On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1965

Historical Events

US Golf Open

US Open Men's Golf, Bellerive CC: Gary Player of South Africa beats Australian Kel Nagle by 3 strokes in an 18-hole playoff to win his only US Open title; completes his career Grand Slam at age 29

Famous Birthdays

  • Lana [formally Larry] Wachowski, American film director (Matrix trilogy), born in Chicago Illinois
  • Michael Dolan, American actor (Hamburger Hill, Liberace), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Saša Britvić, Croatian conductor (Croatian Baroque Ensemble, 1999-2015), and pedagogue, born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia (now Croatia) (d. 2015)
  • Yang Liwei, Chinese astronaut (Shenzhou 5), born in Suizhong County, Huludao, China

Famous Deaths

  • Bernard Baruch, American presidential advisor (termed "Cold War"), dies at 94
  • Kay Fisker, Danish architect (Hornbeck House, Copenhagen), dies at 72
1965 Highlights

About June 21, 1965

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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