Sound of Music opens
Temptations’ “My Girl” reaches #1 1st
US combat forces arrive in Vietnam (3,500 Marines) The first American combat troops, the 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, arrive in Vietnam to defend the US airfield at Danang.
Beatles’ “Eight Days a Week” single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
T.G.I. Friday’s 1st restaurant opens in NYC
Gemini 3 launched, 1st US 2-man space flight (Grissom & Young)
Vietnam War: A car bomb explodes in front of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, killing 22 and wounding 183 others