On This Day

What Happened on February 18, 1965

Day of the Week: Thursday

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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.

Civil Rights Activist Jimmie Lee Jackson
Civil Rights Activist
Jimmie Lee Jackson
  • Frank Gifford announces his retirement from football for broadcasting
  • The Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestDr. Dre

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

Rapper Dr. Dre
Rapper
Dr. Dre