40 tornadoes strike US midwest killing 272 & injuring 5,000
12th - 1st NL game at Houston's Astrodome (Phillies beat Astros 2-0)
13th - Beatles record "Help"
13th - 1st US Senate black page, Lawrence W Bradford Jr, 16, appointed by NY Sen Jacob Javits
13th - 7th Grammy Awards: The Girl From Ipanema, The Beatles wins
14th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
15th - James Baldwin's "Amen Corner" premieres in NYC
15th - NFL changes penalty flag from white to bright gold
16th - Test flight of heavy Saturn S-1C-rocket
19th - 1st all news radio station (WINS 1010 AM in NYC) begins operating
19th - 69th Boston Marathon won by Morio Shigematsu of Japan in 2:16:33
Author James BaldwinAuthor James Baldwin 19th - T.A.M.I. Show premieres in London
19th - At a cost of $20,000, the outer Astrodome ceiling is painted because of sun's glare, this causes the grass to die
20th - People's Republic China offers North Vietnam military aid
21st - New York World's Fair reopens for 2nd & final season
23rd - Launch of 1st Soviet communications satellite
24th - "Comedy in Music-Opus 2" closes at John Golden NYC after 192 perfs
24th - Military coup under Donald Reid Cabral in Dominican Republic
24th - NY Met Casey Stengel wins his 3,000 game as manager
25th - 19th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
25th - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Pensacola Golf Invitational
26th - Ives' 4th Symphony premieres
27th - "I'm Solomon" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 7 perfs
LPGA Golfer Betsy RawlsLPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls 27th - RC Duncan patents "Pampers" disposable diaper
28th - Barbra Streisand stars on "My Name is Barbra" special on CBS
28th - Lindsey Nelson broadcasts game at Astrodome from a hanging gondola
28th - Richard Helms replaces Marshall S Carter as deputy director of CIA
28th - US marines invade Dominican Republic, stay until October 1966
28th - William F Raborn Jr replaces John A McCone as 7th head of CIA
29th - Australian government announces it would send troops to Vietnam
29th - Earthquake hits Seattle; 5 die
29th - Malta becomes 18th member of Council of Europe

