What Happened on March 6, 1965

Historical Events

  • 12th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Duke, 91-85
  • 1st nonstop helicopter crossing of North America, JR Willford
  • Bruce Taylor hits 105 for NZ v India in 1st Test Cricket innings
  • Frank Loesser's musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying", starring Robert Morse and Rudy VallĂ©e, closes at 46th Street Theatre, NYC, after 1415 performances, 7 Tony Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize

My Girl Hits #1

The Temptations' single "My Girl" reaches #1 on the Billboard Pop Chart; written and produced by the Miracles members Smokey Robinson and Ronald White

1965 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Tammy Liley, volleyball mid blocker/capt (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Long Beach, California
Born in 1965

Famous Deaths

  • Jules Goux, French auto racer (first European to win Indianapolis 500 1913), dies at 79
  • Margaret Dumont [Daisy Baker], actress (Animal Crackers), dies at 75
  • Ruvim Pergament, composer, dies at 58

About March 6, 1965

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 58 years and 14 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