On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1965

Historical Events


Sport awardAustralian 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

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson

Sport awardAustralian 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

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • Dutch Queen Juliana opens Brienenoord Bridge in Rotterdam

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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.

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson

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

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • NL adopts emergency team replacement plan to restock any club struck by disaster

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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

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
1965 Highlights

About February 1, 1965

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius