On This Day

What Happened on June 30, 1965

Historical Events

Sports History

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle grants ownership of the Atlanta Falcons to Rankin Smith Sr., Executive VP of Life Insurance Company of Georgia; Rankin pays then-record $8.5 million

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle

Famous Birthdays

  • Gary Pallister, English footballer (Manchester United), born in Ramsgate, Kent, England
  • Mitch Richmond, American NBA guard (Sac Kings, Olympic gold 1988, 96), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Steve Duchesne, Canadian NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators), born in Sept-Îles, Quebec, Canada

Famous Deaths

  • Bessie Barriscale, American actress (Plain Jane, Show Folks), dies at 81
1965 Highlights

About June 30, 1965

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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