What Happened on February 1, 1965

Historical Events

Australian Men's Tennis Open

Australian Championship Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson wins 3rd consecutive Australian title; beats fellow Australian Fred Stolle 7-9, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-1

Australian Open Women's Tennis

Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Australian Margaret Smith wins 6th straight home singles title; beats Maria Bueno of Brazil 5-7, 6-4, 5-2; Bueno retired injured

  • Dutch Queen Juliana opens Brienenoord Bridge in Rotterdam

Sports History

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Floyd Patterson beats Canadian George Chuvalo by unanimous decision in a 12-round non-title clash at New York’s Madison Square Garden; 'The Ring' names bout Fight of the Year.

Event of Interest

Martin Luther King Jr. and 700 demonstrators arrested in Selma, Alabama

  • NL adopts emergency team replacement plan to restock any club struck by disaster

Film & TV History

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

1965 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Brandon Lee, American actor (Showdown in Little Tokyo), born in Oakland, California (d. 1993)
  • Dave Callaghan, South African cricket all-rounder (29 ODIs, top score 169no v NZ 1994), born in Queenstown, South Africa
  • Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, born in the Prince's Palace of Monaco, Monaco
  • Sherilyn Fenn, American actress (2 Moon Junction, Twin Peaks), born in Detroit, Michigan
Born in 1965

About February 1, 1965

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 4 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - The Righteous Brothers
  • UK #1 Song: You've Lost That Loving Feelin' - Righteous Brothers