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 73 of 73

1st - John "Jumbo" Elliot, NFL tackle (NY Giants, NY Jets)
1st - Mark Jackson, NBA guard (Indiana Pacers) and coach, born in Brooklyn, New York
1st - Robert Steadman, English composer
2nd - Rodney King, African American motorist beaten by LA cops, born in Sacramento, California (d. 2012)
3rd - Nazia Hassan, South Asian pop singer (d.2000)
4th - Black Francis, [Charles Thompson], US singer/songwriter (Pixies)
4th - Robert Downey Jr, American actor ( Chrlie Chaplin, Iron Man, Avengers), born in NYC, New York
4th - Tony Burse, CFL fullback (Edmonton Eskimos)
Actor Robert Downey JrActor Robert Downey Jr (4th) 4th - Zwart Francis, [Charles Thompson], US singer/songwriter (Pixies)
5th - Cris Carpenter, American baseball player
6th - Gerald Diduck, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)
6th - Rica Reinisch, German DR, 100m/200m backstroke (Olympic-gold-1980)
6th - Virginia Lee, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
6th - Lieve Slegers, Belgian athlete
7th - Alexander Mronz, Cologne Germany, tennis star
7th - Kaushik Amalean, cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka 1986-88)
7th - Alison Lapper, British artist
9th - Hal Morris, Fort Rucker Alabama, infielder (Cin Reds)
9th - Helen Alfredsson, Goteborg Sweden, LPGA golfer (1993 Dinah Shore)
9th - Paolo Cane, Itaty, tennis star
9th - Paulina Porizkova, Prostejov Czech, model (Playboy-Aug 87)
9th - Jeff Zucker, American television executive
9th - Jay Wesley Neill, American convicted murderer (d. 2002)
9th - Mark Pellegrino, American actor
10th - Karen Booker, WNBA center (Utah Starzz)
10th - Tim Alexander, American funk metal drummer (Primus-Pork soda), born in Cherry Point, North Carolina
12th - Elaine Zayak, NJ, figure skater (Olympics-6th-1984)
12th - Tom O'Brien, American actor-producer
13th - Quinn Early, NFL wide receiver (NO Saints, Buffalo Bills)
13th - Patricio Pouchulu, Argentinean architect
14th - Craig McDermott, cricket pace bowler (tireless Austr since 1984)
14th - Stan Humphries, NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers)
14th - Tom Dey, American film director
15th - Anthony Miller, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys)
15th - Kevin Stevens, Brockton, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
15th - Mark Dennis, NFL tackle (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
15th - Michele Redman, Zanesville OH, LPGA golfer (1995 Star Bank-3rd)
15th - Soichi Noguchi, Yokohama Japan, astronaut
15th - Linda Perry, American musician
16th - Caren Kemner, Quincy IL, volleyball outside hitter (Oly-bronze-92, 96)
16th - Gerardo, rocker
16th - Jon Cryer, actor (Pretty in Pink, Superman IV)
Comedian Martin LawrenceComedian Martin Lawrence (16th) 16th - Martin Lawrence, comedian (Martin)
16th - Michael Wong Man Tak, Hong Kong actor and director
17th - William Mapother, American actor
17th - Yoshiki Kuroda, Japanese urban planner
18th - Diana Villegas, rocker (Triplets)
18th - Sylvia Villegas, rocker (Triplets)
18th - Vicky Villegas, rocker (Triplets)
18th - Rob Stenders, Dutch radio discjockey
19th - Natalie Dessay, French soprano
19th - Suge Knight, American record producer
20th - Jim Terrell, Cin Oh, sprint canoe (Olympics-96)
20th - Kostas Hatzidakis, Greek politician
20th - Adrian Fernández, Mexican racing driver
21st - Ed Belfour, Carman, NHL goalie (Chicago Blackhawks)
21st - Gary Grant, NBA guard (NY Knicks)
21st - Karen Foster, Lufkin Tx, playmate (Oct, 1989)
21st - Fiona Kelleghan, American academic and critic
22nd - Lauri Hendler, actress
22nd - Peter Zezel, Canadian ice hockey player
23rd - Donna Weinbrecht, skier (Olympic-gold)
24th - Mike Blowers, Wurlzburg Germany, infielder (NY Yankees, LA Dodgers)
24th - Son Chang Min, South Korean actor
25th - Denis Perez, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
25th - Mark Bryant, NBA forward/center (Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets)
25th - Eric Avery, American musician (Jane's Addiction, Deconstruction, Polar Bear)
26th - Kevin James, American comedian
27th - Courtenay Becker-Dey, Greenwich Conn, Europe yachter (Oly-bronze-1996)
28th - Steven Blum, American voice actor
29th - Reggie Miller, NBA player (Indiana Pacers)
30th - Adrian Pasdar, Pittsfield Mass, actor (C Oliver Resor-Feds, Top Gun)
30th - Daniela Costian, Australian discus/shot putter (Olympics-96)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 24 of 24

1st - Henry D G Crerar, Canadian general (WW I, Normandy), dies at 76
1st - Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics manufacturer (b. 1870)
2nd - Renzo Bossi, composer, dies at 81
3rd - Ernst Kirchweger, Austrian communist and resistance fighter (born 1897 or 1898)
8th - Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author, dies at 70
8th - Jack Durston, cricketer (one Test for England, 4-102 & 1-34), dies
8th - Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (Flesh & Devil), dies after illness at 78
10th - Linda Darnell, American actress (Unfaithfully Yours), dies from burns received in a house fire at 41
10th - Lloyd Casner, American race car driver and owner (b. 1928)
14th - Leonard Mudie, dies of heart ailment at 82
14th - Perry E Smith, US murderer (In Cold Blood), hanged
14th - Robert E Hickok, US murderer (In Cold Blood), hanged
15th - Syd Chaplin, dies at 80
18th - Guillermo González Camarena, Mexican inventor (b. 1917)
19th - George Davis, actor (Private Lives, Devil May Care), dies at 75
20th - Dick Wessel, dies of heart attack on 52nd birthday
21st - Edward V Appleton, English physicist (Nobel Prize 1947), dies at 72
23rd - Josephina J "Fien" de la Mar, Dutch actress (Pygmalion), dies at 67
24th - Louise Dresser, actress (State Fair, Ship Comes In, Mammy), dies at 86
26th - Aaron Avshalomov, composer, dies at 70
27th - Alan Bunce, actor (Albert-Ethel & Albert), dies at 61
27th - Edward R Murrow, newscaster (Person to Person), dies at 57
28th - Ferdinand Bordewijk, Dutch lawyer/writer (Character), dies at 80
30th - Helen Chandler, American actress (Dracula, Salute, Last Flight), dies at 59

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