On This Day

What Happened on March 31, 1965

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Iberia Airlines Convair 440 crashes into the sea on approach to Tangier killing 47 of 51 occupants

Famous Birthdays

  • Jean-Christophe Lafaille, French mountaineer best known for his solo self-rescue on Annapurna with a broken arm, born in Gap, Hautes-Alpes (d. 2006)
  • Patty Fendick, American tennis player (Australian Open doubles 1991), born in Sacramento, California
  • Tom Barrasso, American NHL goaltender (Calder Memorial Trophy, Vezina Trophy 1984), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • William McNamara, American actor (Texasville, Beat, Stealing Home), born in Dallas, Texas