On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1965

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
  • Tadd Dameron, American jazz pianist, composer ("If You Could See Me Now"; "Lady Bird"), arranger (Count Basie, Jimmie Lunceford, Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Eckstine) and band leader, dies of cancer at 48
1965 Highlights

About March 8, 1965

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 7 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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