What Happened on March 5, 1965

Historical Events

Music Premiere

1st performance of Walter Piston's 8th Symphony (his last), by the Boston Symphony, conducted by Erich Leinsdorf

  • Ernie Terrell beats Eddie Machen by unanimous points decision over 15 rounds in Chicago, Illinois to win vacant WBA heavyweight boxing title
  • March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence
1965 History

Famous Deaths

  • Chen Cheng, Chinese politician (b. 1897)
  • John "Pepper" Martin, American baseball utility (MLB All-Star 1933–35, 37; World Series 1931, 34; NL stolen base leader 1933, 34, 36; St. Louis Cardinals), dies of a heart attack at 61

About March 5, 1965

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: My Girl - The Temptations
  • UK #1 Song: It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones