On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1965

Historical Events

  • Senator Everett Dirksen introduces a bill to make marigold the American natonal flower (it does not pass)
  • Star of India returned to American Museum of Natural History

Famous Birthdays

  • Champaka Ramanayake, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan opening bowler), born in Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Eric Wohlberg, Canadian cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Greater Sudbury, Canada
  • Michelle Forbes [Guajardo], American actress (True Blood, Guiding Light, Star Trek: The Next Generation), born in Austin, Texas
  • Rossen Milanov, Bulgarian orchestral conductor (Philadelphia, 2000-11; Princeton, 2009-present; Columbus, 2015-present), born in Sofia, Bulgaria

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Asher, New Zealand dual-code rugby union and rugby league winger (RU 11 caps; RL Australasia 2 Tests, NZ 1), dies at 85
  • Aloÿs-Henri-Gérard Fornerod, Swiss composer, dies at 74
1965 Highlights

About January 8, 1965

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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