On This Day

What Happened on April 6, 1965

Historical Events

  • Intelsat 1 ("Early Bird") 1st commercial geosynchronous communications satellite launched

Famous Birthdays

  • Black Francis [Charles Thompson IV], American singer and songwriter (Pixies; Frank Black), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Gerald Diduck, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)
  • Lieve Slegers, Belgian athlete
  • Rica Reinisch, German DR, 100m/200m backstroke (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Virginia Lee, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
1965 Highlights

About April 6, 1965

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries