On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1965

Historical Events

  • Dutch soccer clubs Sportclub Enschede & Enschedese Boys merge to form FC Twente '65 FC (2009-10 Eredivisie champions)
  • Kinderstraf trial starts
  • KUID TV channel 12 in Moscow, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl Fogarty, English motorbike racer (4x World Superbike champion), born in Blackburn, Lancashire
  • Gary Schofield, British Rugby League five-eighth (Great Britain 46, England 3 caps), born in Leeds, England

Famous Deaths

  • Claude Thornhill, American pianist, arranger (Andre Kostelanetz; Tony Bennett), composer ("Snowfall"), and bandleader ("A Sunday Kind of Love"), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • Wally Hammond, England cricket batsman (7,249 Test runs @ 58.45), dies of a heart attack at 62
1965 Highlights

About July 1, 1965

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 56 years and 5 months
Leap Year: No

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