On This Day

What Happened on March 19, 1965

Historical Events

  • Indonesia nationalizes all foreign oil companies
  • Rembrandt's "Titus" sells for then record 7,770,000 guilders
  • Stoica becomes president & Ceausescu party leader of Romania
  • The wreck of the SS Georgiana, valued at over $50,000,000, said to have been most powerful Confederate cruiser, discovered by then teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence exactly 102 years after its destruction.

Famous Deaths

  • Lavere "Buster" Harding, Canadian-American jazz pianist, composer and arranger (Count Basie; Dizzy Gillespie; Billie Holiday), dies at 53
1965 Highlights

About March 19, 1965

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

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