On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1965

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • South Africa worker's union leader Henry Fazzie sentenced to 10 years
  • Syncom 3, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, passes from civilian to military control

Famous Birthdays

  • John "Jumbo" Elliott, NFL tackle (NY Giants, NY Jets)
  • Mark Jackson, NBA guard (Indiana Pacers) and coach, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Robert Steadman, English composer

Famous Deaths


Person of interestHarry Crerar

Harry Crerar, Canadian WWI and WWII general (First Canadian Army), dies at 76

Canadian WWII General Harry Crerar
Canadian WWII General
Harry Crerar
  • Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics manufacturer (b. 1870)