What Happened in August 1965

Historical Events

  • Aug 1 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
  • Aug 2 Morley Safer's sends 1st Vietnam report indicating the US is losing
  • Aug 4 Cook Islands enters into free association with New Zealand
  • Aug 5 Dave Marr wins PGA title
  • Aug 5 Jeff Coffin, Massachusetts, musician (Bela Fleck & the Flecktones)
  • Aug 6 32nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 24, All-Stars 16 (68,000)
  • Aug 6 Beatles release "Help" album in UK
  • Aug 6 Pakistani soldiers crossed the Line of Control into Kashmir

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 6 US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act prohibiting voting discrimination against minorities

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Aug 7 Lee Kuan Yew, Prime Minister of Singapore signs a separation agreement with Malaysia, after 2 years of political union

Founder of Modern Singapore Lee Kuan Yew
Founder of Modern Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew
  • Aug 8 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open
  • Aug 9 Fire in Titan II silo in Searcy Arkansas, 53 die

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Aug 9 Singapore separates from the Federation of Malaysia and gains its independence

Malaysia's Founding Father Tunku Abdul Rahman
Malaysia's Founding Father
Tunku Abdul Rahman
  • Aug 10 Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 82 km
  • Aug 11 6 day insurrection starts in Watts section of Los Angeles
  • Aug 11 Beatles movie "Help" opens in NYC
  • Aug 11 Watts riots begin in Southeast Los Angeles, lasts 6 days
  • Aug 12 Dame Elizabeth Lane becomes first female English High Court judge
  • Aug 12 Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Inc applies for a NL franchise
  • Aug 12 Race riot in West Side of Chicago
  • Aug 14 Beatles tape an appearance for Ed Sullivan Show
  • Aug 14 Continental Football League plays 1st games
  • Aug 14 Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe" hits #1
  • Aug 15 47th PGA Championship: Dave Marr shoots a 280 at Laurel Valley GC PA
  • Aug 15 Beatles play to 55,000 at Shea Stadium
  • Aug 15 Mary Mills wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open
  • Aug 15 Japanese community of SF holds Masanori Murakami Day at Candlestick Park to honor 1st Japanese player to play in major leagues
  • Aug 16 AFL awards its 1st expansion franchise (Miami Dolphins)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 18 Hank Aaron loses a HR, because he hit it out of batter's box

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • Aug 18 Orioles' Brooks Robinson hits into his record tying (George Sisler)
  • Aug 19 Auschwitz trials end with 6 life sentences
  • Aug 19 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney 2nd no-hitter of year beats Chicago Cubs, 1-0
  • Aug 20 Rolling Stones release their single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (their 1st #1 US hit) in the UK
  • Aug 20 Eddie Mathews & Hank Aaron (1954-65) pass Babe Ruth-Lou Gehrig hitting 772 HRs while playing together on the same team
  • Aug 21 Gemini 5 launched into Earth orbit (2 astronauts)
  • Aug 21 Romania adopts constitution
  • Aug 21 The Crusher beats Mad Dog Vachon in St Paul, to become NWA champ
  • Aug 22 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open
  • Aug 22 San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marachal hits LA Dodger catcher John Roseboro on the head with his bat causing a 14 minute brawl
  • Aug 24 26th Venice Film Festival: "Sandra" directed by Luchino Visconti wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 27 The Beatles spend an evening with Elvis Presley
  • Aug 27 WTVI TV channel 42 in Charlotte, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting

Music concertMusic Concert

Aug 28 Bob Dylan booed for playing electric guiter at a concert in New York's Forest Hills

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
  • Aug 28 1st Subway sandwich shop opens in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Aug 29 Astronauts Cooper & Conrad complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 29 Willie Mays sets NL record for HRs in a month with his 17th of August

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Aug 30 Casey Stengel announces his retirement after 55 years in baseball
  • Aug 30 Section of Allalin glacier wipes out construction site at Mattmark Dam near Saas-Fee, Switzerland
  • Aug 31 US Congress establishes Department of Housing & Urban Development
  • Aug 31 The Aero Spacelines Super Guppy Aircraft makes its first flight.

