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

  • Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics manufacturer (b. 1870)
  • Henry D G Crerar, Canadian general (WW I, Normandy), dies at 76