Alcatraz prison closes, Martin Luther King Jr. marches toward Montgomery, the U.S. decides to boycott Moscow's Olympics, and Spielberg nabs his first Oscar, all on this day.
1965: NASA launches Ranger 9, which is the last in a series of unmanned lunar space probes. The probe was designed to transmit high-resolution photographs of the lunar surface in the minutes before it crashed into the moon's surface.
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