What Happened on August 5, 1965

Historical Events

  • South African cricket batsman Graeme Pollock scores a classic 125 to set the Proteas on the way to a 2nd Test win against England at Trent Bridge

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeff Coffin, American musician (Bela Fleck & the Flecktones; Dave Matthews Band), born in Massachusetts
  • M V Sridhar, Indian cricketer (scored 366 for Hyderabad v Andhra Pradesh 1994), born in Vijayawada, India (d. 2017)
  • Mark Labbett, English TV personality ('The Beast' on The Chaser), born in Tiverton, England
  • Motoi Sakuraba, Japanese keyboardist, and progressive rock and video game music composer, born in Akita Prefecture, Japan
1965 Highlights

About August 5, 1965

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I'm Henry VIII, I Am - Herman's Hermits
  • UK #1 Song: Help! - The Beatles