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
1965 Highlights

About March 8, 1965

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces