On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1965

Historical Events

  • "Flora, the Red Menace" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 87 performances
  • 1st of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (India)
  • Bangladesh windstorm kills 17,000

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Ellis Island added to Statue of Liberty National monument

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  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • West Indies becomes 1st holders of the Frank Worrell Cricket Trophy

Famous Birthdays

  • Greg Dulli, American rock musician (The Afghan Whigs), born in Hamilton, Ohio
  • Monsour del Rosario, Filipino martial artist and actor

Famous Deaths

  • Roger Vailland, French author, dies at 57
1965 Highlights

About May 11, 1965

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus