What Happened on April 1, 1965

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, American College Football HOF offensive tackle (Uni of Michigan; Super Bowl 1990, Pro Bowl 1993 NY Giants; NY Jets), born in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
  • Mark Jackson, American basketball guard (NBA All Star 1989; Rookie of the Year 1988; NY Knicks), coach (Golden State Warriors) and broadcaster (ESPN), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Peter O'Toole, Irish pop bassist (Hothouse Flowers - "People"; "Thing Of Beauty"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Robert Steadman, English composer, born in Chiswick, London
Born in 1965

Famous Deaths

Harry CrerarHarry Crerar (1888-1965)

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

  • Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics manufacturer, dies at 92

About April 1, 1965

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Stop! In The Name Of Love - The Supremes
  • UK #1 Song: The Last Time - The Rolling Stones