What Happened on August 9, 1965

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Fire in Titan II silo in Searcy Arkansas, 53 die

/flags/singaporeSingapore Leaves Malaysia

Singapore separates from the Federation of Malaysia and gains its independence

Famous Birthdays

  • Ezra Polley, Georgetown Kentucky, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • John Smith, US amateur wrestler and coach (4-time World Champion, 2-time Olympic Games champion), born in Del City, Oklahoma
  • Kyle Kyle, Kensington Pa, rock bassist (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)

Famous Deaths

  • Creighton Hale, Irish actor (Gorilla Man, Way Down East), dies at 76