On This Day

What Happened on February 18, 1965

Historical Events

  • "Fade Out-Fade In" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • 27 copper miners die in avalanche, Granduc Mountain, British Columbia

Historic Event

Church deacon Jimmie Lee Jackson is beaten and shot during a peaceful march in Marion, Alabama. His death 8 days later inspires the Selma to Montgomery marches.

  • Frank Gifford announces his retirement from football for broadcasting
  • The Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom

Famous Birthdays

Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre [Andre Romelle Young], American rapper & record producer (Still D.R.E., The Next Episode), born in Compton, California

1965 Highlights

About February 18, 1965

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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