On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1965

Historical Events

  • Astronauts Cooper & Conrad complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5

Baseball Record

Willie Mays sets NL record for HRs in a month with his 17th of August

Famous Birthdays

  • Dina Spybey, American actress, born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Will Perdue, American NBA center (San Antonio Spurs), born in Melbourne, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Waner, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (NL MVP 1927; NL batting champion 1927, 34, 36; MLB All-Star 1933–35, 37; Pittsburgh Pirates), dies at 62
1965 Highlights

About August 29, 1965

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 56 years and 3 months
Leap Year: No

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