On This Day

What Happened on October 21, 1965

Day of the Week: Thursday

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