On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1965

Historical Events

  • Franz Jonas elected President of Austria
  • Pontoon ferry overturned on Shire River, Malawi, kills 150

Famous Birthdays

  • James Hasty, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
  • Manuel Sanchís Hontiyuelo, Real Madrid footballer
  • Melissa McBride, American actress (The Walking Dead), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Tom Tykwer, German film director
  • Woorkeri Venkat Raman, cricketer (Indian slow left-arm all-rounder)

Famous Deaths

  • David Smith, sculptor, dies
  • Earl Webb, American baseball outfielder (MLB Record: 67 doubles, single season 1931; Boston Red Sox), dies at 67
1965 Highlights

About May 23, 1965

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini