On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1965

Day of the Week: Friday

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

Famous Deaths

  • Aloys-Henri-Gerard Fornerod, composer, dies at 74