What Happened on May 1, 1965

Day of the Week: Saturday

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 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