What Happened in August 1965

Historical Events

  • Aug 1 Scottish Lotus driver Jim Clark wins the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring to clinch his second F1 World Drivers Championship
  • 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 South African cricket batsman Graeme Pollock scores a classic 125 to set the Proteas on the way to a 2nd Test win against England at Trent Bridge
  • Aug 6 32nd NFL Chicago College All-Star Game: Cleveland 24, All-Stars 16; 68,000 at Soldier Field
  • Aug 6 Beatles release their 5th UK album - "Help!", from the film soundtrack
  • Aug 6 Pakistani soldiers crossed the Line of Control into Kashmir

Historic Event

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

Agreement of Interest

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

  • Aug 9 Fire in Titan II silo in Searcy, Arkansas, kills 53
  • Aug 10 Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 82 km
  • Aug 11 "Help!" a musical comedy film featuring the Beatles released in the US
  • 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 Continental Football League plays 1st games

#1 in the Charts

Aug 14 Sonny & Cher's single "I Got You Babe" hits #1

Music History

Aug 15 Beatles play to their largest crowd of over 55,000 at Shea Stadium, New York City; among those in attending were future wives Barbara Bach and Linda Eastman [1] [2]

Sports History

Aug 15 Japanese community of San Francisco holds Masanori Murakami Day at Candlestick Park to honor 1st Japanese player to play in major leagues

PGA Championship

Aug 15 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Laurel Valley GC: Dave Marr wins his only major title, beating Billy Casper and Jack Nicklaus by 2 strokes

  • Aug 16 American Football League's 9th franchise is officially awarded to Joe Robbie and television star Danny Thomas; Miami Dolphins start play in AFL's Eastern Division in 1966
  • Aug 18 Dutch soccer team FC Den Bosch (successor to BVV 1906 and Wilhelmina 1890) is established at 's-Hertogenbosch

Sports History

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

Sports History

Aug 18 Orioles' Brooks Robinson hits into his third career triple play (tying George Sisler, Deacon McGuire and Joe Start)

  • Aug 19 Auschwitz trials end with 6 life sentences
  • Aug 19 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Jim Maloney throws his second no-hitter of the season in 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs
  • Aug 19 The Yardbirds launch their first US tour
  • Aug 20 Eddie Mathews and Hank Aaron (1954-65) pass Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig hitting 772 HRs while playing together on the same team
  • Aug 20 Rolling Stones release their single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (their 1st #1 US hit) in the UK
  • 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 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, at his Los Angeles, California home
  • Aug 27 WTVI TV channel 42 in Charlotte, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 28 1st Subway sandwich shop opens in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Music Concert

Aug 28 Bob Dylan booed for playing electric guitar In concert at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in Queens, New York City

  • Aug 29 Astronauts Cooper & Conrad complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5

Baseball Record

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

Sports History

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 The Aero Spacelines Super Guppy Aircraft makes its first flight.
  • Aug 31 US Congress establishes Department of Housing & Urban Development

Famous Birthdays

Sam Mendes

Aug 1 Sam Mendes, British stage and film director, born in Reading, Berkshire, England

  • Aug 2 Sandra Ng [Kwan-yue], Hong Kong actress (Golden Chicken), born in Hong Kong
  • Aug 2 Takayuki Iizuka, Japanese professional wrestler (NJPW), born in Muroran, Japan
  • Aug 4 Crystal Chappell, actress (Carly-Days of our Lives), born in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Aug 4 Dennis Lehane, American crime writer (Mystic River), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 4 Fredrik Reinfeldt, Swedish politician
  • Aug 4 Trena Trice, WNBA forward/center (NY Liberty)
  • Aug 5 Jeff Coffin, American musician (Bela Fleck & the Flecktones; Dave Matthews Band), born in Massachusetts
  • Aug 5 M V Sridhar, Indian cricketer (scored 366 for Hyderabad v Andhra Pradesh 1994), born in Vijayawada, India (d. 2017)
  • Aug 5 Mark Labbett, English TV personality ('The Beast' on The Chaser), born in Tiverton, England
  • Aug 5 Motoi Sakuraba, Japanese keyboardist, and progressive rock and video game music composer, born in Akita Prefecture, Japan

