On This Day

What Happened on May 3, 1965

Historical Events

  • 1st use of satellite TV, Today Show on Early Bird Satellite
  • Cambodia drops diplomatic relations with the US
  • Don Steele, begins a 40+ year radio career at KRTH (Los Angeles California)
  • KTCI TV channel 17 in St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to Irwin Unger (Greenback Era)

Famous Birthdays

  • John Jensen, Danish football player and manager, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Nina Garcia, Colombian-American fashion expert and television personality (Project Runway), born in Barranquilla, Colombia
  • Rob Brydon, Welsh comedian and actor (Marion & Geoff), born in Baglan, Glamorgan, Wales

Famous Deaths

  • Howard Spring, British author (Heaven Lies About Us), dies at 76
  • Otto Forst de Battaglia, Austrian diplomat and genealogist, dies at 75
1965 Highlights

About May 3, 1965

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 8 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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