Today in History for February 1965

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 54 of 54

1st - Dutch Queen Juliana opens Brienenoord Bridge in Rotterdam
1st - Martin Luther King Jr. & 700 demonstrators arrested in Selma Ala
1st - Peter Jennings, 26, becomes anchor of ABC's nightly news
1st - NL adopts emergency team replacement plan to restock any club struck by disaster
1st - 53rd Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Maria Bueno (5-7, 6-4, 5-2 ret.)
1st - 53rd Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (7-9, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-1)
2nd - Joe Orton's "Loot" premieres in Brighton
3rd - 105 USAF cadets resigned for cheating in exams
3rd - Geraldine McCullough wins Widener Gold Medal for Sculpture
3rd - Orbiting Solar Observatory 2 launches into Earth orbit (552/636 km)
3rd - Braves offer Milwaukee $500,000 to terminate their lease a year earlier, the proposal is turned down
4th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
5th - Beursschouwburg opens in Brussels
6th - "Kelly" opens & closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC
Tennis Player Roy EmersonTennis Player Roy Emerson 6th - Righteous Brothers "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" hits #1
7th - George Harrison's tonsils removed
7th - Operations begin at Grupo Folklorico Antiyano on Curacao
7th - US begins regular bombing & strafing of N Vietnam
7th - WVIZ TV channel 25 in Cleveland, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
8th - Eastern DC-7B crashes into Atlantic off Jones Beach NJ, kills 84
8th - Supremes release "Stop In the Name of Love"
8th - 22nd Golden Globes: Becket, Peter O'Toole, & Anne Bancroft win
11th - Braves propose to pay 5 cents from each ticket to bring a new team to Milwaukee
12th - KHFI (now KBVO) TV channel 42 in Austin, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
12th - Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
13th - Peggy Fleming, 16, wins ladies senior figure skating title
Actress Anne BancroftActress Anne Bancroft 13th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
13th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti
14th - 7th Daytona 500: Fred Lorenzen wins (141.539 MPH)
15th - Canada replaces Union Jack flag with Maple Leaf
15th - John Lennon passes his driving test
15th - Maple Leaf becomes official flag of Canada
16th - "Baker Street" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 313 performances
16th - Pegasus 1 launched to detect micro-meteors
17th - US Ranger 8 launched, will transmit 7,137 lunar pictures
17th - US-Japan baseball relations suspended over Masanori Murakami dispute
18th - "Fade Out-Fade In" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 72 perfs
18th - 27 copper miners die in avalanche, Granduc Mountain, BC
18th - Frank Gifford announces his retirement from football for broadcasting
18th - The Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
19th - NFL adds 6th official
20th - Beatles record "That Means a Lot"
20th - Ranger 8 makes hard landing on the Moon, returns photos, other data
20th - Turkish government of Uerguplu forms
African American Activist Malcolm XAfrican American Activist Malcolm X 21st - Rights activist Malcolm X is shot dead by Nation of Islam followers at Audubon Ballroom in New York City
22nd - USSR launches Kosmos 57 into earth orbit (Voskhod Test)
23rd - Constance Baker Motley elected Manhattan Borough president
24th - Beatles begin filming "Help" in Bahamas
24th - East German president Ulbricht visits Egypt
26th - Dutch government of Marijnen falls
26th - West Germany ceases military aid to Tanzania
27th - "High Spirits" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 375 performances
27th - Dutch Marijnen government resigns
27th - France performs Underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 71 of 71

