On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1965

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • First US combat forces arrive in Vietnam, on the beaches of Da Nang

Famous Birthdays

  • F├ítima Lopes, Portuguese fashion designer
  • Kenny Smith, NBA guard (Houston Rockets)

Famous Deaths

  • Esther Howard, actress (Detour), dies of heart attack at 72