On This Day

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 Lemieux

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

Patrick Roy

Patrick Roy, 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, NFL defensive end (Miami Dolphins)

Famous Deaths

  • Gustaf Adolf Tiburtius Bengtsson, Swedish composer, dies at 79
1965 Highlights

About October 5, 1965

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 2 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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