What Happened on October 21, 1965

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Comet Ikeya-Seki approaches perihelion, passing 450,000 kilometers from the sun.
  • KTWU TV channel 11 in Topeka, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Robert B Woodward
  • Vivian Beaumont Theater (NYC) opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Alison Munt, Cairns Australia, LPGA golfer (1992 Jamie Farr-21st)
  • Chima McLean, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Conestoga), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Chris Duplanty, Palo Alto California, water polo goalkeeper (Olympics-96)
  • Ion Andoni Goikoetxea, Spanish footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Black, American band leader and bassist who worked with Elvis, dies of a brain tumour at 39
  • Marie McDonald, singer/actress (Promises Promises), dies of OD at 42