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.
  • US orders first combat troops to Vietnam

Famous Birthdays

  • Jean-Christophe Lafaille, French mountaineer (d. 2006)
  • Patty Fendick, tennis star (1989 Auckland), born in Sacramento, California
  • Tom Barrasso, NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • William McNamara, actor (Texasville, Beat, Stealing Home), born in Dallas, Texas