On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1965

Historical Events

  • Montcalm Community College founded in Sidney, Mich

Film release premierFilm Release

One of the most popular musical films of all time, "The Sound of Music", starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1966)

Actor Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
Actress and Singer Julie Andrews
Actress and Singer
Julie Andrews
  • US Air Force begins Operation Rolling Thunder, a three year sustained bombing campaign against North Vietnam

Famous Birthdays

  • Lembit Öpik, British politician

Person of interestRon Gant

Ron Gant, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1992, 95; Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds) and broadcaster (WAGA-TV, co-host 'Good Day Atlanta', born in Victoria, Texas

MLB Outfielder Ron Gant
MLB Outfielder
Ron Gant
  • Wolfgang Muthspiel, Austrian jazz guitarist, born in Judenburg, Austria
1965 Highlights

About March 2, 1965

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces