On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 1965

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Pickwick" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 56 performances

BeatificationPapal Visit

Pope Paul VI becomes 1st Pope to visit Western Hemisphere (UN)

Pope Paul VI
Paul VI
  • USSR launches Luna 7; crash lands on Moon

Famous Birthdays

  • "Stuttering John" Melendez, interviewer (Howard Stern Show)
  • Micky Ward, American boxer (WBU light welterweight champion 2000; famous Arturo Gatti fight trilogy), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Orlin Norrris, American boxer (WBA cruiserweight champion 1993-95), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Skip Heller, American musician, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania