On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1965

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • AFL awards its 1st expansion franchise (Miami Dolphins)

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric van der Luer, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • Todd McNair, NFL running back/kick returner (Houston Oilers)
  • Xavier Hernandez, Port Arthur TX, pitcher (Houston Astros)

Famous Deaths

  • Vasily Petrovich Shirinsky, composer, dies at 64