What Happened in February 1965

Historical Events

  • 1st Dutch Queen Juliana opens Brienenoord Bridge in Rotterdam

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1st Martin Luther King Jr. & 700 demonstrators arrested in Selma Ala

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.

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1st Peter Jennings, 26, becomes anchor of ABC's nightly news

Journalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter Jennings
Journalist and T.V. News Anchor
Peter Jennings
  • 1st NL adopts emergency team replacement plan to restock any club struck by disaster

Sport awardTennis Open

1st 53rd Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Maria Bueno (5-7, 6-4, 5-2 ret.)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno

Sport awardTennis Open

1st 53rd Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (7-9, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-1)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • 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
  • 6th Righteous Brothers "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" hits #1

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7th George Harrison's tonsils removed

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 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, Ohio (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"

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

8th 22nd Golden Globes: Becket, Peter O'Toole, & Anne Bancroft win

Actress Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
  • 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
  • 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 performances
  • 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

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21st Rights activist Malcolm X is shot dead by Nation of Islam followers at Audubon Ballroom in New York City

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
  • 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

  • 1st Brandon Lee, actor (Showdown in Little Tokyo), born in Oakland, California (d. 1993)
  • 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, LPGA golfer (1995 Hawaiian-20th), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 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, actress (Lifeforce), born in Paris, France
  • 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 speed skater
  • 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, triple jumper, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 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, actor (Hairspray, Reuben-Another World), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 17th Jim Bowie, Japanese/US baseball infielder (Oakland Athletics)
  • 17th Michael Bay, American film director

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18th Dr. Dre, [Andre Romelle Young], Compton, California, American rapper and record producer

Rapper Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre
  • 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)

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22nd Pat LaFontaine, NHL center (NY Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, NY Rangers), born in St. Louis, Missouri

NHL Star Pat LaFontaine
NHL Star
Pat LaFontaine
  • 22nd Dean Karr, American director and photographer
  • 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, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Payless), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 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

HeartWedding of Interest

11th Beatle Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr

Famous Deaths

  • 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

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15th Nat King Cole, American singer (Unforgettable, Mona Lisa), dies at 49

Musician Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
  • 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 human rights activist and Muslim minister, assassinated in New York City at 39

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
  • 22nd Felix Frankfurter, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (b. 1882)
  • 23rd Stan Laurel, comedian (Laurel & Hardy), dies of heart attack at 74

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26th Jimmie Lee Jackson, civil rights activist, dies from gunshot wounds at 26

Civil Rights Protestor Jimmie Lee Jackson
Civil Rights Protestor
Jimmie Lee Jackson
  • 28th Adolf Scharf, president of Austria (1957-65), dies at 74