March 18, 1965 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • A truck loses control down Moosic Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania, killing the driver. This accident later inspired the 1974 Harry Chapin song, "30,000 Pounds of Bananas."
  • Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space.
  • Poppin' Fresh Pillsbury Dough Boy introduced
  • USSR launches Voshkod 2

Deaths in History

  • Farouk I, last King of Egypt (1936-52), dies at 45