On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1965

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Benjamin Britten's "Voices for Today" premieres
  • Jim Clark in a Lotus is forced to retire from season-ending Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez with engine trouble; American Richie Ginther is race winner and Clark claims his second F1 World Drivers Championship

Famous Birthdays

  • Donald Frank, American NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings), born in Edgecombe County, North Carolina
  • Kyriakos Velopoulos, Greek politician, born in Essen, Ruhr, West Germany
  • Vernice Smith, American NFL guard (Washington Redskins, St Louis Rams), born in Orlando, Florida