On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1965

Historical Events

  • 32nd NFL Chicago College All-Star Game: Cleveland 24, All-Stars 16; 68,000 at Soldier Field
  • Beatles release their 5th UK album - "Help!"
  • Pakistani soldiers crossed the Line of Control into Kashmir

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act prohibiting voting discrimination against minorities

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
Civil Rights Activist Jimmie Lee Jackson
Civil Rights Activist
Jimmie Lee Jackson

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestDavid Robinson

David Robinson, American NBA center (San Antonio Spurs, Olympic gold 1992), born in Key West, Florida

NBA Center David Robinson
NBA Center
David Robinson
  • Juliane Köhler, German actress
  • Mark Speight, British television presenter (d. 2008)
  • Yuki Kajiura, Japanese film, anime, and video game music composer, born in Tokyo, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Aksel Sandemose, writer, dies
  • Everett Sloane, American actor (Patsy, Citizen Kane, Enforcer), dies of apparent suicide with barbiturates at 55
  • Nancy Carroll, actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), dies at 60
  • Peter Ronnefeld, German pianist, composer and conductor (Die Nachtausgabe), dies at 30
1965 Highlights

About August 6, 1965

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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