On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1965

Historical Events

  • 90th Preakness: Ron Turcotte aboard Tom Rolfe wins in 1:56.2
  • Canadian Football Players Association organizes
  • Igor Vodic beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Stryzinski, NFL punter (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jeff Rochlin, American actor (Cutting Class, Splitz, Taps), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • RaĆ­, Brazilian footballer

Famous Weddings

Martin Scorsese

Director Martin Scorsese (22) weds Laraine Brennan in New York

Famous Deaths

  • Adrian Schoevers, Dutch director (Schoevers Institution), dies
1965 Highlights

About May 15, 1965

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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