On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1965

Historical Events

  • Auschwitz trials end with 6 life sentences
  • Cincinnati Reds pitcher Jim Maloney throws his second no-hitter of the season in 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs
  • The Yardbirds launch their first US tour

Famous Birthdays

  • James Tomkins, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Johan Botha, South African operatic tenor, born in Rustenburg, South Africa (d. 2016)
  • Kevin Dillon, American actor (Heaven Help Us, Platoon), born in NYC, New York
  • Kyra Sedgwick, American actress (Phenomenon, Singles, The Closer), born in New York City
  • Maria de Medeiros, Portuguese actress and director
1965 Highlights

About August 19, 1965

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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