What Happened on October 17, 1965

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Burton Lane and Alan Jay Lerner's musical "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever", starring Barbara Harris and John Cullum, opens at he Mark Hellinger Theatre, NYC; runs for 280 performances

  • WBMG TV channel 42 in Birmingham, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Connie Ann Hearn, actress (New Kind of Family), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Pinnaduwage Aravinda De Silva, cricket (Sri Lanka's greatest batsman)
Born in 1965

Famous Deaths

  • Bart King, American cricket pioneer (North America's greatest all-rounder; helped develop art of swing bowling), dies at 91

About October 17, 1965

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Yesterday - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: Tears - Ken Dodd