On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1965

Historical Events

  • 91st Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker wins aboard Lucky Debonair, the third of his 4 Derby victories
  • Battle of Dong-Yin, a naval conflict between ROC and PRC, takes place.
  • Stanley Cup, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Dick Duff has a goal and 2 assists as Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4-0 in Game 7 to take title 4-3
  • USSR launches Luna 5; later impacts on Moon

Famous Deaths

  • Leo Spies, Russian-born German composer, dies at 65
  • Spike Jones [Lindley Armstrong Jones], American bandleader (Der Fueher's Face, Cocktails For Two), dies from emphysema at 53
1965 Highlights

About May 1, 1965

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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