On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1965

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 31st Orange Bowl: #5 Texas beats #1 Alabama, 21-17
  • 31st Sugar Bowl: #7 LSU beats Syracuse, 13-10
  • 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 Senator George Murphy
Actor and 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 O Valmon, 400m runner, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Harry Galbreath, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers)
  • Mark Dewey, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates)

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