On This Day

What Happened on April 9, 1965

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1st game at Astrodome, Houston beats Yankees 2-1 in exhibition as Mickey Mantle hits 1st indoor homerun

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Beatles "Ticket to Ride" is released in UK

Famous Birthdays

  • Hal Morris, American baseball infielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Fort Rucker, Alabama
  • Helen Alfredsson, Swedish golfer (Nabisco Dinah Shore 1993), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Jay Wesley Neill, American convicted mass murderer (d. 2002)
  • Jeff Zucker, American television executive (CEO of NBC Universal), born in Homestead, Florida
  • Mark Pellegrino, American actor (Lucifer-Supernatural), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Paolo Canè, Italian tennis star, born in Bologna, Italy
  • Paulina Porizkova, Czech-born Swedish American supermodel (Sports Illustrated), born in Prostejov, Czechoslovakia