What Happened in March 1965

Historical Events

  • 1st Australia suspends champion swimmer Dawn Fraser for 10-yrs for misconduct
  • 1st Gas explosion kills 28 in apartment complex (La Salle, Quebec)
  • 1st WPSX TV channel 3 in Clearfield, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 2nd Montcalm Community College in Sidney Mich, founded

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2nd One of the most popular musical films of all time, "The Sound of Music", starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, is released (Best Picture 1966)

Actor Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
  • 3rd The Temptations' "My Girl" reaches #1
  • 3rd US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 3rd USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 4th David Attenbrough became the new controller of BBC2
  • 5th 1st performance of Walter Piston's 8th Symphony
  • 5th Ernie Terrel beats Eddie Machen in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 5th March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence.
  • 6th "How to Succeed in Business" closes at 46th St NYC after 1415 performances
  • 6th 1st nonstop helicopter crossing of North America, JR Willford
  • 6th Bruce Taylor hits 105 for NZ v India in 1st Test Cricket innings
  • 6th 12th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Duke, 91-85
  • 7th Alabama state troopers & 600 black protestors clash in Selma
  • 7th Bruce Taylor takes 5-86 in debut innings for NZ after ton
  • 7th Christian-democrats win parliament in Chile
  • 8th 1st US combat forces arrive in Vietnam (3,500 Marines)
  • 10th Dutch Princess Margriet & Pieter van Vollenhoven get engaged

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11th Indonesia President Sukarno accepts qualifications of Suharto

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
  • 13th Beatles' "Eight Days a Week" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks

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13th Jeff Beck replaces Eric Clapton of the Yardbirds

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
  • 14th Israeli cabinet approves diplomatic relations with West Germany
  • 15th T.G.I. Friday's 1st restaurant opens in NYC
  • 15th WMFE TV channel 24 in Orlando, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 17th Beatles announce their film is named "8 Arms to Hold on to You" (Help)
  • 18th "Do I Hear a Waltz?" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 220 performances
  • 18th Rolling Stones fined £5 each for public urination
  • 18th USSR launches Voshkod 2; Alexei Leonov makes 1st spacewalk (20 mins)
  • 18th Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space.
  • 19th Indonesia nationalizes all foreign oil companies
  • 19th Rembrandt's "Titus" sells for then record 7,770,000 guilders
  • 19th Stoica becomes president & Ceausescu party leader of Romania
  • 19th The wreck of the SS Georgiana, valued at over $50,000,000 and said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, was discovered by then teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence exactly 102 years after its destruction.
  • 20th 27th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Michigan 91-80
  • 20th Venkataraghavan takes 8-72 v NZ at Delhi

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20th Civil and Women's Rights Activist Dorothy Height has her first column published in the weekly African-American newspaper called the "New York Amsterdam News"

Civil Rights and Women's Rights Activist Dorothy Height
Civil Rights and Women's Rights Activist
Dorothy Height
  • 20th 10th Eurovision Song Contest: Serge Gainsbourg for Luxembourg wins singing "Poupee de cire, poupee de son" in Naples
  • 21st Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open

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21st Martin Luther King Jr. begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 21st US Ranger 9 launched; takes 5,814 pictures before lunar impact
  • 22nd D Senanayake wins general elections in Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
  • 22nd US confirms its troops used chemical warfare against the Vietcong

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

22nd Nicolae Ceausescu is elected General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party

Dictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu
Dictator of Romania
Nicolae Ceausescu
  • 23rd Gemini 3 launched, 1st US 2-man space flight (Grissom & Young)
  • 23rd Moroccan army shoots on demonstrators, about 100 killed
  • 24th US Ranger 9 strikes Moon, 10 miles (16 km) NE of crater Alphonsus
  • 25th Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 to state capitol in Montgomery, Al
  • 25th West German Bondsdag extends war crimes retribution
  • 26th A truck loses control down Moosic Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania, killing the driver. This accident later inspired the 1974 Harry Chapin song, "30,000 Pounds of Bananas."
  • 27th 119th Grand National: Mr. "Tommy" Smith aboard Jay Trump wins
  • 28th Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA All State Ladies' Golf Invitational
  • 30th Vietnam War: A car bomb explodes in front of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, killing 22 and wounding 183 others.
  • 31st US orders first combat troops to Vietnam
  • 31st Iberia Airlines Convair 440 crashes into the sea on approach to Tangier killing 47 of 51 occupants.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1st Les Miller, defensive end (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1st Stewart Elliott, Canadian jockey
  • 1st Booker Huffman, American professional wrestler

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2nd Ron Gant, American baseball outfielder (Atlanta Braves, St Louis Cardinals), born in Victoria, Texas

MLB Outfielder Ron Gant
MLB Outfielder
Ron Gant
  • 2nd Lembit Öpik, British politician
  • 3rd A J Sager, pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 4th Alexandra Harbold, sprint kayak (Olympics-96), born in NYC, New York
  • 4th Dana Brown, Miss Tenn-America (1991-3rd), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 4th Stacy Edwards, actress (Santa Barbara), born in Glasgow, Montana
  • 4th Paul W. S. Anderson, English filmmaker
  • 4th Andrew Collins, English journalist, scriptwriter and broadcaster
  • 4th Khaled Hosseini, Afghan author and physician
  • 4th WestBam (Maximillian Lenz), German rave techno DJ
  • 4th Jonathan Shearer, Scottish castaway
  • 6th Tammy Liley, volleyball mid blocker/capt (Oly-b-92, 96), born in Long Beach, California
  • 7th Cameron Daddo, Australian actor (Brian Petersen-Models Inc), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 7th Jesper Bo Parnevik, PGA golfer (1995 Nestle-5th), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 7th Steve Beuerlein, NFL quarterback (Jacksonville Jaguars, Car Panthers)
  • 7th [Willie] Flipper Anderson, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 7th Jack Armstrong, American baseball player
  • 8th Kenny Smith, NBA guard (Houston Rockets)
  • 8th Fátima Lopes, Portuguese fashion designer
  • 9th Benito Santiago, Ponce Puerto Rico, catcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 9th Brian Bosworth, NFL linebacker (Seattle), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 10th Paul Masotti, CFL receiver (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 10th Rod Woodson, American NFL cornerback/kick returner (Pittsburgh Steelers, SF 49ers), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 11th Eric Jelen, West Germany, tennis star
  • 11th Jesse Jackson, Jr., American politician
  • 11th Wallace Langham, American actor
  • 11th Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, British television presenter
  • 12th Fran Harris, WNBA guard (Houston Comets)
  • 12th Molly Van Nostrand, West lslip NY, tennis star
  • 12th Randy Dixon, NFL guard (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 12th Steve Finley, MLB outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in Union City Tennessee
  • 12th Shawn Gilbert, American baseball player
  • 12th Steve Levy, American sports journalist
  • 12th Liza Umarova, Chechen torch singer
  • 14th John Stephenson, cricketer (England opening bat in one Test v Aust 1989)
  • 14th Kevin Brown, Mcintyre GA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 14th Catherine Dent, American actress
  • 14th Aamir Khan, Indian actor, director and producer (Lagaan, PK), born in Mumbai
  • 14th Kiana Tom, American fitness guru and model
  • 14th Kevin Williamson, American screenwriter
  • 15th Marianne Morris, LPGA golfer (1995 McDonald's LPGA-3rd), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • 16th Cindy Brown, US, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1988)
  • 16th Belén Rueda, Spanish actress
  • 17th Andrew Hudson, South African cricket player
  • 17th Caitlin Bilodeaux, US fencer (Olympic-92), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 17th John Smiley, Phoenixville PA, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 18th Geronimo Berroa, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, outfielder (Oakland A's)
  • 18th Jeff Labar, rocker (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station)
  • 18th Yoriko Douguchi, Japanese actress
  • 18th Birgit Clarius, German heptathlete
  • 20th Chris Hoiles, Bowling Green OH, catcher (Baltimore Orioles)
  • 20th Danielle Woodward, Australian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 21st Xavier Bertrand, French politician
  • 22nd Emma Wray, English actress
  • 23rd Dante Jones, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
  • 23rd Daren Puppa, Kirkland Lake, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 23rd Richard Grieco, Waterton NY, actor (21 Jump Street, Booker)
  • 23rd Wayne Presley, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 23rd Gary Whitehead, American poet
  • 24th Angela Zuckerman, speed skater (Olympics-1994), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 24th Ben Torriero, WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores)
  • 24th Jeff Reese, Brantford, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 24th Marian Vajda, Czech, tennis star
  • 24th Peter Jacobson, American actor
  • 24th Gurmit Singh, Singaporean actor
  • 24th The Undertaker, American professional wrestler
  • 25th Avery Johnson, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)

