What Happened on May 1, 1965

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 91st Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker on Lucky Debonair wins in 2:01.2
  • Battle of Dong-Yin, a naval conflict between ROC and PRC, takes place.
  • Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 3
  • USSR launches Luna 5; later impacts on Moon

Famous Birthdays

  • Jon Warren, 1.5k runner, born in Akron, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Leo Spies, Russian-born German composer, dies at 65
  • Spike Jones, composer (Spike Jones Show), dies at 53