On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1965

Historical Events

  • Ayub Khan elected President of Pakistan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.

AgreementContract 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)

NFL Quarterback Joe Namath
NFL Quarterback
Joe Namath
  • 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? 56 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn