On This Day

What Happened on April 6, 1965

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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)