On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1965

Historical Events

  • Luna 5 launched (USSR) 1st attempt to soft land on Moon (fails)
  • The Beatles attend a Bob Dylan concert

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot, English musician and actor (Curiosity Killed Cat-Keep Distance), born in London, England
  • Ken Nomura, Japanese auto racer (D1 Grand Prix 2006, 08 runner-up), born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Marc Logan, NFL running back (Washington Redskins), born in Lexington, Kentucky

Person of interestSteve Yzerman

Steve Yzerman, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame forward (Olympic gold 2002, Detroit Red Wings), born in Cranbrook, British Columbia

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman

Famous Deaths

  • Leopold Figl, Austrian politician (13th Chancellor of Austria), dies at 62
1965 Highlights

About May 9, 1965

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 4 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus