On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1965

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

One of the biggest trades in NBA history; San Francisco Warriors send Wilt Chamberlain to the Philadelphia 76ers for Connie Dierking, Lee Shaffer, Paul Neumann and cash

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Rock group Who releases first album "I Can't Explain"
  • Soviet underground nuclear test creates the atomic lake Chagan, Kazakhstan
  • Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan, forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernard Hopkins, American boxer, born in Pennsylvania
  • Derek B, British rapper (Bullet from a Gun), born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2009)
  • James Nesbitt, Northern Irish actor, born in Ballymena, United Kingdom
  • Maurizio Fondriest, Italian cyclist, born in Cles, Italy
  • Michael Clemons, American CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts), born in Dunedin, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Pierre Ngendandumwe, premier of Burundi, murdered