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25th Sarah Jessica Parker, American actress (Square Pegs, Sex and the City), born in Nelsonville, Ohio

  • 25th Sean "Hollywood" Hamilton, DJ (Hangin' With Hollywood, Z-100)
  • 28th Jeff Beukeboom, Ajax, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
  • 28th Steve Bull, English footballer
  • 29th Emilios T. Harlaftis, Greek astrophysicist (d. 2005)
  • 29th William Oefelein, American Astronaut
  • 29th Voula Patoulidou, Greek athlete
  • 30th Karel Novacek, Prostejov Czech, tennis star (1994 Hilversum)
  • 30th Piers Morgan, editor (Daily Mirror)
  • 31st Patty Fendick, tennis star (1989 Auckland), born in Sacramento, California
  • 31st Tom Barrasso, NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 31st William McNamara, actor (Texasville, Beat, Stealing Home), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 31st Jean-Christophe Lafaille, French mountaineer (d. 2006)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

26th Playwright Tom Stoppard (28) weds nurse Josie Ingle

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard

Famous Deaths

  • 1st Boleslav Vomacka, composer, dies at 77
  • 3rd Carlo Gatti, Italian composer, dies at 88
  • 5th Chen Cheng, Chinese politician (b. 1897)
  • 5th Pepper Martin, American baseball player (b. 1904)
  • 6th Margaret Dumont [Daisy Baker], actress (Animal Crackers), dies at 75
  • 6th Ruvim Pergament, composer, dies at 58
  • 8th Esther Howard, actress (Detour), dies of heart attack at 72
  • 9th Anthon van der Horst, Dutch organist/composer, dies at 65
  • 9th Kazys Boruta, writer, dies
  • 11th James Reeb, US vicar/civil rights activist, murdered
  • 13th George Calinescu, Romanian author (Lauda Lucrorilor), dies at 65
  • 13th Corrado Gini, Italian statistician (b. 1884)
  • 13th Fan S. Noli, Albanian bishop, poet, and politician (b. 1882)
  • 13th Vittorio Jano, Italian engineer (b. 1891)
  • 17th Nancy Cunard, British writer and activist, dies at 69
  • 17th Almos Alonzo Stagg, football coach (University of Chicago), dies in California at 102
  • 17th Quentin Reynolds, newscaster (Its News to Me)/author (FBI), dies at 62
  • 18th Farouk I, last King of Egypt (1936-52), dies at 45
  • 23rd Mae Murray, actress (Bachelor Apartment), dies of heart ailment at 75
  • 25th Giorgio Federico Ghedini, composer, dies at 72
  • 25th Viola Gregg Liuzzo, US civil rights activist, murdered
  • 28th VAA Mary, English princess, dies at 67
  • 28th Jack Hoxie, American actor and rodeo performer (b. 1885)
  • 28th Clemence Dane, British novelist and playwright (b. 1888)
  • 30th Philip Showalter Hench, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1896)