What Happened on August 9, 1965

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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