Today in History for March 1965

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 57 of 57

1st - Australia suspends champ 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
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)
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 - 12th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Duke, 91-85
6th - "How to Succeed in Business" closes at 46th St NYC after 1415 perfs
Actor Christopher PlummerActor Christopher Plummer 6th - 1st nonstop helicopter crossing of North America, JR Willford
6th - Bruce Taylor hits 105 for NZ v India in 1st Test Cricket innings
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
11th - Indonesia President Sukarno accepts qualifications of Suharto
13th - Beatles' "Eight Days a Week" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
13th - Jeff Beck replaces Eric Clapton of the Yardbirds
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
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric ClaptonRocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton 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
Civil Rights and Women's Rights Activist Dorothy HeightCivil Rights and Women's Rights Activist Dorothy Height 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"
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
21st - Martin Luther King Jr. begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama
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
22nd - Nicolae Ceausescu is elected General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party
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
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr. 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 ordered the 1st combat troops to Vietnam
31st - Iberia Airlines Convair 440 crashed into the sea on approach to Tangier killing 47 of 51 occupants.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 83 of 83

1st - Les Miller, defensive end (Carolina Panthers)
1st - Stewart Elliott, Canadian jockey
1st - Booker Huffman, American professional wrestler
2nd - Ron Gant, Victoria Texas, American baseball outfielder (Atlanta Braves, St Louis Cardinals)
2nd - Lembit Öpik, British politician
3rd - A J Sager, Columbus Ohio, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
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, Glasgow, Montana, actress (Santa Barbara)
MLB Outfielder Ron GantMLB Outfielder Ron Gant (2nd) 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, Stockholm Sweden, PGA golfer (1995 Nestle-5th)
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, Middletown OH, LPGA golfer (1995 McDonald's LPGA-3rd)
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 (Cin 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, St Louis Mo, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
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)
Actress Sarah Jessica ParkerActress Sarah Jessica Parker (25th) 25th - Sarah Jessica Parker, Nelsonville Ohio, American actress (Square Pegs, Sex and the City)
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

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

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

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 24 of 24

1st - Boleslav Vomacka, composer, dies at 77
3rd - Carlo Gatti, 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 - Almos Alonzo Stagg, football coach (U of Chic), 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)

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