On This Day

What Happened on June 28, 1965

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Famous Weddings

Merle Haggard

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

Famous Deaths

  • Red Nichols, American jazz cornettist, composer and jazz bandleader, dies at 60
  • [Theodora E] Betsy Ranucci-Beckman, actress (Dood Water), dies at 88
1965 Highlights

About June 28, 1965

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 56 years and 5 months
Leap Year: No

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