Historical Events in February 1965

  • 1st Dutch Queen Juliana opens Brienenoord Bridge in Rotterdam

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1st Martin Luther King Jr. & 700 demonstrators arrested in Selma Ala

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.

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1st Peter Jennings, 26, becomes anchor of ABC's nightly news

Journalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter Jennings
Journalist and T.V. News Anchor
Peter Jennings
  • 1st NL adopts emergency team replacement plan to restock any club struck by disaster

Sport awardTennis Open

1st 53rd Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Maria Bueno (5-7, 6-4, 5-2 ret.)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno

Sport awardTennis Open

1st 53rd Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (7-9, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-1)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • 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
  • 6th Righteous Brothers "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" hits #1

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7th George Harrison's tonsils removed

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 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, Ohio (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"

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

8th 22nd Golden Globes: Becket, Peter O'Toole, & Anne Bancroft win

Actress Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
  • 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
  • 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 performances
  • 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

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21st Rights activist Malcolm X is shot dead by Nation of Islam followers at Audubon Ballroom in New York City

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
  • 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