On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 1965

Historical Events

  • "Whipped Cream & Other Delights", fourth full album by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass Band, is released
  • 1st all news radio station (WINS 1010 AM in NYC) begins operating
  • 69th Boston Marathon won by Morio Shigematsu of Japan in race record 2:16:33
  • At a cost of $20,000, the outer Astrodome ceiling is painted because of sun's glare, this causes the grass to die
  • T.A.M.I. Show premieres in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Lilya Zilberstein, Russian concert pianist (Busoni Prize, 1987), born in Moscow, USSR
  • Marion "Suge" Knight, American record producer, and label executive (Death Row Records), born in Compton, California
  • Natalie Dessay, French soprano and actress, born in Lyon, France

Famous Deaths

  • George Davis, Flemish actor (Private Lives, Devil May Care), dies at 75
1965 Highlights

About April 19, 1965

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 7 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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