On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1965

Historical Events

  • "Wooly Bully" by Sam the Sham & Pharaohs hits #2
  • 97th Belmont: John Sellers aboard Hail to All wins in 2:28.6
  • Lopez Arellano becomes president of Honduras

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Probert, Canadian NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • Edward Hartman, Slovakian hockey goalie (Team Slovakia), born in Skalica, Czechoslovakia
  • Karen Sillas, American actress (Prime Suspect), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Stefan Schönfeldt, Swedish guitarist (The Wannadies - "You & Me Song"), born in Skellefteå, Sweden

Famous Deaths

  • Lester Matthews, English actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 64
  • Thornton W. Burgess, American conservationist & author (The Bedtime Story-Books; Now I Remember: Autobiography of an Amateur Naturalist), dies at 91
1965 Highlights

About June 5, 1965

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 4 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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