David Robinson

Aug 6 David Robinson, American NBA center (San Antonio Spurs, Olympic gold 1992), born in Key West, Florida

  • Aug 6 Juliane Köhler, German actress
  • Aug 6 Mark Speight, British television presenter (d. 2008)
  • Aug 6 Yuki Kajiura, Japanese film, anime, and video game music composer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Aug 7 Elizabeth Manley, Canadian figure skater (Olympic silver 1988), born in Quinte West, Canada
  • Aug 7 Johnny Solinger, American rock singer-songwriter (Skid Row, 1999 to 2015), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2021)
  • Aug 8 Aaron Abeyta, American musician
  • 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 9 Ezra Polley, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Georgetown, Kentucky
  • Aug 9 John Smith, US amateur wrestler and coach (4-time World Champion, 2-time Olympic Games champion), born in Del City, Oklahoma
  • Aug 9 Kyle Keiderling, American rock bassist (Bang Tango), born in Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 10 Akiko Pavolka, Japanese-American jazz singer, composer (House Of Illusion), and educator, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Aug 10 Carolyn Schuwalow, Australian distance runner (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 10 Claudia Christian, American actress
  • Aug 10 John Starks, NBA guard (NY Knicks)
  • Aug 10 Mike E. Smith, American Racing HOF jockey (26 x Breeders Cup wins; 5 x American Classics wins; Triple Crown 2018), born in Dexter, New Mexico
  • Aug 10 Patricia Spurgin, US scherpschutser (Olympic gold 1984)
  • Aug 11 Embeth Davidtz, American actress (Bicentennial Man, Schindler's List), born in Lafayette, Indiana
  • Aug 11 Marc Bergevin, Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • Aug 11 Shinji Mikami, Japanese video game designer (Resident Evil)
  • Aug 11 Viola Davis, American Tony, Emmy, BAFTA, and Academy award-winning actress (The Help, Fences, Prisoners, Suicide Squad), born in St. Matthews, South Carolina
  • Aug 12 Barry Manuel, Mamou LA, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • Aug 12 Peter Krause, American actor
  • Aug 13 Cris Dishman, American NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers, Wash Redskins), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Aug 13 Hayato Matsuo, Japanese video game and anime composer, born in Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
  • Aug 13 Leo Groenewegen, CFL guard (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Aug 13 Mark Lemke, American MLB infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Utica, New York
  • Aug 14 Emmanuelle Seigner, French actress (The Smile), born in Paris, France
  • Aug 14 Paul Broadhurst, British golfer (British Senior Open 2016), born in Walsall, England
  • Aug 15 Rob Thomas, American writer, screenwriter and director (Veronica Mars), born in Sunnyside, Washington
  • 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, American golfer (ANA Inspiration 1992, 99), born in Saratoga Springs, New York
  • Aug 17 Fred Grim, Dutch soccer player (Cambuur L, Ajax), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Aug 17 Glen Goldsmith, British singer-songwriter ("What You See Is What You Get"), born in High Wycombe, England
  • Aug 17 Steve Gorman, American rock drummer (Black Crowes - "Hard To Handle"), and radio personality, born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky
  • Aug 18 Jim Florentine, American comedian, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 18 Kōji Kikkawa, Japanese rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor, born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • Aug 19 James Tomkins, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 19 Johan Botha, South African operatic tenor, born in Rustenburg, South Africa (d. 2016)
  • Aug 19 Kevin Dillon, American actor (Heaven Help Us, Platoon), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 19 Kyra Sedgwick, American actress (Phenomenon, Singles, The Closer), born in New York City
  • Aug 19 Maria de Medeiros, Portuguese actress and director
  • Aug 20 KRS-One [Lawrence Parker], American rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 21 Caryn Mower, American actress, stuntwoman and former professional wrestler, born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • Aug 21 Jim Bullinger, American MLB pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Aug 22 Tom Gibis, American voice actor (Shikamaru Nara-Naruto), born in West St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Aug 23 Roger Avary, Canadian-American screenwriter, director, and producer (Pulp Fiction), born in Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada

Marlee Matlin

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

  • Aug 24 Reggie Miller, American NBA guard, 1987-2005 (Indiana Pacers; Olympic gold, 1996), born in Riverside, California
  • Aug 25 Cornelius Bennett, American NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Aug 25 Kathy Horvath, American tennis player (World #10 1984, 6 WTA titles), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 25 Mia Zapata, American singer (The Gits), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1993)
  • Aug 25 Nate Odomes, NFL cornerback, 1987-96, 2X Pro Bowl (Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • Aug 25 Sanjeev Sharma, Indian cricket medium pace bowler (2 Tests, 6 wickets; 23 ODIs, 22 wickets), born in Delhi, India
  • Aug 26 Bobby Duncum, Jr., American wrestler, born in Amarillo, Texas (d. 2000)
  • Aug 26 Chris Burke, American actor with down syndrome (Corky-Life Goes On), born in Point Lookout, New York
  • Aug 26 Jon Hensley, American actor (Holden Snyder-As the World Turns), born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 27 Michael Perry, NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos)
  • Aug 27 Wayne James, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test wicketkeeper v Pakistan 1993)
  • Aug 28 Satoshi Tajiri, Japanese video game designer (Game Freak, creator of the Pokémon franchise), born in Setagaya, Japan

Shania Twain

Aug 28 Shania Twain [Eileen Edwards], Canadian Grammy Award-winning country music singer ("You're Still The One"; "That Don't Impress Me Much"; "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!"), born in Windsor, Ontario

  • Aug 29 Dina Spybey, American actress, born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Aug 29 Will Perdue, American NBA center (San Antonio Spurs), born in Melbourne, Florida
  • Aug 31 Céline Bonnier, French Canadian actress, born in Lévis, Quebec
  • Aug 31 Daniel Bernhardt, Swiss actor (Mortal Kombat: Conquest)
  • Aug 31 Willie Watson, New Zealand cricket pace bowler, born in Auckland, New Zealand

Famous Weddings

Jane Fonda

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

Henry Hill

Aug 26 Mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill (22) weds Karen Friedman in North Carolina; separate in 1989; divorce in 2002


Famous Deaths

  • Aug 1 Kiyoshi Nobutoki, Japanese cellist and composer, dies at 77
  • Aug 2 Milton B. Babbitt, American 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, German pianist, composer and conductor (Die Nachtausgabe), dies at 30
  • Aug 8 Olga Fastrová, Czech writer and editor (National Policy), dies at 89

Shirley Jackson

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

  • Aug 9 Creighton Hale, Irish actor (Gorilla Man, Way Down East), dies at 76
  • Aug 10 Rayford Robinson, cricketer (Test Aust v England 1937), dies
  • Aug 11 Bill Woodfull, Australian cricketer (35 Tests for Australia), dies at 67
  • Aug 11 Ethel Larcombe, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1912), dies at 86
  • Aug 13 Ikeda Hayato, Japanese politician, Prime Minister of Japan (1960-64), dies at 65
  • Aug 14 Jan van Nijlen, Flemish poet and author (Walk at Dawn), dies at 80
  • Aug 16 Vasily Petrovich Shirinsky, composer, dies at 64
  • 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 22 Henriette de Vreker-Verschuur, Dtch Flemish actress (Revolt in Mental Home), dies
  • Aug 23 John Bata, Czech shoe manufacturer, dies at 67
  • Aug 25 Archibald "Moonlight" Graham, American MLB baseball outfielder (New York Giants - 1 game, 1905), medical doctor, and subject of "Field of Dreams" film, dies at 88
  • Aug 27 Edmond of Dooren, Flemish painter, dies at 68
  • Aug 27 Gerald Bond, South African cricketer (South Africa 1938-39), dies at 56

Le Corbusier

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

  • Aug 27 Otto Reinhold, German composer, dies at 66
  • Aug 28 Giulio Racah, Israeli physicist (b. 1909)
  • Aug 29 Paul Waner, American Baseball HOF right fielder (NL MVP 1927; NL batting champion 1927, 34, 36; MLB All-Star 1933–35, 37; Pittsburgh Pirates), dies at 62