On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1965

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st performance of Walter Piston's 8th Symphony
  • Ernie Terrell beats Eddie Machen in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence

Famous Deaths

  • Chen Cheng, Chinese politician (b. 1897)
  • Pepper Martin, American baseball player (b. 1904)