What Happened on March 18, 1965

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Do I Hear a Waltz?" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 220 performances
  • Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space.
  • Rolling Stones fined £5 each for public urination
  • USSR launches Voshkod 2; Alexei Leonov makes 1st spacewalk (20 mins)

Famous Birthdays

  • Birgit Clarius, German heptathlete
  • Geronimo Berroa, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, outfielder (Oakland A's)
  • Jeff Labar, rocker (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station)
  • Yoriko Douguchi, Japanese actress

Famous Deaths

  • Farouk I, last King of Egypt (1936-52), dies at 45