On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1965

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

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

Actress Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
  • 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
  • Supremes release "Stop In the Name of Love"

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)