On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1965

Historical Events

  • Australian swimming authorities suspend triple Olympic gold medal winning sprinter Dawn Fraser for 10 years for misconduct at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics
  • Gas explosion kills 28 in apartment complex in La Salle, Quebec
  • WPSX TV channel 3 in Clearfield, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Booker T [Robert Booker Tio Huffman], American pro wrestler (WCW Heavyweight Champion 2000–01; WWF Heavyweight Champion 2006–07), born in Houston, Texas
  • Stewart Elliott, Canadian jockey (2004 Kentucky Derby & Preakness on Smarty Jones), born in Toronto, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Boleslav Vomáček, Czech composer, dies at 77
1965 Highlights

About March 1, 1965

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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