1st - Brandon Lee, Emerson Colo, actor (Showdown in Little Tokyo)
1st - David Callaghan, cricketer (South African all-rounder in one-dayers 1992)
1st - Sherilyn Fenn, actress (2 Moon Junction, Twin Peaks), born in Detroit, Michigan
1st - Stephanie Marie Elisabeth de Grimaldi, Monte Carlo Monaco, Princess
2nd - Harry Swayne, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
2nd - Carl Airey, English footballer
2nd - Naoki Sano, Japanese professional wrestler
3rd - Dorcas Wonsavage, Madison Wis, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
3rd - Kathleen Kimont, actress (Fraternity Vacation, Renegade), born in Los Angeles, California
3rd - Maura Tierney, actress (Lisa-Newsradio), born in Boston, Massachusetts
3rd - Karlous Marx Shinohamba, Namibian politician
4th - John van Loen, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord, San Frecce)
5th - Ben Lee, Rangoon Burma, US badminton player (Olympic-92)
5th - James David McGovern, Teaneck NJ, PGA golfer (1993 Shell Houston Open)
5th - Tarik Benhabiles, Algeria, tennis star
5th - Gheorghe Hagi, Romanian footballer
7th - Jason Gedrick, actor (Heavenly Kid, Class of '96), born in Chicago, Illinois
7th - Kristal Parker-Gregory, Columbus OH, LPGA golfer (1995 Hawaiian-20th)
7th - Reginald Thal, soccer player (MVV)
8th - Carmen Savy, Brisbane QLD, golfer (1990 Brisbane & District)
8th - Jim Thornton, NFL tight end (Houston Oilers)
8th - Lee Knight, CFL full back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
8th - Mathilda May, Paris France, actress (Lifeforce)
8th - Rod Bernstine, NFL running back (Denver Broncos)
8th - Terry McDaniel, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders, LA Raiders)
9th - David Brandon, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Falcons)
9th - Igor Malkov, Russian speedskater
10th - Lenny Webster, catcher (Montreal Expos), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
10th - Marjolein Macrander, Dutch actress (Drowned)
10th - Mario Jean, Quebec comedian and television actor
11th - Angie Ridgeway, Wabash IN, LPGA golfer (1992 Sara Lee-8th)
11th - Vicki Wilson, Australian netballer
12th - Ruben Amaro, US baseball outfielder (Cleveland Indians)
13th - Kenny Harrison, Milwaukee Wisc, triple jumper
13th - Stephen Manley, actor (Donny-Married the 1st Year), born in Los Angeles, California
14th - Jessie Tuggle, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
15th - Craig Matthews, cricket pace bowler (South African Test)
16th - Dave Lombardo, Cuban drummer (Slayer)
17th - Clayton Prince, Phila, actor (Hairspray, Reuben-Another World)
17th - Jim Bowie, Japanese/US baseball infielder (Oakland Athletics)
17th - Michael Bay, American film director
Rapper Dr. DreRapper Dr. Dre (18th) 18th - Dr. Dre, [Andre Romelle Young], Compton, California, American rapper and record producer
18th - Peter Martini, journalist
19th - Andrew Jameson, British(?) swimmer
19th - John Commins, cricketer (South African Test batsman v NZ 1994-95)
20th - Federica Moro, Carate Brianza Italy, Miss Italy (1982)
21st - Jayson Meyer, Regina Saskatchewan, hockey defenseman (Team Germany)
21st - Keith Arthurton, cricketer (Charlestown, Nevis WI lefty bat)
22nd - Chris Dudley, NBA center (NY Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers)
22nd - Joe Reekie, Victoria, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
22nd - Pat LaFontaine, St Louis Missouri, NHL center (NY Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, NY Rangers)
22nd - Dean Karr, American director and photographer
NHL Star Pat LaFontaineNHL Star Pat LaFontaine (22nd) 23rd - Helena Sukova, Prague Czech Rep, tennis star (1985 US Open's Double)
23rd - Kristin Davis, actress (Melrose Place)
23rd - Sylvie Guillem, France, ballerina (Royal Ballet)
23rd - Michael Dell, American computer manufacturer
24th - Paul Gruber, NFL tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)
24th - Lloyd McGrath, former English footballer
24th - Jane Swift, former acting Governor of Massachusetts
25th - Carrot Top, [Scott Thompson], Fla, comedian (Amer Comedy Award-1994)
25th - Veronica Webb, supermodel/actress (Jungle Fever, Malcolm X)
25th - Brian Baker, American guitarist
26th - Alison Armitage, actress (Acapulco HEAT), born in London, England
26th - Brittany York, playmate (Oct, 1990), born in London, England
26th - Donald Narcisse, CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
26th - Matt Jackson, Birmingham Mich, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Payless)
27th - Sandra Cecchini, Bologna Italy, tennis star (1995 Warsaw doubles)
27th - Noah Emmerich, American actor
27th - Frank Peter Zimmermann, German violinist
28th - Duane Ferrell, NBA forward (SF Warriors, Indiana Pacers)
28th - Mikko Makela, Tampere Finland, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

Beatles Drummer Ringo StarrBeatles Drummer Ringo Starr (11th) 11th - Beatle Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 19 of 19

2nd - Richard P Blackmur, US, critic/publisher (Good European), dies at 61
2nd - Richard Wurz, composer, dies at 79
4th - U C Greyhound, champion trotter (horse), dies at 33
5th - Irving Bacon, actor (Fort Ti, Petticoat Fever), dies at 71
6th - Jack Wagner, actor (Jive Junction), dies at 68
7th - Nance O'Neil, actor (Cimarron, Royal Bed, Rogue Song), dies at 90
12th - Henry Kulky, actor (Otto-Life of Riley), dies at 53
13th - Jerry Burke, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies
13th - William H Kilpatrick, US mathematician/philosopher, dies at 93
14th - Desire-Emile Inghelbrecht, French composer/conductor, dies at 84
Musician Nat King ColeMusician Nat King Cole (15th) 15th - Nat King Cole, singer (Unforgettable, Mona Lisa), dies at 49
19th - Forrest Taylor, actor (This is Life, Man Without a Gun), dies at 81
19th - Gheorge Gheorghiu Dej, Romanian president, dies at 63
20th - Fred Immler, German actor (b. 1880)
21st - Malcolm X, [Little], African American Muslim leader and human rights activist, assassinated in New York City, N.Y. at 39
22nd - Felix Frankfurter, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (b. 1882)
23rd - Stan Laurel, comedian (Laurel & Hardy), dies of heart attack at 74
26th - Jimmie Lee Jackson, civil rights activist, dies from gunshot wounds at 26
28th - Adolf Scharf, president of Austria (1957-65), dies at 74

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