On This Day

What Happened on October 21, 1965

Historical Events

  • Comet Ikeya-Seki approaches perihelion, passing 450,000 kilometers from the sun.
  • KTWU TV channel 11 in Topeka, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Robert B Woodward
  • Vivian Beaumont Theater (NYC) opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Duplanty, water polo goalkeeper (Olympics 1996), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Ion Andoni Goikoetxea, Spanish footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Black, American band leader and bassist who worked with Elvis, dies of a brain tumour at 39
  • Marie McDonald, American singer and actress known as "The Body Beautiful" (Promises Promises), dies of an accidental drug overdose at 42
1965 Highlights

About October 21, 1965

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 1 month and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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