Historical Events in August 1965

  • 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

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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)

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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.