On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1965

Historical Events

  • A Penzias & R Wilson detect 3°K primordial background radiation
  • Coal mine explosion in Fukuoka Japan kills 236
  • Robert Manry begins his 78 day voyage to sail a 13.5-foot yacht "Tinkerbelle" across the Atlantic Ocean

Famous Birthdays

  • India Allen, American Playboy playmate (December 1987, Playmate of the year 1988), born in Portsmouth Virginia
  • Larisa Lazutina, Russian cross-country skier (Olympic gold 4×5 km relay 1994, 3 x gold 1998; 10 x gold World C'ships), born in Kondopoga, Russia
  • Nigel Short MBE, English chess grandmaster, columnist, coach, commentator (Vice-President FIDE; World #3 1988-89), born in Leigh, England
  • Olga Nazarova, Russian athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m relay 1988, 92; World C'ship gold 4x400m relay 1991), born in Moscow, Russia

Famous Deaths


Person of interestCurly Lambeau

Curly Lambeau, American Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback, coach (founder, first coach Green Bay Packers), dies of a heart attack at 67

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau

1965 Highlights

About June 1, 1965

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini