On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1965

Historical Events

Sport awardUS 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

Golfer Gary Player
Gary Player

Famous Birthdays

  • Lana [formally Larry] Wachowski, American film director (Matrix trilogy), born in Chicago Illinois
  • Michael Dolan, actor (Hamburger Hill, Liberace), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Yang Liwei, Chinese astronaut

Famous Deaths

  • Bernard M Baruch, pres 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? 55 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer