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
1965 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Probert, Canadian NHL right wing, 1985-2002 (Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings), born in Windsor, Ontario (d. 2010)
  • 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
Born in 1965

Famous Deaths

  • Eleanor Farjeon, English writer (Martin Pippin), dies at 84
  • 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

About June 5, 1965

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 11 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Help Me, Rhonda - The Beach Boys
  • UK #1 Song: Long Live Love - Sandie Shaw