On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1965

Day of the Week: Sunday

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, rocker (Curiosity Killed Cat-Keep Distance)
  • Janu Tornell, American model and Survivor contestant
  • Ken Nomura, Japanese racing driver
  • Marc Logan, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)

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