On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1965

Historical Events

  • Iranian premier Hassan Ali Mansur assassinated by 17-year-old Mohammad Bokharaei, a member of the Fadayan-e Islam

Famous Birthdays

  • Cordell Crockett, American rock bassist (Ugly Kid Joe - America's Least Wanted), born in Alameda, California
  • Eric Moore, NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns)
  • Jam Master Jay, American disc jockey (d. 2002)
  • Robert Del Naja, British trip-hop singer-songwriter (Massive Attack), and artist, born in Bristol, England

Famous Deaths

  • Harvey Zorbaugh, doctor/TV host (Play the Game), dies at 68
1965 Highlights

About January 21, 1965

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 5 months and 8 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