March 1965 calendar

March 1965

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in March 1965.
The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on March 1965: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1965?


  • 01 Mar 1965 WPSX TV channel 3 in Clearfield, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 02 Mar 1965 Sound Of Music opens
  • 03 Mar 1965 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 04 Mar 1965 David Attenbrough became the new controller of BBC2
  • 05 Mar 1965 Ernie Terrel beats Eddie Machen in 15 rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • 06 Mar 1965 How to Succeed in Business closes at 46th St. NYC after 1415 performances
  • 07 Mar 1965 Alabama state troopers and 600 black protestors clash in Selma
  • 08 Mar 1965 First US combat forces arrive in South Vietnam (3,500 Marines).
  • 09 Mar 1965 The US Treasury Department begins sales of Special Mint sets, at US$4 per set. Collectors can buy in lots of 1, 2, 5, or 10.
  • 10 Mar 1965 Dutch Princess Margriet and Pieter van Vollenhoven, get engaged
  • 11 Mar 1965 Indonesia President Sukarno accepts qualifications of Suharto.
  • 13 Mar 1965 Jeff Beck replaces Eric Clapton of the Yardbirds
  • 14 Mar 1965 Israeli cabinet approves diplomatic relations with West Germany.
  • 15 Mar 1965 WMFE TV channel 24 in Orlando, Florida (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 16 Mar 1965 Police clash with 600 SNCC marchers in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • 17 Mar 1965 Beatles announce their film is named 8 Arms to Hold on to You (Help)
  • 18 Mar 1965 Do I Hear a Waltz? opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 220 performances
  • 19 Mar 1965 Stoica becomes President and Ceausescu party leader of Romania
  • 20 Mar 1965 Venkataraghavan takes 8-72 versus New Zealand at Delhi, India.
  • 21 Mar 1965 US Ranger 9 launched, last American unmanned lunar space probe; will take 5,814 pictures before lunar impact.
  • 22 Mar 1965 D Senanayake wins general elections in Ceylon (Sri Lanka).
  • 23 Mar 1965 Gemini 3 launched, first US two-man space flight (Grissom and Young).
  • 24 Mar 1965 US Ranger 9 strikes Moon, 10 miles (16 km) northeast of crater Alphonsus.
  • 25 Mar 1965 West German Bondsdag extends war crimes retribution.
  • 31 Mar 1965 US orders the first combat troops to Vietnam.
  • 08 Mar 1965 Vietnam War: US Marines arrive at Da Nang.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in March 1965?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - My Girl
  2. - Eight Days A Week
  3. - Stop! In The Name Of Love
  4. - This Diamond Ring
  5. - Can't You Hear My Heartbeat

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - It's Not Unusual
  2. - The Last Time
  3. - I'll Never Find Another You
  4. - Silhouettes
  5. - Come And Stay With Me


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1965?

The Ordways by William Humphrey

The Ordways


The Ordways

This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart

This Rough Magic


Lucy visits her sister Lucy in Corfu for a visit. She is thrilled to learn that Sir Julian Gale is renting the castello over their villa to him, one of England's brightest lights.

Iwo Jima by Richard F. Newcomb

Iwo Jima


The author of the bestseller Abandon Ship! This classic work on World War II history is by Richard F. Newcomb, who is also the author of Abandon Ship!

Catherine The Great by Zoe Oldenbourg

Catherine The Great


386 pages - illustrations section

The Legend Of The Seventh Virgin by Victoria Holt

The Legend Of The Seventh Virgin


Kerensa Carlee was a village girl. She had her beauty and her wit. Kerensa was determined from the first moment she saw it that she would become St Larnston Abbas' mistress.