What Happened on August 9, 1965

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Fire in Titan II silo in Searcy Arkansas, 53 die

CommunicationSingapore Leaves Malaysia

Singapore separates from the Federation of Malaysia and gains its independence

Famous Birthdays

  • Ezra Polley, Georgetown Kentucky, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • John Smith, Del City Oklahoma, 62kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-2 gold-88, 92)
  • Kyle Kyle, Kensington Pa, rock bassist (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)

Famous Deaths

  • Creighton Hale, silent film actor (Cat & Canary), dies at 83