What Happened on June 28, 1965

Historical Events

Event of Interest

1st US ground combat forces in Vietnam authorized by President Lyndon B. Johnson

  • Dutch Princess Beatrice and Claus von Amsberg announce their engagement

Famous Birthdays

  • Michele Timms, Australian WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury, Olympics 1988, 96), born in Melbourne, Australia
Born in 1965

Famous Weddings

Merle Haggard

American country singer Merle Haggard (28) weds singer Bonnie Owens (35); divorce in 1978

Famous Deaths

  • (Ernest) "Red" Nichols, American jazz cornetist, composer and jazz bandleader (His Five Pennies - "Ida, Sweet as Apple Cider"; "Bugler's Lament"), dies of a heart attack at 60 [1]
  • [Theodora E] Betsy Ranucci-Beckman, actress (Dood Water), dies at 88

About June 28, 1965

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 11 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) - Four Tops
  • UK #1 Song: Crying In The Chapel - Elvis Presley