What Happened in March 1965

Historical Events

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

Film release premierFilm Release

Mar 2 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
Actor
Christopher Plummer
Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Actress/Singer
Julie Andrews
  • Mar 3 The Temptations' "My Girl" reaches #1
  • Mar 3 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 3 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Mar 4 David Attenbrough became the new controller of BBC2
  • Mar 5 1st performance of Walter Piston's 8th Symphony
  • Mar 5 Ernie Terrel beats Eddie Machen in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Mar 5 March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence.
  • Mar 6 "How to Succeed in Business" closes at 46th St NYC after 1415 performances
  • Mar 6 1st nonstop helicopter crossing of North America, JR Willford
  • Mar 6 Bruce Taylor hits 105 for NZ v India in 1st Test Cricket innings
  • Mar 6 12th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Duke, 91-85
  • Mar 7 Alabama state troopers & 600 black protestors clash in Selma
  • Mar 7 Bruce Taylor takes 5-86 in debut innings for NZ after ton
  • Mar 7 Christian-democrats win parliament in Chile
  • Mar 8 1st US combat forces arrive in Vietnam (3,500 Marines)
  • Mar 10 Dutch Princess Margriet & Pieter van Vollenhoven get engaged

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Mar 11 Indonesia President Sukarno accepts qualifications of Suharto

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 13 Jeff Beck replaces Eric Clapton of the Yardbirds

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

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Mar 20 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
  • Mar 20 10th Eurovision Song Contest: Serge Gainsbourg for Luxembourg wins singing "Poupee de cire, poupee de son" in Naples
  • Mar 21 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 21 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.
  • Mar 21 US Ranger 9 launched; takes 5,814 pictures before lunar impact
  • Mar 22 D Senanayake wins general elections in Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
  • Mar 22 US confirms its troops used chemical warfare against the Vietcong

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

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

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Playwright
Tom Stoppard

Famous Deaths

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