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
1965 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Duplanty, water polo goalkeeper (Olympics 1996), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Jon Andoni Goikoetxea, Spanish soccer midfielder (36 caps Spain, 5 Basque Country; CA Osasuna, FC Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao), born in Pamplona, Spain
Born in 1965

Famous Deaths

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

About October 21, 1965

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 7 months and 17 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