On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1965

Historical Events

Golden Globes

22nd Golden Globes: "Becket", Peter O'Toole, & Anne Bancroft win

  • Eastern DC-7B crashes into Atlantic off Jones Beach NJ, kills 84
  • President Johnson deploys 1st US combat troops to South Vietnam, with 3500 marines sent to protect key US airbase near Da Nang

Music Single

The Supremes release single "Stop In the Name of Love"

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross

Famous Birthdays

  • Lee Knight, CFL full back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Mathilda May, actress (Lifeforce), born in Paris, France
  • Rod Bernstine, NFL running back (Denver Broncos)
  • Terry McDaniel, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders, LA Raiders)
1965 Highlights

About February 8, 1965

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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