David Graham, of Elm Place, Rustington, appeared before Brighton Magistrates' Court on November 6, according to Sussex Police.
He was remanded in custody ahead of a trial at Lewes Crown Court on December 3, police said.
Graham was charged with attempted murder after another 65-year-old local man sustained chest and back wounds following an incident in Elm Place, around 3.37pm on November 2.
The victim was taken to hospital in a 'serious but stable condition'.
The public were told at the time that they could expect to see a heightened police presence in the area as enquiries continued.
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