On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1965

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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

Person of interestMario Lemieux

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

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux

Person of interestPatrick Roy

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

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • Richey Reneberg, American tennis player (1995 Australian doubles), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Theo Bos, Dutch soccer player: Vitesse
  • Trace Armstrong, NFL defensive end (Miami Dolphins)

Famous Deaths

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