August 1965 in History

Events in History

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

CommunicationSingapore Leaves Malaysia

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

  • Aug 10 Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 82 km
  • Aug 11 6 day insurrection starts in Watts section of Los Angeles
  • 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 Race riot in West Side of Chicago
  • Aug 14 Continental Football League plays 1st games
  • Aug 14 Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe" hits #1
  • Aug 15 Japanese community of San Francisco holds Masanori Murakami Day at Candlestick Park to honor 1st Japanese player to play in major leagues
  • Aug 19 Auschwitz trials end with 6 life sentences
  • 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 28 1st Subway sandwich shop opens in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Aug 29 Astronauts Cooper & Conrad complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5
  • 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.

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 4 Dennis Lehane, American crime writer
  • Aug 4 Fredrik Reinfeldt, Swedish politician
  • Aug 8 Kate Langbroek, Australian media personality
  • Aug 11 Shinji Mikami, Japanese video game designer (Resident Evil)
  • Aug 14 Lynette Falls, Miss NJ-America-1991, born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • Aug 15 Rob Thomas, American writer
  • Aug 28 James Jagger, son of Mick Jagger & Jerry Hall

Weddings in History


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

Deaths in History

  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

  • Aug 8 Olga Fastrov√°, Czech writer and editor (National Policy), dies at 89
  • Aug 13 Ikeda Hayato, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1899)
  • Aug 14 Jan van Nijlen, Flemish poet/writer (Walk at Dawn), 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 27 Edmond of Dooren, Flemish painter, dies at 68

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 27 Le Corbusier, [Charles Jeanneret], Swiss French architect and city planner and dies at 77

Architect and City Planner Le Corbusier
Architect and City Planner
Le Corbusier
  • Aug 28 Giulio Racah, Israeli physicist (b. 1909)