On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1965

Historical Events

  • "Roar of the Greasepaint" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 232 performances
  • 18th Cannes Film Festival: "The Knack...and How to Get It" directed by Richard Lester wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

Sports History

Baltimore Oriole Jim Palmer's pitching debut, beats Yankees 7-5 & homers

Baseball Player Jim Palmer
Baseball Player
Jim Palmer
  • Bomb destroys USAF base Bien Hoa, South Vietnam
  • The Campbell Soup Company introduces SpaghettiOs under its Franco-American brand
  • WNJU TV channel 47 in NY-Linden, NY (TEL) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Brent Jasmer, actor (Sly-Bold & Beautiful), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Krist Novoselic, American rock bassist, and accordion player (Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"; Giants In The Trees), born in Compton, California
  • Lori Sippel, Stratford Ontario, softball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
1965 Highlights

About May 16, 1965

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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