On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1965

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 6 day insurrection starts in Watts section of Los Angeles
  • Beatles movie "Help" opens in NYC
  • 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 actress (The Help, Prisoners, Suicide Squad), born in St. Matthews, South Carolina

Famous Deaths

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