On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1965

Historical Events

  • 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

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
1965 Highlights

About August 16, 1965

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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