On This Day

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 NFL offensive tackle (Super Bowl, Pro Bowl 1990, 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), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Robert Steadman, English composer, born in Chiswick, London

Famous Deaths


Person of interestHarry Crerar

Harry Crerar, Canadian WWI & 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, dies at 92
1965 Highlights

About April 1, 1965

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries