On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1965

Famous Birthdays

  • Johnny Rzeznik, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Goo Goo Dolls), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Wayne Smith, Jamaican reggae musician (Under Mi Sleng Teng), born in Kingston, Jamaica

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJoseph Erlanger

Joseph Erlanger, American physiologist (shock therapy-Nobel 1944), dies of heart disease at 91

Physiologist Joseph Erlanger
Physiologist
Joseph Erlanger

1965 Highlights

About December 5, 1965

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius