On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1965

Historical Events

  • 31st Orange Bowl: #5 Texas beats #1 Alabama, 21-17
  • 31st Sugar Bowl: #7 LSU beats Syracuse, 13-10
  • 49 year old former England international soccer forward Stanley Matthews becomes only player to be awarded a knighthood while still playing (Stoke City)
  • 51st Rose Bowl: #4 Michigan beats #8 Oregon State, 34-7

Event of interestEvent of Interest

American actor George Murphy begins his term as Senator of California

Actor and US Senator George Murphy
Actor and US Senator
George Murphy
  • International Cooperation Year begins
  • Palestinian al-Fatah organization forms
  • The People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan is founded in Kabul.

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Valmon, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m relay 1988, 92; World C'ship gold 1993), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Novelist Michael Crichton (22) weds high school sweetheart Joan Radam


Famous Deaths

  • Juan Bautista Plaza, Venezuelan composer, dies at 66
1965 Highlights

About January 1, 1965

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn