On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1965

Historical Events

  • Ayub Khan elected President of Pakistan

Historic Event

Martin Luther King Jr. begins a drive to register black voters

Contract of Interest

New York Jets sign future Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath to a $427,000 contract over three years (pro football record at the time)

  • Obverse design of all Canadian coins is changed to depict present-day

Famous Birthdays

  • Greg Swindell, American baseball pitcher (World Series 2001; MLB All Star 1989; Houston Astros, Cleveland Indians, Arizona Diamondbacks), born in Fort Worth, Texas
1965 Highlights

About January 2, 1965

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Feel Fine - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: I Feel Fine - The Beatles