On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1965

Historical Events

  • Beatles announce their second film is titled "8 Arms to Hold You" ; later changed to "Help!"

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Hudson, South African cricket player, 1984-2000 (South Africa, 163 on debut vs WI 1992), 55), born in Eshowe, KwaZulu-Nata
  • Caitlin Bilodeaux, US fencer (Olympic-92), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • John Smiley, American MLB pitcher, 1986-97 (Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, and two other teams), born in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Almos Alonzo Stagg, American football coach (University of Chicago), dies in California at 102
  • Nancy Cunard, British writer and activist, dies at 69
  • Quentin Reynolds, American newscaster (Its News to Me) and author (FBI), dies at 62
1965 Highlights

About March 17, 1965

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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