What Happened on February 21, 1965

Historical Events

Assassination of Malcolm X

Civil rights activist and Muslim minister Malcolm X is shot dead by Nation of Islam followers at Audubon Ballroom in New York City

Famous Birthdays

  • Jayson Meyer, Canadian hockey defenseman (Team Germany), born in Regina, Canada
  • Keith Arthurton, West Indian cricketer (Charlestown, Nevis WI lefty batsman), born in Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Born in 1965

Famous Deaths

Malcolm X (1925-1965)

African American human rights activist and Muslim minister, assassinated in New York City at 39

1965 Highlights

About February 21, 1965

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

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: This Diamond Ring - Gary Lewis And The Playboys
  • UK #1 Song: I'll Never Find Another You - Seekers