Feb 17, 1965 - 31-year old Joan Rivers makes her first appearance on the Tonight Show.
March 2, 1965 - The Sound of Music, oozing with gay undertones, opens in theaters.
April 17, 1965 - The first official protest outside of the White House by a gay rights group takes place, organized by the Mattachine Society.
April 28, 1965 - Barbra Streisand stars in her first TV special, My Name is Barbra.
July 15, 1965 - Joan Rivers marries Edgar Rosenberg.
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