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Sam Mendes, British stage and film director
  • Aug 2 Takayuki Iizuka, wrestler (NJPW)
  • Aug 4 Crystal Chappell, Silver Spring Md, actress (Carly-Days of our Lives)
  • Aug 4 Trena Trice, WNBA forward/center (NY Liberty)
  • Aug 4 Dennis Lehane, American crime writer
  • Aug 4 Fredrik Reinfeldt, Swedish politician
  • Aug 5 M V Sridhar, cricketer (score 366 for Hyderabad v Andhra Pradesh 1994)
  • Aug 5 Motoi Sakuraba, Japanese composer
  • Aug 5 Scott William Winters, American actor
  • Aug 5 Jeff Coffin, American saxophonist, born in Massachusetts
  • Aug 6 Brian Kinchen, NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 6 David Robinson, American NBA center (San Antonio Spurs, Olympic-gold-92), born in Key West, Florida

NBA Center David Robinson
NBA Center
David Robinson
  • Aug 6 Yuki Kajiura, Japanese composer
  • Aug 6 Juliane Köhler, German actress
  • Aug 6 Mark Speight, British television presenter (d. 2008)
  • Aug 6 Vincent Wells, England cricketer
  • Aug 7 Caroline S Keggi, LPGA golfer (1994 Dinah Shore-19th), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Aug 7 Elizabeth Manley, Canada, figure skater (Olympics-Silver-88)
  • Aug 8 Akitoshi Saito, wrestler (NJPW)
  • Aug 8 Angus Fraser, cricketer (England right-arm pace bowler 1989- )
  • Aug 8 Kate Langbroek, Australian media personality
  • Aug 8 Aaron Abeyta, American musician
  • Aug 9 Ezra Polley, Georgetown Kentucky, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • Aug 9 John Smith, Del City Oklahoma, 62kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-2 gold-88, 92)
  • Aug 9 Kyle Kyle, Kensington Pa, rock bassist (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)
  • Aug 10 Carolyn Schuwalow, Australian distance runner (Olympics-96)
  • Aug 10 John Starks, NBA guard (NY Knicks)
  • Aug 10 Patricia Spurgin, US scherpschutser (Olympics-gold-1984)
  • Aug 10 Claudia Christian, American actress
  • Aug 10 Mike E. Smith, American jockey
  • Aug 11 Marc Bergevin, Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • Aug 11 Shinji Mikami, Japanese video game designer (Resident Evil)
  • Aug 11 Viola Davis, American actress
  • Aug 11 Embeth Davidtz, Lafayette, Indiana, American actress (Bicentennial Man, Schindler's List)
  • Aug 12 Angeliki Kanellopoulou, Greece, tennis star
  • Aug 12 Barry Manuel, Mamou LA, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • Aug 12 Peter Krause, American actor
  • Aug 13 Cris Dishman, NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers, Wash Redskins)
  • Aug 13 Leo Groenewegen, CFL guard (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Aug 13 Mark Lemke, Utica NY, infielder (Atlanta Braves)
  • Aug 13 Hayato Matsuo, Japanese composer
  • Aug 14 Emmanuelle Seigner, actress (The Smile), born in Paris, France
  • Aug 14 Lynette Falls, Ridgewood NJ, Miss NJ-America-1991
  • Aug 15 Rob Thomas, American writer
  • Aug 16 Brian McDonough, points cyclist (Olympics-19th-96), born in Long Beach, California
  • Aug 16 Eric van der Luer, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • Aug 16 Todd McNair, NFL running back/kick returner (Houston Oilers)
  • Aug 16 Xavier Hernandez, Port Arthur TX, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • Aug 17 Dottie Mochrie Pepper, Saratoga Springs NY, golfer (1992 Dinah Shore)
  • Aug 17 Fred Grim, soccer player (Cambuur L, Ajax)
  • Aug 17 Glen Goldsmith, rocker (What You See is What You Get)
  • Aug 17 Robert Manry, Cleve newspaper editor/sailed the Atlantic (in craft)
  • Aug 17 Steve Gorman, Hopkinsville Ky, rock drummer (Black Crowes)
  • Aug 18 Koji Kikkawa, Japanese singer
  • Aug 18 Jim Florentine, American comedian
  • Aug 19 James Tomkins, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Aug 19 Kevin Dillon, NY, actor (Heaven Help Us, Remote Control, Platoon)
  • Aug 19 Kyra Sedgwick, actress (Phenomenon, Singles, Julia-Another World)
  • Aug 19 Maria de Medeiros, Portuguese actress and director
  • Aug 20 KRS-One, American rapper
  • Aug 21 Jim Bullinger, pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Aug 21 Caryn Mower, American actress, stuntwoman and former professional wrestler
  • Aug 22 Patricia Hy-Boulais, Cambodia, tennis star (1994 Auckland doubles)
  • Aug 22 Tom Gibis, American voice actor
  • Aug 23 Roger Avary, Canadian-born screenwriter, director, and producer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 24 Marlee Matlin, American actress and the only deaf performer to win an Academy Award (Children of Lesser God), born in Morton Grove, Illinois

Deaf Actress Marlee Matlin
Deaf Actress
Marlee Matlin
  • Aug 24 Reggie Miller, Riverside California, NBA guard (Ind Pacers, Oly-gold-96)
  • Aug 24 Vince Alcalde, WLAF offensive assistant (Scottish Claymores)
  • Aug 25 Cornelius Bennett, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills)
  • Aug 25 Kathleen Horvath, tennis player (French Open Jr 1980), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 25 Nate Odomes, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Aug 25 Sanjeev Sharma, cricketer (Indian pace bowler 1988-89)
  • Aug 25 Mia Zapata, American singer (The Gits) (d. 1993)
  • Aug 26 Chris Burke, actor with down syndrome (Corky-Life Goes On)
  • Aug 26 Jon Hensley, Doylestown PA, actor (Holden Snyder-As the World Turns)
  • Aug 26 Bobby Duncum, Jr., wrestler (d. 2000)
  • Aug 27 Michael Perry, NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos)
  • Aug 27 Patricia Hy-Boulais, Phnom Penh Kampuchea, Canada tennis (Oly-92, 96)
  • Aug 27 Wayne James, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test wicketkeeper v Pakistan 1993)
  • Aug 28 James Jagger, son of Mick Jagger & Jerry Hall

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 28 Shania Twain, Canadian singer (You're Still the One), born in Windsor Ontario

Singer Shania Twain
Shania Twain
  • Aug 29 Alphons Arts, Dutch soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • Aug 29 Will Perdue, NBA center (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Aug 29 Dina Spybey, American actress
  • Aug 31 Willie Watson, cricket pace bowler (NZ)
  • Aug 31 Daniel Bernhardt, Swiss actor
  • Aug 31 Céline Bonnier, French Canadian actress

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 14 Former fashion model and fitness guru Jane Fonda (27) weds director/producer Roger Vadim (37) in Las Vegas

Actress Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 26 Mobster and nbi informant Henry Hill (22) weds Karen Friedman in North Carolina

Mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill
Mobster and FBI informant
Henry Hill

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 1 Kiyoshi Nobutoki, composer, dies at 77
  • Aug 2 Milton B Babbitt, US composer (Widow's Lament), dies at 49
  • Aug 2 N. Howell Furman, American Chemist whose work on separating uranium contributed to the development of the atomic bomb, dies at 73
  • Aug 6 Aksel Sandemose, writer, dies
  • Aug 6 Everett Sloane, American actor (Patsy, Citizen Kane, Enforcer), dies of apparent suicide with barbiturates at 55
  • Aug 6 Nancy Carroll, actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), dies at 60
  • Aug 6 Peter Ronnefeld, composer, dies at 30

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Aug 8 Shirley Jackson, US author (Road Through the Wall), dies at 45

  • Aug 8 Olga Fastrová, Czech writer and editor (National Policy), dies at 89
  • Aug 9 Creighton Hale, silent film actor (Cat & Canary), dies at 83
  • Aug 10 Rayford Robinson, cricketer (Test Aust v England 1937), dies
  • Aug 11 Bill Woodfull, cricketer (35 Tests for Australia), dies
  • Aug 13 Ikeda Hayato, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1899)
  • Aug 14 Jan van Nijlen, Flemish poet/writer (Walk at Dawn), dies
  • Aug 16 Vasily Petrovich Shirinsky, composer, dies at 64
  • Aug 22 Henriette de Vreker-Verschuur, actress (Revolt in Mental Home), dies
  • Aug 22 Ellen Church, American 1st female airline stewardess (United flight in 1930 from San Francisco to Cheyenne), dies in a horse riding accident at 60
  • Aug 23 John Bata, Czech shoe manufacturer, dies at 67
  • Aug 25 Moonlight Graham, American baseball player
  • Aug 27 Edmond of Dooren, Flemish painter, dies at 68
  • Aug 27 Gerald Bond, cricketer (South Africa 1938-39), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 27 Le Corbusier, [Charles Jeanneret], Swiss/French architect, dies at 77

Architect/ City Planner Le Corbusier
Architect/ City Planner
Le Corbusier
  • Aug 27 Otto Reinhold, composer, dies at 66
  • Aug 28 Giulio Racah, Israeli physicist (b. 1909)