On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1965

Historical Events

Meeting of Interest

Generalissimo Francisco Franco meets with Jewish representatives to discuss legitimizing Jewish communities in Spain

  • The Byrds record "Mr Tambourine Man"
  • The US Jet Propulsion Laboratory proposes modified Apollo flight to fly around Mars & return

Famous Birthdays

  • Anton Weissenbacher, Romanian footballer, born in Baia Mare, Romania
  • Brad Brink, American baseball pitcher (SF Giants, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Roseville, California
  • Colin Calderwood, Scottish footballer, born in Stranraer, United Kingdom
  • Greg K. [Kreisel], American rock bassist (The Offspring, 1984-2018), born in Glendale, California
  • John Michael Montgomery, American country music singer, born in Danville, Kentucky

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Freed, American disc jockey who accepted payola and introduced term "rock-n-roll", dies at 42
1965 Highlights

About January 20, 1965

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Downtown - Petula Clark
  • UK #1 Song: Yeh Yeh - Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames