What Happened on August 11, 1965

Historical Events

  • "Help!" a musical comedy film featuring the Beatles released in the US
  • Watts riots begin in Southeast Los Angeles, lasts 6 days

Famous Birthdays

  • Embeth Davidtz, American actress (Bicentennial Man, Schindler's List), born in Lafayette, Indiana
  • Marc Bergevin, Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • Shinji Mikami, Japanese video game designer (Resident Evil)
  • Viola Davis, American EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) and BAFTA Academy award-winning actress (The Help; Fences; Prisoners- Suicide Squad), born in St. Matthews, South Carolina
Born in 1965

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Woodfull, Australian cricketer (35 Tests for Australia), dies at 67
  • Ethel Larcombe, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1912), dies at 86

About August 11, 1965

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher
  • UK #1 Song: Help! - The Beatles