Historical Events for February 1965

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Events 1 - 54 of 54

1st - Dutch Queen Juliana opens Brienenoord Bridge in Rotterdam
1st - Martin Luther King Jr. & 700 demonstrators arrested in Selma Ala
1st - Peter Jennings, 26, becomes anchor of ABC's nightly news
1st - NL adopts emergency team replacement plan to restock any club struck by disaster
1st - 53rd Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Maria Bueno (5-7, 6-4, 5-2 ret.)
1st - 53rd Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (7-9, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-1)
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
Tennis Player Roy EmersonTennis Player Roy Emerson 6th - Righteous Brothers "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" hits #1
7th - George Harrison's tonsils removed
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, OH (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"
8th - 22nd Golden Globes: Becket, Peter O'Toole, & Anne Bancroft win
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
Actress Anne BancroftActress Anne Bancroft 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 perfs
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
African American Activist Malcolm XAfrican American Activist Malcolm X 21st - Rights activist Malcolm X is shot dead by Nation of Islam followers at Audubon Ballroom in New York City
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

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