What Happened on October 26, 1965

Historical Events

  • Queen Elizabeth decorates The Beatles with medals making them members Order of the British Empire (MBE) at Buckingham Palace
  • Sylvia Likens tortured by teen girl gang

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Kwok Fu-Shing, Hong Kong singer, born in Hong Kong
  • Gil Heredia, American MLB pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Nogales, Arizona
  • Kelly Rowan, Canadian actress and producer, born in Ottawa, Canada
  • Ken Rutherford, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman & latterly capt), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Kim Cooper, Australian softball 3rd baseman and shortstop (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Parramatta, Australia
  • Mark McLoughlin, Canadian CFL placekicker (CFL All Star 1994, 96, 99; Grey Cup 1992, 98, 2001; Calgary Stampeders), born in Liverpool, England
  • Sakari Oramo, Finnish conductor (City of Birmingham Symphony, 1998-2008; Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, 2008-21; BBC Symphony, 2013-23), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Wayne Martin, American NFL defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints), born in Forrest City, Arkansas
Born in 1965

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Knappertsbusch, German conductor (Bavarian State Opera, 1922-36), dies at 77
  • Sylvia Likens, American torture victim (b. 1949)

About October 26, 1965

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 7 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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