What Happened on October 5, 1965

Historical Events

  • Chuck Linster performs 6,006 consecutive push-ups
  • Dick McInnes from Henderson, Kentucky stays aloft almost 12 hours in a kite pulled by a speedboat along the Ohio River

Famous Birthdays

  • John Keller Jr, team handball back court (Olympics 1996), born in Toledo, Ohio

Mario LemieuxMario Lemieux (57 years old)

Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center, team owner (3-time NHL MVP, Pittsburgh Penguins owner), born in Montreal, Quebec

Patrick RoyPatrick Roy (57 years old)

Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goalie (4-time Stanley Cup, 3-time Vezina Trophy winner), born in Québec City, Québec

  • Richey Reneberg, American tennis player (1995 Australian doubles), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Theo Bos, Dutch soccer player: Vitesse
  • Trace Armstrong, American football defensive end (Pro Bowl 2000 Miami Dolphins), born in Bethesda, Maryland
Born in 1965

Famous Deaths

  • Gustaf Adolf Tiburtius Bengtsson, Swedish composer, dies at 79

About October 5, 1965

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 7 months and 25 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