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

Joseph Erlanger

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

1965 Highlights

About December 5, 1965

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) - The Byrds
  • UK #1 Song: The Carnival Is Over - Seekers