On This Day

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."

Soviet Union1st Person to Walk in Space

Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space
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Soviet cosmonaut Alexey Leonov conducts the first spacewalk during the Voshkod 2 mission
Soviet cosmonaut Alexey Leonov conducts the first spacewalk during the Voshkod 2 mission
  • 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