What Happened on March 18, 1965

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Do I Hear a Waltz?" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 220 performances
  • A truck loses control down Moosic Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania, killing the driver. This accident later inspired the 1974 Harry Chapin song, "30,000 Pounds of Bananas."
  • Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space.
  • Poppin' Fresh Pillsbury Dough Boy introduced
  • Rolling Stones fined £5 each for public urination
  • USSR launches Voshkod 2

Famous Birthdays

  • Birgit Clarius, German heptathlete
  • Geronimo Berroa, outfielder (Oakland A's), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Jeff Labar, rocker (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station)
  • Yoriko Douguchi, Japanese actress

Famous Deaths

  • Farouk I, last King of Egypt (1936-52), dies at 45